Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder, Board Member, Chairman of Board

Eliza Corporation

Alexandra Drane is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Eliza Corporation, and Co-Founder of Engage with Grace and Seduce Health. She sits on the Board of Advisors of TEDMED, the Harvard Executive Sleep Council, and is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Teaching Hospital, in Boston, MA. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and the Health Executive Leadership Network.

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Dave Ament, Managing Partner & CO-CEO

Parthenon Capital Partners

Dave Ament is a Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Parthenon Capital Partners and a current member of the Investment Committee. Mr. Ament joined Parthenon as a Principal in 2003. He has significant experience in the private equity industry and has worked closely with a number of middle-market companies. Mr. Ament is a Trustee at Boston Medical Center, Chair of the BMC Healthnet Board of Trustees, and a member of the Board of Overseers at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Kurt Brumme, Vice President

Parthenon Capital Partners

Kurt Brumme joined Parthenon Capital Partners in 2012 and serves as a Vice President in the firm’s Boston office. He is active in sourcing and executing new investment opportunities and working with portfolio companies in the healthcare and financial services industries.


Will Kessinger, Chief Investment Officer

Parthenon Capital

William Kessinger joined Parthenon Capital Partners in 2001 and is the Chief Investment Officer on Parthenon’s Investment Committee.


Lucas Merrow, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Eliza Corporation

Lucas Merrow is responsible for research, development, and operations at Eliza. He oversees the development of Eliza's core technology, cloud platform, and intellectual property portfolio. He brings 20 years of experience in technology and business development in healthcare—with a focus on new ideas, new ventures, and innovation. Mr. Merrow holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Merrow serves on the boards of several start-up and non-profit organizations, including the Crotched Mountain School and Rehabilitation Center.


John Shagoury, President & Chief Executive Officer

Eliza Corporation

In his role as president and CEO, John Shagoury brings more than 30 years of management, sales and marketing experience in the software business. His most recent role prior to Eliza was Division President at Nuance Communications, running the company’s healthcare division including speech-driven solutions focused on Enterprise solutions for EHR adoption and Meaningful Use. Mr. Shagoury holds his bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA in management from Babson College. 


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