About this event

The healthcare industry is the most consequential part of the US economy, consuming over 18% of our GDP and employing 11% of American workers. And while we spend nearly twice as much as the average OECD country per capita on healthcare, the US has the lowest life expectancy and the highest suicide/obesity rates and chronic diseases amongst the top 11 developed nations. In this talk with experienced board director and healthcare investor Afsaneh Naimollah, we learn the factors behind such a complicated picture and will discuss the chief policy and technology initiatives underway to improve our healthcare system.


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.


Afsaneh Naimollah Partner

Silicon Valley-based global technology and healthcare tech executive with over 30 years of corporate finance, strategic advisory and investment banking experience. Public company board experience with a successful exit (company sold to Google). Subject matter expert in next gen healthcare technologies including the migration of old technologies to new digitally-enabled business models, AI, automation, payer/provider software, data analytics, virtual care, wellness and precision medicine. Publisher of HIT Greatest Hits, a widely read monthly newsletter on healthcare. I have worked collaboratively with many CEOs and board of directors of mid size to large companies on growth and exit strategies, creating billions of dollars of shareholder value. I have executed over 150 M&A transactions in 20 countries and have raised upwards of $12B of capital via IPOs, private placements and bank debt. I am also an angel investor and advisor to a number of healthcare companies which has given me the rare opportunity to participate in building businesses from the ground up. It is a rewarding and fulfilling experience to help CEOs navigate this exciting and dynamic industry.

Key Details

Corporate Oversight

U.S. Healthcare Industry Landscape and What Lies Ahead

Wed, Feb 24 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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