Board Member & Advisor
Howard Deichen is focused on industry relationships, specialty pharmacy growth acceleration strategies for ShiftRx.
Howard Deichen serves on the ShiftRx Holding, LLC Board of Directors as an Advisor.
Howard Deichen is a respected healthcare executive with 28 years’ experience in healthcare. He developed unique financial expertise including financial strategy, M&A, IPO, risk-based pricing and population health management. His bench strength is transforming emerging healthcare companies into highly successful mid-cap public companies, driving exponential returns for investors. These same skills proved valuable in achieving growth in large companies.
Company Joined Realized ROI CAGR
MedAssets $50M $2.7B 54X 31%
Paradigm Health $3M $350M 117X 69%
Kinetic Concept $10M $3B 300X 67%
Mr. Deichen sits on several boards, advisory boards and acts as a strategic consultant. He has served in a number of executive positions including Chief Financial Officer for MedAssets, Inc. [2000-2015]; Chief Financial Officer Paradigm Health [1993-2000]; and Chief Financial Officer Kinetic Concepts [1987-1993].
Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Howard’s distinctive career was inspired by his father who was a successful entrepreneur, inventor and pioneer aviator. Very early in his career at age 27 Howard was chosen as the Special Assistant to Fortune CEO of the Year, Ben. W. Heineman at Northwest Industries, who had a remarkable impact on his career.
Two years later, Mr. Heineman named him President of the Northwest Industries Energy Company. Howard currently serves on the Board of ProMedTek. Inc., a high-tech medical device company that develops therapy for diabetic ulcers and other hard to heal wounds.
Howard is a supporter of Meals on Wheels, LiveOn NY Senior Centers and sits on the board of Home Plate Group (HPG), the largest provider of nutrition to Meals on Wheels. Howard currently resides in the Napa Valley with his wife Jamie and their Wheaton Terrier Bartleby. He enjoys fine wine, classic cars and spending time with extended family and friends.