Washington, DC (August 14, 2007) - FOCUS, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition and corporate finance services, announces Dr. Mark Braunstein has joined FOCUS as a senior advisor. Dr. Braunstein has years of experience in the healthcare information technology and medical management industry as a physician, senior executive, and business owner.
"We are thrilled to have Mark join us as a senior advisor. His years of business experience will make a vital contribution to the expansion of our firm, particularly in the healthcare information technology field," said George Shea, regional managing partner of FOCUS.
Prior to joining FOCUS, Dr. Braunstein was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Patient Care Technologies, Inc., a 1998 Inc. 500 company, and a leading provider of electronic patient record and care management systems to the home care industry. The company was acquired by MEDITECH in 2007.
Earlier, in 1978, Dr. Braunstein co-founded PROHECA, an early developer of clinical pharmacy systems. In 1981 PROHECA was acquired by National Data Corporation (NDC) and was the seed for what became NDCHealth. At NDC he ran what was then the NDC Healthcare division for five years and was the company's President and COO for three years.
Dr. Braunstein received his BS degree from MIT and his MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is the author of more than fifty papers; articles and book chapters devoted to various aspects of clinical automation.
He is presently Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures, a corporation that supports the Advanced Technology Development Center, a technology incubator operated by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Braunstein has won a 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southeast Region, received a 1995 Innovation in Medical Management Award from the American Society of Physician Executives and received the 2006 Founder's Award from the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region.
About FOCUS Enterprises, Inc.
FOCUS, LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services across the U.S. with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the US and worldwide. All 28 FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions are conducted by affiliated NASD broker dealer, Wm H. Murphy Co. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusenterprises.com.