Mike Kaplan is the Managing Director of Altos Health Management and a Partner at NewSpring Capital. He brings thirty years of healthcare experience as an operating executive and investor.
Prior to founding Altos Health in 2009, Mike was a Partner at Three Arch Partners, a venture capital firm focused on life sciences and healthcare services. Mike led the investment in and/or served on the boards of 18 portfolio companies during nearly a decade at Three Arch. Healthcare service companies included Free & Clear (acquired by Alere), Ascend Health (acquired by Universal Health Services), Centerre (acquired by Kindred), and Habit Holdings (acquired by Acadia). Medical device companies included Novacept (acquired by Hologic), Vascular Control Systems (acquired by Johnson & Johnson), and eValve (acquired by Abbott). He also served on the boards of two pharmaceutical companies which later went public, Threshold (THLD) and AcelRx (ACRX).
Before joining Three Arch Partners, Mike was an operating executive at Blue Shield of California. He had a variety of roles over time at Blue Shield, including Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, Regional Chief Executive for Northern California, and Vice President of Business Transformation.
Earlier in his career, Mike was a Senior Manager in consulting for APM Incorporated/CSC Healthcare and a Financial Analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated. Mike received a BS in Business Administration with High Honors from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Mike believes that everyone should give back to the community, both with their time and with their money. He currently serves on the board of the Children’s Health Council and the National Council for Olin Business School at Washington University. Mike also is involved with Stanford GSB’s Alumni Consulting Teams, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Congregation Beth Am.