Mark Mitchell is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Lorient. Mark previously founded and served as CEO of U.S. Medical Management (USMM), a provider of an integrated continuum of home based healthcare services to vulnerable patients across the United States. Over 20 years, Mark grew USMM from a single practice location into a diversified healthcare enterprise spanning nine service lines, two thousand employees, fourteen states, and serving over 50,000 patients annually. In 2014, Mark sold a majority interest in USMM to Centene Corporation, a Fortune 200 Medicaid HMO, at an enterprise value of $325 million. Mark has owned and invested in over twenty companies across multiple industries and draws on over thirty-five years of entrepreneurial business experience to create value in the Lorient portfolio. Mark attended the University of Detroit where he studied Finance and Economics.
David Berman is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Lorient. Prior to starting Lorient, David was a member of the executive team at USMM, focused on strategy and development. At USMM, David created and served as CEO of USMM Accountable Care Partners, an Accountable Care Organization managing over 30,000 high-risk Medicare beneficiaries. The USMM ACO saved CMS $15.1 million in its first year with the program, and over $44 million in its second year, ranking 4th out of 432 ACOs nationally. In addition, David was responsible for the integration of Centene’s acquisition of USMM, including building out seven new states and launching shared savings initiatives with multiple health plans. Prior to joining USMM, David was an investment banker with B.C. Ziegler & Co. where he advised healthcare technology and services companies on various strategic and financial alternatives, most notably the sale of USMM to Centene (NYSE:CNC) in December 2013 for $325 million. David began his career at J.P. Morgan. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Jordan Broome is a Partner at Lorient. Prior to joining Lorient, Jordan served as VP of Corporate Development with Almost Family (NASDAQ: AFAM), a national home healthcare company. Before joining AFAM, Jordan acted as CFO with Home Care by Black Stone where he led the restructuring and ultimate sale of the Company to AFAM. Prior to joining Black Stone, Jordan was an investment banker with B.C. Ziegler & Co. where he advised healthcare technology and services companies on various strategic and financial alternatives. Jordan began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he provided buy-side financial due diligence and restructuring advisory services across a range of industries. Over his career, Jordan has directly advised on over 50 M&A transactions representing over $2bn in enterprise value. Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Ithaca College.
Brian Rath is a Partner at Lorient. Previously, he was a Partner at Walthausen & Co., a $1.5 billion investment management company. He oversaw the firm’s healthcare investment strategy, focused primarily on small to mid-cap U.S. equities with a value-driven approach. Prior to that, Brian was an investment banker at B.C. Ziegler & Co. He advised companies on M&A and capital raising transactions across a wide spectrum of healthcare subsectors including physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, telemedicine, population health management, post-acute care, revenue cycle management and healthcare information technology. Brian started his career at Churchill Capital as a research analyst, covering risk-arbitrage strategies for U.S. and international hedge funds. Brian graduated from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Analysis and Economics (with honors). He also is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Josh Burrows is a Vice President at Lorient. Prior to joining Lorient, Josh was a Senior Analyst with Blackford Capital, focused on execution of all aspects of the private equity process. As a member of the Portfolio Company Operations Team, he partnered with portfolio companies and their management teams from the due diligence process through the exit to help promote growth, efficiency, and the overall success of the business. Prior to working for Blackford Capital, Josh played professional hockey in North America and Sweden while simultaneously owning and operating Champion’s Edge Hockey Training LLC. Josh graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, focusing in Finance, and an Economics Minor. He played NCAA Division I ice hockey while at UVM and appeared in the Frozen Four National Championship.