Polaris Partners Appoints Veteran CEO to Support Healthcare, Consumer Practices

Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:30am EDT

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Polaris Partners Appoints Veteran CEO to Support Healthcare, Consumer Practices

Former Free & Clear Head Tim Kilgallon Joins West Coast Office as CEO-in-Residence

Polaris Partners, a venture capital firm supporting successful Technology, Healthcare and Consumer companies, announced today that veteran company CEO Tim Kilgallon has joined the firm’s West Coast office as CEO-in-Residence. Mr. Kilgallon will explore healthcare services and technology, including consumer-directed digital health opportunities.

Veteran company CEO Tim Kilgallon joins Polaris Partners' West Coast office as CEO-in-Residence. (Ph ...

Veteran company CEO Tim Kilgallon joins Polaris Partners' West Coast office as CEO-in-Residence. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Having led several successful companies working in and across healthcare, consumer and technology sectors, Tim has a rare depth of knowledge that will be tremendously valuable as we invest in and help build important companies,” said Partner Brian Chee, who manages Polaris Partners’ West Coast office. “We are delighted to have Tim—the former CEO of Polaris-backed Free & Clear—join our community of repeat entrepreneurs and CEOs.”

“Polaris has a rich history of supporting pioneering companies that offer meaningful impact to individuals and businesses,” said Tim Kilgallon, CEO-in-Residence, Polaris Partners. “I look forward to working with the firm’s partners and portfolio company CEOs as they work to achieve their goals.”

Mr. Kilgallon currently serves as director of Polaris-backed Athletes’ Performance. Previously he led Free & Clear, now owned by Alere, which specializes in web-based learning and phone-based cognitive behavioral coaching to help employers, health plans, and state governments improve the overall health and productivity of their covered populations.

Prior to Free & Clear, Kilgallon was president of Applied Discovery, a leader in providing business services to the legal industry, until its acquisition by LexisNexis. Before Applied Discovery, Tim was CEO of Pointshare Corporation, a provider of online services to the health care industry, until its acquisition by Siemens Medical Solutions.

Prior to Pointshare, Kilgallon served successively as general counsel, chief financial officer, and division president at Medaphis, a leader in providing receivables management services to the healthcare industry.

Before Medaphis, Mr. Kilgallon practiced law at King & Spalding in Atlanta, Ga. Kilgallon holds a Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from Boston College.

About Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners invests in and helps build successful Technology, Healthcare and Consumer companies. The firm has $3.5 billion under management and makes investments across all company lifecycle stages. Polaris Partners operates from offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Dublin, Ireland. www.polarispartners.com

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