Mark Pacala has over 30 years of general management and private equity experience in healthcare and consumer services companies. After early stints in commercial banking and strategy consulting, Mr. Pacala joined Marriott Corporation where he founded the Fairfield Inns division. He then joined the Walt Disney Company where he founded the Disney Vacation Club. In 1994, Mr. Pacala entered the healthcare industry where he remains to this day. Since 1994, he has held CEO positions with the Forum Group (public, $200million revenue seniors housing business) and American Whole Health (health network company focused on conventional medicine, alternative medicine, nutrition and wellness).
Mr. Pacala joined Essex Woodlands Health Ventures (venture capital firm with nearly $2 billion under management) in 2002 and served as a General Partner until 2009. While at Essex Woodlands, he led investments in five companies and throughout his tenure sat on ten different company boards.
Mr. Pacala joined Oak Hill Capital Partners (private equity firm with $10 billion under management) in 2010 where he presently serves as Senior Advisor focusing entirely on healthcare investments. Mr. Pacala assists with investment strategy, new deal origination, due diligence, and portfolio management. He presently sits on the boards of Accent Care (diversified home healthcare business with $500 million revenue and 20,000 employees), and SmartPak (custom packaging products to the equine market). Mr. Pacala also serves as Senior Advisor for healthcare investments for Ironpoint Partners (a real estate private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management). At Ironpoint Partners, he sits on the Boards of two portfolio investments in seniors housing properties.
Mr. Pacala has recently joined Pamplona Capital (private equity company with over $10 billion under management) as an Operating Partner focusing on healthcare investments. He presently sits on the boards of Precyse (outsourced health information management for hospitals), Intralign (surgical episode performance improvement) and Spreemo (workers compensation software and services provider).
I’m firmly convinced that Babel Health is primed for great success. It’s the right product in the right market with the right team at the right time.