Chris is the President of EquipSystems, LLC. He is responsible for the overall
vision and strategy development, while driving company's growth. In his leadership
role, Chris guides the overall operations, including customer sales and management,
building strategic partnerships, financial controls and budgeting, and employee
Before assuming the leadership of EquipSystems, Chris was part of the founding
team at OnCare, a nationwide oncology physician practice management company. There
he assisted the CEO on research and strategy development projects and founded
a special operations group focused on facilitating relationships with the 800+
physician partners and employees. Earlier in his career, Chris was at Oncology
Therapeutics Network (OTN), a specialty distribution company, in the role of the
founding member of the Management Associate Program where he worked for senior
management and rotated through each phase of business operations.
A strong believer in mentoring, Chris works with several promising graduate and
undergraduate students and founded the Reverse Mentoring Program for the Wharton
Executive Education Program. Chris is an active advisory board member for the
Cornell Entrepreneurship Network and the Wharton Health Care Alumni Association.
As well, Chris is Co-President of the New York Business Schools Club and Treasurer
for ACTUS, a charitable organization focused on the Arts, Nature Preservation
and Health Initiatives.
Chris earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Cornell University and a
MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. MORE
Board of Advisors
L. John Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Founder and Managing Director Galen Partners
John Wilkerson is co-founder and Managing Director of Galen, a private equity
fund investing in late stage healthcare businesses. Over the last 17 years Galen
has invested in 65 private medical technology, specialty pharmaceutical and healthcare
information and service companies. Prior to Galen, Wilkerson founded a 175 person
strategy consulting company. The Wilkerson Group provided technology and product
opportunity assessments and business development strategies to both medical and
investment banking clients. The Wilkerson Group was acquired by IBM and became
IBM Healthcare consulting.
Earlier in his career Mr. Wilkerson was a partner at Smith Barney Harris Upham
where he was responsible for medical industry analysis. Prior to Smith Barney,
Wilkerson was a Group Product Director of diagnostic equipment and reagents at
Johnson and Johnson.
Wilkerson earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University where he specialized in managerial
economics and marketing research. He holds an undergraduate degree in Biological
Sciences from Utah State University. He is past chair of the Advisory Board of
the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and is a member of the Cornell University
Biotechnology Task Force.
Wilkerson is on the Executive Committee or Chair of the Compensation Committee
of numerous private and public healthcare company boards, including Stericycle,
MedAssets, Paradigm Health, Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, JDS Pharmaceuticals and
Tech Pharmacy Services. He is immediate past Chairman of Atlantic Health Systems
and immediate past President of the Board of the American Folk Art Museum where
he oversaw the fundraising and building of the museum contiguous to the Museum
of Modern Art on 53rd Street in Manhattan. Wilkerson is a founder and past President
of the E. L. Rose conservancy, a Pennsylvania based land trust. MORE
Samuel S. Fager is currently a resident of Villanova, Pennsylvania. He graduated
with an undergraduate degree in English from Princeton University and received
his medical degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he was elected
to Alpha Omega Alpha. He then completed his residency training at Children's Hospital
of Philadelphia and at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. MORE
Mr. Williams was president of Pyxis Corporation from 1996-1998. He joined Pyxis
in 1988 as the second employee and its Vice President of Marketing and Sales.
Later he would serve as Vice-President of Sales and Sales Operations, Senior Vice-President,
and Executive Vice-President. MORE