CEO - BAHA
Samir is the CEO of BAHA - a boutique venture & advisory firm collaborating with investors and supporting growth and innovation of startups through capital and advice. He has spent his ENTIRE 19 year career in the healthcare space. 6 years as a consultant (The Advisory Board Company - acquired by Optum and CSC), 10 years as an entrepreneur (GetWellNetwork, pCare, Oneview, CareInSync - acquired by Hearst Health) and now 3 years as an investor and advisor (BAHA, Health Innovation Pitch). In addition, Samir is the co-founder and managing partner of HIP (Health Innovation Pitch) - a unique model that brings cross-healthcare industry investors and advisors to actively invest and advise in early stage startups.
Besides being obsessed with technology's role in improving healthcare, Samir is passionate about contributing to thought-leadership, he is active with HIMSS (NorCal Board Member and Advisor), ATA (Startup Health Advisor – American TeleMedicine Association), The Millennium Alliance (Advisory Board Member), Previous Mentor (Cedars Sinai Techstars Accelerator) and The Beryl Institute (Solutions Advisory Board). He also holds multiple strategic roles such as Vonzos Partners (Executive and Entrepreneur in Residence), NarrativeDx - a Press Ganey Company (Advisory Board Member), and eVideon Healthcare (Chairman of the Advisory Board, host of podcast - Healthcare Sound Off).