President, Kreuzberg Partners, LLC
Michael Heekin specializes in the management and development of growth-stage health and technology companies. He was the founding Chief Operating Officer and board member of WebMD, and was a leader on the executive team that transformed the company from a small heart monitoring company into the global leader in Internet-based health informatics and information technology. He structured and managed key strategic relationships with critical partners including Microsoft, DuPont and News Corp., and led the team that launched WebMD International.
Mike served as CEO and board member of Shared Health, a Tennessee-based health data analytics company. He also served as strategic consultant, interim CEO and COO of M2Gen, a Florida-based cancer genetics research company serving the pharmaceutical industry, cancer research organizations and other healthcare companies. He has led, mentored and advised various other technology and healthcare companies.
Mike chaired Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s health information advisory board. He co-authored a chapter of Paper Kills, a health information technology book published by Newt Gingrich’s Center for Health Transformation, and lectured on health information networks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Earlier in his career, Mike served as a captain in the US Army in Fulda, Germany, and Washington DC, as associate dean of the Florida State University College of Law, and as an investment banker. He received accounting and law degrees from the University of Florida, and an MBA in finance and marketing from Wharton.
Mike also serves on the Board of Visitors of Emory University. He has previously served on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Area Council, and on the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida. He works as a volunteer work for the Salvation Army, the American Legion and other veterans’ organizations.