Chief Executive Officer
Ali Evans is a results-driven business builder.
Before founding Metamora Growth Partners, Ali was an investor and a leader in various operating capacities in healthcare and financial services. He brings extensive experience in sales, product management, and finance leadership.
Ali currently serves on the Board of Directors of STARLIMS, a laboratory software company, and previously served on the Boards of Edifecs and Plex. Ali's prior roles spanned many top-tier organizations including Francisco Partners, Oscar Health Insurance, Tegus Software, Investment Group of Santa Barbara, Riverside Partners, and Bain & Company.
Ali received an M.B.A with distinction and B.A. in Economics with honors from Harvard University. Originally from Southfield, Michigan, Ali is an avid athlete, active member of his church, and mentor for college students and aspiring entrepreneurs. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wonderful wife, Christine.
Investors & Advisors
Ezra Perlman is Co-President of Francisco Partners and focuses on healthcare technology investments. Ezra serves on the board of directors of Avalon Healthcare, Edifecs, Kyruus, QGenda, and Renaissance.
His former board service includes Aconex, AdvancedMD, API Healthcare, Attachmate, eSolutions, Landmark Health, LYNX Medical Systems, Nextech, Quadramed, RedPrairie, SMART Modular, TRC Healthcare, and T-System.
John Trzeciak spent the past ~40 years as an executive, advisor, and board member for emerging and established healthcare IT companies including being the co-founder and CEO of Health Systems International, a clinical information systems company.
John currently serves on the board of STARLIMS.
Julie Klapstein was the founding CEO of Availity. During Julie's tenure, the company expanded to provide a full claims clearinghouse and revenue cycle solution that served 16,000+ provider offices and nearly every payor in the country.
She currently serves on the board of directors of Nextgen, Revecore, Amedisys, and Oak Street Health.
Will founded Housatonic Partners in 1994, a successful long-term oriented private equity firm. He currently serves on two public company boards and numerous private company boards.
Will is also the author of “The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success,” one of the inspirations for Metamora’s long-term company building strategy.
Kent Weaver is the CEO of Progressive Home Care, which he acquired in 2005 and has grown immensely.
In addition to his CEO role, Kent has invested in over 75 middle market companies and has partnered with entrepreneurs to build successful businesses such as VRI (remote patient monitoring) mTab (database tool), Integra (DME health provider network), and CALO (teen mental health), among many investments.
The inspiration for MGP
Metamora Growth Partners was founded to acquire and grow excellent businesses.
“On the field in 10 minutes!” yelled Coach at 4 AM. Camp Metamora was buried in the woods of central Michigan. No frills. Just horse flies and air horns. Here, my teammates and I would push our limits for the right to play on the varsity football team.
The next week was filled with five practices each day starting with a session at 4 AM and the last session ending after 9 PM. The only way my teammates and I would survive Metamora was to lean on one another. Through, sweat, blood, and tears, we banded together as one for a common goal – to be excellent, both in football and in life.
Just like our team at Camp Metamora, excellent businesses aren’t built overnight, and they rarely follow a straight line to greatness. MGP was founded to help businesses achieve excellence, no matter where we find them on the journey. When times get tough, we won’t quit. We’ll lock arms, lean on our teammates, and press on with excellence as our true north. MGP will win by delighting our customers, empowering our employees, and creating enduring value for investors.