Bethesda Capital Partners LLC
Israel is an entrepreneur and operating professional with significant experience in life sciences and health information technology. During his career he has worked with several leading organizations and new business ventures in a variety of roles. Currently, Israel is establishing an impact venture fund and near real-time innovation and commercialization platform aiming to build a vibrant venture ecosystem and seed sustainable economic growth in distressed markets throughout the U.S.
Most recently, Israel has served as a founding executive of two IT enabled early-stage population health management companies. There he set strategy, designed organizational infrastructure, raised capital and led product development. Previously, Israel served as a consultant and senior member of Mercer Health & Benefits Consulting National Managed Pharmacy Practice where he marketed and negotiated pharmacy benefit contracts in excess of $1.5 billion.
Israel also served as an investor-relations professional for HCA, a $26 billion health care system, where he was responsible for financial modeling, regulatory reporting, and corporate finance initiatives including a $1 billion corporate restructuring and the spin-off and NASDAQ listing of two hospital divisions.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Israel holds a BS in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences from Florida A&M University, an MBA from Howard University, and an MPA from Harvard.
Israel enjoys cycling and is an avid supporter of youth tennis development programs.
Israel is a graduated member of Class 15; he served his fellowship at NOLA Project.