South Florida is known for tourism, travel, technology and trade. But to the 98 executives who comprise the Power Leaders in Health Care, health services and life sciences are a billion-dollar driver of the local economy.
This year’s list reflects the dynamic role health care plays in our thriving market. Twenty-two of the honorees are new to the list; six are in new positions or with new companies.
One such executive is Scott Verner, who oversaw the sale of Nipro Diagnostics last year and moved on to found his next venture, Trividia Health, which now produces more than 1 billion tests a year for millions of patients worldwide.
South Florida health care’s unique entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in winning solo practices, small partnerships, large multispecialty groups and hospital systems.
The result is a nurturing environment for executives and clinicians – and those who bridge the two to create a “sophisticated, well-trained pool of experienced health care workers,” says Fred Lippman, chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division.
“This has helped our region evolve into a leading metropolitan community for health care,” he says, “with some of the best providers in the world right in our backyard.”
Co-founder and CEO,
3600 FAU Blvd., Suite 202,
Boca Raton 33431
Birthplace: New York (but raised in Lake Worth)
Education: B.S. in applied economics, Cornell University
Greatest professional achievement: A seasoned entrepreneur, Cane is most proud of creating high-performing teams that come together to drive industry change. He first accomplished this by co-founding Blackboard. After moving to South Florida, a chance meeting with Dr. Michael Sherling led to founding Modernizing Medicine. Six years later, the company has over 500 employees. Despite the rapid growth, Cane has maintained an innovative corporate culture with a passionate team.
Personal note: Cane’s first entrepreneurial venture was a lemonade stand at age 6.