“Dave is one of the most thoughtful, progressively-minded individuals I have ever worked with. He has served our organization as a trusted strategic and financial advisor during a time of significant change and where we faced big challenges. In this role, Dave brought insightful, productive suggestions that helped define our future direction and were responsive to the rapidly changing demands of a market that is seeking greater value. I highly recommend Dave and 4Sight Health”
- Daniel Fromm, Chief Financial Officer, Fairview Health Services

David W. Johnson, CEO

Dave is the CEO and founder of 4sight Health, a healthcare boutique specializing in thought capital, strategy and venture investing. 4sight Health operates at the intersection of healthcare economics, strategy and capital formation. The company’s 4-stage analytic (Assess. Align. Adapt. Advance.) reflects the bottom-up, evolutionary character of market-driven reform.

Mr. Johnson is the author of the just-published Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare. He is the author-in-residence at MATTER, the Chicago-based healthcare incubator, and the Health Management Academy, writes the widely-read “Market Corner” commentaries and contributes monthly to Cain Brothers’ Industry Insights. He is an investor and/or advisor for several early-stage healthcare companies: Bienestar; Curate Health; GaussSoft; HealthiPass; Link Capital and MultiScale.

During his 28-year investment-banking career, Mr. Johnson managed over $30 billion in healthcare revenue bonds and led significant strategic advisory engagements for his health system clients. Dave specializes in capital formation, asset-liability management, enterprise risk analytics and new business-model development. His expertise encompasses health policy, academic medicine, economics, statistics, behavioral finance, disruptive innovation, organizational change and complexity theory.

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English Literature from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dave was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa and a United States Presidential Management Intern. His civic and professional affiliations have included Harvard Medical School (Visiting Committee); the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Board, Executive and Finance Committees); the University of Chicago (Harris School of Public Policy’s Visiting Committee, Student Engagement Sub-Committee Chair and the Urban Health Lab); the Health Management Academy; Harvard School of Public Health; CHRISTUS Health (Audit Committee); the British-American Project (U.S. Chair); and Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Center (Finance Committee Chair).

Dave enjoys reading, writing, travelling and has run ten marathons.

Terri Brady, Principal

Terri is a Principal of 4sight Health and a Senior Leadership Development Coach at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. At Booth she has the principal responsibility for the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative at the University of Chicago Law School. She also develops and manages programming for the Leadership Development Organization at the Booth School. She created and implemented the new Change Management event at Booth and is responsible for the curriculum on group process/team dynamics.

Prior to her position at Booth School, Ms. Brady was a Communication Arts Consultant at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. At Harris she designed and taught a course “Leading Through Persuasion: The Art of Communication”. She established her own company, to pursue a range of consulting, leadership and educational projects, including political campaign work. Ms. Brady practiced law for ten years. The Wall Street experience included time at Shearman & Sterling, where she was a litigator with a complex commercial practice. As an attorney, she focused on securities law, corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, accountants’ liability and intellectual property.

Ms. Brady graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She received her JD from the Columbia University Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (superior academic achievement), a Thomas G. Shearman National Scholar and an International Fellow. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Russian/International Studies from Grinnell College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, received the Grinnell Honor Scholarship, and was a Varsity Cross Country runner (and MVP). Her previous work experience also includes: Harvard’s Russian Research Center, the US Agriculture Department, the Iowa Supreme Court, the US Treasury Department and the US International Communication Agency. She is a certified Mediator and certified by the Hogan Assessment Systems (personality-based assessment inventories). She is a board member of The Plexus Institute (supporting change with complexity science).

Terri enjoys going to the theater, travel, collecting antiques and learning to play the guitar.

Lalitha Ramachandran, Operations Director

Lalitha works as an Associate at 4sight Health. Mrs. Ramachandran has a background in the life-sciences with a Bachelors in Biotechnology and Biochemistry and a Masters in Regenerative Medicine. She recently graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, specializing in Healthcare Policy, Economics and Law. Lalitha has worked in various roles within the healthcare industry. She has experience in lean management within large hospital networks; has worked in global health research and consulted on healthcare policy analysis for international firms in the Electronic Health Records space. She has experience in laying the foundations of an early stage healthcare business where she was responsible for business development, project management and market research.

Lalitha is currently works on policy-related research to support the firm’s intellectual capital on market-driven health reform, interacts with and supports companies in the firm’s investment portfolio, and conducts financial and market analysis on prospective portfolio companies.

Lalitha enjoys reading, traveling and playing the Indian classical instrument – Veena.

Keith Hollihan, Editorial Director

Keith is editorial advisor at 4sight Health. As a writer and editor, Keith specializes in collaborative projects with business and industry thought leaders, CEOs, and top executives grappling with industry change and strategy. He enjoys working with startups and established companies that are driving change in their markets through disruptive approaches, stand-out value, and great thinking.

Keith has ghostwritten many books, speeches, articles and op/eds, and has helped shape leadership programs and change agendas through strategic messaging work. He’s also co-director of a Founders Club of exceptional healthcare startup leaders in the Twin Cities.

In his spare time, he writes novels, rides his bike, and clears brush on his hobby farm. Born in Canada, he has traveled widely and lived in Japan, the Czech Republic and the U.S. He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two sons.

Rachel Johnson, Creative Director

Rachel Johnson is a graphic designer based in Providence, RI. She currently is an Art Director at RDW Group, working with various clients and industries. Prior to joining RDW, Rachel was a graphic designer with Providence College where she developed publications and print collateral for the Marketing and Communications Department. When she’s not designing, you can find her on her bicycle heading towards the beach.