Board of Directors
Our experienced board of directors helps drive the focus, development and direction of Behavioral Innovations.
Kush Agarwal currently serves as a board member and strategic advisor of Vein Clinics of America after serving as President and CEO for over 20 years. Kush also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of United Vision Partners, a private equity backed multi-site ophthalmology platform based in Minnesota. During his time as CEO, Vein Clinics of America grew from 3 centers to over 25 centers across 10 states. In addition, Mr. Agarwal served on the board of directors of lntegraMed America upon their acquisition of Vein Clinics of America in August 2007.
Mr. Agarwal earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, MS, Operations Research from Stony Brook University, and B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Chrystin Bullock is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the Founder of Florida Autism Center. Chrystin founded the Company in 2007 after providing in-home services in the Sanford area since 2005. Chrystin developed FAC's mission, vision, and values and is responsible for the clinical direction of the Company and ensuring that therapy is implemented according to best-in-class standards. Chrystin's primary interests are legislation concerning early intervention/behavior analysis and autism treatment and organizational strategy and management.
Chrystin received a Bachelor of Music in Music and Education with a minor in Psychology from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology.
Resolute Capital Partners
Caroline joined Mr. Nutter at Morgan Keegan's Private Funds Group in 2007, where she was involved in every aspect of investing and managing the Morgan Keegan Strategic Fund (Fund II) as well as the management of Morgan Keegan Mezzanine Fund (Fund I). Partnering with Mr. Nutter and Mr. Hammontree, Ms. Ducas helped form Resolute Capital Partners Fund Ill, L.P. (formerly Tenth Street Fund Ill, L.P.). Prior to joining Morgan Keegan, Ms. Ducas held various positions with Sirrom Capital Corporation (later known as Finova Mezzanine Capital), including Vice President/Equity Manager. She also has experience in operational roles with a multimedia and communications company and in corporate finance with J.C. Bradford & Co. and First Union National Bank. Ms. Ducas received an MBA from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University and a BA from Vanderbilt University.
CEO, Behavioral Innovations
Dino Eliopoulos currently serves on the Southern Veterinary Partners and Hulin Health Board of Directors and formerly served on the Fast Pace Urgent Care Board, a Shore Capital portfolio company that was sold in August 2016.
Mr. Eliopoulos brings more than twenty-five years of experience in healthcare to Behavioral Innovations with expertise in site selection and expansion both domestically and internationally, multisite location strategy and management, infrastructure investment and operational scalability, and clinical and financial excellence. Previously, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of Provista Inc., a leading group purchasing organization in the non-acute healthcare setting. Mr. Eliopoulos received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance and Accounting from Ryerson Polytechnical University (Canada) and is a Chartered Accountant (Canada) and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
Prior to his time at Provista, Dino held executive leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer of Medexpress, the nation’s largest urgent care company, and President of Trinity Hospice which was previously one of the nation’s leading hospice companies.
Partner, Shore Capital Partners
John is a Partner at Shore Capital where he is primarily responsible for the sourcing and evaluation of investment opportunities and operating executives. Additionally, John serves as Chairman and maintains lead responsibility for the Florida Autism Center, Behavioral Innovations, and BrightView investments where he actively works with management to identify and implement new growth initiatives. He was a past Director of ClearPath Diagnostics, Fast Pace Urgent Care, and The Stepping Stones Group.
Prior to founding Shore, John worked at Henry Crown & Company, the private investing firm for the Crown family of Chicago. While at Henry Crown, John completed the acquisition of Formax (now part of Provisur Technologies) and worked with management to identify and pursue multiple add-on acquisitions. Prior to joining Henry Crown, John worked in Citigroup’s investment banking division in New York and Chicago providing merger and strategic advisory services and debt and equity financing for companies across a diverse set of industries.
Outside of the office, John is a member of the Shedd Aquarium President’s Council and an avid golfer.
John earned his M.B.A. with Distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he was an Austin Scholar and received a B.S. with Honors from the University of Illinois.
Partner, Shore Capital Partners
Ryan is a Partner at Shore Capital where he is responsible for all activities of the firm including sourcing, evaluating and enabling the growth of Shore investments. Currently, Ryan is a Director of The Stepping Stones Group, Behavioral Innovations, Florida Autism Center, Hulin Health, BrightView, and Navia Benefit Solutions. Ryan also served as past Director of Sirona Infusion, ClearPath Diagnostics, Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists and Fast Pace Urgent Care.
Prior to founding Shore, Ryan worked at Water Street Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm with more than $2 billion of capital under management. While at Water Street, Ryan completed the acquisition of four platform investments and two add-on acquisitions requiring more than $200 million of equity capital and representing over $800 million of total transaction value. Prior to joining Water Street, Ryan worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Bank of America in New York. At Bank of America, Ryan provided mergers and acquisitions advisory services, and assisted healthcare companies with debt and equity financings.
Outside of the office, Ryan is actively involved with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Financial Markets Institute of Michigan State University, an organization that prepares undergraduate students for careers in financial services.
Ryan received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and received a B.A. in Accounting from the Honors College at Michigan State University.
Ned Murphy currently serves on the Board of Directors at Florida Autism Center, Behavioral Innovations, and BrightView, Shore Capital’s autism services and medication-assisted treatment platform investments. Ned most recently served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Civitas Solutions (f.k.a. the MENTOR Network), a publicly traded at home- and community-based behavioral health services provider with over 12,500 residential clients and 17,400 non-residential clients. Ned served as CEO of Civitas Solutions while the Company was owned by Madison Dearborn Partners and then Vestar Capital Partners. Prior to his role as Executive Chairman and CEO of Civitas, Ned was founder and CEO of Alliance Health and Human Services. In addition, Ned served as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and the former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
Ned is a graduate of Boston College and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dan joined Behavioral Innovations as an Executive Vice President in 2013 and oversaw a period of 40% average annual growth during the three-year period ending in 2016. Prior to his role at Behavioral Innovations, Dan served on the leadership team of College Living Experience, a transition support services company for young adults with developmental disabilities.
Dan earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami.
Tim Nicholson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Autism Center, a Shore Capital portfolio company. Tim Nicholson has over 15 years' experience investing in and operating pediatric and young adult behavioral health services companies. He co-founded Educational Services of America (now called Chancelight Behavioral Health), a leading provider of pediatric behavior therapy and K-12 alternative and special education with programs in 23 states, in 1999 and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Mr. Nicholson's other ventures include College Living Experience, which provides educational support and guidance for young adults with learning disabilities, helping them adapt to new living situations away from home and Lyric Health Care, an operator of skilled nursing facilities and long-term acute care.
Reid Zeising is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cherokee Advisors. Mr. Zeising founded BBAC LLC, which was created to acquire Back Yard Burgers, Inc., and serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. In addition, he founded Bluebird Advisors LLC, which focuses primarily on quantitative based, statistics arbitrage, mean reversion hedge fund strategies, and Institutional Advisors which is a private merchant-banking firm. Through Institutional Advisors, Mr. Zeising invested in and advised Casi, Inc. (COSI) and also participated in and advised on five separate financings for Casi. Previously, Mr. Zeising was First Vice President of The Robinson Humphrey Company (RHC) in charge of European Capital Markets. Prior to RHC, Mr. Zeising ran an overseas office for Reich & Co., Southeast Research Partners, in Paris, France. Mr. Zeising is a member of YPO.