Douglas D. French Managing Director
Doug is the past President and Chief Executive Officer of the $14 billion Ascension Health system and creator of the $125 million Ascension Health Ventures corporate fund. Immediately prior to founding Santé Ventures, Doug served as a healthcare Venture Partner with Austin Ventures. With more than 25 years experience in the field of healthcare and a vast network of relationships, he is one of the most respected and recognized leaders in the industry. He is known as an innovative and creative leader, a successful risk taker, and superb developer of people and organizations. Doug serves on the boards of Herman Miller (MLHR) and Emageon (EMAG), and is a prior board member of Ascension Health, Catholic Healthcare West and the Catholic Healthcare Association.