With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dave is a well-known national expert on healthcare IT and the future of the healthcare industry. His career in healthcare began in the early 1990s during which he served in various administrative roles at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
His healthcare IT work began when he joined Ernst & Young’s consulting business in the mid-1990s. Dave co-founded Cumberland Consulting Group in Nashville in 2004. He helped build that firm from four original partners to a 500-person firm with annual revenues of more than $100MM. During his 13 years with Cumberland, he served as a Partner, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner over the Provider Division. Dave was responsible for all areas of the business, including: sales, marketing, planning and financial management, operations, human resources, and general management.
Under Vreeland’s leadership, Cumberland grew rapidly and in December 2011 the firm was recapitalized by Tailwind Capital. The purpose of the recap was to support the company’s growth toward a goal of becoming a middle market consulting leader by increasing sales, marketing and internal program development, as well as accelerated expansion. Over the next eight years, Cumberland acquired multiple businesses to expand in size and scope.
Having grown Cumberland Consulting Group into a recognized and accomplished national healthcare project management consulting firm, Dave turned his attention to Briovation, a healthcare innovation platform. After briefly serving as the Senior Vice President, he launched a new business in the Jumpstart portfolio of companies – Jumpstart Capital – and raised the company’s $21MM debut fund: Growth Fund I. He currently serves as Managing Director and is responsible for all capital raises and investments in the portfolio. Today, the Growth Fund has called 70% of committed capital and has made 11 investments into high-growth healthcare IT businesses. Dave serves on the board of directors of a number of these companies, helping guide their growth and future exits.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Pre-Professional Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Health Administration, Hospital, Healthcare and Business Management from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He lives in Nashville with his wife of 26 years and high school-aged son.