As an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Catalyst Partners, Charlie Baker focuses on investing in mid-size firms, primarily in the health care services industries.
Before joining General Catalyst, Charlie was the Republican nominee for Governor, losing a close four way race to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Before that, he spent ten years as CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a $2 billion, 1 million member health benefits plan serving individuals and employers in MA, NH and ME. Under his leadership, HPHC went from state receivership to #1 in the country for six years in a row for member satisfaction and clinical effectiveness.
Prior to that, Charlie served as CEO of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, the largest independent multi-specialty physician practice in Eastern Massachusetts. In the 1990s, he served as Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of Administration and Finance under Massachusetts Governors Bill Weld and Paul Cellucci, where he earned the Distinguished Service Award from the National Governor’s Association.
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Chairman of the Board
|Mar 18, 2016||Worcester Business Journal - Sick leave accrual policies under review at higher ed|
|Mar 14, 2016||Worcester Business Journal - Baker to address addiction at health care conference|
|Feb 4, 2016||Beta Boston - General Catalyst corrals $845M for eighth VC fund after focusing on Silicon Valley expansion|
|Jan 7, 2014||TechCrunch - With An Eight-Figure Runrate, Oscar Doubles Down on Health Insurance Through $30M In New Funding|
|Jul 25, 2013||Bloomberg View - Will Obamacare Kickstart Health-Care Revolution?|
|Jul 24, 2013||Bloomberg - Why Tech Guys Think They Can Sell Health Insurance|
|Jan 30, 2013||FinSMEs - Oceans Healthcare Closes $17M Equity Financing|
|Mar 2, 2011||Xconomy - Baker Joins General Catalyst As EIR|