– USA, CA & FL – Alpine Investors announced that it has made an investment in Optima Healthcare Solutions. Optima’s founding team will maintain minority ownership and remain active in the management of the Company. Josh Pickus, an Alpine CEO in Residence and part of the firm’s PeopleFirst program, has become Optima’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Optima is the leading therapy management SaaS software company serving the post-acute care market. Located in Palm City, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia, the Company’s signature offering is RehabOptima, a solution used by more than 8,000 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and contract therapy companies.
“When we decided to bring in a partner to help grow our business, we knew we’d found something special in Alpine,” said Optima’s founder, Steve Mackie. “Their mission and values stand out in the private equity universe, and their CEO in Residence program brings to Optima the leadership talent we sought. Josh Pickus has tremendous growth experience that will help us meet our customers’ evolving needs.”
“Steve and the team have built an incredible product and a rich set of customer relationships,” said Pickus. “I’m honored to join them at a crucial moment for post-acute care when we have a unique opportunity to enable customers to deliver better patient outcomes and greater operating efficiencies in a changing healthcare landscape.”
Optima’s founding team will remain actively involved in the business. Mackie will serve as Chief Customer Officer; Michael Katri as Chief Product Officer; Ryan Katri as Chief Technology Officer; and Randy Wallin as Chief Security Officer and head of Optima University.
Alpine Partner Mark Strauch stated, “Optima is an outstanding growth company. We were immediately impressed with what this special group of founders had built based on their commitment to product excellence and customer experience. We’re excited to work with Josh and Optima’s founding team to broaden the Company’s offerings, enhance its operating capabilities, and deliver even greater value for customers.”
About Alpine Investors
Alpine Investors is a values-driven private equity firm committed to building enduring, purpose-driven companies through its unique PeopleFirst model. Leading with a focus on people, Alpine invests in founder-owned, middle-market companies in the software, online and business services industries. Alpine has raised over $900 million of committed capital and invested in more than 50 companies since its inception in 2001.
About Optima Healthcare Solutions
Optima Healthcare Solutions provides therapy management software for post-acute care providers. More than 8,000 sites across the country entrust Optima to deliver software that improves patient outcomes and increases operating efficiencies. Optima has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for each year since 2012.
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