Our team makes the dream work.
Success requires diversity of knowledge, skills, and life experience.
"I've never worked with a team with such a breadth of knowledge and experience, that comes together so fast to innovate, colloborate, and drive meaningful outcomes."
~ Damon Delgado, Special Ops Team Member
Steve AdamsManaging Partner
Managing Partner, CEO Actuate Health
As Covalency Managing Partner, Steve builds entrepreneurial companies by leveraging his experience as a technologist and CEO in the creation and development of products and information systems in the converging Internet, healthcare, and intelligent device industries. Steve is passionate about elegant intelligent products that can improve many lives. Steve has been a founder and CEO of six companies. Of these, 4 were acquired and one had a successful IPO. Currently Steve serves as cofounder and CEO of Actuate Health. The company develops and markets disruptively innovative technologies in the fields of biosensors and digital health.
Rob GellerManaging Partner
As Covalency Managing Partner, Rob is passionate about solving complex business problems through the Context Rules methodology which he has honed over his 35 years of experience in technology start-ups. Rob has worked as a long-term fractional C-level co-founder, board member, executive, investor, and CFO in dozens of entrepreneurial companies resulting in many successful liquidity events. As a lifelong student of the “business physics systems” of how early stage companies work both on the human and task sides, Rob looks forward to partnering with entrepreneurial teams to actualize their business and professional dreams.
Martin DubinManaging Partner
As a Managing Partner, Marty is dedicated to ensuring that Covalency Partner Entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Marty has a diverse background as a healthcare company founder/CEO, Fortune 100 executive, consultant to C-suite executives, and clinical psychologist. Having sold two of his companies to publicly traded corporations he knows the only way you grow a successful company is by growing yourself and your teammates. As a colleague with Covalency Partner Entrepreneurs, Marty delights in integrating what he has learned as a founder/CEO and consultant to Silicon Valley technology companies into allowing entrepreneurs to understand and realize their superpowers, while collaborating with talented coworkers, as they collectively build amazing companies.
Navigator, Chief Strategy Officer - Actuate Health
As a Covalency Navigator, Brent applies his 20 years of experience developing strategies that improve organizational performance and drive large scale change. With a collaborative, servant-leadership approach to getting the right work done, he excels at bringing innovative solutions to each business problem he encounters, be it through people, process or technology. Brent started as an IT developer and systems integrator of CRM systems with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, where he worked in Silicon Valley and Europe, with several stops in between. In his 15 years with Kaiser Permanente, he led efforts ranging from implementing an electronic medical record and telehealth patient/physician connection solution, to managing the Colorado region’s market expansion and service improvement strategies. Brent managed the P&L of health plan and care delivery operations of a $700M division serving 110,000 covered lives.
Navigator, CEO CORHIO
Morgan Honea serves as the CEO of the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO). Under his leadership, CORHIO has grown at its fastest pace since inception - exchanging health information between 66 hospitals, 5,300+ providers, and over 1,800 organizations. He has also expanded the organization’s partnership with the State of Colorado as well as numerous payers and ACO’s to advance the Triple Aim in Colorado. Honea serves in a governance capacity for multiple organizations and as the representative for health information exchange on the Governor’s Commission for eHealth Innovation.
Navigator, Founder fuel_COO
As a Covalency Navigator Ginny applies what she has learned in her over 20 years in various COO roles. Ginny has been an entrepreneurial COO and experienced in building and growing businesses ranging from start-up to $2B in annual revenue. Benjamin Franklin’s quote best describes Ginny’s North Star, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."
Colton CrandellSpecial Ops
Special Ops, Executive Engineer Actuate Health
Colton Crandell is a product designer, inventor, business owner, and professional musician who has a passion for creating, developing, and testing until failure. He currently holds the position of Executive Engineer with Actuate Health where he builds devices targeted at identifying and treating respiratory illness. In his free time, Colton enjoys performing music professionally. Colton graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Music in trumpet performance. He has played for audiences of over 14,000 and currently holds positions in the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Principle Solo Cornet with the Colorado Brass. In 2011, he was chosen as a finalist for the National Trumpet Competition – one of six in the nation.
Chris CrowleySpecial Ops
Special Ops, Founder & CEO at SomnoHealth Incorporated
"Chris Crowley brings his medical device design design engineering and product development speciality to Covalency as both a startup Advisor and a Special Ops subject matter expert. He has 20+ years in the medical device industry, including 29 FDA 510(k) cleared devices, attended over 500 surgeries, and 6 years as an active EMT. As CEO of three startups, he also brings a wealth of knowledge in general business management and especially project management. His summary philosophy for entrepreneurs is ""Everything is difficult, so keep a steady hand on the wheel. When you wake up excited every morning, you'll know you've found success."""
Damon DelgadoSpecial Ops
Special Ops, Product Manager Actuate Health, Founder KNOWMADIC
Damon Delgado is an innovative, results-focused, and energetic senior technology leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and diverse experience delivering high-impact business and client solutions. He has a proven track record of understanding unique client needs, setting expectations, and developing customized strategies and solutions that maximize product and project management outcomes.
Jennifer FolaronSpecial Ops
Special Ops, Director of Operations nP Technology
Jennifer Folaron is a Special Ops member of Covalency with a focus on the intersection and integration of hardware and software. Jennifer has 30 years of experience in manufacturing robotics, autonomous robotics as well as enterprise software solutions. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies across 4 continents and 6 countries with extensive work in the Far East. She strives to provide innovative technology solutions that make the world a better place. From the beginning of her career, Jennifer has spent the majority of time within small companies (some her own) that have made a big difference in a wide variety of industries.
Chase FosterSpecial Ops
Special Ops, Founder Foursecs, Inc.
Chase has been developing software products from the ground up for over 20 years. He has enjoyed designing creative solutions for both enterprises and startups. He enjoys facilitating ideation, planning project roadmaps, and designing/implementing project architectures. Recently he has founded a startup that just released iOS and Android apps to the app stores. Additionally, he has been focused on serverless architectures. When he’s not working, Chase enjoys climbing, snowboarding, hiking, running, live music and gaming. From time to time, you can also find him long boarding with his dogs.
Brenna HopkinsSpecial Ops
Brenna is an Innovative and dedicated Mechanical Engineer with a passion for medical device engineering and a deep desire to work on cutting-edge medical devices that improve the lives of others. She is proactive with a strong work ethic and a drive towards continuous professional and personal growth. Brenna is known for going above and beyond to achieve results in all settings.
Brent LaGrangeSpecial Ops
Special Ops, Owner at Conquest Muscle Activation and Rehabilitation
Brent LaGrange is a biomechanics specialist and biochemist from Evergreen, CO. Those who know him can benefit from his expertise and unique concepts of healing from injury and illness that have evolved through education and research. Brent is responsible for many industrial hemp product developments, research, and product formulation. Brent leads all aspects of the development of new product formulations and specifications, case study and experimental research, and product claim substantiation and technical support. His unique ability to explain complex terminology in simple terms helps people understand the science behind new and existing products. His years of experience developing nutritional and topical products help people feel better through improved mental wellness and psychological vigor (mental acuity, physical energy, and total performance), empowering the cells of the body to heal itself through pure and simple formulations.
Mary Anne LeachSpecial Ops
Mary Anne Leach
Special Ops, Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Montage Health
Mary Anne Leach has held IT leadership roles in healthcare for over thirty years. Mary Anne is currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Montage Health, an integrated health system based in Monterey, California. Prior to joining Montage Health, Mary Anne was appointed by Colorado’s Governor, John Hickenlooper, to the role of Director, Office of eHealth Innovation, where Mary Anne led the statewide eHealth Commission, and the development of a statewide strategic plan for health IT and digital health innovation. Mary Anne also served as the Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for nine years at Children’s Hospital Colorado, a top ten pediatric academic medical center. Mary Anne has held various vendor, consultant, and provider roles throughout her career, bringing unique depth and perspective to her work. Mary Anne is driven by her passion to make healthcare smarter, and to improve the health of our patients and communities.
Drew LyonSpecial Ops
Special Ops, Managing Partner Focused Energy
Andrew “Drew” Lyon has a passionate dedication to helping business owners by filling the gap between knowledge and action has defined the path that lead Drew to Covalency. As a fractional CFO, Drew’s success stems from his extensive experience in the financial and accounting realm within various sectors including Software/SaaS, Consumer Goods, Tech Enabled Services, Food and Industrial Manufacturing. Drew has a track record of delivering improved business performance by cultivating an understanding of the operational truth behind the numbers.
Derek TaniguchiSpecial Ops
Special Ops, Founder Employ On Demand, COO Net-Results Marketing Automation
"Derek Taniguchi is an experienced executive leader specializing in the implementation of operational framework and developing high performing teams for early and second-stage companies. Derek’s life goal of creating a positive legacy, both through his work life and through family and friends, inspired him to pursue a variety of efforts to support his companies and communities."
Advisor, Managing Partner, PSL Law Group LLC
Ted is a business transactions lawyer. With over twenty years of experience, Ted’s practice includes health care products and services, software licensing and development, and international commercialization of products and services. Ted also assists clients with debt and equity financings and mergers and acquisitions. He has always thought of himself as a member of the business team, versus a lawyer solely giving legal advice.
Advisor, Adjunct Faculty Member at University of Denver
Ken has been a healthcare leader for over 35 years as the President and CEO of Multiple Hospitals , twenty one years as CEO of Rose Medical Center , a Large Community based Teaching Hospital Owned by HCA. Ken brings the perspective of a senior hospital executive and the operational challenges and opportunities of combining digital health solutions in the hospital environment and has been known as a forward thinker , utilizing new technologies within the hospital to improve outcomes, and benefit patients, physicians, and staff . His experience with technology and change has given him skills to work with our team on offering new technologies to marketplace.
Advisor, Counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Wade is an advisor and outside counsel to Covalency. Wade is a patent attorney and focuses his practice on strategic management of IP portfolios for fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and everyone in between. His practice includes extensive work in software, medical devices, health tech, electronics, and many others. Wade prides himself on understanding how to efficiently obtain IP protection and use that protection to strategically reduce company risk. Wade also uses his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for business to understand each client and their industry to design a legal strategy that fits their budget.
Advisor, CEO BioIQ
Sean Slovenski is recognized as a healthcare industry innovator with a 30 year history of success as a senior executive and entrepreneur with an established track record in defining and building businesses from concept to viability within the healthcare field both within large mature companies and in early stage businesses. Sean served as the SVP and President of Walmart Health and Wellness, which serves nearly half of all Americans each year through its 4,700 pharmacies, 3,000 optical centers and the newly launched multi-disciplinary healthcare clinics known as the “Super Centers for Healthcare.” Sean is currently the CEO of BioIQ modernizing the diagnostic testing industry through a national network of labs and customized solutions that support health plans, employers, and consumers.
Dr. Don StoreyAdvisor
Dr. Don Storey
Advisor, Assistant Medical Director at Premera Blue Cross
Dr. Don Storey is a critical care pulmonologist, former Chief Medical Officer of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, and former Chief Medical Officer at Aetna. Dr. Storey brings a deep understanding of pulmonology as well as practical experience as a health plan executive.