Flare Capital promotes two to partner and another to principal

Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology venture capital firm, has promoted Ian Chiang and Vic Lanio to partner.

Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology venture capital firm, has promoted Ian Chiang and Vic Lanio to partner. Also, the firm has upped Margaret Malone to principal.


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flare Capital Partners, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, today announced the promotion of Ian Chiang and Vic Lanio to Partner and Margaret Malone to Principal.

“We are thrilled to acknowledge the accomplishments of Ian, Vic and Margaret,” said Bill Geary, co-founder and partner. “We are delighted to recognize the role each has played alongside the rest of our Flare Capital team members, in helping our portfolio companies.”

“When Bill and I set out nearly seven years ago to build Flare Capital, our goal was to attract an incredibly talented and passionate investment team. These promotions reflect how important we view each of them and how impactful their contributions have been,” commented Michael Greeley, co-founder and partner.

Ian has focused on the transformation of healthcare throughout his career. Prior to Flare Capital, he served as a Senior Vice President of Product & Innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer value-based care enablement, population health management, and home-based care businesses. While at CareAllies, Ian was responsible for developing new technology-enabled services, evolving existing solution and service lines, and providing ongoing product management across the businesses of CareAllies. After starting his career at McKinsey & Company where he advised healthcare clients globally, Ian was a cofounder of XcelDx, which ultimately partnered with Scanwell Health, a smartphone-enabled venture-backed diagnostics company. Ian also worked for Becton, Dickinson & Company where he led new product innovation and development initiatives. Ian earned his B.S. degree in biological engineering from Cornell University, where he graduated with honors and was a Cornell Presidential Research Scholar. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Vic joined Flare Capital in July 2017 as a Senior Associate, having also been a member of the Flare Scholar Class of 2016. Prior to joining Flare Capital, Vic was a Product Strategy Manager at naviHealth, responsible for enterprise product strategy during the integration of the naviHealth, Curaspan and RightCare businesses. Earlier in his career, Vic was at McKinsey & Company serving healthcare providers, where he helped build Objective Health, a technology-enabled consulting model for small to midsize health systems. After college, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Health Industries Advisory Practice, focusing on operational improvement, revenue cycle, and personalized medicine. ​Vic obtained his B.S. from Boston College, with majors in Physics and Finance. He also holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Throughout her career, Margaret has similarly focused on transforming the healthcare industry. Starting her career as a clinical operations consultant at Huron Consulting Group, Margaret partnered with leading academic medical centers to develop and implement patient access, case management, and care coordination programs to improve quality and care experience. After Huron, she joined Oxeon Partners. Here, she recruited leadership teams and designed the human capital infrastructure for technology and tech-enabled service companies transforming the healthcare system. Additionally, she gained a wealth of relevant knowledge in venture capital through her roles with 7wireVentures and B Capital Group.

Margaret earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she received the Madelon L. & Richard N. Rosett Merit Scholarship and the Hyde Park Angels Venture Capital Award. She also holds a B.A. in Medicine, Health, and Society from Vanderbilt University. While in business school, she was a Flare Scholar, and alongside colleagues Parth Desai and Vic Lanio, she is the third Flare Scholar to join the Flare Capital investment team.

About Flare Capital
Flare Capital Partners strives to help build significant healthcare technology, digital health and healthcare services companies to improve health outcomes and broaden access while lowering costs of care. We partner with inspirational entrepreneurs who seek to transform the business of healthcare by developing innovative and impactful products and services. Flare Capital is a team of proven healthcare technology investors and senior operating executives known for thought leadership and unparalleled strategic industry resources. Our firm has raised some of the industry’s largest dedicated venture capital funds focused on early-stage opportunities in healthcare technology innovation, and our investors include leading healthcare companies, major institutional investors, important family offices, foundations and sovereign wealth funds. We are full life-cycle investors in our portfolio companies as we support and work alongside entrepreneurs over their entire company-building journey. Select portfolio companies include Aetion, Aspen RxHealth, Bright Heath, Cohere Health, Eden Health, HealthVerity, Iora Health, Somatus, Tausight and VisitPay. Learn more at Flare Capital Partners and follow us on Twitter @flarecapital