OUR
TEAM 

Collectively, we bring 100+ years of healthcare leadership experience, ranging from entrepreneurial startups to large multinational organizations. 

 

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Terri Bresenham

With over 40 years in healthcare, Terri is passionate about developing new systems of healthcare that yield more precision, affordability and accessibility for patients. She is a proven innovator and global healthcare expert, with a track record of technical, commercial and operational excellence that creates sustainable, profitable growth across many different situations and geographies. As a former GE Corporate Officer, Terri lived overseas and led GE’s Healthcare business across Africa, India and South Asia and as Chief Innovation Officer, she led identification and incubation of disruptive business models in AI & digital platforms.
Relevant Experience
Terri’s career spans the hospital, R&D, commercialization and operational environments. Prior to Forte, she was President and CEO of GE’s Sustainable Healthcare Solutions business, based out of Bangalore, India, focused on improving the access to quality care in regions of Africa, India and Southeast Asia. She and her team developed new systems of R&D, launched a health tech incubator (five.eight) to partner with regional innovation, developed a medical skills creation platform and built specialized project development solutions for governments, aid organizations and development banks
Earlier, Terri served as President and CEO of GE Healthcare India, where she spearheaded development of a portfolio of affordable innovations and created GenWorks, a first-in-market distribution and services company to exclusively bring innovative medical technologies to the semi-urban and rural markets of India. Previously she was CEO of global product businesses of Ultrasound, Molecular Imaging, Women’s Health and Bone Health businesses responsible for the P&L’s strategy, portfolio investments, R&D roadmap, commercialization and regulatory affairs. In the early part of her career Terri was a design engineer in MR, CT, Positron Emission technologies and a chemist at Vanderbilt University Hospital. She earned her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas, and her Bachelor’s in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee.
Personal
Terri and her husband have three children and are grateful for their times together, especially when it includes skis. Terri is active in community-based health projects and is a champion for women leadership in technology and global health.

 
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Hooman Hakami

With 30 years of business leadership experience, Hooman has worked at two of the largest companies in the world — Medtronic and GE. He was Corporate Officer at both and on Medtronic’s Executive Committee. A global executive, he has lived in the UK and France, and built a reputation for driving growth by executing disruptive and transformational new technologies and services. Over his career, Hooman has amassed a 360-degree view of healthcare – from capital equipment, consumer devices and technology-enabled services, to extensive experience dealing with providers, payers, governments and patients.
Relevant Experience
Hooman currently serves on the board of three private companies: 1) Mpirik is a SaaS company which uses AI and big data to identify high-risk Cardiovascular patients who are in need of more specialized care or surgery 2) PathMaker Neurosystems is the only multi-site, non-invasive neuromodulation company that is focused on the treatment of neurological disease, and 3) Quanta, a UK company, that provides a state-of-the-art, point-of-care hemodialysis solution.
Previously, Hooman was an Executive Vice President for Medtronic. A member of the company’s Executive Committee with P&L responsibility for the ~$2.5B Diabetes Group. The Group has 6,000 employees based in locations around the world. The business unit is a DTC business, a market leader in the field & is accretive to the overall company growth rate. During his tenure, Hooman re-focused the business, launched two transformational new products and drove market share to record levels. As a result, the Diabetes Group grew from $1.8B to approximately $2.5B. In addition, Hooman drove a more global presence and built the most comprehensive technology pipeline in the Group’s history, with a heavy emphasis on Data Science and AI. Prior to Medtronic, Hooman was the President of GE’s X-Ray product portfolio. This $2B Group comprised of 7 business units with 1,700 employees and 13 manufacturing facilities. Hooman drove market share and global growth.
Personal
Hooman is married to Christine. They have been married for 25 years and have three children, Hannah, Cameron and Casey. He enjoys exercise, traveling and spending time with his family

 
Pete Tarsney

Pete Tarsney

Pete has over 25 years of experience as a strategic advisor, operator and investor in healthcare. He has deep healthcare experience from multiple perspectives. Pete started his career as a corporate lawyer at the international law firm Sidley Austin, investigated securities fraud matters at the U.S. SEC, and for the past 14 years has been dedicated to the health care industry in executive roles at GE Healthcare and Enlivant, a TPG Capital portfolio company. Pete has built a reputation as a strategic advisor with a track record of navigating risk and driving growth in the highly regulated health care space.
Relevant Experience
Pete most recently served as General Manager for Pristine Surgical, which has developed a single-use arthroscope for orthopedic surgery that reduces costs and infection risk. Pete helped to guide this emerging technology company through its second and third round of funding, helping to raise investment capital while also guiding development of a cloud-based software platform and providing operational and legal support.
Previously, TPG Capital recruited Pete to join a new senior executive team that turned around a distressed $300 million senior living business. Pete developed a new legal and risk management function to bring operational rigor to the turnaround effort, advising the Board on how to eliminate legacy liabilities while rebuilding the company’s reputation with state regulators. At GE Healthcare, Pete helped launch a global healthcare consulting services business operating in Europe and the United States. Pete also led the negotiation and formation of a multi-million dollar healthcare technology joint venture between GE and Microsoft. Pete knows how to work collaboratively with all types of leaders across the globe – from medical device distributors in Asia and Europe, to financial lenders and state and federal regulators, to officers and directors negotiating major transactions. Throughout his career, Pete has helped companies achieve great results across multiple business models (medical devices, software, services, consulting, healthcare provider) in varied environments (start-up, growth, cost-constrained restructuring, and turnaround efforts).
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Pete is married to Preya. They have been married for 16 years and have three boys, Jeevun, and fraternal twins Sahil and Rohan. Pete enjoys spending time with family, sailing, grilling, and following his college and hometown sports teams.