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January 31, 2024

Episode 13: John Hennegan - Shore Capital Partners

John Hennegan is a Founding Partner of Shore Capital and is primarily responsible for the sourcing and evaluation of healthcare investment opportunities and operating executives. In this episode, John discusses the unique and often emotional nature of microcap investing. He also talks about the importance of continued learning as a company scales and describes Shore’s approach to sharing lessons learned across the portfolio. As only a Founding Partner can, John adds color and insight on the past, present, and future of Shore Capital Partners.

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December 13, 2023

Episode 12: Hilarie Aitken - Navia

This is the third of our three-part series featuring CEOs who have successfully exited (or recapitalized) a Shore portfolio company. In this episode, Hilarie Aitken shares her experience as the CEO of Navia, a consumer-directed benefits provider serving 9,000+ employers across all 50 states. Hilarie discusses how her father founded Navia and she stepped in to run the business after his untimely passing. She talks about her search for a private equity partner and how the partnership with Shore aligned with the unique circumstances of their family-run business. Hilarie also highlights her lessons learned as CEO of a scaling business.

In February 2021, Shore announced the sale of Navia Benefit Solutions, a third-party administrator of Flexible Spending Accounts and other tax-advantaged benefits including Commuter and Transit Benefits, Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, and COBRA services. Shore and Navia executed a growth plan that included five strategic acquisitions and substantial organic growth.

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November 15, 2023

Episode 11: Rex Adams - EyeSouth Partners

The is the second of a three-part series that features CEOs who successfully exited (or recapitalized) a Shore portfolio company. This episode features Rex Adams, CEO of EyeSouth, the nation’s largest comprehensive ophthalmology platform headquartered in Atlanta. Rex shares how focusing on people, processes, and technology helped EyeSouth exceed their growth goals. He also discusses his advice to future CEOs and his strong belief that leaders have a responsibility to develop their people.

In October 2022, Shore Capital Partners announced the sale of EyeSouth Partners, a leading provider of comprehensive ophthalmology services across the eastern United States, to Olympus Partners. Shore formed EyeSouth in 2017 with the goal of creating a leading ophthalmology platform in the South and providing the highest level of support to its practices and clinicians. At the time of founding, Shore completed a strategic partnership with Georgia Eye Partners and its founding physician, Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, was appointed Chief Medical Officer of EyeSouth. Led by Chief Executive Officer Rex Adams, EyeSouth grew its affiliate network from 5 locations to over 155 locations throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Alabama, North Carolina and Illinois. The growth was driven by organic and M&A initiatives, as well as EyeSouth’s ability to support its affiliated practices and physician partners with strategic guidance, administrative resources, operating expertise and capital with an absolute focus on clinical quality and a patient-first culture.

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October 25, 2023

Episode 10: Chad Smith - BrightView Health

This is the first of a three-part series that features CEOs who have successfully exited (or recapitalized) a Shore portfolio company. This episode features Chad Smith, the co-founder and CEO of BrightView Health, a company that operates outpatient addiction treatment clinics. Chad shares how he and his co-founders weren’t initially looking to start a big company, but rather serve the communities with the highest needs. This empathetic approach was an important part of his eventual partnership and alignment with Shore Capital. BrightView now operates over 85 clinics.

BrightView (Cincinnati, OH) is an outpatient addiction medicine practice based on clinical best practices and outcomes measures. Through the use of medical treatment in conjunction with psychological and social services, BrightView delivers the necessary support to help patients meet both their mental and physical goals.

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September 27, 2023

Episode 9: Dr. Josh Everts - OMS360

In this episode, we learn about Josh Everts’ journey as a founding physician partner of OMS360. Josh discusses the successful multi-site practice he and his partners built and the process they underwent selecting Shore Capital as their private equity partner. Josh also shares how his role as a leader changed to best support the business to grow and flourish.

OMS360 is an oral surgeon support organization that partners with quality practices to deliver expertise in business development, finance, marketing, recruiting, benefits, and other practice administration while enhancing oral surgeons’ ability to provide the highest quality of patient care. OMS360 continues to build its network of practices with expectations of becoming a preeminent oral surgeon support organization throughout the South and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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August 23, 2023

Episode 8: Ross Resnick - Roaming Hunger

In this episode we highlight Ross Resnick, CEO of Roaming Hunger. Ross shares his lessons learned from working in two startups out of college and turning his passion project into a private-equity-backed business. Ross talks about his vision for continuing to scale Roaming Hunger to support other entrepreneurs and his first 100 days of partnership with Shore.

Roaming Hunger is a software and services platform partnering with food trucks, catering companies, and mobile pop ups to provide foodservice solutions and experiential marketing activations to customers nationwide. The Company is headquartered in West Hollywood, CA.

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