Michael Gonzales is a seasoned business executive with over twenty years of experience in the fields of healthcare, consulting, outsourced business services and startups. Michael’s areas of expertise lie in the areas of strategy, innovation, product development, operations, sales, project management, and finance, with a focus on high-growth healthcare and startup organizations.
Prior to joining CareHere, Gonzales consulted for numerous organizations developing products, setting strategy and selling. The majority of Gonzales’ clients were in the healthcare industry, with his primary focus on assisting onsite healthcare providers, both outsourced providers as well as municipalities, develop their strategy and operations. Gonzales also consulted other high-growth startups, helping them with strategy, product development, financial modeling, and investor relations as well as starting his own healthcare technology company in the field of health and wellness.
Prior to consulting, Michael worked for over eight years at Healthways, a Forbes “#1 Fastest Growing Publicly Traded Company” and a leading provider of population health management solutions to employers and health plans. During his tenure with Healthways, Michael held numerous roles in strategy & innovation, product development, corporate finance as well as the divisional finance and analytics lead for the company’s contracts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. In this role, Michael was the main liaison with the CMS on all matters involving operational analytics, finance and outcomes performance.
Outside of professional interests, Michael enjoys reading, spending time with his two sons and wife, camping, traveling, and all outside activities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Michael is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program on Strategy and Innovation, holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University. Additionally, Michael holds both the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) certifications and is active in the Institute of Management Accountants. He also is a past Board of Directors member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Davidson County.