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Etienne Deffarges

Present: Board Member, Accumen, a fast growing health care (HC) Lab transformation company – audit and compensation committees; Alain Ducasse Enterprises, over 30 restaurants worldwide with 20+ Michelin stars; ConXtech, a revolutionary modular building company, allowing much quicker, safer and greener construction for data centers, HC and industrial facilities –audit and strategy committees; Fruit Street, telehealth SaaS and wearables for wellness medicine; Co-Founder and Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders, a $400M private equity fund focusing on HC delivery providers; Board Advisor, AEye (Robotics and aerospace) and NG1 Technologies (Clean Tech).
2004 - 2014: Vice-Chairman and member of the founding management team of Accretive Health. Company launched in 2004 with $17M of committed capital. Company was cash flow positive after $4M deployed. Took Accretive Health public on the NYSE in May 2010 at $1.2 B exit. Launched company's Advisory Board chaired by Senator Bill Frist. Established Accretive Health as an Industry Shaping Global Growth Partner with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
1999 - 2004: Global Managing Partner of Utilities Practice; member of the Executive Committee and Global Management Council at Accenture. Participated in company’s IPO in 2001 at $14 B valuation. Created new, worldwide $750 M Revenue Cycle business for Utilities within 2 years. First Global Market Maker at Accenture: negotiated several $1+ Billion multi-year deals successfully. Founded Accenture's Energy Advisory Board chaired by Secretary George Shultz.
1985 - 1999: Senior Partner and Global Practice Leader, Energy, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals; member of the Executive Committee and Leadership Team at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Advised several governments on energy policies and privatizations, in Asia and South America.
1980 - 1983: General Field Engineer, Schlumberger, in Argentina; Brazil; Peru; and Venezuela.
President, Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of NC; Band of Angels (Clean Tech & HC).
Harvard MBA, Baker Scholar; MS Civil Engineering, UC Berkeley, French Government Fellow;
BS/MS, ISAE-France’s Institute of Aeronautics & Aerospace; ISAE “Ambassador:” Created alliances for MS / PhD programs with UC Berkeley and Stanford; Private Pilot; Fluent in five languages.