Back Bay resident Bill Geary, a partner at Flare Capital Partners, a leading healthcare technology venture capital firm, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.
“We are excited about Bill joining the Board,” said George E. Thibault, MD, Board of Trustees chair at the Boston health sciences graduate school. “We look forward to benefiting from his wisdom and experience to help the Institute continue its mission of educating tomorrow’s health care leaders.”
Prior to cofounding Flare Capital Partners in 2013, Geary was with North Bridge Venture Partners since inception in 1994. During his 20-year tenure investing in young and emerging healthcare companies, he has served on the boards of numerous industry-leading companies and played a critical role, actively helping and working closely with founders and management.
Previously, he was a partner at Hambro International Equity Partners, Chief Financial Officer of MathSoft, and a CPA in the Boston office of Arthur Andersen & Company.
Geary holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, where he has served his alma mater in a variety of capacities, including former Chair of the Board of Trustees and current member of its Investment & Endowment Committee.
Additionally, he has co-chaired the Parents Committee of Duke University, is a member and incoming Vice Chair of the Parents Advisory Board of Stanford University, is on the Board of Overseers of Brigham & Women’s, and serves on the advisory boards of Boston Children’s Hospital Technology Development Fund and Joslin Diabetes Center.
He and his wife, Kristi, have three children.
MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is an innovative and interprofessional graduate school with post-baccalaureate, entry-level, and post-professional programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, and health professions education, and a PhD in rehabilitation sciences. Founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the only degree-granting affiliate of Partners HealthCare, the MGH Institute offers its more than 1,400 full- and part-time students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, community, and educational settings. The school, which has graduated more than 5,900 students since its 1977 founding, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Several programs are highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, and the school has been included for the past several years as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.