Kevin Hicks has a 25-year track record of growing and monetizing companies. In the early 1990s, he helped build LBA Healthcare into an industry leader in clinical data and cost management which was sold to HCIA n in 1998. In 1998, Hicks helped found HealthGrades, a physician, hospital and healthcare provider rating system which was acquired by Vestar Capital in 2010. Today, 30% of all people making doctor’s appointments in America will have visited the HealthGrades website. In 2001, Hicks co-founded Baroness Wines, the largest independent wine distributor in Colorado which sold to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway-based Empire Distributor in 2014. In 2010, Kevin Hicks built an analytical chemistry lab in Denver, CO which would later become Ellipse Analytics, quality and superiority defined by science. Given Kevin’s expansive knowledge of healthcare, big data, food quality, and statistics, he’s a real buzz kill at dinner parties, assuming he attends.