NEW ORLEANS, June 1, 2021 – Kristin Hutchins was recently honored for her 25 years in management of Future Factory portfolio companies. During this time, Kristin has served in executive management roles in Future Factory’s invested firms, leveraging her expertise in healthcare and technology. Kristin has worn many different hats from board member to chief executive officer. Ed Michael Reggie, Managing Director of Future Factory, praised Kristin for her leadership, strong managerial ability, and strategic thinking that has contributed to the successes of the portfolio companies. “We depend on Kristin for her operational leadership, employee development skills, and her commitment to excellence. She is held in the highest esteem by our team and within our invested companies.”
Kristin began her career with Future Factory by rising through the ranks at American LIFECARE, the largest independent Preferred Provider Organization in the Gulf South region. She ultimately became President where she was responsible for the entire operations of the company including network development and provider relations, marketing, claims, customer service, medical management, and information systems. She led the team in negotiating the sale of American LIFECARE to Private Healthcare Systems, now part of MultiPlan (NYSE: MPLN).
Kristin later was appointed a board member representing Future Factory’s seed investment in a Seattle-based physician software company. In addition, she worked with Louisiana Fund One in screening life science companies and inventions for possible investment.
Kristin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GuideStar Research, a clinical trials management company focused on the development and management of clinical research programs for hospitals, academic medical centers, and physician practices. Ms. Hutchins led the efforts towards building a company that earned national recognition and credibility as a top service provider in the clinical research and health care industries. GuideStar was sold to ClinEdge, now an Elligo Health company.
Most recently, Ms. Hutchins has been involved with applying her healthcare expertise towards the development of a consumer advocacy website for end-of- life services and the first comparison website for funeral homes in the US. Her skills have led to the creation of a preferred provider network that is credentialed with best practices honed by her healthcare experience.