Written by: Sam D. Toney, M.D., founder, chief medical officer and executive vice president of clinical integrity for Health Integrated based in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit www.healthintegrated.com.
What makes River Cities a trusted and valued partner is their strategic guidance and support of management during the inevitable difficult periods. In my estimation this separates a good investor from a great one.
— Rob Morocco, CEO, OrthoScan, Inc.
They invested during an uncertain time for the Company and our country, just months after 9/11. River Cities believed in what we were building, they believed in the management team, and they were willing to take risks, providing sound advice and asking thoughtful, tough questions. I highly recommend the River Cities team.
— Brian Hand, CEO, CrossMedia Services, Inc.
River Cities was able to recognize our opportunity earlier than their competitors, run an efficient due diligence process that did not impact our ability to focus on our business while bringing in investment partners that improved all our chances of success. In my book, Rivers Cities, is the definition of a true partner that added much more than financing to our company.
— Jim Pearson, CEO, Suros Surgical
As a significant investor in our company, River Cities has proven to be a very valuable partner. They not only provided the capital, but also a unique blend of professional assistance and consultation especially as our marketing and sales strategies changed over the years. They also added a personal touch to the partnership.
— Bill Blakey, CEO, Electronic Data Resources
As a major equity sponsor of Health Integrated, River Cities has provided our company with a wealth of resources in critical areas such as resource planning, corporate governance and business strategy. They have consistently honored all their commitments for capital and time, through thick and thin. In fact, I consider them to be a part of my management team.
— Shan Padda, Chairman and CEO, Health Integrated, Inc.
I found River Cities Capital to be a terrific partner. Of course, they provided financial capital, but what I really appreciated about them was their solid, practical business wisdom. As an experienced start-up operator, I found that the team listened and understood before offering their insights into the issues at hand. I appreciated that they respected my approach and made solid suggestions directed at areas where I could truly use the feedback. River Cities has a unique blend of technological understanding and excellent business acumen.
— John Street, CEO, MX Logic
River Cities has taken the time to thoroughly understand our industry and our competition and their strategies through independent research. This research has been of tremendous value and has positively affected our strategies.
— Archie Black, CEO, SPS Commerce, Inc.
River Cities has been an invaluable partner to the management team and the total MedPlast investor syndicate. They have been a rock and a stabilizing force through some very rough and uncertain times. Their years of seasoned experience in business and finance have allowed the management team to focus on what's important in the short term without sacrificing the investment thesis. I can't imagine navigating through one of the most challenging business climates in modern US history without River Cities.
— Harold Faig, CEO, MedPlast Inc.
River Cities is a knowledgeable, industry-focused team. Firm but fair. Very resourceful and always willing to help. Carter McNabb (RCCF Managing Director) is a smart and engaged team player that always had our company's best interest in mind. He was always willing to participate as not only a Board member but as an individual contributor when ever necessary. A true partner.
— Kurt Azarbarzin, Founder
The River Cities’ team was a critical part of INSPIRIS’ strategic direction and success. River Cities was a valued capital partner but more importantly augmented INSPIRIS’ management team by providing invaluable time, expertise, and industry connections. River Cities was a supportive and contributing partner in the company’s innovation and expansion to new service offerings and customer segments. It would be a privilege to have the opportunity to work with River Cities again in the future on another venture.
— Mike Tudeen, CEO
River Cities continually challenges us to be our best. Since their investment in Simbionix a little over one year ago, they have consistently articulated wise business sense and counsel, which is highly appreciated. On the one hand, River Cities has challenged management to grow aggressively; while on the other hand they have worked with management to bring a disciplined, level-headed process towards moving the company to the next level. They have consistently demonstrated the right balance of support and trust, without interfering in the management of day-to-day operations. They have shown patience, and a keen over-the-horizon "big picture" strategic view, which transcends tactical issues. When we need River Cities they are always present with concrete and substantive support.
— Gary Zamler, CEO, Simbionix USA Corporation
It is very difficult to discover current and insightful best management practices from other technology companies our size. River Cities is very good about gathering and sharing that information in meaningful ways among their portfolio companies.
— Matt McConnell, Intradiem
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