It takes a diverse team of innovators to revolutionize health care. TGH Innoventures is headed by a group that includes a nationally recognized innovation leader, a skilled project management executive with a medical background and a member of the prestigious “Tampa Bay Inno 25 Under 25” list compiled by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Rachel Feinman, VP of Innovation and Managing Director of Innoventures
Rachel Feinman serves as the VP of Innovation at TGH and Managing Director of Innoventures where she leads innovation projects and partnerships for the health system, as well as manages venture investing on behalf of Tampa General Hospital. Rachel brings over twelve years of corporate law experience, where she provided legal counsel on M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital transactions. She is also an experienced innovation professional, having most recently served as the Executive Director for the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator prior to joining Tampa General Hospital.At the Florida Israel Business Accelerator, Rachel was responsible for supporting diverse startups in health care and other industry sectors in their efforts to expand from Israel to the U.S. market, including everything from raising capital to acquiring customers.
Rachel holds a J.D. with a concentration in Intellectual Property from Cardozo School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.
Jason Swoboda, Director of Innovation
Jason Swoboda serves as the Director of Innovation at Tampa General Hospital where he helps steward innovation projects and initiatives. He brings over thirteen years of project management experience in health care.
Prior to joining Tampa General, Jason spent over seven years as a physical therapist helping patients. Jason holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy from University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business.
Chris Kern, Venture Associate
Chris Kern joined Innoventures in 2021 and serves as the Venture Associate. He is responsible for sourcing new deals, conducting due diligence, deal execution, and portfolio company support.
Prior to joining Innoventures, Chris was an investment banking analyst at Deloitte Corporate Finance. He holds a B.S. in Finance, with honors, from Florida State University.