Epocrates Appoints Patrick Spangler Chief Financial Officer
Epocrates, Inc., the leading developer of drug and clinical reference solutions, today announced the appointment of Patrick Spangler as the company's new chief financial officer (CFO). Spangler joins Epocrates with more than 30 years experience in operations, financial management, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.
"Patrick Spangler brings a tremendous depth of expertise and leadership to our executive management team," said Rose Crane, chief executive officer and president for Epocrates. "His proven experience and strategic counsel will be extremely valuable as the company continues to grow and excel."
Spangler was most recently an operating partner at Three Fields Capital, an investment management company. During his tenure, Spangler served as the firm's advisor for financial and accounting competencies, operations management, capital raising restructurings, and interactions with Wall Street analysts, bankers and institutional investors.
Prior to Three Fields Capital, Spangler served as CFO for privately-held HighJump Software, where he designed and executed two global restructurings to improve operating performance and identified acquisition opportunities for expansion. He was also CFO at ev3, taking the medical device company public, and at device manufacturer Empi. Additionally, Spangler held senior management positions at publicly-traded Medtronic and Tonka Corporation.
"Epocrates has created a ubiquitous brand within the medical community that continues to evolve," said Spangler. "I look forward to joining the team and supporting the company's mission of creating products and services that facilitate fast, easy access to critical clinical information and support quality patient care."
Spangler earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Masters of Business Taxation from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and a Masters of Business Administration from Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.