Michael D. Cress

Chairman and Managing Partner


Michael currently serves as Chairman & Managing Partner at MD Cress Ventures, a national healthcare firm that is engaged together with its subsidiaries and other affiliates in a broad range of health care related activities, including principal investment, operational management, financial advisory and consulting services. 

Prior to MD Cress Ventures, he served as the President and CEO of the Cornerstone Healthcare Group which owns and manages hospitals throughout the country. 

Mr. Cress also served as Vice President of Business Development for Kindred Healthcare, an $5B publicly traded healthcare company that owns and operates hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation, pharmacy and other segments of the healthcare continuum. He served as the CEO of Vencor Hospital of San Diego and was also an Adjunct Professor for the Masters of Healthcare Administration program at the University of Kansas.

Mr. Cress is on the boards and advisory boards of several companies to include Zynex Medical, Rainier Healthcare, Linley Capital, Austin Healthcare Council, Sleep Research, Rainier Hospice, BankSNB and JT Youngblood's. He also serves on several philanthropic boards to include Rachel’s Challenge and The Neighborhood. He is published and has been a national speaker on numerous healthcare business and clinical topics.