Can Todd Park Revolutionize the Health Care Industry?
By Simon Owens
At the age of 24, he’d co-founded what would become a thriving health care technology company called Athenahealth, and nearly 10 years later he made a fortune when the company went public with a market capitalization exceeding $1 billion. His wife Amy, who he’d met when he was at Harvard, had long wanted a husband who wasn’t glued to his career seven days a week, and the couple had been putting off having a child. The two moved from Boston to California in 2008 and Amy gave birth to a son that same year. Though Park was, in theory, retired at this point, he continued to invest and work with health care technology startups. But with these new companies he had a more hands-off approach, meaning he wasn’t heavily involved in their day-to-day activities. At 36, it looked as if he’d put much of his entrepreneurial work behind him and would spend the rest of his days as a family man and passive investor.