Joe Whitters is Senior Advisor to Frazier Healthcare Ventures, a billion-dollar plus venture capital firm focused on health care. He serves on the board of several of its portfolio companies. Mr. Whitters is also on the board of Mentor Corporation, a $2 billion market cap medical products company, Omincell, a $350 million market cap medication dispensing company, and Lumient Mortgage, a $4 billion asset REIT.
Previously, Whitters was the Chief Financial Officer for First Health (FHCC), a managed care organization. During Whitters' tenure with FHCC (1986 to 2005), the company grew from $5 million in revenue and 100 employees to approximately $900 million in revenue and 6000 employees. Whitters assisted with taking FHCC public in 1987 at a split adjusted price of $.69 a share and with the eventual sale of the company in early 2005 for $1.8 billion or $19 per share. Prior to FHCC, Whitters held various financial positions with United Healthcare and Overland Express. Whitters began his career in public accounting with Peat Marwick. He has an accounting degree from Luther College in Iowa.