Former GE Capital Managing Director Joins StartUp Health as CFO

Michael Horton, CPA, former managing director at GE Capital, joined StartUp Health as chief financial officer.

Horton has more than 30 years of enterprise experience. He will be responsible for overseeing and leading all finance and accounting efforts, helping the company scale and expand globally, and will play a crucial role in supporting and developing business models with StartUp Health’s nearly 400 entrepreneurial “health transformers” as they work to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world.

Over the last 15 years, Horton held prestigious senior executive roles with GE Capital. Most recently, he served as managing director of a joint venture between GE Capital and the Abu Dhabi government, where he oversaw the creation of the company and closed over $10 billion in assets. Prior to GE Capital, Horton was with JER Partners, a $2 billion real estate opportunity fund, where he held both controller and CFO roles.

“Throughout his career, Mike has forged new pathways with wisdom, vision and boundless energy,” said Steven Krein, CEO of StartUp Health. “His unstoppable energy, ‘batteries-included’ attitude and get-it-done-right mindset is an enormous asset for StartUp Health’s entire army of Health Transformers and every enterprise in our growing network. We are enormously excited to have him join our leadership team.”

Horton is based at the StartUp Health Village in New York City and resides in Connecticut, where he is involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors and works to support the community around him. He is actively involved and volunteers with the renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT, an organization that is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families.

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