Board of Directors
Carlos A. Saladrigas
Joseph Berardo, Jr.
Mr. Sansone recently retired as Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal, a global professional services firm specializing in performance improvement for large, high profile businesses, where he served as Chairman of the firm’s Healthcare Industry Group, which he founded in 2004.
For more than 25 years, he has led efforts to optimize the performance of healthcare companies. Mr. Sansone served as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest non-profit home and community-based health care organization in the United States, from November 2014 to December 2016. Prior to that he served in various executive roles at numerous healthcare companies. His prior experience in the senior housing industry includes having served as Chief Restructuring Officer and a member of the Board of Erickson Retirement Communities and as a senior consultant to Sunrise Senior Living. Mr. Sansone has served on the Board of Directors of Magellan Health, Inc., since March 2019 and previously served on the Board of Directors of Civitas Solutions, Inc., from 2009 until its acquisition in March 2019. He also serves and has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous investor-owned and not-for-profit companies, primarily in the healthcare industry.
Mr. Sansone received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
Jorge Rico is a Co-Founding Partner of MBF and has served as a Managing Partner of the firm since they first opened their doors. He directs MBF’s development and manages all aspects of MBF’s investment activities.
In addition to Carisk Partners, Mr. Rico has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Nutri-Force Nutrition, Simply Healthcare Holdings, Medical Specialties Distributors, Suncrest Healthcare and is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of E-Mindful He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
Prior to joining MBF, Mr. Rico was the Chief Operating Officer of Ramsay Health Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHCI), a publicly held psychiatric hospital company. Mr. Rico joined RHCI in 1997, and was a key member of the team that assumed management control of RHCI. At the time, RHCI had cumulative net losses of $39 million during the prior four years and was in default on its debt. After developing and implementing a turnaround strategy, management led the company to 17 consecutive quarters of growth and profitability prior to selling to Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: PSYS), the largest psychiatric hospital company at the time. He remained with PSYS for one year to assist with the integration and was the President of the largest division of PSYS during that time. Prior to joining RHCI, Mr. Rico was Executive Vice President of Administration and a key member of the management team of Ramsay-HMO, Inc. (NYSE: RMO), the second largest publicly held HMO in Florida during the early 1990’s.
Marcio Cabrera is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of MBF Healthcare Partners. Mr. Cabrera was also Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simply Healthcare Holdings, Inc., an MBF portfolio company. Under his leadership, Mr. Cabrera and his team grew Simply Healthcare from a start-up, one-county Medicaid plan to a multi-product, statewide, managed care organization with over $1B in revenues and over 800 employees in less than five years of operation.
In addition to Carisk Partners, Mr. Cabrera has also served on numerous boards, including Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Nutri-Force Nutrition, Simply Healthcare Holdings, Medical Specialties Distributors and Atlantic Dental. Mr. Cabrera is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Strategic Health Services and the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba.
Mr. Cabrera’s background includes over 25 years of progressively responsible positions in various healthcare companies. Prior to MBF, Mr. Cabrera was Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary of Ramsay Health Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHCI), a publicly held psychiatric hospital company. During his tenure at RHCI, he was a key member of the management team that developed and executed the strategy that led to the turnaround of the Company and the eventual sale to Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSYS). Prior to RHCI, he was Executive Vice President and Vice President of Finance of Ramsay-HMO, Inc. (NYSE: RMO). He was a key member of the management team that developed and implemented the strategy that led to the successful statewide expansion. Prior to RMO, he held various positions at Deloitte & Touche, including Lead Manager for the firm’s largest client in the Southeastern United States.