Team

Seasoned Entrepreneurs and Healthcare Innovators

Mark Rainosek
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mark has founded and developed multiple innovative companies in healthcare and technology over the past 25 years, resulting in three successful exits. Mark has vast experience raising venture and strategic capital, developing financial models, defining business strategy, structuring strategic partnerships, and building effective teams. Mark cofounded Prinnovo to help forward-thinking health systems create portfolios of innovation partners that would drive both clinical value and financial return for their enterprises.

Jay Brennan, JD MBA

Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Jay has extensive experience over the past twenty years working with startups, leading turnarounds, and coaching and developing entrepreneurs. After starting out in the technology transfer world, evaluating and raising capital for promising startups, Jay began doing operations-consulting work for privately held companies in the Greensboro area. As cofounder of prinnovo, Jay hires, trains and manages the staff of each health venture office, developing close relationships with health system leaders and coaching and guiding the entrepreneurial partners to deliver innovative solutions that solve the health system’s most pressing needs.

David Heenan

Venture Director

David has been involved in healthcare policy, research, and innovation over the past decade while serving at Argonne National Laboratory, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Centers for Disease Control. In 2015 David left the CDC to form Aces Health, a digital health company. Aces Health successfully raised multiple rounds of venture funding, including investment from Nicklaus Children’s Health System, and was acquired in 2018. Prior to joining Prinnovo, David managed BrightEdge, the philanthropic impact fund of the American Cancer Society. David brings deep knowledge and expertise in health IT, disruptive delivery models, digital health strategy, and innovative funding platforms to the Prinnovo team.

R. Michael Schotzinger, PhD

Venture Manager

Mike gained venture capital experience as a market research consultant for Catalyst Health Ventures and as a fellow at Hatteras Venture Partners, where he performed due diligence on early-stage medical devices and diagnostics. Mike earned his PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina under the direction of serial entrepreneur Mike Ramsey. His dissertation work on nanofluidics and DNA physics is published in ACS-Macromolecules. Mike brings a deep understanding of medical devices, diagnostics, and scientific research to the Prinnovo team.