David Newton, MBA
Director of Operations and Co-founder
David Newton is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in owning and operating several successful privately held businesses. His expertise includes strategy, operations and marketing. He finds particular pleasure in disrupting industries that are broken, inefficient, fragmented and ineffective. He is also interested in finding ways to create value rather than destroy it, particularly in healthcare where he currently sees a tremendous opportunity in almost all areas of the industry. He holds an MBA from Kellogg Northwestern where he did specific research on alternative reimbursement models in behavioral health under the direction of Professor Leemore Dafny. Subsequent to that, he studied under Professor Michael Porter and the value based healthcare team at Harvard Business School. David has become passionate about creating ways to apply a value based model to the behavioral space, particularly eating disorders and substance use disorders.
David recovered from Anorexia as a teen and has extensive family experience with substance abuse. He has seen first-hand just how devastating these deadly and costly diseases can be, and he brings his personal experiences, compassion and empathy to his latest venture, SunCloud Health. In his role as Director of Operations and Outreach at SunCloud, he is responsible for ensuring that we remain true to our core mission- moving the needle away from fee for service and toward a value based model.
An article by David: REDESIGNING BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THE FACE OF OBSTACLES87