Thrive365 empowers individuals with Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes to take a more active role in the improvement of their own health by providing them with the right information, tools and support team to manage their disease, and live happier and healthier lives.
Steve has been a strategic advisor or executive officer of numerous early stage companies. He has experience in overseeing Strategy, Operations, Finance, Technology, Legal, HR and Compliance. He is a proven high-energy leader with 40 years of management and operational experience in both large publicly held corporations and privately held development stage companies in health care, life sciences, real estate, and financial services. Mr. Downey was CFO of Providian Capital Management and Controller of Providian Corporation, a Fortune 200 financial services company, with $29 billion in assets, overseeing a staff of over 400 professionals. He also served as CFO of Ventas, Inc., a NYSE health care real estate investment trust. Most recently, Mr. Downey worked in CEO, COO and CFO roles with early stage companies in various industries including as CEO of an emerging immunotherapy biotech company named one of the top nine emerging biotechs at the 2009 World Vaccine Congress, COO/CFO of a growing medical billing company, and CFO of a physician practice management company. Mr. Downey spent 12 years at Ernst & Young focusing on health care, banking, real estate and mergers and acquisitions. He graduated with honors with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama.