A Curiosity for Care with Tod Fetherling

by | Apr 29, 2022

This episode of The Rebekah Panepinto Project features a conversation with Tod Fetherling, founder of multiple successful healthcare companies and current Managing Director at Huron. Tod shares how he started his entrepreneurial journey and the many innovations he is proud to have worked on since the 90s. More than the tech side of things, it is the tangible impact on the human side of care that drives Tod daily. He talks about having a curiosity for care and how he retains top talent with an intentional innovation culture and an internship program that provides a sense of ownership. HIGHLIGHTS The entrepreneurial beginnings: Stratasan and Perception Health Being intentional in improving patient experience Partnering with Huron and sharing a curiosity for care Retain talent with innovation culture and internships Time-shifting for focus and being involved in the community QUOTES Tod: “At that time, we didn’t have a front door for entrepreneurs in Nashville. So the Chamber was finishing up a study about entrepreneurship as part of their partnership 2020 goals, and so they asked me to hey, take this study and go help us implement. And so out that came the Entrepreneur Center.” Tod: “The thing that I get most excited about is building sustainable businesses, the ones that stick around for years to come because that’s how you know you’re contributing, whether it’s to a city like there’s a tech council or health education like health teacher, those things that stick around really make a big impact.” Tod: “At the end of the day, it’s about the employees and the customers and that human relationship that comes through with that. As long as people know we’re trying to solve these problems together, things work out pretty well.” Tod: “I look for people who get shit done and have a lot of curiosity. That magic between those two things, that you’re getting accomplishments, but at the same time always trying to look around the curve.” Find out more about Tod below: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fetherling/

Rebekah Panepinto.