David Houle, Co-Founder
David Houle is a futurist, advisor with
David Houle & Associates
He has always been slightly ahead the
curve. Houle spent more than 20 years in
media and entertainment. He has worked
at NBC, CBS and was part of the senior
executive team that created and launched
MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and CNN Headline News.
Houle has won a number of awards. He won two Emmys as Co-Executive Producer for a nationally syndicated kids program, “Energy Express”. He won the prestigious George Foster Peabody award and the Heartland award for “Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream” and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Houle is consistently ranked as one of the top futurists and futurist keynote speakers on the major search engines and in the world today. He has keynoted numerous conferences both across America and internationally. In 2010-2011 alone he delivered keynotes on 6 continents and 10 countries. Called “the emerging futurist in the world today”, he is regularly invited to speak at corporate management retreats. He won a speaker of the year award from Vistage International, the leading organization of CEOs in the world. He is often called “the CEOs’ Futurist” having spoken to or advised 2,000+ CEOs and business owners in the past four years.
He writes the highly regarded futurist blog
, with the tag line “A Future Look At Today”. For those of you on Twitter his user name is evolutionshift which is also the name of his YouTube channel
. He publishes the Shift Age newsletter, available at davidhoule.com
. He has been speaking about the future for a number of years.
His first book, the influential and highly acclaimed “The Shift Age” was published in 2008. His second book, “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education” was published in April 2011. His third book, “The New Health Age: the Future of Healthcare and Medicine in America” was published in November 2011.
In February 2010 he also became a featured contributor to Oprah.com and his column can be found at oprah.com/davidhoule
Houle is a member of the faculty and Futurist in Residence at the Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida.
Jonathan Fleece, Co-Founder
Jonathan Fleece is a leading health care
attorney with the Blalock Walters, P.A.
law firm, advisor, and speaker, located in
Bradenton/Sarasota Florida. He is an
expert in health care reform laws,
including the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Jonathan
advises health care companies and professionals regularly how to strategically plan for success during the sweeping changes that are coming in health care over the next decade.
Mr. Fleece speaks regularly in the business and health care market place and consults with clients regarding how to optimize their performance in the areas of operations, transactions, legal compliance, and revenues. He works with numerous companies in the traditional business and health care spaces.Clients include businesses of all types, physicians, medical groups, hospitals, hospice providers, physical therapy companies, behavioral health providers, health care management companies, and ancillary health care providers.
Jonathan received his Law Degree and Certificate in Health Law Studies from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1997. He is Board Certified in Health Care Law by the Florida Bar. He also leads Blalock Walters’ Health Care Practice Group. Jonathan also served as Associate General Counsel to a large academic medical center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mr. Fleece is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee, the Missouri Bar, the Illinois Bar, American Health Lawyers Association, the Manatee County Bar Association and the Sarasota County Bar Association. He serves as special counsel to numerous Florida medical societies. Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tidewell Hospice, Inc., one of the nation’s largest hospice providers. He is Committee Chair for the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Health Care Committee and was recently elected to Chair the board of the newly formed, Manatee County Healthcare Alliance, Inc., which will bring regional leaders together to improve health care in Florida. Mr. Fleece is Past-Chair of the Manatee County Economic Development Council and a current EDC Trustee. He is a prior Ear Research Foundation Director, and is a former Vice Chair of We Care Manatee, Inc. Mr. Fleece is also a graduate of the Tampa Bay Partnership’s CEO Direct Program.
Jonathan received two distinguished awards from BIZ941 Magazine. Several years ago he received the “40 Under 40 Award” for advancing his career quickly in Florida and the magazine recently named him as “Top 20 People to Watch” for his tremendous contributions to health care.