Lafayette, Colorado – The Stepping Stones Group, a provider of therapy and education solutions to children with special needs and autism in educational settings, today announced that Michael (Mike) J. McGreal is joining The Stepping Stones Group (SSG) in the newly created position of Chief Corporate Development Officer effective Monday, September 10th.
Under the ownership of Five Arrows Capital Partners, the North American corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking, the company continues to invest in its leadership team to ensure focus and discipline as it experiences high rates of growth through strong organic market development and targeted acquisitions. In this instrumental leadership role, Mike will drive the core market acquisition strategy and also contribute in the exploration of adjacent market acquisitions from sourcing through post-merger integration activities. Mike will report directly to Tim Murphy, CEO of The Stepping Stones Group.
Mike has over 20 years of experience in advising, leading and growing companies in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining The Stepping Stones Group, Mike served as Chief Operating Officer for Ieso Digital Health, Inc. where he designed and developed the digital health organization’s infrastructure in the United States. Mike also served as Chief Operating Officer at Beacon Health Options (Beacon) from 1996 through 2014. His leadership was instrumental as Beacon grew from a small regional managed behavioral health organization to a scaled-national player. During his tenure, Mike successfully executed and integrated three founder-lead acquisitions that expanded Beacon’s product and geographic reach, which will serve him well in his new role.
“I am excited to have someone with Mike’s operating experience leading our acquisitions efforts. Mike’s background and capabilities will make his discussions with target companies’ owners and executive teams tangible and authentic. Most importantly, Mike and I have an established relationship having built Beacon together. I have full confidence in his capabilities,” said Tim Murphy, CEO of The Stepping Stones Group.
In addition to Mike’s responsibilities at The Stepping Stones Group, Mike serves on as an advisor to Ieso Digital Health and Workit Health. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from Framingham State University and a Master in Business Administration from Babson’s Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
About The Stepping Stones Group
The Stepping Stones Group is a leading provider of therapy and education solutions to children with special needs and autism in educational settings. The company serves over 400 school districts and 60,000 students annually across 26 states. With over 30 years of experience, our team consists of over 1,200 educators and clinicians dedicated to delivering high quality therapeutic and behavioral health services. The company is privately held by Five Arrows Capital Partners, the North American corporate private equity business of Rothschild Merchant Banking.