we move healthcare forward as a trusted community of top executives & advisorsinside our circle, we see healthcare differently.
we understand the rigors that come with being a top healthcare executive. balancing the needs of today’s p&l with the investments required to matter tomorrow is a delicate act. we curate a private community that helps executives vet the next strategic partnerships, investments & adjacent networking opportunities in a real-time market feedback environment to help unlock answers to today’s problems. our community is the bedrock from which we can help you navigate the trends shaping our industry. we’ve merged the best parts of market alignment work with community trust building into a set of offerings fine tuned as we march into our eighth year of operation. Like many of the finer things, our model is getting better with age.
it is not a coincidence that we host our year-end strategy sessions each october in jackson hole, wyoming. this is a special place with deep roots in healthcare. in 1971, a group of diverse thinkers and industry executives came together to form the jackson hole group. they were a major voice in the universal healthcare versus private market solutions debate that raged into the mid-90’s. m4 honors that legacy by anchoring 4mul8 here, but it is our time spent with this executive community (in our style) that continues to write the next stories that will mold the coming years… all driven by your inspiration as an industry leader to make a real difference by embracing the commonality of problem solving to drive progress.
we build a curated community in cooperation with our partners. together, we take on the challenges for this complex industry that are ever changing. for every problem, there are answers. let’s find them together.
we connect key leaders to answers.
brian melanson | founder & president
brian is the founder & president of m4—a private healthcare community for executives and investors. our team is passionately aligned around our mission to work with a breadth of healthcare & insurance-focused companies to unlock the partnerships, investments and market strategies that will significantly shape the future of the industry.
brian has close to two decades of healthcare experience, with the last 7+ years spent working with household healthcare brands and growth-stage companies. previously, he has held roles at premera blue cross, humana, onedigital and destiny health. brian has been a lifelong entrepreneur inspired by the creativity & extreme drive it takes to source ideas & turn them into meaningful answers to today’s problems. this drive flows over into the work of our team to meet our mission of connecting key leaders to answers.
brian has built successful businesses outside of his time with insurance & distribution organizations—including a technology company focused on identifying process inefficiencies for pharmaceutical & manufacturing organizations along with running a high-end women’s shoe magazine that was published in 40 countries around the world.
having worked in both startups and large organizations, brian has become a key part of the team for many top healthcare executives to creatively identify and vet what needs to be done today… so that their businesses can remain impactful tomorrow. we believe that it takes a deeply-connected community of diversely-opinionated leaders to grow our industry into a better future. this is the curated approach that is embedded into our team’s culture to be the driving force for success with each of our members.