Mr. Bendes combines healthcare experience with strategic planning and corporate finance expertise focused on analyzing, operating, improving, and exiting healthcare businesses from both the buy-side and the sell-side. Prior to joining Woven, Mr. Bendes worked in the investment (VC/PE) industry supporting and executing M&A activities and due diligence efforts resulting in successful exits valued at >$650mm in aggregate. Formerly a consultant with Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), Mr. Bendes also helped co-plan and integrate 16 oncology clinics and 4 hospitals into a multi-billion dollar health system and was responsible for restructuring a $100mm+ spin-off, as well as supporting a $25+ million capital raise for a technology company purchased by Qualcomm. Prior to his roles in the healthcare industry, Mr. Bendes worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Steiner Sports where he was responsible for auditing alternative investment funds and implementing marketing campaigns, respectively.
Mr. Bendes is also an ice hockey referee for the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL), NCAA, and USA Hockey.
Mr. Bendes received his BS in Accounting & Finance with a specialty in Psychology from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.