Board Members


Michael  Simon

Michael is the Managing Principal and Founder of Traverse Pointe Partners. He is responsible for investment sourcing, valuation, transaction structuring, fundraising and administrative activities on behalf of the firm. Michael is the Chairman of Integrated Health Systems, Redi-Bag, Inc. and JDS Marketing & Sales.

Prior to founding Traverse Pointe Partners, Michael was a Vice President in the Office of the Chairman at Mesirow Financial, a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. In this role, he focused primarily on direct principal investment opportunities outside the firm on behalf of its partners and strategic clients. Michael initially joined Mesirow Financial’s investment banking group as an associate, where he provided merger & acquisition advisory services to middle market companies. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial, Michael was in the Restructuring Advisory Services group at Giuliani Capital Advisors, where he provided turnaround consulting and crisis management advisory services to industrial and manufacturing clients, both in and out of bankruptcy.

Michael serves on the Board of Directors and Governors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he Chairs its Finance Committee, and sits on its Investment, Audit, and Quality Assurance Patient Care Committees as well.

Michael received his B.B.A. at Loyola University Chicago and his M.B.A. at the University of Michigan. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife and four children.



Michael Condron

Mike is Managing Partner of the Newport Board Group, a professional services firm focused on helping clients navigate strategic and operational issues to achieve sustained growth. Mike has concentrated his efforts in health analytics, remote telemonitoring and population health management and serves on a number of private boards.

Mike currently serves as Board Chair of Marillac St Vincent Family Services, a 100 year plus social services agency in Chicago and recently served as Interim CEO of NavMD, a predictive analytics and health solutions firm focused on the lower middle employer market, headquartered in Knoxville, TN. Mike is also a Director of Prime Health Services, Inc., a national workers compensation and cost containment firm, headquartered in Nashville TN. Mike is currently a board member of Integrated Health Systems.





Jim Rojas

Jim is an accomplished executive with significant leadership experience and a demonstrated track record of exceptional results proven under even challenging circumstances. He has leadership experience with multi-billion dollar and start-up organizations and is a strong believer of enhancing corporate culture to drive business performance.

Jim is the Chief Financial and Admin Officer at Diversified Foodservice Supply. Diversified is the market leading distributor of maintenance repair and operation (“MRO”) parts, supplies and equipment to the foodservice industry. He has responsibility for all aspects of finance and accounting. In addition to these responsibilities he oversees Human Resources and Information Technology. Jim is a board member at Integrated Health Systems.




Loren Claypool

Loren is a West Virginian who joined HealthSmart in 2013 as EVP, Eastern Region. He was named Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and promoted to President of HealthSmart’s Casualty Claims and Government Affairs Division in 2018. Loren has a high level of expertise in strategy development, information technology and change management. Throughout his career, he has led start-up and established companies in the technology, insurance, healthcare and retail industries in national and international roles.

Prior to joining HealthSmart, Loren served as Managing Director for VCPI and CIO for its sister-company Extendicare Health Services, Inc. Loren has held executive positions with American Workers’ Assurance, USI Insurance Services, Royal & Sun Alliance / Orion Capital and Acordia / McDonough Caperton serving the Property & Casualty and Employee Benefits markets globally and domestically in brokerage, service and insurance carrier firms.
Loren serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Charleston Area Alliance and Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce; the Business Advisory Committee for the School of Business & Leadership at the University of Charleston; and as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. Mr. Claypool holds an A.A.S in Computer Science and a BOR B.A. from West Virginia State University.