Confluent Health Bolsters Board of Directors with Healthcare Industry Leader

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Jody Bilney to join fast-growing Confluent Health

Jody Bilney, Confluent Health Board Member

Jody has a demonstrated track-record as a senior leader across seven industries. She is an expert in growing brands into trusted providers, which will prove invaluable in the next phase of growth for Confluent Health.- Larry Benz, CEO Confluent Health

Confluent Health is proud to announce a key appointment to the Board of Directors, Jody Bilney.

Bilney is a highly respected global management leader, accomplished public company Board member, and C-suite executive with consumer-centric expertise. She currently serves as an advisor to Humana, having recently served as the Chief Consumer Officer. Jody led the organization’s ongoing transformation into a consumer-driven health enterprise across marketing, brand development, the consumer experience, digital, consumer data and analytics, and corporate reputation enhancement.

Bilney will bring her deep management experience in refining strategic direction and driving growth to the Confluent family.

Before joining Humana in 2013, Jody served as Executive Vice President, Chief Brand Officer for Bloomin' Brands, Inc., a Tampa-based upscale-casual restaurant company with Outback Steakhouse as its flagship chain. There she headed brand/business strategy, R&D, marketing, corporate communications, and business development across the enterprise. She was also a key member of the Management Team that positioned the company for a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) in August 2012.

Bilney has also held senior executive positions at Charles Schwab and Verizon, where she led consumer-focused brand and business transformation initiatives. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Masonite, Inc. (NYSE: DOOR).

“Jody has a demonstrated track-record as a senior leader across seven industries,” said Confluent Health CEO, Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP. “You name it, consumer packaged goods, telecom, financial services, tech, restaurants, healthcare, or manufacturing, she is an expert in growing brands into trusted providers, which will prove invaluable in the next phase of growth for Confluent Health.”

“As Confluent continues to redefine and develop our growing family of private physical therapy practices, graduate and undergraduate education institutions, and workplace injury prevention services, the common principal will be trust,” said Benz. “Jody understands that trust is rooted in the relationships we build and by keeping it simple. Her expertise in designing and launching new products, brands, and businesses has helped turnaround great American brands and prepared others for a consumer-led marketplace.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the Confluent Health Board of Directors,” said Bilney. “The positive impact physical therapy has on patient’s lives is inspiring and on the healthcare system’s costs is significant. Confluent Health is uniquely positioned to reinvent the old model of care by putting patients first through movement. I look forward to working closely with Larry, the Confluent team, and Partners Group in changing musculoskeletal care pathways.”

Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, on behalf of its clients, made a significant equity investment in Confluent Health in 2019. "We are so pleased to have appointed Jody Bilney to the Board of Directors at Confluent as the company continues to expand. Jody has an outstanding reputation as a leader and a builder, lending her experience scaling businesses in financial services, consumer packaged goods, hospitality, telecom, and healthcare, which is exactly the blend of well-rounded industry excellence we are looking for to complement Confluent's board and management team. Jody’s alignment can only mean exciting times are ahead for both the company and industry." Piotr Biezychudek, Member of Management, Partners Group, added.

About Confluent Health:
Confluent Health is a Louisville, Kentucky-based private equity holding company focused on creating a healthcare system that recognizes physical and occupational therapy providers as the Best First Choice for preventing and managing musculoskeletal and movement disorders. Confluent Health offers the following management services: evidence-based practice, patient loyalty, regulatory assurance, marketing and branding, clinic operations, hiring and retention, strategy, accounting and finance, and customer service to Baton Rouge Physical Therapy – Lake, BreakThrough Physical Therapy,Capiitol Physical Therapy, the Evidence In Motion family of companies, Fit For Work, Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Pappas Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Central, ProActive Physical Therapy Specialists, ProRehab Physical Therapy, Redbud Physical Therapy, RET Physical Therapy Group, Rehab Therapy Works, Lake Center for Rehab, SporTherapy, and Texas Physical Therapy Specialists. Together, these companies share a common ownership team and are committed to developing a learning, purpose, and coaching culture.

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