Michael K. Lester
President and CEO
Mike is an accomplished health care executive whose professional experience includes 35 years in the multi-site health care services and pharmaceutical life sciences fields. As the chief executive officer of multiple companies, he successfully capitalized, assembled top tier management teams and implemented strategic and tactical business plans creating long term value for employees, customers and shareholders.
Prior to founding LifeStance Health, a behavioral health company, Mike was the founder and CEO of Accelecare Wound Centers, a comprehensive wound care and disease management company. Prior to that, Mike was a Venture Partner at Bain Capital and SV Life Sciences, founder and CEO of Radiant Research, a comprehensive clinical research company providing Phase I-IV study conduct and drug development services to the biopharmaceutical industry, founder and CEO of ContinueCare Health Systems, a high tech home and alternate site infusion therapy company and founder and CEO of Preferred Hospital Pharmacies, a successful pharmacy management company. Mike was formerly a board member and President of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. He serves on The University of Texas College of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Foundation Advisory Council and is a member of the board of directors of LifeStance Health, Inc., Upperline Health, Inc., Ventec Life Systems, Inc. and is a senior advisor to Silversmith Capital Partners. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Texas.
Mike enjoys backcountry flying, boating and fishing.