Bob Crutchfield

SC Launch Inc. Board of Directors

Bob is a senior executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare services, healthcare IT, and surgical devices with major international companies, as well as entrepreneurial startups and venture capital. He is well-recognized for creating value, with experience in mergers and acquisitions, public corporations, venture capital firms, and startups.  

Today, Bob is leveraging his healthcare industry and venture capital experience as the Managing Director of Hotspot Ventures, LLC. Hotspot Ventures only works with private capital backed healthcare companies as a strategic advisor, independent board member or executive chairman. Bob is an operating partner with Good Growth Capital, a venture capital firm in Charleston, SC, the executive chair of the board for OrbitalRx, a pharmacy shortage supply chain software company in Winston-Salem, NC, a strategic advisor and operating partner for Bronze Valley, a CDFI focused on investing in companies founded and/or led by diverse entrepreneurs in Birmingham, AL, is a member of the board of directors for AllerVie, an asthma and allergy practice rollup company in Dallas, TX, is the executive chair for Pictor Labs, a digital pathology staining company in Los Angeles, CA, and a strategic advisor for Avanos, a publicly traded medical device company in Atlanta, GA. 

Prior to this work, he served as the founding managing director for the American Cancer Society’s BrightEdge Fund, where he built the back office, hired the initial team, led the first five investments, and realized an early exit in Castle Biosciences.  

Before BrightEdge, he was a partner at Harbert Growth Partners in Birmingham, AL. He led investments in WellCentive, IngagePatient, Caresync and Shipt. He also served as the board observer for nContact, MaxCyte, OpenQ and WiserTogether.   

Bob also served as the senior vice president/general manager of the Pharmaceutical Services Division at US Oncology, a privately held, vertically integrated cancer care provider network with cancer clinics in more than 440 sites of service and a physician network consisting of over 1200 medical oncologists and radiation oncologists that was acquired by McKesson. Prior to US Oncology, he was a senior executive at CardinalHealth where he served as vice president/general manager of New Ventures. Prior to Cardinal he was the founder and CEO of Surgical Innovations & Services, Inc. (SIS). Under his leadership, SIS became a leader in the emerging outsource management sector, with over 300 hospitals and surgery centers under contract before being acquired by PhotoMedex. 

Bob also serves on the boards of Health Connect South, SC Launch and the Global Center for Medical Innovation. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Chemistry and resides in Charleston, SC.