Joseph Fleming has dedicated his career to excellence in the fields of pharmacy and healthcare services. He holds a B.S. in Pharmacy and an M.S. in Pharmacology from Northeastern University. In 2005, he founded the Health Science Entrepreneurs (HSE) at Northeastern. HSE is a volunteer organization of alumni and friends who have founded health science companies and who desire to give back to the university. Several times a year, alumni in the healthcare industry return to campus for discussion of health care issues and to mentor entrepreneurial students and alumni. He is chairman of HSE and currently involved in an active mentoring program for young health science companies. The program is funded through direct contributions from alumni and friends.
Mr. Fleming is the Chairman of Infusion Ventures, Inc. a vascular access and infusion nursing company servicing the New England states. Mr. Fleming cofounded the company in 2010 to participate in the growing field of vascular access. The company employs vascular access nurses who specialize in infusion therapy management in all settings including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, physicians offices and patients’ homes. Professional staff consists of CRNI, PICC and peripheral IV certified nurses who provide specialized treatment to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Fleming was Executive in Residence with Beecken, Petty, Okeefe and Company (BPOC), a healthcare focused private equity firm. At BPOC, he sourced and reviewed several opportunities in the home infusion, specialty pharmacy, and specialty distribution markets. Since 2008, he is an Operating Partner with a private equity firm, Seguin Partners. At Seguin, Mr. Fleming evaluates all healthcare related opportunities.
In September of 2003, Mr. Fleming co-founded Specialty Pharma, Inc. (SPI) and led a management buy-out of Professional Home Care Services, Inc. with Eureka Growth Capital. SPI is a comprehensive specialty infusion and pharmacy company that provides high-quality service and intravenous drugs to patients in a variety of alternate site settings combined with low-cost, high-growth mail order distribution of self-injectable drugs. SPI grew to service over 2,500 patients per month in southern New England. As chairman, Mr. Fleming negotiated and executed several distribution and disease management agreements with biotech manufacturers. He had direct involvement with the company’s sales force which doubled in size in two years. The company was successfully sold in 2006 to Kohlberg and Company, providing healthy returns to the shareholders.
Mr. Fleming was also co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Community Rehab Centers, one of the largest networks of rehabilitation centers in the Northeast, which he successfully sold in 2001. Other past professional roles include Vice President Universal Management Systems, a home healthcare group purchasing organization and consulting company, and vice president and general manager of Home Health at ITS, Inc., a subsidiary of American Medical International, Inc. During the 1970s, he was a community pharmacist and durable medical equipment dealer in the greater Boston area.
As notable as his impact in the field of pharmacy, Mr. Fleming is also a committed volunteer on several fronts in the community. His volunteer activities include serving as past board member and volunteer for Hospice West, Inc., and he is past president and former fundraising chair of the Nashoba Regional Scholarship Foundation, which is part of Dollars for Scholars, a national organization of more than 1,200 community-based scholarship foundations.
Mr. Fleming and his wife, Nancy, also a pharmacy graduate, live in Stow, Mass. Their children have launched careers of their own: Katie , an Educational Consultant resides in New York city and Christopher as a standup comic and actor residing in Los Angeles.