Industry Leading Minds

Our Team

Our highly-respected team has decades of experience in the legal, financial, healthcare, and insurance sectors, as well as a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with third-party liability.  We’ve been pivotal in helping shape the industry with progressive funding solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of partners and patients.

Leadership Team

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Chief Executive Officer

Michael Stone

Michael serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PROVE where he is responsible for the overall direction, strategy, and financial management of PROVE. In addition, Michael is a member of PROVE’s Board of Directors where he plays an active role in shaping the strategic direction of the business.

Michael serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PROVE where he is responsible for the overall direction, strategy, and financial management of PROVE. In addition, Michael is a member of PROVE’s Board of Directors where he plays an active role in shaping the strategic direction of the business.

Prior to his roles at PROVE, Michael was previously the CFO of Currency Capital, a fintech company specializing in small-ticket commercial equipment leasing. Michael initially advised Currency as its investment banker and was later recruited to join the executive management team as the CFO. Michael led Currency through an aggressive growth phase to $200M+ in annual originations and an eventual exit to Lovell Minnick Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm where he and Ben met.

Prior to Currency Capital, Michael spent his career as an investment banker and private equity investor at several prominent West Coast firms, successfully completing mergers & acquisitions and capital raise transactions.

Michael received his BS in Finance, Cum Laude, from the University of Southern California.

During his free time, Michael enjoys training for triathlons, traveling to remote surf destinations, riding his mountain bike and skiing in his home state of Colorado.

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Chairman

Benjamin Kaplan

Ben serves as the Chairman of PROVE where he is responsible for leading the Board, and ensuring adherence to good corporate governance practices. Ben works closely with the CEO and management regarding Prove’s strategy and corresponding execution.

Ben serves as the Chairman of Prove where he is responsible for leading the Board, and ensuring adherence to good corporate governance practices. Ben works closely with the CEO and management regarding Prove’s strategy and corresponding execution. Ben also plays a key role in Prove’s corporate development as well as the establishment of institutional practices that impact the day-to-day functions of the organization.

Prior to PROVE, Ben was with Lovell Minnick Partners (Los Angeles), a private equity firm focused on financial services business with over $3 billion in AUM. During his tenure with Lovell Minnick, Ben was involved in the acquisition and development of a variety of businesses, including Global Financial Credit, Currency Capital (where he and Michael Stone met), LSQ Funding, and others.

Ben received his MBA and JD degrees from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Pritzker School of Law. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Law School’s Alumni Club of Los Angeles as well as a national member for Northwestern’s Alumni Leadership Council. Prior to Northwestern, Ben was an Associate at Century Equity Partners, Boston-based private equity firm focused on the financial and healthcare sectors; and prior to that he was a Senior Analyst at Raymond James.

Ben, a native Bostonian, also received his BS in Economics and Finance, Magna Cum Laude, from Boston College.

During his free time, Ben enjoys reading, snowboarding, hiking, weightlifting, and traveling.

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VP of Operations

Patti Graham

Patti joins Prove Partners with an accomplished career as a leader in coordinating operational growth initiatives and managing successful turnaround strategies. Patti is a forward-thinking executive strategist adept at driving quality outcomes and improving business operations.

Patti joins Prove Partners with an accomplished career as a leader in coordinating operational growth initiatives and managing successful turnaround strategies. Her career has focused on supporting organizations in achieving goals and objectives by developing and delivering innovative strategies to drive efficiency and develop top-performing teams. Patti is a forward-thinking executive strategist adept at driving quality outcomes and improving business operations.

Prior to Prove Partners, Patti was the VP Healthcare Operations for Ancillon Health. She was CEO of Elite Surgery Center, an independent multispecialty Ambulatory Surgery Center where she increased both volume and revenues by more than 300%. She was the Executive Director for Laser Spine Institute (LSI) in Scottsdale Arizona when the facility was named as one of Arizona’s best places to work was awarded with the AZ Most Admired Company’s Innovation Award.

Patti began her work as a legal nurse consultant 20 years ago and started her legal nurse consulting company in 2007. Patti has been an expert witness and has worked with plaintiff and defense attorneys who focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Patti is a registered nurse with extensive experience in management, critical care, and ambulatory care settings.

Patti has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Calgary. A master’s certificate from Cornell University in Change Leadership, a diploma in Legal Nurse Consulting and holds the designation of Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC).

She and her husband David love to travel and spend time with their family.

VP of Sales

Jeannie Gurule

Jeannie serves as the Vice President of Sales for PROVE where she is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of Sales and Sales Training for the organization.

Jeannie serves as the Vice President of Sales for PROVE where she is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of Sales and Sales Training for the organization.

In addition to her role at PROVE, Jeannie is a strategic growth and management consultant where she partners with business owners, private equity companies, mergers and acquisitions consultants, and key stakeholders to exceed goals while training and coaching their sales team to do the same. Jeannie builds and leads the execution of physician and attorney account growth plans through establishing metrics-based performance goals, identifying business development and specialty service opportunities, and delivering innovative solutions aligned with aggressive company growth goals.

Prior to consulting, Jeannie was a Director of Sales for ATI Physical Therapy where she oversaw the P&L and performance in a $126M market. In addition, Jeannie was the co-founder and director of the National Sales Education Team, where she worked with industry leaders and experts to build and execute sales training across 37 states and more than 900 clinics. Jeannie has a proven ability to exceed market growth goals and uncover new business while taking on evolving leadership responsibilities.

Jeannie received her BS in Organizational Leadership from Anderson University.

VP of Technology

Jeff Hee

Jeff serves as the Vice President of Technology for PROVE, where he is primarily responsible for overseeing and driving innovation to advance our services for our customers.

Jeff serves as the Vice President of Technology for PROVE, where he is primarily responsible for overseeing and driving innovation to advance our services for our customers.

Through analysis and creativity, he has successfully produced countless technology solutions in more than a decade of medical lien industry experience.

Prior to joining PROVE, Jeff was the founder of a successful software development company, producing digital solutions for Adobe, SanDisk, Penn National Gaming after decades of leadership in Gaming, Healthcare and E-commerce.

Jeff was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and received a B. A. from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

VP of Finance

Steven Pelosi

Steven serves as the Vice President of Finance of PROVE where he is primarily responsible for treasury, financial operations, and internal and external financial reporting.

Steven serves as the VP of Finance of PROVE where he is primarily responsible for treasury, financial operations, and internal and external financial reporting.

Prior to his role at PROVE, Steven was the Controller at PeerStreet, a VC backed fintech company specializing as a mortgage marketplace for private lenders and accredited investors.

Prior to PeerStreet, Steven spent his career as a CPA in both public and private practice within the banking and capital markets industry, most notably at Morgan Stanley and PwC.

Steven received his BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of Delaware.

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