From our beginning, The Combine has been about focusing on a vertical market segment and turning good ideas into great companies in that market space. Since 2015, we’ve focused primarily on the BuiltTech space. Through our relationship with Thornton Tomasetti, we’ve co-created five startups that came out of solving big problems in designing and engineering really big buildings. Now we’re spreading our wings into healthcare and telecom by adding Christopher Kunney and Eric Ensor to our team.
Christopher will lead The Combine’s Healthcare Innovation practice. Eric will tap into the telecom marketplace. Together, Christopher and Eric enable The Combine to leverage years of executive technology experience in these market sectors.
Christopher Kunney – Healthcare IT Executive
“The Combine exists to enable large enterprises to monetize their internal innovations by moving the inventions, ideas, products, or systems out of the constraints of the corporate structure by co-creating new companies focused purely on the innovation,” said The Combine’s co-founder, K.P. Reddy. “Christopher Kunney brings incredibly deep knowledge and experience in healthcare technology to our business. Christopher brings unparalleled credibility as we begin discussions with large healthcare organizations about taking their great ideas to the marketplace.”
Eric Ensor – Experienced Telecom Executive
About the telecom market, Eric Ensor said, “Look at how far mobile phones have come in 35 years: from a huge bag in your car to a tiny ear piece wirelessly connected to a device in your pocket that has more computing power than the Apollo 11 took to the moon. There is literally no end to the applications of handheld mobile technology. The challenge is applying that technology to more than just an app for this or that. It’s solving huge industry-wide problems by going deeper than just connectivity.”
Our Product Is Our Team
The Combine will continue to co-create great companies with enterprise partners in the largest, fastest growing markets. And, we will continue to attract the best talent to lead those practices. Christopher and Eric represent the type of wisdom, experience, and influence we want to bring to every market we address. Contact us to begin a conversation about innovation at your organization.