Friends since they first met in college, Stephen Holbrook and Austin Pulsipher have always lived service-driven lives. Active in their communities since a very young age, Stephen and Austin served as volunteers abroad in college, and have worked in previous leadership roles in healthcare and impact-driven organizations. Today, Stephen and Austin carry on the legacy of Nutrishare as a patient-focused home TPN provider.
As the President and Chief Operating Officer, Stephen leads Nutrishare's clinical operations, patient experience, and sales and marketing initiatives.
With a long history in healthcare, born out of his passion for a purpose-driven career, Stephen was drawn to Nutrishare for the unique opportunity to lead a company that works so closely with patients on their healthcare journeys.
"It's exciting to be a part of a company that builds deep relationships with patients, and helps them live better lives."
Before joining Nutrishare, Stephen was on the healthcare team for McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. Prior to that, Stephen developed care and retention strategies for DaVita, a Fortune 500 provider of dialysis services.
Like Nutrishare's patients, Stephen has lived all over the US, but now resides close to the company's headquarters in Sacramento, California, with his family.
When he's not taking care of his Nutrishare family, Stephen loves adventures with his wife and young children, and enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking, reading, and sports. Stephen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he first met Austin.
As the President and Chief Financial Officer, Austin oversees the logistics side of Nutrishare's operations — finance, nationwide shipping, human resources, and IT — making sure that the people and systems are in place to ensure the time sensitive delivery of home TPN to Nutrishare's patients.
"I have always wanted a career with purpose, to do good — with Nutrishare, ensuring that our patients get exactly what they need, wherever they are in the US is important to me so they can live a more fulfilled life."
Originally a biomedical engineering major, with the plan of going to medical school to become a physician like his father, Austin's career took a different path when he discovered his love of business and finance at Yale where he played for the 2006 Ivy League championship football team.
After transitioning to business, Austin began his career working for mission-driven private investment firms — American Infrastructure Funds investing in transportation, healthcare, and agriculture sectors, and Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, and Alphabet spinout building next generation infrastructure platforms.
A California native, Austin moved east to attend graduate school at Harvard Business School, where he met his business partner, Stephen. Outside of Nutrishare, Austin and his wife, Laura, stay busy with their three children, spending time outdoors, skiing, boating, hiking, and playing sports.