Mr. Garbarino is a Partner in the healthcare services practice at Webster Equity Partners.
Mr. Garbarino has been both a private equity investor and an operating executive in private equity backed companies for over 30 years. Mr. Garbarino has spent the last 22 years in CEO roles for three healthcare services companies. He brings extensive transaction and operating experience including over 50 M&A transactions, 10 joint ventures, and 2 public offerings. Upon Fund II’s acquisition of Epic Health Services, Mr. Garbarino became CEO. Prior to joining Epic in 2010, he was President/CEO of Freedom Home Healthcare, also backed by Webster, starting in 2008. Freedom Home Healthcare merged into Epic in 2012. From 2015 through the sale of Epic in 2017, Mr. Garbarino served as both a Webster Equity Partners Partner and as Executive Chairman of Epic. Prior to Epic/Freedom, Mr. Garbarino was President/CEO of EyeTel Imaging, an ophthalmic telemedicine company backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Radius Ventures and sold to Neurometrix. Mr. Garbarino was founder and President/CEO of Occupational Health + Rehabilitation, which he built into the third largest national occupational healthcare provider. The company was publicly traded from 1996 until its sale to Concentra in 2005. Earlier in his career Mr. Garbarino held various senior positions including General Partner with two private equity and venture capital firms, Foster Management Company and Fairfield Venture Partners, of which he was a co-founder, and Business Development Services, Inc., the venture capital arm of General Electric Company. Mr. Garbarino began his career as a CPA with Ernst and Whinney. He is a graduate of Boston College and the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.