Rodger Ford

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Rodger Ford is the managing partner at Anthem Equity Group.[1]

Ford founded AlphaGraphics, a printshop business, in 1970. In 1979, the company began franchising its operations [2] and, during the 1980s, helped the company grow their franchise business.[3] Alpha began expanding internationally in the late 1980s / early 1990s.[4][5]

Ford also co-founded PetsHotel, an upscale hotel for dogs and cats.[6][7] PetSmart acquired PetsHotel from Ford in 2000.[8]

In 2004, Ford was appointed to the board of directors at Syncardia [9] and he became CEO in 2005.[10] During Ford’s tenure at CEO, Syncardia greatly advanced the portability and effectiveness of their artificial heart technology.[11][12][13][14]

Ford then left Syncardia to become CEO and chairman of the board at MicroMed Cardiovascular.[15][16][17] In October 2013, Ford became Chairman and CEO of ReliantHeart, the successor in interest to Micromed.[18][19]