Danish Qureshi is a co-founder of LifeStance Health (NASDAQ: LFST), one of the largest outpatient mental healthcare platforms in the US. Danish oversees all growth initiatives for the company, which includes leading the de novo growth team, responsible for all new site openings and the expansion of LifeStance’s existing footprint into new markets, the clinician recruiting team, responsible for bringing new clinicians into the LifeStance family of providers, and the national marketing team, focused on online patient marketing strategies and national brand development. In less than 5 years, LifeStance has grown to 500+ centers across 31 states, and 4,000+ mental health clinicians employed, culminating in the company going public in 2021.
Prior to LifeStance, Danish was the former SVP of Strategic Initiatives at Accelecare Wound Centers, Inc., and COO of the post-acute division, Accelecare Wound Professionals, LLC. During his tenure, the post-acute division was launched and grew into a nationwide network of 400 skilled nursing facilities under contract, with physicians employed across 22 states. In 2016, Accelecare was successfully exited to a strategic buyer.
Prior to Accelecare, Danish worked at Nautic Partners, a Providence RI based mid-market private equity firm, with a focus on healthcare services deals. He began his career as a management consultant with Bain & Company. Danish received his BA from Northwestern University.