Dick Allen has over 45 years of experience in the health care industry. He began his career at Baxter Healthcare, holding domestic and international management positions in finance and operations. After leaving Baxter, Dick co-founded Caremark, a pioneer of home IV therapies. Since Caremark’s sale to Baxter in 1987, he has been an angel investor providing seed capital for companies in the medical device, healthcare services, and healthcare IT markets. In this capacity, Dick has been a founder, board member, or early-stage investor in more than 40 companies. He co-founded Pyxis Corporation, the market leader in hospital medication storage and dispensing systems.
Dick is the immediate past chairman of the International Board of Directors of JDRF. He is on the board of Tandem Diabetes Care and provides strategic oversight for the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Hospital. He is a past Chairman of Hoag Hospital, the Orange County Community Foundation, and the Orange County Business Council.
Dick received a BA (cum laude) from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he served on the faculty as a Lecturer in Strategic Management for thirteen years. He and his wife Mary live in Newport Beach, California and have two grown children and four grandchildren, one of whom has had Type 1 Diabetes for 14+ years.