Where would we be without our founders? When we set out to buy a new company, our first step is a conversation with the founder. We aim to understand the early vision, their goals for the future, and the culture that’s led to success so far. Then we build on that strong foundation. That starts with setting founders up for their ideal next step. Whether that’s returning to a former passion in an operating role, taking on an advisory position, or stepping away altogether, we’re ready to design the right path together. Above, hear from Optima Healthcare Solutions’ founder Steve Mackie about his choice to partner with Alpine Investors.