Mr. Froude is a partner with Aequitas Capital Management, president of Aequitas Consumer Services and chief executive officer of CarePayment Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Froude is a partner with Aequitas Capital Management, president of Aequitas Consumer Services and chief executive officer of CarePayment Technologies, Inc.  CarePayment was launched by Aequitas Capital Management in 2004.  The company partners with hospitals and WebBank of Salt Lake City to allow patients to pay medical bills over time at 0% APR.  Previously, Mr. Froude founded Portland-based WellMed Inc., which was acquired by HLTH Corporation, owner of WebMD Health Services, in 2002.  Prior to joining CarePayment, Mr. Froude served as executive vice president at WebMD.  Mr. Froude also previously worked with Creative Multimedia and Central Point Software.  He currently sits on the board of directors of Pulse Health, LLC, a developer of biomarker measuring systems, and 4-Tell, a provider of SaaS personalized product recommendation solutions.

Mr. Froude earned his B.S. in business administration from Oregon State University.  He has been recognized by OSU’s College of Business as a Distinguished Early Career Business Professional, and was a College of Business Centennial Celebration honoree in 2008.   His wife, Stephanie Froude, is also an OSU alumna with a B.S. in industrial and manufacturing engineering.