Davis D. Fansler - Managing Director & Co-Founder
Davis Fansler has over 35 years of health care industry experience. He brings an unusual blend of experiences, including commercial banking, ambulatory care management and venture capital.
Prior to co-founding Castling Partners Davis served as a Director of the Health Care Practice for Wipfli, LLP, a large national accounting and advisory firm, where his typical engagements ranged from constructing a system-wide physician integration business plan for a large not-for-profit health system to designing an innovative compensation plan for a large academic medical practice to strategic planning for a small single specialty practice.
Before joining Wipfli, Davis co-founded Partners Healthcare Consulting, Inc. (“Partners”), a Minneapolis-based consultancy that specialized in hospital-physician integration strategies, medical practice performance improvement, and ambulatory strategic planning (In 2005, Partners merged with Wipfli LLP.). Prior to that, Davis was a co-founder and general partner of an early stage health care service and medical device venture capital fund based in Minneapolis. He was also a co-founder and managing principal with Partners Consulting Group, Ltd, which was acquired by Towers Perrin in 1997. Early in his career Davis was a lending officer at a large metropolitan bank and served as Executive Director for one of the largest single specialty medical practices in the Twin Cities.
Davis was one of the primary authors of Partners’ (later Wipfli’s) Perspective and Practicum and has been published in several professional journals both regionally and nationally. A highly sought-after speaker, he has spoken at numerous conferences, both regionally and nationally as well.
Professional Organizations and Activities
Davis is an appointee of Governor Hickenlooper on the Connect for Health Colorado health exchange board of directors and a member of the board of the Telluride Hospital District.
Davis is the former mayor of Mountain Village, Colorado and a former certified firefighter with the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department. He is currently Vice Chair of the board and Chair of the Grants Committee of the Telluride Foundation
Davis earned his bachelor of arts degree in American history and political science from the University of Vermont.