Our People

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J. Michael Cline

Founding Partner
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Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

Managing Partner
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Anne-Marie Shelley

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
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Tony Shum

Chief Financial Officer

Our Approach

Michael Cline founded Accretive in 1999 as a specialized firm dedicated to creating great companies.

Accretive employs a systematic approach to analyzing markets and uncovering large opportunities for value creation. The goal of our research is to understand a set of customers’ pain points and the other offerings available in the marketplace to solve them. Through this process, we determine if we can create a meaningfully higher value solution for the market. If so, we design a customer-centric business model, ideally with win-win characteristics for all constituents, that is capable of driving the desired outcome. We implement this design by aggressively backing a team of talented, experienced executives that we hand-pick to build the company from the ground-up.

This approach has resulted in a superior track record of building companies that create new industries.

Our Philosophy

Accretive has developed a unique core philosophy that defines our aspirations for each company.


Despite the odds of success, we must commit our lives to building great things. Greatness requires commitment.

Value Edge

Create significant value for your customer versus their next best alternative — including doing nothing. Greatness requires creating value.


Do specific things that matter with simplicity, beauty and extraordinary execution. Greatness requires focus.


Create value in a trusted way for all the key constituencies. Greatness requires enhancing the eco-system.

Constant Improvement

Failure is a constant. Greatness requires constant learning and change.

Socially Conscious

Enhance our society. Greatness requires meaning.

Current Companies

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Accolade reduces health care spend by up to 10% for its Fortune 100 clients.
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Everspring helps universities design and deliver the future of education, online.
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Insureon is one of the nation's leading online marketplaces for small business insurance.

Past Companies

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Accretive Commerce

Accretive Commerce was a leader in eCommerce, customer care and logistics solutions.
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Accretive Health

Accretive Health increases access to care by bringing increased discipline to RCM.
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Accumen partners with health systems to deliver lab excellence.
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AlphaStaff delivers a full range of HR outsourcing services to small and medium businesses.
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Arise is changing the way companies think about call center services.
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Equitant outsourced services for the management and optimization of the Order-to-Cash cycle.
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Exult was a pioneer in the HR BPO industry that served Fortune 500 companies.
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Fandango is the leading moviegoer destination that sells tickets to over 16,000 screens.
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Quantum Health

Quantum Health is an innovative provider of integrated health management services.
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Xchanging provides processing services to the banking and insurance industries

Accretive, LLC

660 Madison Avenue
12th Floor, Suite 1215
New York, NY 10065

P: (646) 282-3131
F: (646) 282-3138
E: info@accretivellc.com