We Create Companies

Our People

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.

COMMITMENT

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.

FOCUS

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

WIN-WIN

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

Accolade

Accolade

Accolade reduces health care spend by up to 10% for its Fortune 100 clients.

Everspring

Everspring

Everspring helps universities design and deliver the future of education, online.

Insureon

Insureon

Insureon is one of the nation’s leading online marketplaces for small business insurance.

Past Companies

Accretive Commerce

Accretive Commerce

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

Accretive Health

Accretive Health

Accretive Health increases access to care by bringing increased discipline to RCM.

Accumen

Accumen

Accumen partners with health systems to deliver lab excellence.

AlphaStaff

AlphaStaff

AlphaStaff delivers a full range of HR outsourcing services to small and medium businesses.

Arise

Arise

Arise is changing the way companies think about call center services.

Equitant

Equitant

Equitant outsourced services for the management and optimization of the Order-to-Cash cycle.

Exult

Exult

Exult was a pioneer in the HR BPO industry that served Fortune 500 companies.

Fandango

Fandango

Fandango is the leading moviegoer destination that sells tickets to over 16,000 screens.

Quantum Health

Quantum Health

Quantum Health is an innovative provider of integrated health management services.

Xchanging

Xchanging

Xchanging provides processing services to the banking and insurance industries