Our Team


Vishu Jhaveri, MD, MSA

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jhaveri leads all strategic investment efforts with established companies seeking capital and strategic partnerships. 

He has an extensive business background and a passion to challenge the status quo in healthcare.  Dr. Jhaveri had two successful exits prior to joining Trinnovate Ventures. 

A Board-certified pediatrician with 17 years in direct patient care, Dr. Jhaveri is also Senior Vice President of Health Services, Network, Contracting and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona® .

Additionally, Dr. Jhaveri serves as board adviser to Vision Gate and to the Investment Council for BioAccel. 

He has served in a variety of advisory and leadership positions in not-for-profit and for-profit entities, including: Highmark Blue Shield & Capital Blue Cross, Keystone Health Plan Central, Nationwide Insurance Companies and Coventry Healthcare, Inc.


Chris Smurthwaite

Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Chris leads all operations, business development and corporate strategy for Trinnovate Ventures.  He joined the company in 2016. 

He holds an MBA in Finance from The University of Arizona's Eller College of Management.

Prior to Trinnovate Ventures, Chris held several leadership roles at Banner Health / University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) within the health plan division.  He advised C-level executives and senior chairs on multiple business development and strategic growth projects post-Banner's acquisition of UAHN.

He is a skilled analyst and forecaster.  For two consecutive years, Chris predicted ACA enrollment with 99% accuracy in the Arizona and Utah markets. 

Chris began his professional career working for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).  

Our Board of Directors

  • Vishu J. Jhaveri

  • Mara G. Aspinall

  • Richard H. Dozer

  • Harry Papp

  • Gary L. Trujillo