Brian Poplin

Operating Investor

Brian is founding partner in Harkness Capital and Executive Chairman of SFE Holdings. A United States Air Force veteran, Dr. Poplin was most recently the President and CEO of Elior North America where he helped build the US presence in Food Service and Restaurant Management to become the fifth largest contract catering company in the US. He has also served as President and CEO of Medical Staffing Network and President of Aramark Healthcare Technologies where he worked his way up from an entry level Biomedical Equipment Technician position over a 19 year tenure.

Dr. Poplin earned a BS in Business Administration and MS in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Doctor of Health Administration and Policy from The Medical University of South Carolina.

Key Experience

• President/CEO – Aramark Healthcare Technologies; Medical Staffing Network; Elior North America
• Board Member – InterMed Holdings; LavaGel Technologies
• Board Member and Investment Committee Member – The Medical University of South Carolina Foundation

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