Press release: West Owens joins Future Family as CFO
"We are going to remove the biggest barriers to starting a family for women and couples who need fertility care, broadening accessibility for all."
San Francisco, California - June 13, 2018 – Today Future Family, the leading fertility care platform for consumers in the US, announces the appointment of West Owens as its Chief Financial Officer. Owens, a veteran finance executive, brings extensive experience driving innovation in consumer finance. Owens will lead Future Family’s efforts to make high quality fertility care affordable to all.
"Future Family's vision is to make fertility care accessible for all women, men, and couples in the U.S. Our fertility-as-a-service offering provides digital consults, testing, concierge care, and affordable subscription plans for IVF and egg freezing,” said Claire Tomkins, CEO and co-founder of Future Family. “We are seeing huge demand for these services and the company is ready for the next level of growth. West is an extraordinary executive with deep capital markets experience and a real feel for consumer businesses. We’re lucky to have him joining us at this important moment.”
Owens has been a finance executive for more than 14 years. Prior to joining Future Family, he served as CFO and COO at Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS). Before AMS, Owens had a successful tenure as Vice President of Structured Finance at SolarCity (now TESLA), where he raised over $2B in diversified capital for the company and securitized the first solar service agreements and loans in the ABS market. Owens has also held finance management roles at AES Solar and investment roles at US Renewables Group. Owens holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.
"I believe strongly in Future Family's mission.” said West Owens, CFO of Future Family. “We are going to remove the biggest barriers to starting a family for women and couples who need fertility care, broadening accessibility for all. That starts with making fertility care affordable with our subscription packages that allow couples to pay monthly instead of upfront."
The fertility sector is experiencing rapid growth, but barriers remain around affordability and accessibility. The average round of IVF costs $23,000 and about 40% of women of reproductive age have limited or no access to fertility care. Owens’ appointment comes as Future Family prepares to expand it’s fertility-as-a-service subscription across all 50 states.
About Future Family:
Future Family is where women, men and couples start their fertility journey. The company’s mission is to make fertility care accessible and affordable to all. Future Family combines advances in fintech, fertility care, and telehealth to support women and couples throughout their fertility journeys. Future Family was founded by former SolarCity exec Claire Tomkins, who was inspired by her own fertility struggles to improve the experience for other women and Eve Blossom, a serial entrepreneur in social impact and technology companies.
Learn more at www.futurefamily.com