Jenna (Lally) Whigham, an MIT Sloan graduate, launched Laurel Tree Partners with her brother, Dennis Lally, in May of 2019. Before diving into ETA, Jenna managed a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch (an approximately $108 billion public company) as Division President. While she enjoyed leading the business unit, she sought more autonomy and personal stake in the game. Like many searchers, she grappled with concerns about income loss and an uncertain career path if the search did not pan out.
Fortunately, despitNever stop being an attentive and curious leader”e the uncertainties of the journey, Jenna and Dennis successfully completed the acquisition of Abound Health Group ("Abound”, formerly known as Aymira) after 16 months of search. Abound operates a behavioral health agency, which provides a comprehensive array of support and services to children and adults with various intellectual and developmental disabilities (“I/DD”). Abound’s offerings also include OnTarget, an electronic health record (“EHR”) software platform for I/DD and mental health providers. The Company has performed exceedingly well following the acquisition, as the Laurel Tree team continues to execute on their thesis of growing both organically and through M&A, integrating multiple tuck-in acquisitions across state lines.