Next Things First


Robert M. Coppedge, CFA
Founding Partner
Faultline Ventures

Robert M. Coppedge has over 10 years of experience exploring and supporting innovative solutions to the health care industry’s biggest challenges. He is founding partner of Seattle-based Faultline Ventures, a firm focused on supporting disruptive innovations in health care.

Prior to founding Faultline, Mr. Coppedge was senior vice president and principal at Capitol Health, a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage health services. At Capitol Health from 1997-2008, his responsibilities included monitoring of portfolio company operations, sourcing new investment opportunities and building strategic relationships for the firm. In addition, he played an active role in the firm’s fundraising activities.

In 2004, Mr. Coppedge served on a special panel of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that reviewed applications for the Chronic Care Improvement Program, now called Medicare Health Support.

Active in industry and community organizations, Mr. Coppedge is a founder and director of Nashville, Tenn.-based Leadership Health Care and was named its first Volunteer of the Year in 2004. He is a former member of the development committee of the Phillips Collection’s Board of Trust and the Phillips Collection Contemporaries Steering Committee. He served as this group’s chair from 2001-2003. Mr. Coppedge is a former member of the Board of Advisors to National Foundation of Teaching Entrepreneurship.

A 1997 graduate of Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences, he was twice named Georgetown’s Outstanding Student in Community Service.

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.


Charlotte Gee Graeber
Vice President of Communications
Faultline Ventures

Charlotte Graeber has over 10 years of experience in communications and public relations, specializing in the health care and veterinary industries. She joined Faultline Ventures, a firm focused on supporting disruptive innovations in health care, as vice president of communications in 2008.

In addition to her role at Faultline, Ms. Graeber is president of Charlotte Works, a public relations and communications firm based in Chicago.

Previously, Ms. Graeber held editorial positions at the University of California’s Center for HIV Information and San Francisco-based political consulting firm Winning Directions.

She began her career at the Nashville Health Care Council, a trade association focused on education, networking and mentoring opportunities. Ms. Graeber spent a total of seven years at the Council, acting as manager of membership services and then as director of programs and communications. She also was founding executive director of the spin-off group Young Health Care Leaders, now known as Leadership Health Care.

Ms. Graeber earned her bachelor’s in English from Vanderbilt University in 1997.


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