August 16, 2023

The Fertility Partners Announces New CEO

The Fertility Partners (TFP), a network of leading fertility practices across North America, has announced today that following an extensive search, its Board of Directors, along with Founder and Executive Chairman Dr. Andrew Meikle, are pleased to welcome Derek Larkin as Chief Executive Officer of The Fertility Partners. Dr. Meikle will remain as Founder and Executive Chairman playing an active role in partner relationships, providing support to Mr. Larkin, corporate development, strategic decision making and oversight.

“This is a transformational time in our business, and we are very excited to have Derek guide the TFP team as we continue our growth across North America. We have a tremendous alignment of vision and values, and his extensive operational expertise, sector knowledge and leadership will enhance our offering to partner clinics,” Andrew states.

Mr. Larkin is a dynamic executive with a wealth of experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. He is a strategic visionary with a clear purpose and incomparable drive. He combines his deep management and operational background with entrepreneurial vision and repeated success in positioning companies for both top and bottom-line growth.

Derek has been the CEO of First Fertility for the past three years. During this time, First Fertility experienced rapid and significant growth. Derek developed the operating model and an integrated platform that provided key operational value and support services, including payroll, HR, IT, marketing, finance, revenue cycle management and strategic planning.

Before First Fertility, Derek had increasing roles of responsibility over 12 years at Boston IVF, including VP Ops and COO of Boston MFM, culminating as CEO, where he was accountable for the financial success, overall direction, and administration of one of the largest IVF corporations in the U.S. with six IVF centers throughout the U.S. and over 500 employees.

“I am honored to join The Fertility Partners as its next Chief Executive Officer. My life’s work has been in fertility and striving to improve the patient experience along their journey of family building,” said Mr. Larkin. “I have a deep appreciation of that common ethos and the success that Andrew and The Fertility Partners team have had in developing a trust-based, patient-centric culture. This is rarely found in organizations and is evidence of the unique value that The Fertility Partners and its physicians and employees bring to the market. I am excited to continue to lead this amazing organization with that purpose.”

Derek has a BA from the University of Massachusetts, a JD, and an MBA from Suffolk University.

About The Fertility Partners                                                           

Founded in 2019, The Fertility Partners (“TFP”) is comprised of leading fertility practices across North America with 36 clinic locations (14 IVF centres), over 75 physicians and 1000 employees. The Fertility Partners operates five clinic locations in Connecticut and New York under one brand. In Canada, TFP is across the country in six provinces representing more than 30% of the market cycles. TFP provides a model that allows partners access to medical and clinical thought partners, innovative technologies, and operational efficiencies to enhance patient journeys and improve clinical outcomes.