Epic announced it added an unorthodox hire: CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is now the company’s financial advisor.
The fiery TV personality stirred up the health IT world earlier this year when he urged Apple to acquire Epic to make inroads into the healthcare software market. Epic, a privately held corporation sitting atop foundational commandments like “do not go public” and “do not be acquired” had little to say at the time, except for CEO Judy Faulkner, who remarked “Who’s Jim Cramer?”
Cramer’s impact has been realized within his first week on the job. Epic has already signed a deal to acquire Fitbit, the first purchase in the software company’s history, and Cramer said more acquisitions are on the way.