050: Dr. Ronit Molko – Empowering Synergy
Dr. Ronit Molko is the founder and principal of Empowering Synergy. Recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert in autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and behavioral healthcare, she is a dynamic senior executive, entrepreneur and strategist.
In 2001, Dr. Molko cofounded Autism Spectrum Therapies Inc. (AST), which grew into a highly respected, multi-state provider of services for individuals on the autism spectrum. In 2014, she sold her company to a private equity backed strategic buyer, and then served as President of Autism Services for the combined family of companies until early 2016.
Today, as founder and Principal of Empowering Synergy, Dr. Molko conducts due diligence for investors exploring acquisitions in the behavioral healthcare space. She also consults as an expert in the field of service delivery for healthcare, with a special focus on behavioral healthcare and companies that provide services to families affected by autism and developmental disabilities.
Dr. Molko has received several awards in recognition of her achievements in business as well as her leadership abilities and support for expanding opportunities for women. Most recently, she was recognized with a 2017 Woman of Influence Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
In 2018, she released her latest work, “Autism Matters: Empowering Investors, Providers and the Autism Community to Advance Autism Services,” published by ForbesBooks, in which she takes a critical look at the autism services industry and identifies opportunities for advancement of services and business.
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