Leerink Capital Partners, a leading healthcare investment bank, announced that Jared Kesselheim joined the firm as a Managing Partner on January 1, 2016. Based in Boston, Dr. Kesselheim is co-managing Leerink Capital Partners’ healthcare technology and services and digital healthcare investment initiative. Kesselheim joins Todd Cozzens who recently came to Leerink Capital Partners from Sequoia Capital to lead LEERINK’s healthcare growth equity effort.
Dr. Kesselheim brings to LEERINK over seven years of investment experience in healthcare information technology, healthcare services and diagnostics. Most recently, Dr. Kesselheim was a leader of Bain Capital Venture’s healthcare practice, focusing on investments in healthcare information technology and services. Previously, Dr. Kesselheim completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kesselheim received his undergraduate, MBA and medical degrees from Harvard.
“This is an exciting new opportunity for me, and I look forward to helping the Leerink Capital Partners team further capitalize on the growth opportunities in the tech-enabled healthcare services, HCIT and Digital Health sectors,” said Dr. Kesselheim in an official statement. “LEERINK has an incredible platform and a well-deserved reputation as a leader in healthcare. I am excited to be working with the LCP team and leveraging our platform for the benefit of entrepreneurs and emerging healthcare companies.”
“As LEERINK continues to build its investment platform, Jared’s hiring adds another diverse set of skills to our team,” said Todd Cozzens, Managing Partner, Leerink Capital Partners in a statement. “Jared has a proven track record of identifying unique companies and helping them realize continued innovation and growth. His vast knowledge of healthcare services and technology combined with his financial acumen and unique clinical practice experience will be valuable resources, and I look forward to his contributions.”