Boston, MA – January 4, 2016 — Leerink Capital Partners, the asset management affiliate of LEERINK Partners, a leading healthcare investment bank, announced today 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. He 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.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jared to Leerink Capital Partners, and we look forward to leveraging his deep experience in healthcare technology as we expand our footprint in this dynamic sector,” said Jeff Leerink, Chairman and CEO of LEERINK Partners. “His appointment is yet another example of LEERINK’s ability to attract industry-leading talent to our firm, allowing us to provide world-class support to companies and investors that are shaping the future of healthcare.”
“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. “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. “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.”
About Leerink Capital Partners
Leerink Capital Partners (“LCP”) was formed in 2013 to build and lead a multi-strategy, healthcarefocused principal investment business with a dedicated team experienced in originating, structuring and managing healthcare investments. LCP leverages the healthcare expertise, proprietary analytics and insights, and deep industry relationships of its affiliate, LEERINK Partners, a leading investment bank specializing in healthcare.