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News calendar    Mar 21, 2024

Edison Partners Welcomes Healthcare IT Executive Patrick O’Keefe as Operating Partner

PRINCETON, N.J. — MAR. 21, 2024 — Edison Partners, a leading growth equity investment firm, today announced the appointment of veteran healthcare executive Patrick O’Keefe as an Operating Partner, further strengthening the firm’s Edison Edge value creation platform. O’Keefe will identify and evaluate investment opportunities for the firm in healthcare technology and advise its portfolio company executives on leadership and go-to-market strategies, among other responsibilities.

“We are thrilled to welcome a seasoned pro like Patrick to the team, a top notch healthcare industry executive who has advised CEOs and founders over the years to achieve rapid, capital efficient growth for their companies,” said Gregg Michaelson, General Partner and leader of Edison’s healthcare technology sector. “We know both our healthcare practice and our portfolio companies will gain a significant advantage having access to his in-house expertise.”

O’Keefe brings more than two decades of experience as an operating executive, C-level leader and board member in the healthcare and healthtech sectors to his role at Edison Partners. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue Officer of leading healthcare technology solutions company Zelis, where he led enterprise sales and client management for over seven years and played critical roles in setting strategy for product development and M&A.

Prior to Zelis, O’Keefe held senior executive roles at Anthem, UnitedHealth Group and Oxford Health Plans, and currently serves on the boards of Health Recovery Solutions and Ringmaster Technologies.

“I’m eager to offer my in-the-trenches experience to Edison’s portfolio companies, knowing first-hand how much the right partner and advisor can mean in achieving sustainable growth,” said Patrick O’Keefe, operating partner at Edison Edge. “I’ve personally leveraged Edison’s value creation capabilities, which are head and shoulders above other firms. Rather than the theoretical tomes or homework you get from many firms, if a portfolio company has a problem, Edison is quick to provide practical solutions backed by people who’ve held the jobs.”

Edison Edge is Edison Partners’ differentiated value creation platform offered to its portfolio companies at no cost. The platform includes five operating centers of excellence, along with executive education programs and a director network, all designed to help portfolio companies navigate, accelerate and scale growth.

Gregg focuses on investments in Healthcare IT and Enterprise software, specifically within the data and analytics, patient engagement, and marketing technology sectors. He brings over 20 years of experience investing in and operating growth stage companies. Gregg also advises Edison portfolio executives on leadership, strategy, and operational efficiency.