Edison Partners welcomes health care IT executive Patrick O’Keefe as operating partner

Edison Partners welcomes health care IT executive Patrick O’Keefe as operating partner

Princeton-based Edison Partners on Thursday announced the appointment of veteran health care 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 in health care technology for the leading growth equity investment firm 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 health care industry executive who has advised CEOs and founders over the years to achieve rapid, capital efficient growth for their companies,” Gregg Michaelson, general partner and leader of Edison’s health care technology sector, said. “We know both our health care 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 health care and health tech sectors to his role at Edison Partners. Most recently, he served as chief revenue officer of leading health care 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 mergers & acquisitions.

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

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.