About Us

Caduceus Capital Partners is a venture capital group founded in 2020 by Dave Vreeland and Scott Kolesar as a response to the exponential rise in importance of digital health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our team’s digital health experience spans more than three decades, and we have a deep understanding of the key factors driving industry disruption and transformation.

Throughout this period, our team members have founded, grown, and invested in companies that have delivered solutions for payers, providers, and life sciences organizations. These companies have covered all areas of digital health, including:

  • Consumerism
  • Value-based Care
  • Federal/State Enablement
  • Operations & Cost Transformation
  • Therapeutic Area Transformation
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Regulatory/Special Emergent Opportunities

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Firm Leadership

Our managing partners, Dave Vreeland and Scott Kolesar, have each spent the entirety of their careers in the healthcare industry, with a specific focus on digital health and health technology.

Both are veteran healthcare technology consultants, having worked together at Ernst & Young in the mid-1990s. Scott also held positions at Optum and Deloitte, while Dave co-founded Cumberland Consulting Group. In 2017, Dave and Scott began working together again, this time at Jumpstart Capital where they successfully led investments in 11 early-stage digital health companies.

Dave and Scott are joined by Chris Ryan, who serves as Partner, Investor Relations, and has nearly two decades of consulting and investing experience.

Dave Vreeland Caduceus

Dave Vreeland

Senior Managing Partner
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Scott Kolesar Caduceus

Scott Kolesar

Managing Partner
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Christopher Ryan Caduceus

Christopher Ryan

Partner, Investor Relations
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Executive Team

Our executive team members, Brent Campbell and Lindsay Valdez, are responsible for overseeing finance and operations at Caduceus Capital Partners. They both have extensive experience leading operational initiatives for large companies across various industries.

Brent Campbell Caduceus

Brent Campbell

Chief Financial Officer
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Lindsay Valdez Caduceus

Lindsay Valdez

Director of Operations
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Venture Partners

Affectionately known as “The Syndicate,” our venture partner team comprises 14 senior healthcare and entrepreneurial executives who serve as a collective fourth partner for the fund. As active participants in the digital health seed-stage investing process, they are responsible for:

  • Discovering, sourcing, and vetting startups
  • Holding positions on 1-3 portfolio company boards of directors
  • Supporting fund investment decisions
  • Advising portfolio company executives

This unique innovation brings enormous advantages to our investors and entrepreneurs. The Syndicate exponentially expands Caduceus’s deal flow, management and sales relationships, ability to support board and advisory work, and exits. 

Bo Bartholomew Caduceus
Bo Bartholomew
CEO
Evidence Care
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Adam Bauer Caduceus
Adam Bauer
Vice President, Analytics Services
Optum
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Martin Bonick Caduceus
Martin J. Bonick, FACHE
President and CEO
Ardent Health Services
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Bill Brown Caduceus
Bill Brown
CEO
A2B Advisors
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Brian Fox Caduceus
C. Brian Fox, CPA, MBA
Founder
Confirmation
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Phil Hertik Caduceus
Phil Hertik
Retired
Windsor Health
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Judson Ivy Caduceus
Judson Ivy
Founder and CEO
Ensemble Health Partners
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Peter Micca
Senior Industry Advisor
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Craig Richardville, MBA
Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer
SCL Health
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Roy Sailor Caduceus
Roy Sailor
Principal, TellTale Advisors
Former OptumInsight Executive
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Al Smith
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
LifePoint Health
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Kirk Stanley Caduceus
Kirk Stanley
President and CEO
PopHealthCare
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Eric Thrailkill
Founder
Allee Advisory Services, LLC
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Sue Tyler
Former CFO, EVP Operations, Medical Mutual of Ohio
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