Scott Kolesar brings to Caduceus Capital Partners II, LLC thirty-five years of experience in the digital health industry that includes creating, operating, building, and investing in innovative digital health companies. He has a history of creating value as a Fortune 50 senior health industry executive, as a partner in the industry’s most prestigious consulting firms, and as a board director of several digital health portfolio companies.
Scott co-founded Caduceus Capital Partners in 2020 and has served as its Managing Partner of Caduceus Early Stage Digital Health Fund I, LP. Previously, Scott supported digital health investing at Jumpstart Capital with his Caduceus partner, Dave Vreeland. Scott joined Jumpstart Capital in 2017 and helped build several breakthrough companies in digital healthcare as a Venture Partner where he also assisted with fundraising, deal sourcing, due diligence, portfolio management, and advisory work. He also served as a member of the Managed Care Advisory Board for Horizon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HZNP), a $1.2B global biopharmaceutical Partnership, and as an advisor to TransformativeMed, a clinician-designed inpatient care solutions that delivers specialty-specific content and workflows, enhanced care team collaboration, real-time data insights and notifications, and sophisticated glycemic management in a user-friendly interface.
Before investing, Scott led several national healthcare technology and value-based care consulting practices. During his tenure as a Partner at Deloitte, he led the firm’s Value-based Care, Cerner EMR, and Long-Term Services & Supports practices. He supported clients and organizations across the healthcare value chain and worked closely with many digital health companies including Philips, Google, Cerner/Oracle, West Health, Lumeris, Wellcentive, Konica-Minolta, and Deloitte’s own ConvergeHealth digital health platform. At Ernst & Young, Scott served as the Americas Health Technology Innovation + Digital Leader in their Healthcare Advisory Practice.
Before Deloitte and EY, Scott joined UnitedHealth Group, the largest commercial health insurer in the world, as Senior Vice President and helped form its Optum subsidiary, which, today, at over $227 billion in annual revenue, has become one of the most important companies in the digital health landscape, as well as an active acquirer of growth equity-backed digital health businesses.
Earlier in his career, Scott was the National Healthcare Information Technology Practice leader at Huron Consulting and Global Healthcare Provider Industry Leader at EDS/Hewlett-Packard, where he led an international group of digital health solution consultants.
Scott graduated from Bowling Green State University’s School of Business with a Management Information Systems degree. Scott enjoys spending time with his family, wife Dinah, and daughters Maria and Anna. He attempts to stay physically fit through his love of mountain and road biking and emotionally healthy through fly fishing, backpacking, and other peaceful outdoor pursuits.