Scott Kolesar brings to Caduceus Capital Partners 35 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 of the industry’s most prestigious consulting firms, and as a board director of three Jumpstart Capital Growth Fund I portfolio companies:
- Simplify ASC: a cloud-hosted enterprise suite of products for more than 120 ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) throughout the United States
- Intelligent Observation (Chairman): low- cost, highly efficient hand hygiene compliance software for health providers
- EvidenceCare (Observer): decision support software designed exclusively for clinicians to deliver evidence-based medicine individualized for each patient
Previously, Scott supported digital health investing at Jumpstart Capital with Caduceus Managing Partner Dave Vreeland. Scott joined Jumpstart Capital in 2017 and helped build several breakthrough companies in digital health alongside Dave as a Venture Partner. He also assisted with fundraising, portfolio company selection, due diligence, and advisory work. Additionally, he served as a member of the Managed Care Advisory Board for Horizon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HZNP), a $1.2B global biopharmaceutical company.
Prior to investing, Scott led several national healthcare technology and value-based care consulting practices. During his tenure as 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, 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 its Healthcare Advisory Practice.
Prior to 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 more than $120B 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.