CHICAGO December 19, 2017
The Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) has announced it will honor Annie Lamont with its 2017 Russell L. Carson Award for lifetime achievement in healthcare investing. Annie, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Oak HC/FT, is recognized for her 30+ year career supporting the creation and growth of many of the healthcare industry’s most successful and dynamic companies.
A renowned investor, Annie has applied her integrity, intelligence, and passion to rise to the top of her field while improving the direction of healthcare. She has a strong track-record of identifying, and then working constructively with, healthcare entrepreneurs who share her passion and focus on building leading companies that enhance clinical quality, effectively contain costs, and deliver a high-level customer and consumer experience.
“Few people can match Annie’s tenacity and intellectual hunger in contributing to the $3 trillion healthcare industry,” said Andrew Adams, Co-Founder and General Partner at Oak HC/FT. “This is powerfully demonstrated through her track-record and reputation for building leading companies that span all industry segments – biotech, pharmaceuticals, managed care, behavioral health, service providers, and healthcare IT.”
“Over decades, Annie has been an industry thought leader in building strong and successful healthcare companies – especially ones that materially and positively improve the state of the US healthcare system,” adds Craig Frances MD, President of HCPEA. “Annie has been one of the most strategic and creative investors our industry has ever seen and she is an outstanding role model for our future leaders. We are thrilled to be honoring Annie with this award.”
Annie's leadership reaches beyond the healthcare industry. She has been active in leadership roles on the Stanford University Board of Trustees, the Executive Board of the National Venture Capital Association, and several charitable and philanthropic activities.
HCPEA created the Russell L. Carson Award to honor an individual who has had a long-standing impact in the healthcare private equity industry. The first recipient was Russ Carson himself in 2011. Past honorees include David Beecken of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, Michael Michelson of KKR, Bryan Cressey of Cressey & Company, Marty Mannion of Summit Partners, Rick Stowe of Health Enterprise Partners, and Eugene Hill of SV Health Investors. Annie will receive the award in January at HCPEA’s Annual Awards Dinner.
The Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to sup¬port the reputation, knowledge, and relationships of the healthcare private equity community. HCPEA’s 60+ members are among the best known, most respected, private equity firms. Collectively, HCPEA’s member firms employ over 500 investment professionals throughout the United States and Canada. With over $1 trillion under manage¬ment, our members represent one of the largest portfolios of privately held healthcare-related businesses encompassing services, products, diagnostics, distribution, pharmaceuticals and IT, among other segments. For more information, please visit http://www.hcpea.org.
ABOUT OAK HC/FT
Oak HC/FT (http://oakhcft.com) is a premier venture fund investing in Healthcare Information & Services (“HC”) and Financial Services Technology (“FT”). We are focused on driving transformation in these industries by providing entrepreneurs and companies with strategic counsel, board-level participation, business plan execution, and access to our extensive network of industry leaders.
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