Chairman and CEO
Our Founder James C. Momtazee has over 23 years of investment and acquisition experience. He will serve as the Chief Executive Officer and President of our Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Momtazee initially joined KKR & Co., Inc., or KKR, in 1996. He helped form the health care industry group in 2001 and was promoted to Head of the Heath Care Team for the Americas Private Equity platform in January 2009. He was a member of KKR’s Americas Private Equity Investment Committee and was Chairman of the Health Care Strategic Growth and the Health Care Royalty & Income Investment Committees. During the period between 2001 and 2019, KKR was one of the most active investors on Wall Street, committing over $50 billion in capital, across the health care sector. The largest of these investments was its $33 billion acquisition of HCA, Inc. in 2006, which at the time, was the largest cash buyout in history. During this same period, KKR made several other notable investments across the health care sector, including: Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc in 2004, PRA Health Sciences, Inc. in 2013, and BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. in 2016. Mr. Momtazee currently serves on the Board of Directors of BridgeBio, PRA Health Sciences (lead independent director), and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and has previously served on the Board of Directors of multiple other health care companies including Envision Healthcare, Heartland Dental, Ajax Health, Global Medical Response, BrightSpring Health Services, Covenant Surgical Partners, Entellus Medical, Inc. (acquired by Stryker Corporation), EchoNous, Spirox, Inc., Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Lake Region Medical, HCA Healthcare, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and Alliance Imaging.