Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare and technology industries, has hired Anna Haghgooie to the firm as an operating partner in the healthcare group.
Haghgooie was a managing director of the Blue Venture Fund and Sandbox Industries, where she served on the board of directors of Quilted Health, Somatus, ZeOmega, Contessa, Axial Healthcare, Origin, SonarMD, PWN Health, ExactCare, NaviHealth (a WCAS XI former portfolio company), and Change Healthcare.
David Caluori, WCAS general partner, said, “We have known Anna and followed her successes building next generation healthcare companies for many years. Anna’s focus on enhancing the development of value-based care and transforming the way patients experience healthcare will be of tremendous benefit to WCAS as we continue to expand our relationships with innovative and growth stage companies across the healthcare ecosystem. Anna is a great fit with our values and culture, and we are fortunate to have her on the WCAS team.”
Haghgooie added, “I am thrilled to join the WCAS team. Helping healthcare businesses grow, innovate, and deliver value has been WCAS’s focus for over 40 years and is also my passion. I look forward to working with the WCAS team on this mission and being part of their collaborative culture.”
WCAS’s current portfolio includes healthcare businesses such as CenterWell, CareSource, and InnovAge.