Prakash Patel, M.D., Joins GrowthCurve Capital as a Lead Operating Executive in Healthcare
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GrowthCurve Capital, a control-oriented private equity firm that applies technology, AI, and human capital to create long-term value primarily across the financial and information services, healthcare, and technology sectors, announced today that Dr. Prakash Patel has joined as a Lead Operating Executive in Healthcare.
Dr. Patel has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience and a proven track record of driving strategy and operations to deliver growth across a broad spectrum of healthcare areas. In particular, he has been an innovator at the intersection of the payor, provider, and technology landscapes and has driven solutions around integrated care models to meet the needs of those with chronic and complex conditions. As a lead operating executive at GrowthCurve Capital, he will utilize his expertise to support the value creation strategies and execution capabilities related to investments in leading healthcare businesses.
Most recently, Dr. Patel served as Executive Vice President and President for Anthem, Inc.’s Diversified Business Group, where he led the business’s strategic direction and its multi-fold growth. Before joining Anthem, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the GuideWell Enterprise and Florida Blue and President of GuideWell Health; as Chief Executive Officer of Access Mediquip; and in executive roles with Magellan Health Services, Internet Healthcare Group, and Scheer & Company.
“We are delighted to welcome Prakash to GrowthCurve,” said Sumit Rajpal, CEO and Founder of GrowthCurve Capital. “His skillsets in operating and growing companies and his deep healthcare industry expertise will be great complements to the robust functional and investment capabilities we have already built since the launch of our firm.” Vignesh Aier, Head of Healthcare Investing at GrowthCurve Capital, added, “Prakash has been a thought-leader in the healthcare field, and we are delighted to work with him as we support businesses in delivering exceptional value to patients, providers, and payors and in accelerating their growth.”
“I am thrilled to be working with GrowthCurve Capital’s incredibly talented group of investment and industry professionals with whom I share a similar vision on supporting and building leading, impactful healthcare companies,” said Dr. Patel. “These companies will greatly benefit by leveraging unparalleled expertise at GrowthCurve in key areas such as data science, digital transformation, and human capital.”
Dr. Patel earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and his Medical Doctorate degree from Cornell University Medical College. He is an avid fitness and sports enthusiast, a current Board Member for Dugout Ventures, a CEO forum member of the national value-based organization HCP-LAN (CMS Alliance), and a past Global 50 Executive member. His civic activities include supporting education and healthcare organizations focused on children and the underprivileged.
About GrowthCurve Capital
GrowthCurve Capital is a private equity firm focused on building world-class businesses by leveraging data, analytics, and machine learning, combined with a comprehensive approach to human capital, to accelerate growth and drive value creation. Founded by Sumit Rajpal, former Global Co-Head of the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, the firm focuses on control-oriented private equity investments primarily across the financial and information services, healthcare, and technology sectors.
For more information, please visit www.GrowthCurveCapital.com and follow the firm on LinkedIn.
Dan Gagnier and Jeffrey Mathews