Frist Cressey Ventures

Innovative enterprises are rethinking the way healthcare works, and Frist Cressey Ventures is committed to equipping, empowering, and partnering with these nimble, imaginative ventures.

My longtime friend and business partner, Bryan Cressey, and I started Frist Cressey Ventures because we’ve seen policy initiatives, corporate efforts, and academic campaigns that failed to move the needle on genuine healthcare change. Instead, cutting-edge, high-growth businesses are bringing new ideas to healthcare.

Frist Cressey Ventures invests in businesses demonstrating reliability, compassion, integrity, respect, and trust. We prioritize bold entrepreneurs and excellent management teams for whom the goal is providing viable solutions to improve quality of care, system integration, patient outcomes, and population health. Our investments are successful partnerships, combining capital, hard work, and each stakeholder’s unique resources to change healthcare for the sake of the next generation.

Cressey & Company

Cressey & Company is a leading private equity firm with experienced principals who have invested and managed over $1 billion of healthcare investments. The team has employed its “Target, Partner and Build” strategy to successfully partner capital and support with exceptional executives in high-potential industries. The firm has added proprietary screening and analytical tools to its investment process as well as expanding its available resources to assist partner management teams in executing their growth strategies. The Cressey & Company strategy has proven to be particularly powerful in the healthcare industry.  This sector has historically strong secular growth, complex non-market forces and significant fragmentation.  The Cressey & Company strategy applies special insights and experience to seek extraordinary results.  Our investment professionals understand that in order to be leaders in healthcare private equity we must also become experts in our management partners’ industries.