Boston, MA – September 8, 2015 — LEERINK Capital Partners, the asset management affiliate of LEERINK Partners, a leading healthcare investment bank, announced today that Todd Cozzens joined the firm as a Managing Director on September 1, 2015. Mr. Cozzens is based in Boston and will be managing LEERINK Capital Partners’ healthcare technology and services and digital healthcare investment initiative.
Mr. Cozzens has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare technology and information systems industry. Most recently, Mr. Cozzens advised Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s most respected investment firms, on healthcare investments. He is also an accomplished executive and entrepreneur, having founded and led Boston-based Picis, a specialty EMR business that was acquired by UnitedHealth Group, where he went on to help form Optum and then lead its accountable care solutions business.
“The US healthcare system is in need of a transformation, and technology-enabled healthcare services and digital health are going to shape the future of this sector,” said Jeff Leerink, Chairman and CEO of LEERINK Partners. “We have the opportunity to be at the forefront of this technological revolution, providing capital to companies and organizations that are shaping the future of the healthcare system, and we are delighted to have someone of Todd’s caliber lead this important new initiative.”
“This is an exciting new opportunity for me to join the team at LEERINK Capital Partners and help them further expand their franchise,” said Mr. Cozzens. “LEERINK has established itself as an industry-leader that identifies innovative companies and investment ideas on the leading edge of healthcare, and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the firm.”
About Todd Cozzens
Mr. Cozzens has joined LEERINK Capital Partners as a Managing Director to lead the firm’s healthcare technology investment initiative. Prior to his work at Sequoia Capital, Mr. Cozzens was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Picis, a specialty EMR business that was acquired by UnitedHealth Group. Mr. Cozzens went on to help form Optum and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Optum Accountable Care Solutions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cozzens was the President of a division of Marquette Medical Systems Inc., where he helped lead the Company to an IPO and later sale to General Electric. Mr. Cozzens serves on the boards of several leading healthcare companies, including Health Catalyst, ZirMed, Natera, AirStrip among others. He is on the executive committee of the Inner City Scholarship Fund of Boston, as well as the Board of Overseers of Newton Wellesley Hospital. Mr. Cozzens also competed extensively as a top, world-ranked athlete in Olympic sailing over three Olympiads.
Mr. Cozzens graduated from Marquette University, and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.
About LEERINK Partners
LEERINK Partners LLC is a leading investment bank, specializing in healthcare. Our knowledge, experience and focus enable us to help our clients define and achieve their strategic, capital markets and investment objectives. We partner with companies that develop and commercialize innovative products and services that are defining the future of healthcare. LEERINK Partners LLC is a member of FINRA/SIPC. For more information, please visit: www.leerink.com.