Jared Kesselheim, MD, brings to Transformation Capital more than fifteen years of investing and clinical experience and has a demonstrated history of identifying compelling companies and helping them realize continued innovation, growth and strong exits. Jared co-founded Transformation Capital’s predecessor management company in 2016 and serves on the boards of six Fund I portfolio companies: Vera Whole Health, Scientist.com, Aktana, Protenus, Groups, and BHE.
Previously, Jared was at Bain Capital Ventures, where he was a leader of their digital health practice, focusing on investments in digital health as part of an $850 million multi-sector fund. He became a Partner of Bain Capital Ventures in January 2014, having previously served as an Associate and Principal after joining that firm in July 2008.
During his time at Bain Capital Ventures, Jared was involved in multiple high growth investments including: Apixio (Board Director), Remedy Partners (Board Observer; acquired by New Mountain Capital in 2019), ABILITY Network (Board Director after being Board Observer; acquired by Summit Partners in 2014 and acquired by Inovalon in 2018), MedHOK (Board Observer; acquired by Hearst in 2016), National Cardiovascular Partners (Board Observer; acquired by Fresenius in 2014), and Liazon (Board Observer, acquired by Towers Watson in 2014).
Prior to his investing career, Jared completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a resident physician, he oversaw a primary care panel of 300 patients and directed care teams within the hospital’s general medical wards and the medical intensive care unit.
Jared graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Biochemical Sciences, where he also co-wrote the 1997 Hasty Pudding Theatricals musical “Me and My Galaxy." He also received an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and an enthusiastic bench warmer for the HBS Club Hockey team. At home in Newton, Massachusetts, Jared and his wife Dara continue to work in vain on developing strategies for preventing their three young boys from treating all furniture as a form of playground equipment.