Frazier announces promotion

Frazier Healthcare Partners has promoted Dr. Deneen Vojta as a senior advisor.

Frazier Healthcare Partners has promoted Dr. Deneen Vojta as a senior advisor. Also, Frazier has upped Clarissa Berman to vice president and Michael Machak to senior associate.


SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frazier Healthcare Partners, a leading healthcare investment firm, today announced several promotions on the Growth Buyout team and the addition of Dr. Deneen Vojta as Senior Advisor.

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Clarissa Berman to Vice President and Michael Machak to Sr. Associate. Both joined the Frazier Growth Buyout IP team in 2019. Before Frazier, Ms. Berman worked at McKinsey and Company, and spent three years with Bauscher Brasil, a start-up she co-founded. Prior to founding Bauscher, Clarissa was a Vice President at Credit Suisse. Clarissa is a member of Frazier investment teams covering Effective School Solutions, EPTAM Precision, SunMed, and Vein Clinics of America. Mr. Machak was an investment banking analyst in the healthcare investment banking group at Raymond James in Nashville before joining Frazier as an Associate. Michael is a member of investment teams covering Accuity, Caravel, Parata Systems, and United Digestive.

Additionally, Anup Gopalakrishnan, who joined the Frazier Center of Excellence team in 2020 as a Senior Director, Finance & Data Analytics, has been promoted to Partner. Mr. Gopalakrishnan most recently served as a consultant to healthcare companies focused on FP&A, mergers and acquisitions and finance processes. He was also previously the Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Health Solutions, a Medicare and Medicaid contractor of quality audit services, and before that he led the FP&A efforts at Healthcare Solutions which was acquired by Optum Rx.

“We are thrilled with the promotions of Clarissa, Michael and Anup,” said Ben Magnano, Managing Partner. “Each of these individuals has made meaningful contributions to our firm’s success and we appreciate their continued dedication and commitment. We are proud to have such a talented team with diverse backgrounds, and we look forward to continuing to support the growth of all of our colleagues.”

Finally, Frazier is delighted to announce the addition of Dr. Deneen Vojta as a Senior Advisor. Most recently, Dr. Vojta was Executive Vice President for Research and Development at UnitedHealth Group where she was responsible for building new businesses and creating innovative payment and delivery system frameworks. She was also the Founder and CEO of MYnetico, a digital weight management platform acquired by UNH in 2006. Earlier, she served as Chief Medical Officer of ARIA Health Care System and Health Partners of Philadelphia. She began her career by founding the nation’s first pediatric hospitalist program. We enthusiastically welcome Dr. Vojta to the Frazier family.

About Frazier Healthcare Partners:
Founded in 1991, Frazier Healthcare Partners is a leading provider of growth and venture capital to healthcare companies. With over $7 billion in total capital raised, Frazier has invested in more than 200 companies with transaction types ranging from buyouts of profitable healthcare services companies to venture capital and company creation. Frazier has a philosophy of partnering with strong management teams while leveraging its internal operating resources and network to build exceptional companies. Frazier has offices in Seattle, WA, and Menlo Park, CA, and invests broadly across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

For more information about Frazier Healthcare Partners, visit