LTP taps Said as VP

Leerink Transformation Partners has hired Sasha Said as vice president. Previously, Said was an investor at Waypoint Capital.

PRESS RELEASE

BOSTON, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP), an investment firm focused on growth equity investments in the healthcare information technology and healthcare services sectors, announced today that Sasha Said joined the firm as Vice President. Ms. Said joins Managing Partners Todd Cozzens and Jared Kesselheim, M.D. and Vice President, Vinay Shah, and will be working in the firm’s Boston office.

Ms. Said brings to LTP over 8 years of private equity, venture capital and digital health experience. Most recently, Ms. Said was an investor at Waypoint Capital, where she managed US/European diligence for over 700 deals. Ms. Said built the Investment Review Group at Waypoint, which functioned as the corporate venture capital/growth equity arm in addition to creating the foundation for the firm’s US/UK strategy for digital health investments. She also contributed as a key team member in the launch of a life science PE/VC fund, Gurnet Point Capital. Previously, Ms. Said was a Long/Short Equity Analyst at Water Asset Management, a firm focused on identifying investable trends in the global water sector. Ms. Said earned her BA in business economics and East Asian history from Brown University.

“We are thrilled to add Sasha to our growing team at LTP,” said Jared Kesselheim, M.D., Managing Partner, LTP. “Sasha brings valuable and relevant experience in both the private equity and healthcare industries which will add significant value to LTP as we continue to pursue investment opportunities across the healthcare information technology and healthcare services sectors.”

“Sasha’s extensive relationships within the digital health, tech and life sciences and LP networks will add tremendous value as we continue to focus on identifying the next generation of great companies in the healthcare information technology and healthcare services industry,” said Todd Cozzens, Managing Partner, LTP. “I look forward to working with Sasha and am confident that she will serve entrepreneurs in our industry exceptionally well.”

About LTP
LTP was established in 2015 and is focused on growth equity investments in privately held innovative companies in the healthcare technology and healthcare services sectors with proven revenue traction, recurring revenue, and high growth potential. We are different than the most investment firms. The firm was founded by Todd Cozzens who joined from Sequoia Capital and Jared Kesselheim, M.D. from Bain Capital Ventures. Todd had a long operating career as CEO with Picis and as a senior executive in UnitedHealth Group/Optum. Jared was formerly a clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital. We apply our decades of operational and clinical experience to help founders and CEOs build their businesses with our extensive industry contacts and knowledge. We’ve been in entrepreneurs’ shoes and understand their challenges and support the opportunity. We know intimately that founders today want more than just money and nowhere is this more apparent than in the complex, insular and dynamic healthcare market. For more information, please visit: www.LTPequity.com