McNamara Joins Health Evolution Partners

Kevin McNamara has joined Health Evolution Partners as an operating partner. McNamara is a founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, a family investment office providing venture and growth capital to health care companies.


Health Evolution Partners, a health care private equity firm, announced today that Kevin McNamara has become the firm’s newest Operating Partner. McNamara brings extensive experience in corporate operations, finance and investing with particular expertise in helping leading health services companies mature and grow.

“We are excited to add Kevin to our team of accomplished health care professionals,” said David J. Brailer, MD, PhD, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Health Evolution Partners. “As Chief Financial Officer of HealthSpring, Kevin helped shepherd the company’s incredibly successful IPO and we look forward to bringing his expertise to help guide our portfolio of growth companies.”

“While I have spent my career leading large corporate enterprises, my passion lies with fast growing companies,” said Kevin McNamara. “Health Evolution Partners allows me to combine my experience with my passion, and provide valuable contributions to some of the most innovative health care companies operating today.”

David Smith, General Partner for Health Evolution Partners’ Growth Buyout Fund said, “I’m delighted to welcome Kevin to our team and look forward to working closely with him in weeks to come. He brings a wealth of practical knowledge from a broad swath of organizations within the health care continuum. His experience guiding organizations as varied as HealthSpring, ProxyMed, Luminex and HCCA will be invaluable to our partners and portfolio.”

McNamara is a founding principal of McNamara Family Ventures, a family investment office providing venture and growth capital to health care companies, and currently serves on the boards of directors of Tyson Foods, a member of the S&P 500, and Luminex Corporation, a publicly-held life sciences company. He also serves on the board of directors of Leon Medical Centers, a privately-held health care services provider serving Medicare patients in the Miami-Dade region, and chairs the board of Agilum Healthcare Intelligence, an early stage health care IT enterprise offering business intelligence solutions to smaller hospitals and physician practices.

McNamara’s career includes leadership positions with managed care organization HealthSpring, Inc. (EVP and Chief Financial Officer), health transactions facilitators ProxyMed, Inc. (Non-Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer) and Envoy (Chief Financial Officer and Director), clinical recruitment service provider and strategic planning firm HCCA International, Inc. (Chief Financial Officer), among others. He received a B.S. in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and an M.B.A. from the University of Richmond, VA, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive.)

With Health Evolution Partners, Kevin McNamara will serve as Operating Partner with the firm’s Growth Buyout Fund and join the boards of portfolio companies CenseoHealth and Optimal Radiology.

About Health Evolution Partners |

Health Evolution Partners invests in rapidly growing companies in the health care industry. We target opportunities across the key sectors of the health care economy – hospitals, physicians, managed care, pharmaceutical developers, device makers and consumer products and services. Our investments are led by an exceptional team of health care investment professionals and seasoned operators. We believe that the firm’s extensive network of health care specialists, policymakers and thought leaders give our companies a significant competitive advantage. By partnering with talented management teams, we are able to create long-term value and in turn, drive attractive returns for our investors.