VSS appoints Kim as principal and Parepally as VP

Prior to joining the firm, Kim led cross-functional teams at Optum while Parepally was previously an associate at Consonance Capital.

  • Prior to joining Optum, Kim served as vice president at New Leaf Venture Partners
  • Parepally started his career in investment banking at Lazard and Moelis & Co
  • VSS invests in the healthcare, business services and education industries

VSS Capital Partners has named Eric Kim as principal and Sai Parepally as vice president.

“We are pleased to welcome Eric and Sai to our team as we continue to reinforce our leadership position in the lower middle market. Eric and Sai are bringing their investing and operational skill sets and vertical industry relationships to VSS,” said Jeffrey Stevenson, managing partner at VSS, in a statement. “We look forward to their involvement as we actively source new investment opportunities with businesses that can pursue their next phase of growth with our strategic guidance and flexible capital solutions.”

Prior to joining the firm, he led cross-functional teams at Optum, a leading technology-enabled health services business, to identify new product opportunities and manage product development from concept to commercialization. Prior to joining Optum, he served as vice president at New Leaf Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the healthcare industry. Before New Leaf, Kim was an associate at Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, where he analyzed investments and advised portfolio company management teams.

Kim started his career at the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., where he evaluated financial and strategic issues for Fortune 500 companies. He has a BA from Northwestern University.

Parepally was previously an associate at Consonance Capital Partners where he was involved in sourcing and evaluating new investments in the healthcare sector as well as overseeing operations at portfolio companies. He started his career in investment banking at Lazard and Moelis & Co., where he provided M&A and general corporate advisory services for companies across several verticals, including healthcare, technology, and media.

Parepally earned a degree in economics from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

VSS invests in the healthcare, business services, and education industries. Headquartered in New York, VSS manages $4 billion in aggregate committed capital across 8 funds.