Jeff Nelson Joins Linden as Operating Partner
Chicago, Illinois (September 3, 2019) – Linden Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on healthcare, today announced that Jeff Nelson joined the firm as an Operating Partner. As part of the Operating Partner role, Mr. Nelson will serve as the Executive Chairman of Linden portfolio companies Collagen Matrix and Pinnacle Treatment Centers. Mr. Nelson most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
Mr. Nelson is a veteran healthcare executive who spent over 30 years in both the services and medical device sectors. From 2007 to 2017, Mr. Nelson served as Chief Executive Officer of Healogics (formerly Diversified Clinical Services). Prior to Healogics, Mr. Nelson served as President of the cardiovascular division of Thoratec Corporation from 2002 to 2007. He spent eight years at Philips Medical Systems (formerly ADAC Laboratories) as General Manager of its nuclear medicine division. He also served as a Senior Vice President of North American sales and General Manager of ADAC Radiology Solutions. In earlier roles, Mr. Nelson served as a Marketing Manager of Syncor International Corporation and as an Associate at Cerulean Venture Fund. Mr. Nelson started his career in sales with American Hospital Supply.
Mr. Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Math and Economics from Brown University and a Master of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He previously served on the boards of directors of Dimensional Dental Management and CarePoint Partners Holdings.
“Jeff has made an immediate impact at Pinnacle since joining the board earlier this year,” said Michael Watts, Linden Partner and Pinnacle board director. “We look forward to his increased involvement guiding the business and mentoring the executive team as we execute our strategy.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Linden’s Operating and Investment Partners in guiding the investments in Pinnacle and Collagen Matrix,” said Mr. Nelson. “Linden’s model of supporting portfolio companies with operating expertise, instilling human capital rigor, and building outcome driven, patient-centric businesses is a differentiated model that aligns with my experience and values.”
“With two chairmanships, Jeff is leveraging his broad healthcare experience, especially with sponsor-owned businesses, to institute best practices in our portfolio,” said Brian Miller, Linden Managing Partner and Collagen Matrix board director.
About Linden Capital Partners
Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Linden’s strategy is based upon three elements: i) healthcare specialization, ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and iii) strategic relationships with large corporations. Linden invests in middle market platforms in the medical products, specialty distribution, pharmaceutical, and services segments of healthcare. For more information, please visit www.lindenllc.com.