jahns2DAvid Jahns ('93)

Managing Director, Galen Partners



David Jahns is a Managing Director of Galen Partners. With over 25 years of experience in building healthcare companies, he is passionate about working collaboratively with innovative management teams to create novel solutions that improve healthcare quality and safety for patients while reducing the cost of delivery to the system. With experience in over 70 growth equity investments, David has developed substantial expertise and leadership in working with entrepreneurs to build market-leading healthcare companies in the areas of technology-enabled services, medical devices, medical robotics, diagnostics, consumer driven healthcare, telemedicine, artificial intelligence/machine learning clinical decision support, and health information technology and ASP solutions. The following are some of the market-leading healthcare companies in which David has taken a leadership role: CBL Path, CDx Diagnostics, Chamberlin Edmonds, Eduneering, InTouch Health, lifeIMAGE, MedAssets, MiniMed, Ocular Sciences, PeriGen, Pyxis, ShareCare, Specialized Health Products International.

Prior to joining Galen in 1993, David was an investment banker and financial advisor to healthcare companies. He worked in the Corporate Finance Department at Smith Barney, Inc. in New York, specializing in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as public debt financings. As an investment banker and venture capitalist, David has worked on more than 20 initial public offerings, including 11 IPOs of Galen’s portfolio companies. Additionally, he has extensive M&A experience, including 19 sales to financial and strategic buyers of Galen’s portfolio companies.

David has served on numerous public and private company boards of directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Quality and Clinical Affairs Committee of Stamford Health System, Inc. He is a frequent speaker at various healthcare industry conferences on healthcare market trends and the healthcare technology-enabled outsourcing industry. He is also a guest lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management and mentor to the Kellogg Venture Lab program. He also serves on several non-profit boards of directors for various community and philanthropic corporations.

David received his BA in political science and economics from Colgate University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and earned his MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he specialized in Health Services Management.