Jenny Guyton Joins The Health Management Academy and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
as Managing Director of Health System Investments
Arlington, VA, July 13, 2021 – The Health Management Academy (The Academy), a member-based organization that provides research, knowledge sharing, and leadership training to health systems and healthcare executives, announced today that Jenny Guyton has joined the company as Managing Director of Health System Investments.
In this role, Ms. Guyton will leverage her relationships across healthcare to help The Academy’s health system members assess new potential investment strategies, funding sources, and partnerships. In this capacity, she will work closely with The Academy’s strategic partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare and technology industries.
“The Academy is committed to helping our members collaborate, innovate, and transform. Jenny’s role is designed to explicitly support those efforts, and I know she will drive exceptional value for members,” said Renee DeSilva, CEO of The Academy.
Through its partnership with WCAS, The Academy will create unique opportunities for investment collaboration in areas of strategic importance to leading health systems, and Ms. Guyton will be spearheading those efforts.
“I look forward to working with the teams at The Academy and WCAS, as well as supporting the premier healthcare organizations in the country,” said Ms. Guyton. “I am eager to help health systems build and access differentiated solutions. The Academy and WCAS have long been preferred partners of leading health systems, and I believe this collaboration presents an incredibly exciting and powerful platform for innovation in our industry.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Jenny to lead this important initiative for WCAS and The Academy,” said Brian T. Regan, Head of the Healthcare Group & General Partner at WCAS. “Our firm has a long history of partnering with leading health systems through joint ventures and strategic investments, and we’re excited for Jenny to help us develop more of these novel collaborations.”
Previously, Ms. Guyton worked as an investor at Health Velocity Capital, in M&A and new product development at The Advisory Board Company, and in the investment banking division of Raymond James. She completed a BA at Yale University and an MBA at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the Howard E. Mitchell Fellowship.