Kip Kirkpatrick

Senior Partner and Co-CEO

Mr. Kirkpatrick has been an active investor and operator since 1996.  From 2011 to 2013, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of USFS, one of the nation’s fastest growing independent mortgage lenders. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a founding partner of Water Street Healthcare Partners, one of the most active investors in the healthcare industry. He began his career at JPMorgan Chase (then First Chicago) in 1994, was promoted to a variety of leadership positions within the bank and was ultimately asked to help establish its private equity arm, One Equity Partners, where he completed more than $3 billion of transactions.

Mr. Kirkpatrick currently serves on the Board of Directors of Alacura, Supplemental Healthcare, Chiro One and Caremetx. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of PLUS Diagnostics and Precision Dynamics Corporation and as a board member of United Shore Financial Services, CareCentrix, AbilityOne Corporation, Medex Corporation, and Converge. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Northwestern University and a Trustee of Rush University Medical Center.

Mr. Kirkpatrick received a B.A. in history from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business.