Jim Momtazee

Managing Partner

Mr. Momtazee has over 23 years of investment and acquisition experience, the vast majority of which was focused on the health care sector. Prior to Patient Square, he spent over 21 years at KKR, initially joining in 1996. He helped establish the firm’s health care industry group in 2001 and subsequently was Head of the Americas Heath Care Team for over 10 years.   In that role, he managed a team of over 20 dedicated health care professionals overseeing five different health-care-related investment strategies including private and growth equity.  He was a member of the Americas Private Equity Investment Committee beginning in 2013 and was Chairman of both the Health Care Strategic Growth and Health Care Royalty & Income Investment Committees.  

Among the major health care investments made during Mr. Momtazee’s tenure at KKR was Jazz Pharmaceuticals (2004); HCA (2006), a $33 billion transaction which at the time was the largest cash buyout in history; PRA Health Sciences (2013); and BridgeBio Pharma (2016). Mr. Momtazee currently serves on the Boards of Directors of BridgeBio, PRA Health Sciences (lead independent director), and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of Ajax Health, Alliance Imaging, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, BrightSpring Health Services, Covenant Surgical Partners, EchoNous, Entellus Medical, Envision Healthcare, Global Medical Response, HCA, Heartland Dental, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lake Region Medical, and Spirox. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Momtazee was one of three executives who moved to London to launch KKR’s European investing operations and also spent several months helping launch Accel-KKR, a software and technology-enabled services investment firm.  Prior to KKR, Mr. Momtazee worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and was involved in a broad range of merchant banking, M&A, debt, equity and restructuring transactions.

Mr. Momtazee holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.