• Positive change is altering healthcare at a rapid rate. Those who stand still or stick with traditional ways will go the way of the dinosaurs.
    — Bryan Cressey
  • America abounds with innovation. The spark to flame rests with smart, relentless execution.
    — Senator Bill Frist
  • Changing healthcare happens one degree at a time with companies providing solutions to real world problems.
    — Chris Booker
  • My experience has taught me that high quality does not cost more; in fact it generates money.
    — Bryan Cressey
  • My dad used to say, Good people beget good people.
    — Senator Bill Frist
  • Success is followed by companies keeping people, products, and profits in that order.
    — Chris Booker
  • The American entrepreneur leading revolutionary companies, with new software from young companies such as telemedicine, will combine to make US healthcare the world's recognized best by 2035.
    — Bryan Cressey
  • What we are all about is the culture of health.
    — Senator Bill Frist
 

Senator William Frist, M.D.
Location:  Nashville

Senator Frist is a leading authority on healthcare, former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader, and partner at Frist Cressey Ventures.  He serves on the Investment Committee and is responsible for acquisition, divestitures and providing unique value to the fund's partnerships.

Senator Frist served two terms as a United States Senator representing Tennessee, serving as Majority Leader from 2003 until his retirement in 2007. His leadership was instrumental in the passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the historic PEPFAR legislation that provided life-saving treatment globally to over 12 million people and helped reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide. Prior to the Senate, Dr. Frist founded the Vanderbilt Multi-Organ Transplant Center and has performed more than 150 heart and lung transplant procedures.  His current board service includes Select Medical (NYSE: SEM), AECOM (NYSE: ACM), Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC), Aspire Health, Aegis Sciences, Accolade, Kaiser Family Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Bipartisan Policy Center, and Nashville Health Care Council.

Senator Frist received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and holds a B.A. from Princeton University. 


Bryan Cressey
Location:  Chicago

Bryan Cressey is a pioneer in the field of private equity investing and co-founder to three of the largest private equity firms in the US. Eight years ago Bryan co-founded Cressey and Company, known for its expertise investing in healthcare providers. He has managed billions of dollars of private capital and spent his career investing in healthcare.  He received a Healthcare Lifetime Achievement award from HCPEA.  He serves on FCV’s Investment Committee and is responsible for acquisition, divestitures and providing unique value to the fund's partnerships.  

Mr. Cressey has been pictured and featured in Time Magazine and Fortune Magazine and is asked to speak nationwide on healthcare and private equity investing.  Mr. Cressey is an acknowledged expert in healthcare, where he has invested for over 30 years.  He is well known for his investing expertise, and his firms have been early investors in two of the six publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. at one point.  He served as Chairman of a New York Stock Exchange company, Belden, and is a Director of several others, and has been elected to Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.  Mr. Cressey is also a founder and board member to several nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area. 

Mr. Cressey holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington, Phi Beta Kappa. 


Christopher Booker
Location:  Nashville

Mr. Booker is a successful venture capital investor and joined Frist Cressey Ventures as a partner in 2016.  Mr. Booker serves on the Investment Committee and is responsible for acquisition, divestitures and providing unique value to the fund's partnerships. 

Mr. Booker is co-founder of CapitalTN, Tennessee's Private Equity Association, and Portfolio Talent, a software platform dedicated to crowd-sourcing talent for PE/VC portfolio companies.  In addition to his responsibilities at FCV, he is a Director for the National Football Foundation (TN), WhoUWith Ministries, and Woodland Street Partners.  Prior to joining FCV, Mr. Booker was a partner at XMi Holdings, Inc. managing their investment funds and President of XMi Capital where he participated in over 50 transactions.  While at XMi Holdings, he was CFO and served as a director to healthcare services firm Criterion Holdings Corporation, Inc. Criterion grew from 3 employees to nearly 600 before being acquired in 2016.  

Mr. Booker is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Engineering and Economics.