Robert joined Norwest in 2022 to serve as a resource to founders for all things corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. As a member of the Portfolio Services team, he provides advisory support for Norwest’s portfolio companies with the goal of optimizing outcomes.

Prior to joining Norwest, he worked as an investment banking associate and served in various corporate strategy, M&A, and investing roles at technology companies including ServiceNow, Uber, Salesforce, and most recently, PowerSchool (Vista Equity Partners), where he first joined seven years ago and supported the company’s growth through its 2021 IPO and beyond.

Robert brings over $40 billion in execution experience across investments, debt and equity capital markets, serial acquisition programs, and transformational bets. His background includes firsthand acquirer, target, sponsor, and advisory experience across the spectrum of company maturity levels.

Robert is a Northern California native and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Davis.

Irem brings over a decade of investing and operating experience across various stages of healthcare services and healthcare technology companies. At Norwest, she focuses on venture and growth equity opportunities across healthcare services, healthcare IT, pharma services and digital health.

Prior to joining Norwest, Irem worked at Summit Partners where she focused on healthcare growth stage businesses and was a board member or observer for four companies across risk-based providers and healthcare tech-enabled services. She was also a Principal at McKesson Ventures where she led investments in value-based care and pharma IT/services. Irem helped source or served as a board observer for Landmark Health (acquired by Optum), Aledade, IVX Health (recapped by Great Hill Partners), OncoHealth (formerly Oncology Analytics), SHYFT Analytics (acquired by Medidata), Aetion, Curana Health (formerly AllyAlign), Komodo Health, Kyruus and Evariant (acquired by Healthgrades).

Prior to joining McKesson, Irem was part of the founding team of Burd Health where she led the development and implementation of value-based initiatives for self-insured organizations across network management, pharmacy benefit management, and wellness products. She also served in product and business development roles with healthcare startups Omada Health and Caremerge (acquired by VoiceFriend) and was an intern at Andreessen Horowitz where she sourced digital health investments.

Irem started her career as an investment associate at Madison Dearborn Partners and an investment banking analyst in the Healthcare Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she analyzed mergers and acquisitions for companies across life sciences, medical devices and healthcare services.

Irem holds a BS in biomedical engineering and economics, magna cum laude, from Duke University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow and Co-President of the Healthcare Club.

Krina focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including consumer, internet, business services and technology.

Prior to joining Norwest, Krina worked at Credit Suisse as an Investment Banking Analyst in the New York Healthcare Group.

Krina holds a bachelor of science in business with a concentration in finance and a minor in public policy & management from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Ehi focuses on venture opportunities in the healthcare sector, including therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, digital health and health tech IT and services.

Ehi was previously at McKinsey & Company’s Life Sciences practice, where he advised clients in the pharmaceutical and medical products industries on corporate strategy, M&A and R&D.

Ehi has an MD and a PhD from the MSTP at Washington University School of Medicine. During his PhD, he published papers on the genetic mechanisms of risk in congenital heart disease. He also has bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Emory University, where he graduated with highest honors.

Joe focuses on growth equity investments in healthcare, including healthcare services, pharma services, healthcare IT, medical devices, and digital health.

Joe joins Norwest from Evercore in New York, where he worked as a senior associate on the Healthcare Services & Technology Equity Research team.

Joe graduated from Georgetown University as a George F. Baker Scholar with a bachelor’s degree in Government and History.

John is a member of Norwest’s growth equity team where he is focused on enterprise software and tech-enabled services companies.

Prior to joining Norwest, John was a Principal at Spring Mountain Capital where he helped lead investments across a variety of enterprise software and digital health companies including (acquired by Press Ganey), Prevalent (recapped by Insight Partners), Koneksa, Splash, Keen Decision Systems and EverWash. Prior to that, he was a Growth Equity Analyst at HealthCor Partners where he was involved in companies in the healthcare sector including Natera (IPO: NTRA), Corindus (acquired by Siemens) and HeartFlow.

John graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Masters and a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in economics.

Michael focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including technology, business services, internet and consumer.

Prior to joining Norwest full-time, Michael was a growth equity intern where he researched and presented investment opportunities.

Michael received a B.A. in economics from Harvard College, where he was a three-time captain of the varsity swim team.

Michael focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including technology, business services, internet and consumer.

Prior to joining Norwest, Michael worked at Blue Collective where he worked with the investment team across early-stage Venture Capital, Growth Equity, and Buyout investing strategies.

Michael holds a bachelor of arts in music with a minor in business administration from Boston University.

Max joined Norwest in 2022 as Associate General Counsel. In this role, he works closely with Norwest investment professionals, co-investors, board members, and portfolio company founders and CEOs on a wide variety of legal activities across Norwest’s global fund.

Prior to joining Norwest, Max worked at Specialized as Commercial Counsel where he focused on domestic and international strategic M&A, most notably involving an industry consolidation and direct to consumer initiative to acquire independent bike retailers around the world. Prior to Specialized, Max was an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges practicing M&A with a focus on Private Equity transactions, SPACs and Growth Equity Investments.

Max received a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Economy from UC Berkeley. Max is a member of the State Bar of California.

Ken focuses on growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors at Norwest, with a particular interest in consumer products and services, internet/e-Commerce, retail, and business services.

Prior to joining Norwest, Ken was on the M&A team at a.k.a. Brands (NYSE: AKA), where he was responsible for identifying, executing, and managing new acquisitions. Before that, Ken was on the Growth Products & Services team at Summit Partners.

Ken holds a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.