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Jennie M. Peterson is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Sector, based in Dallas. She advises a diverse group of public and private companies.
Jennie is an experienced executive, with more than 20 years of diverse healthcare leadership. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, she was a vice president at DaVita, leading a strategic business unit focused on nephrology practices. She also previously served as vice president of corporate development and chief of staff at WellPoint, Inc. (now Anthem). In this role, she focused on identification and execution of acquisitions and investments to enhance the company’s growth opportunities and optimize its portfolio of products. During her tenure at WellPoint, she executed multiple transactions ranging from early-stage company investments to larger acquisitions such as Amerigroup, 1-800-Contacts, and CareMore, that combined represented over $7 billion in aggregate value.
Earlier in her career, Jennie served as a vice president in the healthcare investment banking division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where she acted as an advisor on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings for multiple healthcare companies.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Jennie graduated summa cum laude with a BS in finance and economics from the University of Denver and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.