Investment Team
Frank Ingari

Senior Advisor

Frank Ingari joined Vestar in 2019 to serve as a Senior Advisor focused on opportunities in the Healthcare sector.

Frank is the CEO of Tandigm Health, one of the nation’s largest risk-bearing population health management companies. The company manages major commercial and Medicare Advantage populations with a combination of technology, care insights, and clinical services designed to support a network of more than 400 primary care doctors.

As a CEO and board member, Ingari has had broad exposure to the full range of major information technologies and to payer, provider, pharma, and consumer perspectives on the U.S. healthcare system. 

In healthcare, Ingari is best known as a pioneer in value-based or accountable care.  Recruited by venture capitalist John Doerr, he served as CEO of St. Louis’ Essence Healthcare from 2007 to 2012.  At Essence, he grew the Medicare Advantage plan to more than a half billion in premium revenue and a coveted 5-Star rating, while founding and spinning off Lumeris, rated the number one KLAS vendor in Population Health Management services. More recently, he led the turnaround of provider-payer communications vendor NaviNet, culminating in the company’s successful sale to Patrick Soon-Shiong at NantHealth.

Prior to his service in healthcare, Ingari ran the Lotus PC spreadsheet division, developed the Lotus Notes marketing campaign, was CEO of remote access vendor Shiva, and served on the boards of Microstrategy, Sybase, and Powersoft.

He was named the U.S. “Best Private Company CEO” by Upside magazine in 1994 and was a two-time regional finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  As CEO of Shiva Corporation from 1993-1998, he led a highly successful IPO underwritten by Goldman Sachs and Cowen, maintaining a multi-billion-dollar market cap and providing outstanding investor returns.

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All of us at Vestar are recommitting to taking steps to effect permanent change. Beyond our longer-term commitments, Vestar has taken immediate steps to make changes within our own operations, including:

i.) Establishing the Equity, Inclusion and Community (“EIC”) Committee, which seeks to promote and provide ongoing educational resources and regular events on topics of anti-racism, equality, and social justice for all employees

ii.) Providing all employees with unconscious bias training

iii.) Conducting anonymous internal surveys to assess employee perceptions of the inclusivity of our culture

iv.) Improving our recruitment and retention initiatives by expanding our pipeline of candidates, conducting off-cycle hiring, and partnering with groups like SEO, a non-profit that provides educational and career programs to underserved and/or under-represented young people, to connect us with talented undergraduates for internships at our firm