Norman W. Alpert
Founder and Co-President
Norm is Co-President of Vestar and a Founding Partner of the firm.
Norm also co-heads Vestar’s Healthcare/Digital Media/Information Services Sectors. He is currently a director of HealthGrades and St John Knits, Inc., and in total has served as a director of over 20 corporate boards during his career at Vestar.
Norm began his career in 1980 as a commercial banker at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company as a member of the Special Finance Division. He joined the Management Buyout Group at The First Boston Corporation in 1984, before leaving in 1988 to launch Vestar Capital Partners. He is a 1980 graduate of Brown University with an AB degree in American History and Economics.
Norm is a Trustee Emeritus of Brown University and serves on the boards of White Plains Hospital, American Friends of Shalva (the association for mentally and physically challenged children in Israel), and the National Rowing Foundation, and is active in many other philanthropic organizations.
Norm is originally from Winchester, Massachusetts, and now lives in Purchase, New York with his wife where they have raised five children.