Investment Team
Norman Alpert

Founder and Co-President

Norm is Co-President of Vestar and a Founding Partner of the firm.

Norm heads Vestar’s Healthcare group.  He is currently a director of IRI, Quest Analytics, Veritas Collaborative and Healthgrades, and 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 both Brown University and White Plains Hospital, is President of American Friends of Shalva (the association for mentally and physically challenged children in Israel), serves on the board of the National Rowing Foundation, and is active in many other philanthropic organizations.




The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the recent hate crimes and incidents against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, including the attack on Vilma Kari are only the latest examples of centuries of racism, brutality, and discrimination against BIPOC people in our country. These events cannot be tolerated. Nor can they be observed in silence. They go against everything we stand for as individuals and as a firm, and they demand a response.



Vestar stands with those who fight against social injustice and condemns the prejudice and inhumanity so brutally demonstrated and clearly witnessed. We have always strived to do the right thing in our everyday business activities, but we realize now that isn’t enough, and we are committed to listening, learning, and doing more.



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