Investment Team
Roger Holstein

Managing Director, Digital Media Head

Roger is a Managing Director at Vestar Capital Partners who joined the firm in 2006.

He has a history of leading, managing and investing in some of the nation’s most successful health services companies.

At Vestar, Roger has co-led investments in Press Ganey, Healthgrades, and Quest Analytics. He currently serves on the boards of Quest Analytics, Veritas Collaborative, and Healthgrades.

From 1997-2005, Roger served as CEO, President or Director of WebMD and helped establish it as the leading source of healthcare information for consumers and professionals.

From 1991-1996, Roger was a member of the Office of the President at Medco, where he helped create the business of prescription benefit management.

Prior to that he served as a senior executive at MCI, Warner Amex Cable and Grey Advertising. Roger began his career as the Director of Marketing—and Public Address Announcer—for the Spirits of St. Louis Basketball Team, in the ABA. Roger holds a BA, with distinction, from Swarthmore College.

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