Mr. Jahns is a Managing Director of Galen Partners. With over 25 years of experience in building healthcare companies, he is passionate about working collaboratively with innovative management teams to create novel solutions that improve healthcare quality and safety for patients while reducing the cost of delivery to the system. With experience in over 70 growth equity investments, Mr. Jahns has developed substantial expertise and leadership in working with entrepreneurs to build market-leading healthcare companies in the areas of technology-enabled services, medical devices, medical robotics, diagnostics, consumer driven healthcare, telemedicine, clinical decision support, and health information technology and SaaS solutions. The following are market-leading healthcare companies in which Mr. Jahns has taken a leadership role: CBL Path, Chamberlin Edmonds, Eduneering, Encore Medical, InTouch Health, lifeIMAGE, MedAssets, MiniMed, Ocular Sciences, PeriGen, Pyxis, Sharecare, Stericycle, Unisyn Medical Technologies and SonaCare.
Prior to joining Galen in 1993, Mr. Jahns was an investment banker and financial advisor to healthcare companies. He worked in the Corporate Finance Department at Smith Barney, Inc. in New York, specializing in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as public debt financings. As an investment banker and venture capitalist, Mr. Jahns has worked on more than 20 initial public offerings, including 11 IPOs of Galen’s portfolio companies. Additionally, he has extensive M&A experience, including 19 sales to financial and strategic buyers of Galen’s portfolio companies.
Mr. Jahns has served on numerous public and private company boards of directors. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Quality and Clinical Affairs Committee of Stamford Health System, Inc. He is a frequent speaker at various healthcare industry conferences on healthcare market trends and the healthcare technology-enabled outsourcing industry. He is also a guest lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management and mentor to the Kellogg Venture Lab program. He also serves on several non-profit boards of directors for various community and philanthropic corporations.
Mr. Jahns earned an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, where he specialized in Health Services Management. He earned his B.A. in political science and economics from Colgate University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.