Virgo Announced the Additions of Ulya Khan, Rip Mason and Dr. Jamo Rubin to the Firm’s Operating Partner Network
San Francisco, CA – Private investment firm, Virgo Investment Group, announced the additions of healthcare and wellness executives Ulya Khan, Rip Mason and Jamo Rubin to the Firm’s Operating Partner Network. Khan, Mason and Rubin join an already deep bench of Virgo Operating Partners that includes Rick Ray, an experienced Media entrepreneur and investor who has been working with and supporting Virgo since 2010.
Khan, Mason and Rubin will be focusing their efforts within Virgo’s growth equity strategy which seeks to identify middle-market companies within the healthcare, wellness and media sectors that are well positioned to capitalize on how the world is changing. The firm is focused on transactions where success results from supporting founders in scaling or repositioning an enterprise and in growing corporate earnings.
Khan brings more than two decades of experience in the business technology and digital health sectors. She currently serves as CEO and President of Wemanage LLC, and previously served as the Chief Operating and Product Officer at Tivity Health as well as the Chief Operating Officer at Aptus Health. Mason has deep operational experience leading several successful private equity backed exits, with his most recent roles as CEO and later Chairman of LegalShield and previous to that, CEO and Vice Chairman of Jafra Cosmetics. Rubin, a former cardiac anesthesiologist, has founded and sold three different healthcare companies throughout his career. He is the current chair of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a non-profit, biocontainment research center for COVID and other infectious disease therapies.
Virgo’s Managing Director, Pooja Goel, who leads the firm’s Healthcare business, notes, “Ulya , and Jamo will add decades of experience to our Operating Partner Network. Their knowledge and expertise within healthcare will be indispensable as Virgo continues to increase its focus and exposure in the sector.”
“The Operating Partner Network is an integral part of Virgo’s success as we strive to support mission driven founders and entrepreneurs in growing and scaling their businesses” said Scott Guthrie, Virgo Managing Director who leads both the Wellness and Media/Entertainment verticals. As Operating Partners, Khan, Mason and Rubin will work alongside Virgo’s healthcare and wellness investment teams to assist in sourcing and pursuing identified investment opportunities. Their expertise will be utilized throughout the research and diligence process, and will be heavily leveraged in post-investment value creation efforts.
Virgo Founder and CIO, Jesse Watson added, “We have built an operator-heavy investment team that executes a transformative growth model. Pooja and Scott have done a tremendous job in leading Virgo’s initiatives within our growth equity sectors. The operations experience they bring to the business, and teams they have built, have positioned Virgo to effectively capitalize on sectors that are seeing monumental change and disruption. We believe it is a time of generational opportunity.”
Virgo has invested over $480 million in healthcare, wellness and media/entertainment since its inception. Virgo’s healthcare investment theses are focused primarily on longevity & wellness, and digital health and healthcare services--looking to drive differential patient engagement, gain actionable understanding and drive tangible value. The firm is pursuing wellness themes focused on leveraging “better for you” mega trends that are driving disruption and growth in consumer and pet goods & services.
Founded in 2009, Virgo is a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area that has an established track record of building and transforming businesses. Virgo seeks to identify and grow unique business models into differentiated and profitable industry leading companies. Virgo’s two distinct strategies focus on creating, building and scaling asset-based/credit businesses, and growth equity investments in Founder-led or Family-owned companies where the Firm executes transformative growth. The Firm has raised over $1.8 billion and completed 63 investments to date. For more information, please visit www.virgo-llc.com.