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Jeff Haywood

Managing Director

Jeff joined the firm in 2007 and is a Managing Director. His areas of investment focus include Internet-enabled healthcare IT, software and information services. Prior to joining Spectrum, Jeff worked at Thoma Cressey Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs. Jeff received a BA from Duke University and was a member of the varsity soccer team.

Representative Investments

Acquired by Netsmart
Acquired by Hearst
Acquired by The Carlyle Group
Acquired by Experian
Acquired by Zelis
Acquired by Everlywell
Acquired by Zoominfo / DiscoverOrg
Acquired by Stone Point


VBA Welcomes Joe Richlen as Chief Revenue Officer

Richlen brings diverse sales experience to lead the strategic growth and expansion of VBA’s next-gen technology solutions for healthcare payers.

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Established Executive and Milwaukee Business Leader Jim Emling Joins VBA as Executive Chair of the Board of Directors

Jim Emling, the CEO of Datassential and former long-time president of Milwaukee-based Zywave, has been appointed Executive Chair of the Board of Directors at VBA, the company announced today.

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VBA Secures Growth Funding with $156 Million led by Spectrum Equity

The leader in cloud-based benefits software takes on a growth partner to meet the surging payer demand for next-gen core administrative processing, user engagement and reporting solutions.

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Spectrum Equity’s Jeff Haywood and Steve LeSieur Recognized as Top 25 Healthcare Investors of 2023

GrowthCap’s annual list recognizes investors with specialized knowledge and sub-sector expertise

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