Anthony K. Kesman is an Operating Partner at Linden with nearly thirty years of experience in healthcare distribution, medical device and provider operations. Tony began his career with American Hospital Supply Corporation’s distribution division, holding positions of increasing responsibility at successor companies Baxter International, Allegiance Healthcare, and Cardinal Health. Prior to joining Linden, Tony served as an independent consultant and advisor to both public and privately held medical device, healthcare service, and private equity firms.
Tony is a member of the board of directors of MedAssist Corporation (Kentucky), Suture Express (Kansas), and the First National Bank of Brookfield (Illinois), and served as a founding director of Source Medical Corporation, Canada’s largest medical supply distributor. Tony recently concluded two terms as a director of the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) Educational Foundation, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the board of Children’s Memorial Medical Center, Junior Achievement of Chicago, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Tony holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Linden, LLC is a Chicago-based private equity group focused exclusively on the healthcare and life science industries. Linden’s strategy is based upon three key elements: i) A focus on key segments within the healthcare and life science industry, ii) an Operating Partner-centric model and iii) a foundation of corporate relationships.
He can be reached at (312) 506-5651.