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Steve Wiggins

Managing Director, New York
Macalester College
Harvard University

Steve Wiggins has over 30 years of experience launching and managing health care companies in multiple sectors, including health services, health insurance, specialty pharmaceuticals, medical technology and healthcare IT.

Mr. Wiggins founded Oxford Health Plans and served for 14 years as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Oxford grew to over $5 billion in annual revenue and ranked among the 300 largest U.S. corporations. He was also the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HealthMarket, Inc., an insurance company that gave birth to innovative Consumer Driven Health Plans and grew to over $150 million in revenue before being acquired by UICI. He co-founded Health Partners, Inc, a physician practice management company that grew to $140 million in annual revenue before it was sold. He was also a co-Founder of Intelliclaim, Inc., which provided claim auditing and productivity software and services to over twenty health insurance companies before it was sold to McKesson and he was the founding investor in BenefitPort, LLC, a consolidation of health insurance general agencies.

Mr. Wiggins serves on the Board of Directors for Touchstone Health, ikaSystems, Millennium Pharmacy Systems and Medseek.  In addition to the portfolio company boards on which he serves, he is a Director of Accessible Space, Inc, a non-profit organization he founded in 1978, which operates residential facilities for individuals with mobility impairments and brain injuries.

Mr. Wiggins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.  Mr. Wiggins joined Essex Woodlands in 2007 as Operating Partner and was appointed Managing Director in February 2008.