NEW YORK, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. ("BBH") is pleased to announce the appointment of D. Lynn Kelley, Ph.D., and Chester "Chet" Burrell as Senior Advisors to the firm. Dr. Kelley and Mr. Burrell will work with BBH's Private Banking line of business, with a specific emphasis on private equity investing.
Dr. Kelley retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 2018 as Senior Vice President. She was responsible for sourcing, logistics, warehouse operations, fuel and water infrastructure, and industrial engineering/continuous improvement. She is widely published in the fields of statistics and operational excellence. Dr. Kelley currently sits on the board of Ethos Veterinary Health, a BBH Capital Partners portfolio company.
Jeffrey Meskin, BBH Partner, said, "Lynn's expertise in process improvement is an invaluable asset to all facets of our business. Our portfolio companies will benefit from Lynn's ability to assist management teams in implementing changes to produce continuous improvement. In addition, Lynn has already streamlined several of our internal processes."
Mr. Burrell retired as CEO in 2018 of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and is considered one of the thought leaders in the U.S. healthcare payer landscape. Mr. Burrell has held numerous CEO-level positions in the U.S. healthcare system for nearly 40 years. He has led major private payers covering millions of subscribers, as well as startup and mid-stage healthcare technology companies.
Bradley Langer, BBH Managing Director, said, "Chet's knowledge, relationships and experience in the healthcare space will enable him to make an immediate contribution to our business in evaluating potential investments and adding value post-investment to our healthcare portfolio companies. We are very pleased that Chet has chosen to work with us, especially during this dynamic time in the healthcare industry."
About BBH Capital Partners ("BBHCP")
BBHCP, a private equity strategy of BBH, provides capital solutions to growth-oriented middle-market companies. Our flexible investment mandate gives us the ability to act as a control or non-control investor and to structure our investments as a combination of equity and subordinated debt securities as needed. BBHCP typically invests between $10 million and $125 million per platform investment, and our capital is used to support a variety of transactions.
SOURCE Brown Brothers Harriman