Girish Venkat

Senior Advisor

Girish joined Frazier Healthcare Partners in July 2020 as a Center of Excellence Partner, Data & Artificial Intelligence on the Growth Buyout team, and later transitioned to a Senior Advisor in January 2021. Girish is also currently Chief Technology Officer at Agilon Health.

Before joining Frazier, Girish was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology & Product officer at Decision Resources Group (DRG), where he was responsible for all products, strategy, and engineering. He created an exciting strategy and roadmap for DRG that led to several buyers vying for the company and a rapid sale of the company to Clarivate Analytics for nearly a billion dollars.

Prior to DRG, Girish headed athena.intelligence, a division of athenahealth, where he led the Data, & AI/ML strategy, research, product management, and engineering teams. Before athenahealth, Girish was the Vice President of product development at IBM and was responsible for a portfolio of cloud offerings that included Watson Machine Learning and persistence in the Watson Data Platform. Over his 17-year career at IBM, he has held a variety of executive roles in the data, analytics and AI/ML space, and worked with them in their Bay Area and Bangalore offices before moving to Boston.

Girish holds over a half-dozen patents, has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, and is a popular speaker at Data and AI conferences. Girish has three master's degrees and is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, Santa Clara University and Columbia University.

The addition of Girish’s extensive experience in Data and AI, and technology leadership, will be critical to our continued success and focus on building a world-class, data-first and technology-led companies.


University of California, Berkeley
Santa Clara University
Columbia University

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