VP of Corporate Development
Kris Karson joined WebPT in 2020 as the Vice President of Corporate Development, bringing with him more than 20 years of operations and development experience in technology companies of all sizes—from seed-stage to Fortune 100. At WebPT, Kris leads the effort to form major strategic corporate partnerships, develop new business ideas, and evaluate acquisition opportunities in support of the company’s overall growth objectives.
Prior to joining WebPT, Kris held a number of executive roles in corporate development, strategy, and finance. He most recently served as a strategic advisor to several digital health startups and private equity firms. He also was an executive-in-residence at LRVHealth, where he sourced and evaluated venture capital investment opportunities. Before that, Kris managed corporate development, strategic investments, and partnerships for Decision Resources Group as well as the healthcare informatics division of Premier, Inc. During this time, he completed more than a dozen acquisitions and investments, totaling more than $700 million in combined transactional value. Prior to that, Kris was a director at Microsoft, where he spent several years leading complex transactions as a senior member of the health solutions and venture integration teams. Earlier in his career, Kris held various executive finance and strategy positions at aQuantive and Razorfish after starting out in the field of healthcare investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB).
Kris holds a bachelor’s degree in biology/neuroscience from Duke University and a master’s degree in biology/physiology from New York University. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, attending live music events, and spending time with his wife and two children.