Roger Holstein is a Managing Director and Digital Media Head of Vestar Capital. He joined the firm in 2006, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience developing significant new business segments in the health services, telecommunications, and media services industries.
Holstein served as CEO of Healthgrades from 2012-2016. From 1997-2005, Holstein served as CEO, President, or Director of the WebMD Corporation and helped establish it as a leading source of healthcare information for consumers and professionals. Before that, Holstein was a member of the Office of the President at Medco Health, where he helped create the business of prescription benefit management.
From 1988-1991, Holstein was CEO of Consumer Health Services, which pioneered physician referral and information services. Prior to that he served as a senior executive at MCI Telecommunications, Warner Amex Cable Communications, and Grey Advertising.
Holstein began his career in an entirely different field, serving as the Director of Marketing — and Public Address Announcer — for the Spirits of St. Louis Basketball Team in the American Basketball Association.
He holds a BA, with distinction, from Swarthmore College.