J. Stephen Eaton is co-founder and Managing Director of EDG Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on the healthcare sector. At EDG Mr. Eaton has assisted portfolio companies as they set strategic direction, establish best practices and attract key executive leadership. His background in a variety of healthcare settings has allowed him to successfully identify specific healthcare market sectors for targeted investment. He serves on the EDG Investment Committee.
Prior to EDG Mr. Eaton was a successful investor, CEO and entrepreneur in healthcare companies. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of LaVie Healthcare, Housecall Medical, Navigator Group Purchasing and Regency Healthcare. He was the founder, CEO and Chair of the Board of Centennial Healthcare. He currently serves as a Director of MMIS, a supplier of software based compliance solutions for Life Science companies.
Mr. Eaton has also been active in not-for-profit healthcare in Atlanta as a member of the board of Emory Healthcare and as past Chair of the Board of Saint Joseph’s Health System and Emory Saint Joseph’s Inc.
Mr. Eaton currently is also a board member of the Southeast Board for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Project Open Hand.