Tamara Elias

As Essex Woodlands keeps trying to raise its ninth fund, Tamara Elias moves on.

By Dan Primack
July 2, 2015

Tamara Elias has quietly stepped down as a partner with venture capital frim Essex Woodlands, where she co-led the Texas-based firm’s healthcare services and healthcare IT growth equity practices. Her next stop is as vice president of corporate strategy and business development with Becton Dickinson BDX .

Elias originally joined Essex Woodlands in 2007 after having spent six years as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., and would serve on the boards of such portfolio companies as ATS Medical (sold to Medtronic), Millennium Pharmacy Systems and Influence Health.

In quasi-related news, a regulatory filing shows that Essex Woodlands has closed on $360.5 million for its ninth fund, which is targeting upwards of $750 million. A prior filing from July 2014 showed $221.5 million closed on the fund. The firm had raised $900 million for its eighth fund shortly after Elias arrived in 2007.

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