Mr. Palmer is a Managing Director at Cerberus within the Firm’s private equity platform, which has invested approximately $14 billion in global companies over the past two decades. In his role, Mr. Palmer leads Cerberus’ private equity investments in healthcare, telecommunications, media, and technology companies.
Since joining Cerberus in 2008, Mr. Palmer has played an instrumental role in building out the platform’s investment strategy in the healthcare sector. He has assisted in the identification of opportunities to collaborate with innovative managers and invest in sectors undergoing transformation, such as hospitals and specialty pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Palmer has also contributed to the development of Cerberus’ investing practice in emerging and frontier markets. He currently serves on Cerberus’ Emerging Markets Investment Committee.
Mr. Palmer is currently on the Board of Directors of Steward Health Care, an accountable care organization formed by the acquisition of hospitals, physician practices, and an insurance company. He also serves on the Board of Covis Pharma, a specialty pharmaceuticals company focused on acquiring established branded products from large life science companies. Mr. Palmer has previously served on the Board of PaxVax Global, a global specialty vaccines business, which Cerberus acquired in 2015 and sold to Emergent BioSolutions three years later, as well as Print Media Holdings, a division of YP Holdings, which was an advertising solutions platform that Cerberus carved out of AT&T in 2012 and sold to DexMedia in 2017.
Mr. Palmer graduated cum laude from Duke University.