Bess Weatherman is a special limited partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with more than $43 billion in assets under management and 180 portfolio companies around the world.
Ms. Weatherman joined Warburg Pincus in 1988, became a partner in 1996, and served as a member of the Executive Management Group from 2001 to 2016. She led the firm's Healthcare Group from 2008 to 2015. Under her leadership, the firm invested in some of the most renowned and innovative health care companies around the globe including Bausch & Lomb, Lepu Medical Technology, and Kyphon.
During her 30-year career in health care, Ms. Weatherman has served on the boards of 15 public companies, more than 30 private companies at every stage of development, and the National Venture Capital Association. She currently serves on the board of Wright Medical Group (NASDAQ: WMGI), Vapotherm (NYSE: VAPO), Nevro (NASDAQ:NVRO) and Silk Road Medical.
Ms. Weatherman has twice been named to Forbes Midas List recognizing her as one of the 100 most highly regarded dealmakers in the venture capital industry, and she was a recipient of the 2014 Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization for Women.
She received a BA in English, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Mount Holyoke College, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Weatherman serves on the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, on the board of trustees and the investment committee of Mount Holyoke College, and on the board of trustees of Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, New York. She is also a mentor for W.O.M.E.N. In America.
She has two children, Graciela Watrous (Stanford '14 and Harvard MBA Class of 2020) and Julian Watrous (Stanford Class of 2019).