Bess Weatherman is a Special Limited Partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with more than $85 billion in assets under management and 250 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. 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.
During her 34 year career in healthcare, Ms. Weatherman has served on the boards of 14 public companies, more than 25 private companies at every stage of development, as well as the National Venture Capital Association. She currently serves on the boards of Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ: PODD), Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), Silk Road Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SILK) and Vapotherm, Inc. (NYSE: VAPO).
Ms. Weatherman is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University and as Chair of Stanford Women on Boards. She is also a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College, where she chairs the Investment Committee. She previously served on the Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and on the Board of Trustees of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY.
Ms. Weatherman was a 2014 recipient of the Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization for Women. She has served as a mentor for W.O.M.E.N. in America, an organization of senior business executives in New York City focused on mentoring young high potential female professionals. She also awards a college scholarship every year to the top female math student at Rockbridge County High School, her alma mater in Lexington, Virginia.
Ms. Weatherman received a BA in English, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Mount Holyoke College in 1982. She earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1988.