William E. Klitgaard is an operating executive at Avista Capital Partners. Mr. Klitgaard was retained by Avista Capital Partners in 2020. Mr. Klitgaard has over two decades of experience leading and advising healthcare businesses in the Healthcare IT and outsourced pharma services space. Mr. Klitgaard most recently served as President of Enlighten Health, a division of LabCorp (NYSE:LH) that focuses on innovation and creation of new information-based services utilizing core assets of LabCorp and Covance, Inc. Previously, he spent 19 years at Covance, one of the world’s largest contract research organizations, where he served for three years as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and nearly twelve years as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his time at Covance, Mr. Klitgaard held finance leadership positions at Kenetech Corporation, a wind turbine manufacturer, and Consolidated Freightways, Inc., a freight service and logistics company.
Mr. Klitgaard earned a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s degree from the Sloan Management School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves as a director of Certara, Inform Diagnostics, Syneos and XIFIN.