Tom Geiser

Member – VSCP Strategic Advisory Board


Mr. Geiser has served as advisor and legal counsel to numerous healthcare organizations with a focus on healthcare financing and delivery.  Mr. Geiser served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of WellPoint Health Networks from its inception in 1993 until 2005.  As WellPoint’s chief counsel, he was involved in all of the company’s mergers and acquisitions and in its numerous public securities offerings.  He was responsible for WellPoint’s legal, legislative and regulatory affairs in 50 states and served as its principal contact with state and federal regulators.  He was also responsible for all of the company’s litigation, including the litigation of its affiliated Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans and health insurance companies.

Prior to joining WellPoint, Mr. Geiser spent 15 years as an attorney in private law practice at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco, California.  He was also a partner in Epstein, Becker, Stromberg & Green and in Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos & Stromberg in San Francisco.  He has been elected to Best Lawyers in America and was named to 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California by California Law Business. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Surgical Care Affiliates, IASIS Healthcare Corporation, Imedex Holdco LLC, Providence Saint John's Health Center and the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Institute for Research in the Social Sciences.

Mr. Geiser is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital, a private investment firm with more than $65 billion of capital under management.  Mr. Geiser received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands.