Cavanna is a managing director and the co-head of Vestar's healthcare group. He is currently a director of Press Ganey and MediMedia USA, Inc. He came to the firm in 2006 from The Blackstone Group. Prior to joining Blackstone, he was an associate at JPMorgan Partners and an analyst in the leveraged finance group at Merrill Lynch. Cavanna earned is B.A. from Cornell University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.