Dr. Tausha Robertson worked in private equity for over a decade driving increased fund valuations by reducing operational costs, with a special focus on healthcare expenditures. Working for financier Carl Icahn, Tausha streamlined the healthcare spend and implemented targeted analytics to inform consumerism strategies which resulted in millions of dollars in savings, improving EBITDA for the operating companies. After leaving Icahn Enterprises, Tausha and business partners built a successful consulting firm, Alterity Group, which counts top tier private equity firms as clients. She executed a multi-year strategy that drove greater than $50MM in portfolio savings for one firm. In addition, Tausha lead complicated benefits spin offs and integrations involving Fortune 100 companies and other large multinational firms. The founding partners successfully exited Alterity Group in 2012. It continues to prosper as an NFP company. Her experience and track record of success have made her a highly regarded consultant and thought leader in healthcare and employee health plan strategies.
Tausha relocated to Austin, Texas with the acquisition of Alterity Group where she developed a passion for technology. As a first time mobile app developer, she garnered recognition by MVMT50 as a Top 10 Innovator at SXSW and has received numerous awards including Austinprenuer of the Year. Her mobile app, Primpii, was featured in national press. In 2017, Primpii pivoted from an app to a broader digital platform for diverse, Gen X women called Ms. X Factor.
Tausha holds a Doctorate in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with a BS and MS from the University of Arizona. She is a published author and sought after speaker. Tausha’s recent engagement in the tech world has been recognized by her appointment to the advisory board for SXSW Interactive's healthcare track and start up initiatives like, Connected Health Austin. In addition to professional pursuits, Tausha lends her talents to numerous community organizations. She raised over $45,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a Woman of the Year candidate, serves on the Board of Directors for Saint Louise House and Global Women 4 Well-Being. Tausha is an active member of the Austin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.