Board of Directors
John T. Buhler
Mr. Buhler holds extensive healthcare industry and business leadership expertise stemming from a 33-year career with RF Surgical Systems, Inc., Natus Medical Inc., SenoRx Inc., Ultrasonix, GE Healthcare and Diasonics-VingMed Ultrasound. Mr. Buhler has a proven track record of building and leading successful world–class business teams that consistently achieve strong financial performance, operational efficiency and customer loyalty.
Mr. Buhler earned his B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources at Dominican College, Blauvelt, New York as well a degree in Electrical Technology from the State University of New York at Orange County. Mr. Buhler has also completed the Executive Management Development Program (EMBA equivalent) at General Electric’s Educational Center in Crotonville, New York.
Matthew Rizzo is a Partner, Credit Opportunities at OrbiMed Advisors, L.L.C. Mr. Rizzo is focused on healthcare royalty and structured finance investments. Previously, Mr. Rizzo was at Ikaria as a Senior Director in business development for pharmaceutical licensing and acquisitions. Prior to Ikaria, Mr. Rizzo was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, focused on healthcare investments in the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds. Prior to Fortress, he was at GlaxoSmithKline where he worked in business and commercial analysis. Mr. Rizzo received his M.B.A. from Duke University and his B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mrs. Capps has more than 20 years of experience as a CFO and audit professional in the life sciences industry, having recently served an 11 year tenure as Executive Vice president, CFO and Treasurer for DJO Global Inc., a global provider of medical devices. Earlier in her career, Mrs. Capps spent 10 years with Ernst & Young as a Senior Audit & Accounting professional. She currently serves on the Senior Advisory Board of Consonance Capital Partners, a healthcare focused private equity firm, and the Board of Directors of its portfolio company, Enclara Pharmacia, a provider of pharmacy services to the hospice industry. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of the following publicly traded companies: medical device company, NuVasive, Inc., biopharmaceutical company, Otonomy, Inc. and healthcare IT company, Connecture, Inc., and previously served on the Boards of the publicly traded medical device company SenoRx until its acquisition by C. R. Bard, Inc. and private medical device company, RF Surgical Systems until its acquisition by Medtronic. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego State University Research Foundation. Mrs. Capps received her BA degree in Business Administration/Accounting from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.