Dick Emmitt – is a General Partner with The Vertical Group. He has over 30 years of healthcare industry investment experience including venture capital, investment research, and investment banking. As an investment analyst with Cyrus J. Lawrence and F. Eberstadt, Mr. Emmitt was recognized as one of the leading experts in the healthcare industry by International Investor magazine. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of American Medical Systems, BioSET, Incumed, Micro Therapeutics, Tepha, SURx, Velocimed, ev3, Wright Medical and OsteoBiologics. Mr. Emmitt received a BA in Economics from Bucknell University and an MBA from The Rutgers School of Business.