Board of Directors
William J. Gumina joined as a Director on November 4, 2011, and currently serves as Interim Chairman of the Board. He joined Apax Partners in 1998 and serves as a Partner and Global Co-head of Apax’s Healthcare team. Prior to joining Apax, Mr. Gumina worked in investment banking from 1992 to 1994, while employed by Kidder, Peabody, and in private equity from 1996 to 1998, while employed by Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Merchant Banking Partners. Throughout his tenure as a finance professional, he has worked on deals involving large healthcare organizations such as TriZetto, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Spectrum Laboratories, Encompass Home Health, Voyager HospiceCare and MagnaCare Holdings. Currently, Mr. Gumina serves as a Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of TriZetto. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Joe Woody joined as a Director on April 3, 2012. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer for KCI. Mr. Woody has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining KCI in November 2011, Mr. Woody served as global president of Vascular Therapies for Covidien. At Covidien, he was responsible for the $2.6B acquisition and integration of ev3. Previously, Mr. Woody served as global president, Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management, and held other leadership positions at Alliance Imaging, Inc., Acuson and GE Medical Systems.
Steven Dyson joined as a Director on November 4, 2011. Mr. Dyson began his employment at Apax Partners in 2000. Currently, he is a Partner in the Healthcare team. Mr. Dyson has worked on many significant deals with companies such as Unilabs, Capio, General Healthcare Group and Zeneus Pharma. Prior to joining Apax, Mr. Dyson worked at McKinsey & Co. He currently serves as a Director and a member of the Compensation Committee of Unilabs and as a Director of several subsidiary holding companies of General Healthcare Group. Mr. Dyson earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biology from Cambridge University.
Jim Fasano joined as a Director on November 4, 2011. Mr Fasano joined CPPIB in 2004 and has been a member of its Principal Investing Group since its inception. Currently, he is responsible for CPPIB’s direct investments in private equity. Prior to joining CPPIB, Mr Fasano worked in the Investment Banking group at Merrill Lynch & Co., focusing on companies in the media and telecommunications sectors. He also worked as a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions group at RBC Capital Markets and a Commissioned Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Mr Fasano currently serves on the boards of IMS Health, LHP Hospital Group and AWAS Aviation Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and an International Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Erik Levy joined as a Director on November 4, 2011. Mr. Levy has led a variety of private equity investments since joining CPPIB in 2005 and has helped build CPPIB’s private equity program from its inception. Mr. Levy has focused on investments in several industries including Consumer, Healthcare and Telecommunications. He has been an active member of the Board of Directors of Skype, serving as a director from 2009 to 2011 and serving on both the compensation and audit committees. Previously, Mr. Levy was a management consultant with Bain & Company in Toronto and Paris where he developed various growth and restructuring plans for companies across a range of industries. Prior to that, Mr. Levy was part of the pension consulting practice at William M. Mercer. Erik holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Mathematics from Concordia University.
John F. Megrue Jr. joined as a Director on November 4, 2011. Mr. Megrue joined Apax Partners in 2005 and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Apax Partners L.P., U.S. Mr. Megrue is a member of the Global Executive Committee, Investment and Approval Committees, and the Global Co-Head of Retail & Consumer Group. He originally joined Apax in 1988; and rejoined in 2005 from Saunders, Karp & Megrue. Mr. Megrue graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Megrue is an active Board member of the following Apax portfolio companies: Advantage Sales & Marketing, Bob’s Discount Furniture, HUB International ltd., and Rue21. Mr. Megrue is currently chairing the Business Leadership Council for the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015. Mr. Megrue also serves as a Director on the Board of Millennium Promise, as well as Grameen America.
Jim A. Pittman joined as a Director on November 4, 2011. Mr. Pittman joined PSP Investments as Vice President of Private Equity in February of 2005 and has co-led the strategy and investment of an over $6 billion international Private Equity portfolio, including $1.8 billion of direct deals and co-investments. From 2002 to 2005, he was Executive Vice-President and CFO of Provincial Aerospace, an internationally diversified aerospace and aviation operations company focused on aircraft modifications and operations. Prior to Provincial, he was CFO and co-owner of two other operating businesses in the areas of technology and pharmaceutical clinical trials. Mr. Pittman received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1990 while articling with Deloitte & Touche, and he currently sits on the Board of Directors for Telesat Canada, Herbal Magic Inc., The Institutional Limited Partners Association, Haymarket Financial and Noodles and Company.
Warren Roll joined as a Director on November 4, 2011. Mr. Roll serves as a Director of PSP Investments Private Equity, which he joined in February 2011. He has over 12 years of experience financing healthcare, technology and media companies. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Roll served as a Director at Aver Media, an international media fund specialized in financing and advising media and new media companies globally. Prior to Aver, he was Vice President, Investment Banking, at Blackmont Capital and an investment banker at Desjardins Securities, where he helped raise in excess of $800 million for Canadian public and private companies. Mr. Roll holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
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