Mr. Emmitt has over forty years of health care and medical device industry investment experience including venture capital, investment research, and investment banking. Since 1989 he has been a General Partner of The Vertical Group, one of the venture capital industry’s most successful investors in medical device companies. Mr. Emmitt currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Tornier, Tepha, and Galil Medical and previously served on the Boards of SciMed Life Systems, Xomed Surgical Products, American Medical Systems, Wright Medical, ev3, Inc., OsteoBiologics Inc., and ENTrigue Surgical. Mr. Emmitt received a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from The Rutgers School of Business.