Barry Paxton II
As founder and Managing Partner, Barry Paxton focuses primarily on investment sourcing and valuation, due diligence, and capital raising. He is also involved in interim leadership and operational roles in target acquisitions. Barry has spent over twenty years in the healthcare, consumer products and financial industries. His extensive work experience includes executive and leadership positions for Eli Lilly & Company, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ernst and Young, Duracell USA and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Paxton has his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.
Mr. Downey provides more than 16 years of senior executive management and entrepreneurial experience in the medical device and healthcare information technology industry, and has helped several high-growth US and European-based companies enter the domestic healthcare marketplace. Mr. Downey's operational experience covers areas such as business development, sales, marketing and branding strategy, identifying emerging technologies, and building strategic industry and investor relationships.
Mr. Downey began his career by helping launch a minimally invasive surgical division of Johnson & Johnson, Gynecare. He then went on to serve in executive sales, marketing and business development capacities for the first B-2-B healthcare exchange, medibuy.com, which raised over $160M through Kleiner Perkins and Oakwood Capital. After the company was acquired, Mr. Downey served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NoInk, a mobile healthcare technology firm spun out of Rose-Hulman Ventures. At NoInk, he led efforts to secure the company as the premier provider to the orthopedic industry. After NoInk was acquired, Mr. Downey assisted an international investment firm in bringing innovative software solutions into US Homeland Security, as well as mobile healthcare through partnerships with Cisco and Intel. Mr. Downey then joined the founding team of OrthoPediatrics, where he managed tech transfer, branding, marketing and led several private placements that raised over $19M for the company. In 2010, Mr. Downey co-founded Purim Ventures, a private venture firm focused on providing strategic investment and business development services to promising companies in medical device and emerging technology.
Mr. Downey also serves on the advisory board of several non-profit organizations and privately held companies, including KidsVoice, WishBONE and the Orthopedic Research Foundation. He received a B.S. from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.
Thomas E. Unangst
Mr. Unangst has led organizations through the challenges of change for over 30 years. Tom has extensive experience in Operations Management, Organizational Development and Human Performance Engineering with specialties in business process improvement, total quality management, leadership development and change management. Tom has consulted extensively with both private and public sector clients. His background includes various management and executive level experiences in operations, marketing, human resources, quality, and procurement/purchasing.
Tom's most recent assignment was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Crestmark Bank, a $600 million privately held, commercial lending bank.
Chris Domingue is an accomplished Sales & Marketing professional with 14+ years of distinguished performance as Director of Marketing, District Sales Manager, and Sales Representative. Achievements include developing Marketing Strategy, New Product Launches, improving product awareness, and increasing revenue on existing products. Chris has an extensive background that encompasses a strong learning agility, work ethic, commitment to developing people and exceeding customer & organizational objectives. Chris earned his Bachelor's degree in Marketing and a Minor in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Chris also served in the United States Marine Corp where he was recognized as the Battalion Honor Man and served in Somalia and Kuwait.