Randy Thurman was engaged by BC Partners as an operating advisor in 2015 and brings over 30 years experience in executive leadership, M&A and corporate governance. As a CEO, his background has focused in the healthcare technology industry specifically biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and clinical diagnostics. Additionally, he brings a global perspective having started and operated businesses in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
Early in his career he was Director and President of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals. Subsequently, he became Chairman and CEO of Corning Life Sciences and most recently was founder, Chairman and CEO of VIASYS Healthcare Inc. Since VIASYS was sold in 2007, he has extensive experience working with private equity firms. He is currently a director of Oncobiologics Inc. and Zest Dental Solutions Inc. Randy has served on numerous boards, published a number of articles on corporate governance and is expert in shareholder advocacy. Prior to his corporate career he served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
Master degree in management from Webster University; BS degree in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College