Board of Directors
Ryan M. Schwarz, Director, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Ryan M. Schwarz is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of NaviMed Capital, a healthcare-focused private investment firm based in Washington, DC. NaviMed specializes in growth capital investments in healthcare services, digital health and specialty medical products companies.
Prior to co-founding NaviMed, Mr. Schwarz was a Managing Director and Global Partner of The Carlyle Group, focused on North American venture and growth capital opportunities in the healthcare sector. Throughout his 14 year tenure with Carlyle, Mr. Schwarz led the healthcare investing practice in the U.S. Venture and Growth Capital group.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Schwarz was a Vice President in the health care investment banking group at Robertson Stephens & Co. in San Francisco, and a generalist M&A investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. in New York.
Mr. Schwarz holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School. He received his A.B. degree from Duke University where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar. He was honored by President Ronald Reagan in 1985 as a United States Presidential Scholar. Mr. Schwarz is a member of the Boards of Directors of AcuFocus, Inc., AqueSys, Inc. and Proteus Digital Health, Inc. Previous Board memberships include Carefx Corp. (sold to Harris Corp. (HRS)), Fairchild Imaging, Inc. (sold to BAE Systems plc (BA.L)), Liposonix, Inc. (sold to Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. (MRX)), Endius, Inc. (sold to Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (ZMH)), Heritage Health Systems, Inc. (sold to Universal American Corp. (UAM)), and ConnectiCare Holdings, Inc. (sold to Emblem Health).
Mr. Schwarz also has substantial professional and charitable involvement in Eastern Europe. He currently serves as President of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund, a Congressionally-chartered charitable foundation. Earlier in his career, he completed internships with the Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund in Budapest and with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the George Mason Research Foundation, and was previously on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. Mr. Schwarz is married with two daughters. He and his family reside in Washington, DC.
Honorable George D. Gould, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Gould was vice chairman of Klingenstein, Fields & Company, an investment management firm since 1989. From 1985 to 1988, he was undersecretary for finance of the Department of the Treasury. At the request of President Regan, Mr. Gould chaired the Working Group on Financial Markets to examine the effect of the October 19, 1987 stock market crash. Prior to that he was a general partner with Wertheim & Co., Inc., and chairman of Madison Resources.
Mr. Gould is a graduate of Andover, Yale, and the Harvard Business School. He was made an honorary Doctor of Laws by New York University.
Mr. Gould was the presiding director and chair of the Board’s Governance Committee and Finance Committee at Freddie Mac. He previously served as chairman of the American Hungarian Enterprise Fund for the U.S. Government in Budapest.
Honorable Francis M. Bator, Director
Mr. Bator is a Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy Emeritus at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Founding Chairman of the school’s public policy program, he taught macroeconomics. Before going to Harvard in 1967, he was deputy national security advisor to President Johnson for three years. He has also served as senior economic advisor in A.I.D., special consultant to the secretary of the treasury, and consultant to the departments of state and defense. Mr. Bator’s writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and The Atlantic Monthly as well as in the major economics journals.
Mr. Bator holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Bator is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. He is a recipient of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Distinguished Service Award.
Eriberto R. Scocimara, Director
Mr. Scocimara has over 45 years of experience in corporate management, acquisitions, and operational restructuring and 20 years in the field of direct equity investments. In 1984 he founded Scocimara & Company, Inc., a financial consulting firm to assist a select group of corporate, institutional, and private clients in accurately analyzing problems, developing appropriate strategies, and creating and implementing action plans.
From April 1994 through its liquidation in 2011, Mr. Scocimara served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hungarian-American Enterprise Fund (HAEF), one of the Enterprise Funds established by the 1989 Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED) Act of the U.S. government.
Mr. Scocimara was an Officer and Director of the Young Presidents’ Organization and, later, its alumni group, the World Presidents’ Organization, both global organizations that organize education and exchange of ideas for their CEO memberships. In 1989 he was Education Chairman of the committee establishing the YPO Budapest University for Presidents, the first educational opportunity of its kind for either organization held behind the Iron Curtain, and he later attended the inauguration of the Budapest WPO Chapter. He and his wife have led YPO and WPO academies in Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Argentina, France, Indonesia, Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet.
Mr. Scocimara was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He received his lic.oec from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland and is fluent in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Greek, and Spanish.
He resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife.
H.E. Mr. András Simonyi, Director
Mr. Simonyi is Managing Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University.
Between 2002 and 2007 Mr. Simonyi served as the Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. and NATO. One of his prime goals during that time was to work with the U.S. administration, Congress, and the private sector to advance bilateral relations and E.U.-U.S. relations. Other objectives included working with the U.S. administration and Congress on anti-terrorism and energy security issues.
Previously, he served as deputy chief of mission at the Hungarian Mission to the European Community and NATO in Brussels. He then served as head of the Hungarian NATO Liaison Office in Brussels and played a pivotal role in preparing Hungary’s NATO membership. He served on the NATO Council as first Hungarian permanent representative from 1999 to 2001.
Mr. Simonyi holds a Ph.D. in political science and is a frequent lecturer on security issues, transatlantic relations, and the problems of military reform and NATO enlargement.