MICHAEL S. FAWCETT
Chairman and Managing Director, Meacham Woodfield, LLC
Mr. Fawcett has over 35 years of experience as a businessman, professional investor and lawyer engaged in corporate finance, mergers and acquisition and corporate restructuring. He has been a principal in a numerous business ventures, including venture capital, private equity investments and LBOs in a variety of areas including healthcare, healthcare services, healthcare IT, healthcare finance, life sciences, medical equipment and disposables, general IT services, office and communications equipment, consulting, business process outsourcing, soft drink bottling and financial services.
Mr. Fawcett was Executive Vice President from 2008 to 2010 of a West Coast private equity and debt firm which has approximately $350,000,000 in committed capital. He concentrated on management of the equity portfolio and, together with Ms. Foreman and Mr. Spiro, developed a merchant banking strategy for the firm. He served on the Management Committee and Investment Committee of that firm.
Mr. Fawcett's business background also includes being a member of the board of directors of Health Dialog Services Corporation, a firm in which he was a founding shareholder and served as Chief Business and Corporate Development Officer. Mr. Fawcett was responsible for the sale of this business at the beginning of 2008.
Mr. Fawcett also served as a Managing Director at a large private equity firm, Washington and Congress Capital Partners and its predecessor firm (collectively "W&C") from 1998 to 2006 where he was also a member of the Management Committee, Investment Committee and Finance Committee. W&C managed approximately $1.6 billion in committed capital. While at W&C, Mr. Fawcett sourced, managed and structured the realizations on portfolio investments and also acted as a board member and/or CEO of various portfolio companies.
Prior to joining W&C, Mr. Fawcett was a founder and managing partner of Dorman & Fawcett from 1990 to 1998, an advisory and boutique investment banking firm specializing in challenged companies and distressed debt. In addition, he was a managing partner of Sullivan & Worcester in Boston and New York and a partner of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo in Boston specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
Mr. Fawcett has served on multiple public and private company boards including: Resolute Solutions Corporation, Evolute Consolidated Holdings, Inc., Syncronex LLC, Health Dialog Services Corporation, Surgical Outcome Support, Inc., Haemonetics, BioScience International, Certus, Uniscribe Professional Services, Symmetrix, Braxton Associates, The Westwood Group, First National Bank (Ipswich), Addressograph Farrington and BAESA as well as on the board of a variety of other portfolio companies . Mr. Fawcett holds a Law Degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and an AB from Hamilton College.