Stuart M. Essig
Stuart M. Essig, Ph.D. co-founded Prettybrook Partners in January 2012. Dr. Essig is currently chairman of the Board of Directors of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART), where, as the former chief executive officer, he transitioned the business into a global surgical products company, growing revenues to more than $830 million from $15 million during his 14-year tenure. Prior to joining Integra LifeSciences, Dr. Essig was a managing director in mergers and acquisitions for the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Dr. Essig had ten years of broad health care experience at Goldman Sachs serving as a senior merger and acquisitions advisor to a broad range of domestic and international medical technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. Dr. Essig has chaired Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees and served on the boards of several NASDAQ and NYSE listed companies ranging in size from several hundred million dollars to more than $20 billion in market capitalization. Dr. Essig currently serves on the Board of Directors of St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) , Seaspine Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNE) and Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI). He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Breg, Inc., a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC. He is a founding investor member of Tigerlabs, a Princeton-based accelerator. He is an Executive in Residence at Cardinal Partners and a Venture Partner at Wellington Partners Advisory AG, both venture capital firms and serves as a Senior Advisor to TowerBrook Capital Partners and Water Street Healthcare Partners. From March 2005 until August 2008, he served on the Board of Directors of Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH), and from 1998 to 2002 he served on the Board of Directors of Vital Signs, Inc. Dr. Essig has also served on the executive committee, nominating and governance committee and as treasurer of ADVAMED, the Advanced Medical Technology Association. Dr. Essig is also involved in several non-profit charitable organizations, including from time to time having served on the boards of such organizations.
Dr. Essig received an A.B. degree, and graduated with magna cum laude honors from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. degree in Financial Economics from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.