NexPhase Capital Appoints Tony López as Executive Advisor
Healthcare Industry Veteran Brings Decades of Leadership and Management Experience
NEW YORK, November 11, 2019 – NexPhase Capital, LP (“NexPhase” or the “Firm”), an operationally-focused, independent private equity firm, today announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” López as an Executive Advisor focusing on healthcare investments. In this role, Mr. López will provide strategic and operating support to NexPhase’s portfolio companies in the healthcare sector. Mr. López’s appointment is effective immediately.
An experienced C-Suite and Board executive with a track record of success in global leadership positions, Mr. López joins NexPhase as the ninth member of the Firm’s Executive Advisory Board. NexPhase’s Executive Advisory Board, which is comprised of distinguished veterans of the business and financial community across the consumer, healthcare, and software & services sectors, provides counsel to the Firm on its investment strategy and support to NexPhase’s portfolio companies, which NexPhase believes adds meaningful value and promotes growth beyond what such companies could achieve on their own.
“We are pleased to welcome Tony to NexPhase’s Executive Advisory Board,” said Andy Kieffer, Partner at NexPhase. “With more than three decades of leadership experience and deep healthcare sector insights, Tony is uniquely positioned to help us pursue investments in medical devices, products and supplies, while advising the Firm and our portfolio companies on growth opportunities in an evolving industry. Tony will undoubtedly be an immediate asset to our team and I look forward to working closely with him in this role.”
“With a fully integrated investment approach, NexPhase is well-positioned in the healthcare sector, making them an ideal partner for portfolio companies” said Mr. López. “I am honored to join the Executive Advisory Board and look forward to working alongside the Firm’s impressive operating partners and investment team to partner with entrepreneurs and management teams to unlock value across the healthcare space.”
About Tony López
Mr. López is the Founder, CEO and Managing Partner of L&L Associates, a leadership & management consulting firm. Previously, he served as CEO & Managing Director of Azzur Group, President & General Manager at Ansell Healthcare, and SVP & General Manager at CareFusion, Inc. He began his corporate career in 1991 with Johnson & Johnson where over an 18-year period he held leadership positions in corporate engineering, operations, sales, and marketing and general management. Mr. López began his professional career as an Air Force Officer from 1985 to 1996. An expert on leadership and management topics, Mr. López is a respected speaker and has authored numerous books and research papers.
Mr. López is Chairman-Emeritus of the Board of PROSPANICA and currently serves on the PROSPANICA Foundation Board. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for CulturIntel Inc. and Touchland Inc. Mr. López holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Engineering Management, and is a graduate of the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.
About NexPhase Capital
NexPhase Capital (“NPC”) is a thematic and operationally-focused private equity firm that invests in lower middle market growth-oriented companies within three distinct sectors: consumer, healthcare, and software & services. The firm partners with founder-owned companies that have reached a growth inflection point and are seeking a value-added partner to help navigate the company’s “next phase.” The NPC team has extensive industry and operational experience and NPC’s partners have invested together for nearly a decade. The firm has completed over 60 investments, deploying $1.1B of equity and targets control equity investments between $25 million and $75 million.
NexPhase was formed in 2016 by the former principals of Moelis Capital Partners and advises $1.2 billion of private equity capital. For more information, please visit www.NexPhase.com.