Randy Thurman was engaged by BC Partners as a senior 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 then was Founder, Chairman and CEO of VIASYS Healthcare Inc., a global leader in respiratory and neuro diagnostics, critical care systems and orthopedics.
Randy has extensive experience working with private equity firms and has participated in transactions globally. He is currently Executive Chairman, Outlook Pharmaceuticals Inc. Chairman, Zest Dental Solutions Inc. and Director, TFF Pharmaceuticals and chairman of the audit committee. 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.