Rick D’Augustine

Rick has over three decades of medical-industry experience in general management, venture capital investing and technology and business development in both public and private companies. He served as an Executive-in-Residence at Cincytech for almost four years through the end of 2011. Immediately prior to that, he served as president, CEO and a director of UMD Inc., a venture-backed drug-delivery company focusing on women’s health issues. Before joining UMD as its first employee, he spent five years as a group director at Senmed Medical Ventures, a private medical venture capital and business development firm. Rick spent 16 years with Johnson & Johnson and was a founding board member of Cincinnati-based Ethicon Endo-Surgery, initially serving as vice president of administration and CFO, and subsequently as vice president of business development. He was a founding board member of Enable Medical Corp., a private, high-technology medical device company, as well as Atricure Inc., an Enable spinoff focused on surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, which is now a public company. He also serves or has served as a director on several company boards, including (locally)- Blue Ash Therapeutics, SpineForm, Ischemia Care and Enable Injections. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University. More detailed information can be found here