Richard Upton was most recently the founder and President of Upton Advisors, LLC, a boutique investment bank serving middle market and emerging healthcare companies throughout the United States. Mr. Upton has been advising early stage and growth stage companies since 1992 both as a senior healthcare investment banker for Salomon Brothers and later as an independent adviser. Mr. Upton has completed engagements representing aggregate transaction values in excess of $5 billion.
Mr. Upton currently serves on the Boards of Alcyone Lifesciences, Carmell Therapeutics, and Medicinal Genomics and previously served on the Boards of Home Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDIX – acquired by Nipro Corporation), Courtagen Life Sciences and Castlewood Surgical. Mr. Upton is a member of the Investment Committee of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and is former Chairman of The Pine Hill Waldorf School. Mr. Upton is a founding member of Northeast Angels, an early stage angel investing group based in southern New Hampshire. He has also been a youth hockey coach since 2001. Mr. Upton received his MBA degree from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and a dual BA degree in Economics and English from Amherst College.