Rurik “Rik” Vandevenne

Managing Partner

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Rik joined RCC in 2004 and leads the HCIT practice while supporting Medical Device.

Prior to his private equity career, Rik gained experience working with venture backed companies in the strategy group of Scient, a global eBusiness consulting firm. Before Scient, Rik worked for four years at Accenture, first in the healthcare services group and then at the Internet Center of Excellence where he helped launch several venture-backed companies as well as worked on the team that developed the online music platform for BestBuy.

Rik serves on the boards of Netsertive and Continuity and as an observer on the board of Liquibase. He was previously on the board of BardyDx, which sold to Hillrom in 2021; Veran Medical, which sold to Olympus;  APS, which sold to Relias Learning in 2016; EndoChoice, which had an IPO in 2015 (NYSE: GI) and sold to Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) in 2016; an observer on the board of Pioneer Surgical, which sold to RTI Surgical (Nasdaq: RTIX) in 2013; and on the board of Fullscope (sold to Edgewater (Nasdaq: EDGW) in 2009.

Rik graduated from Vanderbilt University where he received his BE in Mechanical Engineering, and he received an MBA from Duke University.

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Rik enjoys spending time on the Carolina beaches with his wife and three daughters. For fun, he is focused on improving his lap times at various tracks in the Southeast in his sports cars.

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"The RCC team has been insightful and supportive throughout the challenges of launching a new business and the subsequent rapid growth of our company. They understand the key elements of successful strategy, collaboration, and the art of getting things done. RCC is an extremely valuable partner to EndoChoice."

Mark Gilreath

Former CEO, EndoChoice

"Getting connected to Relias at is most senior level was a helpful accelerator to us, and ultimately yielded a strong acquisition offer for the company. It was a pleasure to work with both Relias and RCC. "

Russ Richmond

CEO, APS

"RCC has been a valuable partner to Univa UD. In addition to providing financial and business advice, RCC has utilized their experience and contacts within our industry to help move our business forward. They have introduced us to key executives at customers, strategic partners and other Industry experts who has proved invaluable to our business. RCC has also provided us with important strategic and operational input that has aided us in building a leadership position in our fast growing market."

Gary Tyreman

CEO, Univa