Richard W. Mott

Principal, Walkabout Consulting LLC

Mr. Mott is currently a principal in Walkabout Consulting LLC, a management consulting and private equity firm. Mr. Mott’s current and previous clients include the Executives and Boards of Directors of various private and public companies.

Mr. Mott served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Kyphon Inc., a NASDAQ-listed global medical device company focused on minimally invasive spinal therapies, through its acquisition by Medtronic, Inc. in late 2007. Prior to Kyphon, Mr. Mott held several executive positions, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc., a NYSE-listed medical technology company as well as executive operating roles within the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Mr. Mott is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Microchips Biotech, Inc., a company that develops long-term implantable drug delivery technologies; Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Relievant Medsystems, a company using therapeutic nerve ablation for the treatment of chronic low back pain; member of the Board of Directors of Treace Medical Concepts, a company focused on foot and ankle surgical products; member of the Board of Directors of Conventus Orthopaedics, a company using a 3-Dimensional Fracture Management System to avoid joint replacement; Chairman of the Board of Directors of 480 Biomedical/Arsenal Medical, platform technology companies that develop novel, in-situ forming therapeutic materials; member of the Board of Directors of Vertiflex, a company focused on providing alternative minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis.

Mr. Mott is a Director/Owner of VFD Technologies, a private equity firm that invests in, acquires and owns manufacturing businesses with unique technical capabilities that specialize in high performance materials.

Mr. Mott is the previous recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership of the Year Award and the Phoenix Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Mott also lectures on Leadership and Entrepreneurialism in leading academic and business forums.

Mr. Mott holds a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University and is a Graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.