Michael joined SVLS in 2014 and is focused on healthcare IT and healthcare services investments.
Before joining SVLS, Michael was a General Partner with Edison Ventures, a growth equity investment firm, where he headed the healthcare IT practice. Previously, he was a General Partner at Summit Partners. Michael’s operating experience included roles at IBM Corporation in sales to the healthcare industry, as well as marketing, corporate development and systems engineering.
Michael has served on numerous public and private company boards. HCIT investments at Edison include TrialScope and three successful M&A exits at CambridgeSoft, DiagnosisOne and Octagon Research. Other Edison investments include Andera, VFA and PlumChoice. His investments at Summit, all of which exited at gains through IPO or M&A, include Infor, Unica, OPNET, MCK Communications, Future Three, InstallShield, Microbank, PowerSmart, Staples.com and TrelliSoft.
Michael earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB Degree in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.
Mr. Barko is currently Executive Director, Board of Directors of Ximedica, LLC. Mr. Barko has over 35 years of experience leading medical device and healthcare organizations towards global and financial growth. Mr. Barko has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ximedica, LLC from April 2012 through October 2018. Mr. Barko is a board member of the AdvaMed. Currently, Mr. Barko serves on the Board of Directors of several other privately-owned companies and is involved with several private equity and venture capital groups. In addition, he was named to the AdvaMed Accel and MassMEDIC Board of Directors in 2014.
Prior to these roles, Mr. Barko was Vice President of Corporate Development at Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX) and was Corporate Vice President, Marketing & Business Development and member of the Board of Directors at Nypro Inc. During his 25 years with Nypro, he was responsible for the business teams that led to steady growth in annual sales from $40 million to $1 billion. Mr. Barko was also President & CEO of the Nypro Medical Products Group and Chairman of NP Medical Inc. He held senior management positions at Hallmark Plastics in Buffalo, New York and Peninsula Plastics in Erie, Pennsylvania. Mr. Barko graduated from the University of Notre Dame and also completed numerous executive leadership programs including Duke University Fuqua Business School, Dartmouth College Amos Tuck Business School, University of Limerick Ireland, Central European University of Hungary, and The National University of Singapore.
In his role as Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Emeritus for Ximedica, Aidan drives innovation in medical device development, consumer healthcare products and human-centered provider systems.
With over 25 years of experience, Aidan’s focus is on building a robust but nimble product development process within a FDA regulated industry with a particular eye to Usability and Human Factors. Aidan teaches Design Leadership at Rhode Island School of Design while also participating on the Commercial Advisory Board of Massachusetts College of Art.
Aidan received his degree from Central St. Martins (UK) in Product Design/Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Design from RISD.
Greg brings over 15 years of healthcare transaction experience to SV, including deep private and public healthcare company investment experience.
He joined SV in 2002 as an Analyst and later transitioned to the role of Portfolio Manager with both portfolio and lead fundraising responsibilities. Greg was promoted to Partner in 2019 and focuses on medical device and healthcare services investments. He is actively engaged in the financing, strategy, operations and acquisitions of portfolio companies.
Prior to SV, Greg worked at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, in the Business Practice, Emerging Technology and Private Equity groups, supporting both venture capital funds and venture backed companies in business formations and financings, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital fundraising.
BA, Honors, Colby College; MBA, Honors, Boston University (graduating Beta Gamma Sigma).
Outside of SV
Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and playing golf (they are learning to enjoy it too). He is a Boston native and a graduate of St. Sebastian’s School.