Mr. Viscogliosi was among the first Wall Street orthopedic industry analysts and authored well over 6,000 pages of investment research for more than 935 research reports.
Mr. Viscogliosi has healthcare experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and financier and is the co-founder of Viscogliosi Brothers LLC, a merchant bank and venture capital firm focused on the musculoskeletal industry.
Anthony G. Viscogliosi is an accomplished chief executive, entrepreneur, and business strategist with a proven track record for leading businesses across all phases of development -- from startup through commercialization to business expansion and strategic sale.
He has founded more than 20 companies and investment funds in the neuro-musculoskeletal/orthopedic industry and serves or served as chairman, executive chairman, CEO, president, managing director, or managing member of more than 15 businesses. Mr. Viscogliosi co-founded Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC (VB) along with his two brothers, John and Marc. Today VB is the leading merchant bank and venture capital firm focused on the neuro-musculoskeletal/orthopedic industry. VB has formed, is an early-stage or angel investor in, or has been involved in operations and strategy of more than 20 companies to date. VB, its funds, or affiliates have invested in companies that have sold for more than $1.3 billion in exit proceeds in the last 17 years. Mr. Viscogliosi has participated in raising more than $500 million in capital for businesses in the orthopedic industry.
Mr. Viscogliosi identifies companies with innovative ideas and technologies, and then adds vision to those ideas and leads them through efficient execution into growing businesses. He is recognized for his ability to create, invigorate and launch businesses on a solid growth trajectory by assembling management teams, setting strategic priorities and implementing innovations that translate to tangible results.
He is currently the CEO of Aperion Biologics, Inc., the leading regenerative medicine focused ACL replacement company globally.
He co-founded Musculoskeletal Clinical and Regulatory Advisors, LLC (MCRA), a company focused on being the leading advisor to healthcare companies involved in orthopedics.
He also co-founded and currently serves as chairman of Woven Orthopedic Technologies, LLC, an orthogeriatric specialty company that focuses on enhancing orthopedic implant fixation in compromised bone.
Anthony was a co-founder, executive chairman, chairman, president, and CEO of Small Bone Innovations, Inc., the largest privately held designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of joint replacement solutions for small bones and joints. In 2005, he raised $42.2 million for Small Bone Innovations, Inc., the single largest round of venture capital financing in orthopedic history at the time. In 2009, Mr. Viscogliosi raised an additional $118 million for Small Bone Innovations, Inc. through the Company’s successful series C-1 and Series D equity financing rounds. Small Bone Innovations, Inc. was recognized by Red Herring Magazine as one of the Top 100 Companies in North America. It was acquired by Stryker Corporation in August 2014 for $375 million.
He previously co-founded Viscogliosi & Co., Inc., a FINRA member firm, and also co-founded Paradigm Spine, LLC, and currently serves on the Board of Managers; he also co-founded Centinel Spine, Inc and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a co-founder of Knee Creations, LLC, later sold to what is now Zimmer Biomet, Inc., and was co-founder, chairman, CEO, and President of Spine Solutions, Inc. which was acquired by Synthes-Stratec, for $350 million. He was co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of what became Ascent Healthcare Solutions, Inc. and later was sold to Stryker Corp for $525 million.
Mr. Viscogliosi worked at several regional brokerage and investment banking firms as an institutional equity research analyst for more than a decade. He was among the first Wall Street orthopedic industry analysts and authored well over 6,500 pages of investment research in more than 900 research reports. He was also the first Wall Street investment banker dedicated to orthopedics, and has been involved in more than 260 orthopedic deals of every type as principal or agent, buyer or seller.
Mr. Viscogliosi was Senior Vice President and director of medical technology at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., a St. Louis-based regional investment banking and brokerage firm. He was responsible for establishing its New York office, and its medical technology research and institutional sales presence. Prior to Stifel, Nicolaus, he was director of medical technology, co-director of research, and assistant director of research, medical technology analyst, portfolio manager and risk analyst respectively, with Rodman & Renshaw, Inc., First Albany Corp., Commonwealth Associates, Inc., Martin Simpson & Co., Inc., Equitable Securities, Inc., Roney & Co., Inc., Michigan National Investment Corp. and Michigan National Corp., starting in 1984.
Mr. Viscogliosi earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan - Dearborn campus, and earned an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Supply School, and attended the National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College. He attended the Lawrence Technological University, School of Architecture, and Henry Ford Community College.
He was direct-commissioned as a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer in 1990 and awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for his actions during 9/11 in New York City. He served on-board the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during the NATO/Bosnia war in 1995. He earned the warfare designation of Naval Aviation Supply Officer and served 20-years in the Navy Reserve achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Mr. Viscogliosi’s philanthropy is focused on serving the needs of children, entrepreneurship, education, and healthcare, veteran’s affairs, national security, local community development, and creativity through the arts:
Children: Mr. Viscogliosi is a donor to many children’s charities including the Saint Jude’s Children’s hospital, Student Achievement Through Opportunity (SATO), and the Make A-Wish Foundation. He has been co-chairman of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation Gala in NYC 2009-2016.
Entrepreneurship: Mr. Viscogliosi has served as vice-chairman for Junior Achievement of New York and has served on the Board of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England; Mr. Viscogliosi and his wife, Paula, have formed and sponsor the Manchester Community College Viscogliosi Entrepreneurship Center near Hartford, Connecticut, which provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with opportunities to explore and develop their passion and vision, and to create responsible leadership and viable businesses through innovative and informative educational and networking programs, and also sponsor the University of Michigan – Dearborn Viscogliosi Lecture Series on Leadership.
Education: Mr. Viscogliosi formerly served as a chairman of the Chancellor’s Campaign Council at the University of Michigan – Dearborn; Member of The University of Michigan Tri-State Gifts Committee, and Henry Ford Estate Advisory Board. He and his wife have also served as sponsors of the Talent Gateway at the Dearborn campus.
Healthcare: Mr. Viscogliosi was a board member for the Hospital for Joint Diseases and has been a member of the New York University, Langone Medical Center, Musculoskeletal Advisory Board. He was also the co-founder of the ASIA (American Spinal Injury Association) Erica Nader Award, which recognized a scientist in spinal cord injury recovery for several years. He served on the editorial council for MX Magazine.
Veteran’s Affairs: Mr. Viscogliosi supports veteran’s affairs and national security through encouraging international relations. He supports veterans’ affairs through involvement in numerous organizations including having been former Treasurer and now Companion of The New York City Commandry of the Naval Order of the United States; is a member of the Naval Officers Club, New York City; and is a member of the Naval Reserve Association.
National Security: In pursuit of national security interests, he held a role as a member of The Woodrow Wilson Council from 2004-2015 and on the Advisory Board of the World Policy Institute 2013-2015. He is a member of the World Affairs Council, Hartford, CT.
Local Community Development: He supports local community development and creativity through the arts by supporting his wife Paula Viscogliosi’s “Imagine Main Street” initiative which brings together the Manchester, CT local community and improving local business through using the arts to improve main streets. Mr. Viscogliosi is also a devoted supporter of the Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Viscogliosi combines all of these philanthropies with the hope to create a beneficial compounding synergistic effect on the community around him.