Ron Wooten, Senior Founding Partner of NovaQuest Capital Management, has over 30 years of healthcare and investing experience. Mr. Wooten founded the NovaQuest predecessor business in 2001 and co-founded NovaQuest Capital Management in 2010. He is a member of the NovaQuest Capital Management Board and the Boards of the General Partner of NovaQuest Pharma Opportunities Funds III, IV and V and NovaQuest Animal Health Fund I, where he also is a member of these Investment Committees. Previously, Mr. Wooten served on the Board of the GP of NovaQuest Private Equity I as well as the Investment Committee. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and focused on overall strategic NovaQuest Capital Management initiatives, investment strategy and structure and investment management where he Chairs and serves actively on select Portfolio Company Boards of Directors.
Since the formation of the NovaQuest unit at IQVIA (formerly Quintiles) in 2000 through 2010, Mr. Wooten led the platform in creating and managing unique relationships, structured finance and equity investments with more than $2 billion in gross commitments, capital or services to companies of all sizes. Mr. Wooten was also an Executive Vice President of Quintiles and managed their customer-partnering arrangements worldwide. From January 2008 through November 2010, he also served on the Quintiles Board of Directors.
Mr. Wooten’s previous experience includes nine years with First Union Securities, where he served as a Managing Director of Investment Banking focusing on M&A transactions across the middle market. Before he began his finance career, he played for the New England Patriots football team from 1981 to 1990.
Mr. Wooten received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned an MBA from Boston University.