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David Burgstahler

Managing Partner and President

David Burgstahler is the Managing Partner and President of Avista Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding Avista Capital Partners in 2005, Mr. Burgstahler was a Partner of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and Head of Healthcare. Mr. Burgstahler was at DLJ Investment Banking from 1995 to 1997 and DLJMB from 1997 to 2005. Prior to joining DLJ, he worked at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) from 1987 to 1990 and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) from 1991 to 1993.

Mr. Burgstahler received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Burgstahler currently serves as a director of ACP Mountain Holdings, Miraca Life Sciences, Osmotica Holdings and WideOpenWest (NYSE: WOW). He previously served on the boards of AngioDynamics (Nasdaq: ANGO), Armored AutoGroup, BioReliance, ConvaTec Group, Focus Diagnostics, INC Research Holdings (Nasdaq: INCR), Lantheus Holdings (Nasdaq: LNTH), Strategic Partners, Visant and Warner Chilcott (Nasdaq: WCRX). Mr. Burgstahler is also a Trustee of the Trinity School in New York City.