Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Philip Gaucher is an entrepreneur with a strong financial background and a proven track recording of building companies organically and through strategic acquisitions.
As chief executive officer of VeriMed, Mr. Gaucher is responsible for developing and executing upon company’s business strategy, as well as overseeing its technology development.
Prior to founding VeriMed, Mr. Gaucher co-founded an industrial focused private equity acquisition company, Shale-Inland, LLC. While with Shale-Inland, Mr. Gaucher served on the management team responsible for acquiring and restructuring the assets of five metal stamping and fabricating businesses from First Midwest Bank in a U.C.C. Article 9 transaction and one national distribution business, Main Steel. Shale-Inland has deployed over $500 million in capital since inception.
Prior to forming Shale-Inland, Mr. Gaucher was a portfolio manager for a New York- based hedge fund, Plural Investments, which he helped to launch in 2008. There, he managed a $150 million portfolio and helped to create some of the risk management and screening tools used by the firm to evaluate investments.
At an earlier position, Mr. Gaucher started and independently ran the fundamental equity strategy for Del Mar Asset Management in New York. In this position, he managed $100 million and generated double-digit returns in both 2007 and 2008. As an active investor in Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Mr. Gaucher – with Craig Bouchard, the Esmark team, and other investors – helped to effectuate the first reverse hostile tender merger in Wall Street history.
Mr. Gaucher’s extensive financial experience also includes analyst positions at George Weiss Associates, Citigroup Smith Barney and Banc of America Securities. He graduated cum laude from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s in economics, concentrating in finance and management.