President and Chief Executive Officer
Philip Sawyer has served as Invuity’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors since March 2010. In 2008, Mr. Sawyer co-founded Helix Ventures, a healthcare venture capital fund. In 1993, he co-founded Fusion Medical Technologies, a surgical sealant company, where he was Chief Executive Officer for nine years, guiding the company through two private financings, an initial public offering and an acquisition by Baxter International. Fusion’s main product, FLOSEAL, has become the leading hemostatic sealant in the industry, having sold well over 10 million units to date.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Sawyer worked in marketing and business development at Stryker Corporation and in venture capital and private equity at Alan Patricof Associates (APAX). Mr. Sawyer received a B.A. in political science from Haverford College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.