Richard L. Novak

Richard L. Novak

Richard L. Novak

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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

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Member at New York Angels, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Linden Manager LLC

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Rubicon Genomics, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Caravel Autism Health LLC

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Vice President, University Relations at University of Maryland

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Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at University of Maryland College Park Foundation

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Hycor Biomedical, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer at Dental Care Alliance LLC

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Former Executive Chairman at Quidel Corp.

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Founder at EDF Ventures

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Richard L. Novak
Bachelor of Science in Marketing

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

Career History

HYCOR Biomedical, Inc. manufactures in vitro diagnostic products for allergy and autoimmune testing. The firm’s products include allergy testing, autoimmune testing, HYTEC 288 plus and HCOR ultra-sensitive EIA. It markets the HYTEC, KOVA and AUTOSTAT brands. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Garden Grove, CA.

Operating Partner
Prior - 2014

Linden invests in mature healthcare and life sciences companies including those involved in animal health products, behavioral health, dental, diagnostics, food safety, healthcare & life science contract manufacturing, healthcare services, hospital products, infection control, life science equipment and consumables, nutraceuticals, oral care, physical rehabilitation, specialty chemicals and reagents, specialty pharmaceuticals, sterilization/infection control and wound care.The firm participates in (1) control-oriented LBOs of privately held businesses, corporate divisions or public companies (2) restructuring/recapitalizations of privately held businesses (3) staged transitions of corporate-owned entities (4) partnerships with other strategic or financial buyers and (5) going private transactions. Linden does not make venture capital investments.

Chief Operating Officer
1997 - 2006

LabCorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialized Centers of Excellence. Recognized for our innovation, quality, and customer convenience, LabCorp delivers timely, accurate results for improved patient care. With scientific expertise in esoteric testing, genomics, and clinical and anatomic pathology, LabCorp performs more than 1 million tests on more than 370,000 specimens each day. LabCorp is a pioneer in applying advances in medicine and science to laboratory testing, with more than 35 years of experience in serving physicians and their patients. LabCorp operates a sophisticated laboratory network, with corporate headquarters in Burlington, NC, and more than 30,000 employees nationwide. Our 220,000 clients include physician offices, hospitals, managed care organizations, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under ticker symbol LH

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Strata Pathology Services, Inc. provides services for surgical pathology, cytology, molecular diagnostics and immune fluorescence. It also specializes in pathology and cytology as well as molecular diagnostics and immunoflorescence and provides laboratory services. The company was founded by Terence Harrist, Geoffrey Gottlieb and Robin Kirby in 1984 and is headquartered in Lexington, MA.


HandyLab, Inc. develops and manufactures novel clinical diagnostic testing products. It serves medical, industrial and bio-defense markets. The company was founded by Kalyan Handique and Sundaresh Brahmasandra in 2000 and is headquartered in Plymouth, MI.

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The University of Maryland College Park Foundation was established in support of the University's goal to become one of the top research universities in the nation.

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Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

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