Team 2017-08-08T11:41:34+00:00

Travis Hughes

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Travis founded Hughes & Company in 2011 with a goal of bringing domain expertise, people and capital to small and lower middle market healthcare companies positioned for accelerated growth. Travis has been an active private equity investor for over 16 years with a majority of his investing career focused on healthcare. Prior to Hughes & Company, he was an investment professional with JMI Equity, where he focused on healthcare information technology and services. He began his investing career with Wind Point Partners and Madrona Venture Group.

Travis holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Current Boards: Aperture, It’s Never 2 Late
  • Previous Boards: Aldera, Alliance Health (previously Ingram Medical), Navicure*, TC3 Health*

    (*Board Observer)

Eugene Park

PRINCIPAL

Eugene joined Hughes & Company in 2015. He has over 14 years of healthcare investing, banking and corporate strategy experience. Prior to Hughes & Company, Eugene led transaction execution and investment monitoring efforts as a Vice President at Allied Capital, and subsequently in the healthcare finance group at Golub Capital. Previously, Eugene held leadership roles in corporate strategy and development at health insurance provider Anthem, and healthcare services and technology firm The Advisory Board Company. He began his career in the healthcare investment banking group at Deutsche Bank Securities.

Eugene holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Current Boards: It’s Never 2 Late
  • Previous Boards: BenefitMall*, Passport Health*

    (*Board Observer)

Eugene Park

PRINCIPAL

Eugene joined Hughes & Company in 2015. He has over 14 years of healthcare investing, banking and corporate strategy experience. Prior to Hughes & Company, Eugene led transaction execution and investment monitoring efforts as a Vice President at Allied Capital, and subsequently in the healthcare finance group at Golub Capital. Previously, Eugene held leadership roles in corporate strategy and development at health insurance provider Anthem, and healthcare services and technology firm The Advisory Board Company. He began his career in the healthcare investment banking group at Deutsche Bank Securities.

Eugene holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Current Boards: It’s Never 2 Late
  • Previous Boards: BenefitMall*, Passport Health*

    (*Board Observer)

Rytas Vygantas

VICE PRESIDENT

Rytas Vygantas joined Hughes & Company in 2012. He has over 12 years of experience working with early-stage, middle market and multi-billion dollar companies. Prior to Hughes & Company, Rytas worked with Apjohn Ventures, a life science venture capital firm. Rytas began his career in investment banking with JPMorgan, followed by a position as an investment professional at a family office.

Rytas holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Current Boards: Aperture*
  • Previous Boards: Aldera

    (*Board Observer)

Naile Kovuk

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Naile Kovuk joined Hughes & Company in 2015. She has over 10 years of finance, capital markets and software engineering experience. Prior to Hughes & Company, Naile was a senior trader with DRW Trading Group where she traded fixed income, foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives. She began her career as a software engineer with Trading Technologies.

Naile holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

  • Current Boards: It’s Never 2 Late*

    (*Board Observer)

Naile Kovuk

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Naile Kovuk joined Hughes & Company in 2015. She has over 10 years of finance, capital markets and software engineering experience. Prior to Hughes & Company, Naile was a senior trader with DRW Trading Group where she traded fixed income, foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives. She began her career as a software engineer with Trading Technologies.

Naile holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

  • Current Boards: It’s Never 2 Late*

    (*Board Observer)