Chairman & C.E.O. – Michael Busch RPh, President, SHB Consultants, Inc., the nation’s leading retail pharmacy consulting firm. He founded Medicine Shoppe International, Inc., an international franchisor of over 1,000 retail pharmacies. In 1995, Medicine Shoppe, already a public company, was sold to Cardinal Health, the 19th largest company in the United States. This transaction was valued at approximately $360 million.
Michael also founded Wharton Capital, a consulting firm specializing in raising capital for small and medium size entrepreneurial ventures. Wharton’s client base was comprised of start-up to early stage businesses. Wharton also developed a turnaround practice servicing troubled companies.
The successor to Wharton Capital was CHSI Corporation (Community Health Services, Inc.) CHSI was transformed into a technology start-up company that developed proprietary desktop and software to monitor third party reimbursements. The technology was marketed under the ProfitLeader and PharmacyAide labels. This leading edge technology allowed pharmacies of all sizes to maximize profitability through increased efficiency from their prescription departments. CHSI was also sold to Cardinal Health in 2005.
President & C.O.O. – Suzanne Gude, the visionary of KYPO, is a twenty-one year business veteran who spent 6 years as an Advanced Sales Representative for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals (formerly Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals) turning poor performing territories into highly profitable ones. She has a nine year history as a Director of Sales at Staff Care, Inc. serving on a team that grew a business from $8 million in revenue to $200 million. The daughter of Bob Gude, a champion in the causes of independent pharmacies, Suzanne has a unique understanding of the retail pharmacy industry. For two years, she was an entrepreneur coaching small business owners from a variety of industries to higher levels of success. For the past 4 years, she has been a principal in SHB Consultants. Suzanne holds a B.B.A. degree in Management from Texas A&M University.