Mr. Buckley is a Partner and a Portfolio Manager of Discovery Equity Partners. Prior to joining Discovery Group, Mr. Buckley was a Manager in the Corporate Development & Strategic Planning group of Advanced Medical Optics (NYSE: EYE), where he was focused on evaluating, executing and integrating acquisitions and strategic alliances, as well as providing strategic and financial analysis to the company’s senior executives. Mr. Buckley previously worked as an Associate at American Capital Strategies, a private equity firm focused on middle market companies, and as an Associate in Piper Jaffray Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions Group providing M&A advisory services to companies in a broad range of industries.
Mr. Buckley graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.