December 6, 2019

New York, NY, December 4, 2019 – US Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC (“USFAS”), a portfolio company of NMS Capital, is honored to announce that it has partnered with Gaston Foot and Ankle Associates. Gaston Foot and Ankle Associates has been providing podiatric care to patients in Gastonia, NC, since 1984.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to expand in North Carolina by partnering with Dr. David Kirlin, Dr. Ryan Meredith, Dr. Wagner Santiago, and Dr. Randall Contento. Gaston Foot and Ankle Associates has been a cornerstone in Gastonia, NC, leading the way in complete podiatric care for the last 35 years. We are excited to partner with another practice that shares our vision for providing quality patient care by offering advanced treatments and technology.” said Brett Richey, Chief Executive Officer of US Foot & Ankle Specialists.

“The partnership with USFAS will ensure that we can continue to provide the same level of excellent, personalized care and the best services we can to our patients. It’s an exciting opportunity to join a team with the same values and mission that we have,” said Dr. Ryan Meredith, physician leader of Gaston Foot and Ankle Associates.

Gaston Foot and Ankle Associates will continue to operate in its location in Gastonia, NC, providing complete podiatry care. They will benefit from USFAS’ extensive administrative and support services, including investments in clinical compliance, information technology, electronic medical records, revenue cycle management, payor credentialing and contracting, finance and accounting, human resources, and business development.

About US Foot & Ankle Specialists

USFAS is a leading provider of podiatric services providing a full range of specialty services for the advanced treatment of foot and lower extremity conditions through Board Certified and Board Qualified podiatrists. Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, USFAS provides services through a growing network of over 40 offices in states including Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Washington, D.C and over 70 Board Certified podiatrists.

For additional information on USFAS, visit the company’s website at

About NMS Capital

NMS Capital is a New York headquartered private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market companies. The firm was formed through the spin-out of a group of portfolio companies from the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. NMS focuses on companies headquartered in the U.S. poised to benefit from sustainable growth trends with particular concentration on companies in Healthcare Services and Specialized Business Services.

For additional information on NMS, visit the firm’s website at


Debbie Richey
Executive Vice President
US Foot & Ankle Specialists
(434) 975-0315