Welcome to CTV’s Fall 2014 Executives-in-Residence; Farewell to Donna See
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to CTV’s latest Executives-in-Residence for Fall 2014! We’ve got a great group of XIRs this Fall, including:
- Bob Sheehy, former CEO of United Healthcare
- George Cigale, founder and CEO of Tutor.com (acquired by IAC)
- Bill Reinisch, Venture Partner at Paladin Capital
- Rick D’Augustine, serial medical device entrepreneur and investor
- Francis Lee, healthcare strategist for McKinsey and Gerson Lehrman.
- Brian Phillips, formerly of IBM and TechnoServe (returning for another term)
If you are a Columbia student, staff member, or researcher and would like to meet with one of our XIRs to discuss your project or start-up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our XIRs are standing by to talk with you.
More broadly, if you are interested in the patenting and licensing of early-stage innovation, as well as the role university research plays in this arena, please join me on October 21st or October 22nd for a public discussion on that topic. For more details and to RSVP, please click here.
Last but not least… sadly for us (but great for her!), we are bidding farewell to the incomparable Donna See, CTV’s Director of Licensing for Morningside. After 11 years of outstanding service to the University, Donna has accepted an exciting new role with Allied Minds (LSE:ALM), a public company dedicated to investing in, launching, and operating companies based on U.S. university and federal lab innovation. Columbia has been a university partner of Allied Minds since 2009. Donna will be sourcing and incubating opportunities for Allied Minds’ university portfolio (both life and physical sciences), including for their recently-announced Allied-Bristol Life Sciences, a joint venture between Allied Minds and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Donna, we wish you the best of luck with your new adventure!
Executive Director, CTV
VP for Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer