Title: Director of Venture Center
Assistant: Debbie Watkins
Assistant Phone: 734.764.4290
Jim leads the Venture Center within the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer, focused on creating high quality startup companies based on U M intellectual property. He has extensive corporate experience from Stryker Instruments, as well as local Ann Arbor startup experience from Xoran Technologies and Sensicore. In his more than 13 years of industry experience, Jim’s roles have always focused on product commercialization and business development, as well as operations and engineering responsibilities.
He has helped commercialize over 30 different products including biomaterials, RF Ablation devices, infusion pumps, surgical power tools, high volume sterile disposables, CT Scanners, surgical navigation systems, resorbable plates and screws, and amperometric electrochemical sensors.
He has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to industry, Jim was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
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