Commercialization advisory board

The VCU Commercialization Advisory Board includes industry experts, early-stage investors and entrepreneurs who provide guidance and recommendations for critical commercialization and investment decisions.

The board reviews technologies and judges inventors’ presentations based on various factors, including patentability, stage of development, unmet market need, industry feedback and societal impact.

Geoffrey D. Beecher

Geoffrey D. Beecher

Mid-Atlantic sales manager

Focal Therapeutics

Expertise: Medical devices

Reinhold Brand

Reinhold Brand

President (retired)

Evonic USA

Expertise: Material sciences & specialty chemicals

Chandra Briggman

President / CEO

Activation Capital

Expertise: Innovation ecosystems

Kevin Corby

Research and development director (retired)

DuPont

Expertise: Industrial chemistry

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William Daughtry

Group managing partner (retired)

PWC

Expertise: Finance & advising early stage companies

Sam English

Founder & managing partner

CIE Partners

Expertise: Research commercialization & entrepreneurial ecosystem building

Alex Euler

Alex Euler

Investment director

CIT Gap Fund

Expertise: Life sciences

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Anthony Fung

CEO

GovInsight

Expertise: IT & government

Jeffrey M. Gallagher

Jeffrey M. Gallagher

Not-for-profit manager

Community leader

Expertise: Life sciences & corporate law

Tracey Greene

Founding executive director

Charlottesville Angel Network

Expertise: Technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and early stage investments

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Omar Khalil

Vice president & general manager

Kaleo

Expertise: Pharma, medical devices, and venture capital

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Mark Lambert

Founder

VArtisans

Expertise: Virtual reality & film industry

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Chris Little

Founder

SingleStone

Expertise: Software

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William McPheat

Principle scientist (retired)

AstraZeneca

Expertise: Pharma & cardiovascular drug development

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John Newby

CEO

Virginia Bio

Expertise: Life sciences, patent law, and government

Kevin Passarello

Shareholder

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Expertise: Early stage investments

Richard Pellegrino

Sr. Director global innovation

Stryker

Expertise: Medical devices

Dennis Schafer

Dennis Schafer

Director

Life Science Management

Expertise: Pharma & serial entrepreneurship

William Weber

VP and general manager (retired)

DuPont

Expertise: Chemical industry

Vida Williams

Advanced analytics solution lead

SingleStone

Expertise: Big data & data science