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Zane Starkewolfe

Zane Starkewolfe is an Associate Director of New Venture Resources at UC Davis Venture Catalyst. He works to provide support and identify early-stage funding for UC Davis researchers engaged in translational research. He has more than 20 years of experience in science-based entrepreneurship in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Starkewolfe previously worked at Burrill … Continue reading Zane Starkewolfe

Chris Russell

Chris Russell is a Partner with Stoel Rives LLP. Chris actively aids many emerging growth companies to achieve their financial and corporate objectives. Many of these businesses are focused on renewable energy, life science, software, hardware, agricultural technologies and clean technologies, but Chris has experience working with an array of companies in various industries on … Continue reading Chris Russell

Scott Ragsdale

Scott Ragsdale has worked as a business development consultant for 15 years and is currently working with Huston Textile Company – an organic cloth manufacturer – in Ranch Cordova. Prior, Scott accumulated 11 years of professional experience in business analysis and development at SRI International, Nellcor and Kaiser Permanent – experiences which he used to … Continue reading Scott Ragsdale

Pam Marrone

Dr. Marrone is currently CEO/Founder of Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a company she started in 2006 to discover and develop bio-based products for pest management and plant health. On August 2, 2013, MBI listed its stock as MBII on NASDAQ. The company’s award winning products, Regalia® Biofungicide, Grandevo® Bioinsecticide, Venerate® Bioinsecticide and Majestene® Bionematicide are … Continue reading Pam Marrone

Mike Gilson

Mike Gilson has tried to model his career, sometimes successfully and other times not, on the dictum of Aristotle that “the formula for success is to come up with a great idea and get it done.” Mike’s career in the aerospace and defense industries focused on building and sustaining companies in a diverse range of … Continue reading Mike Gilson

William Annett

William Annett is an experienced life sciences executive whose career has consisted primarily of senior roles in rapid growth situations. He has key strengths in entrepreneurial management, finance, and operational transformations. For the last eight years Mr. Annett has served in a number of high profile positions at Genentech, including heading the Commercial Strategy and … Continue reading William Annett

Russ Belden

Russ Belden is the President & CEO of Life Sciences Bridge Consulting LLC, which specializes in capturing the intrinsic value of client assets through the seamless integration of strategic marketing and commercial planning expertise to support life cycle management, create differentiated products and enhance value. Over the past eight years, “ Bridge” has worked with … Continue reading Russ Belden

Teresa (Terry) Calarco

Executive with a depth of experience in R&D BioPharma / Biotechnology Operations and Facilities, developing and delivering solutions supporting R&D strategies. Why contact me Going beyond the incubator. Options to weigh for investing in your own space Considerations for managing services and support: EH&S, sourcing/lab supplies, facilities, etc. Supporting labs, equipment, maintenance and materials: impact … Continue reading Teresa (Terry) Calarco

Peter Daly

Specialties: Risk Insurance Adviser to Emerging Life Science companies including: Guiding Entrepreneurs on Business Insurance needs; Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance; Clinical Trials/Product Liability Insurance and; Global Business Insurance Programs. Peter Daly is a Founding Principal of ABD Insurance and Financial Services. He provides the direction for a team of risk management and insurance specialists who … Continue reading Peter Daly

Deepa Dhar

Deepa Dhar is founder and principal of FOLIO architects, an architectural practice that specializes in the design of facilities for the life sciences. Ms. Dhar has over 20 years experience in the detailed programming, strategic planning, design and management of high- tech research, development and manufacturing facilities for biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical clients. Her … Continue reading Deepa Dhar