Join OAP and The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at our May 6th Convening and meet speaker Dr. Keith Marmer!
Dr. Keith Marmer is a senior executive and entrepreneur with business development experience with 25 years of results-oriented leadership in life science, technology and health care service disciplines. Keith has a proven track record of launching and growing emerging businesses and products through to mature operations. He has cultivated deep experience in communicating and executing an organization’s vision, mission, goals and values to achieve success. With a unique combination of experience, Keith provides the ability to translate value for organization as well as key strategic partners and stakeholders.
Keith is presently the co-founder and Managing Director of SG3 Ventures, an early stage life science venture capital firm. He is responsible for all aspects of fund creation, raising investment capital, deal sourcing, due diligence, investment syndication and portfolio management. Prior to co-founding SG3 Ventures, Keith was Chief Business Officer at Penn Center for Innovation, University of Pennsylvania. In this role, he was responsible for $75+ million in annual revenue across six operating units with accountability for commercialization and new ventures. Keith directly led and managed teams responsible for the launch of more than 20 new companies and more than 1,000 licensing and business development agreements annually. His role included leading a number of high profile, high value transactions.
From 2011 to 2014 Keith was Director of Technology Commercialization at The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. In this role, he created and managed an entrepreneur-in-residence program that led to the formation of 13 life science companies which subsequently raised more than $25 million in follow-on capital, had one company be acquired and another company enter Phase I/II clinical trials during the ensuing two years. While at Penn State University, Keith helped launch a seed-stage fund to develop early stage life science companies. From 2007 to 2011, Keith served as Vice President for Business Development and Technology Transfer at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. As a member of the executive team he was deeply involved in the strategic planning and operation of the University of the Sciences. In this capacity, he sourced, negotiated and executed deals with public and private institutions in the U.S., Europe, Asia and The Middle East.
Prior to his university-based business development and commercialization roles, Keith was an entrepreneur; launching and scaling two life science companies and co-founding a consulting firm that advised early stage growth companies. In 1992 he founded PT Plus, a health care services company that was one of the first companies in the country to deliver specialized testing services on a mobile platform. In 1995, Keith founded PhysioMetrics and led a team to develop a proprietary analysis system to evaluate human functional capacity. In 1996, PhysioMetrics acquired PT Plus to create a national footprint for service delivery of their technology.
Also in 1996, Philadelphia Business Magazine named Keith to their list of 100 People to Watch. In 1997, PhysioMetrics was voted Peoples Choice Award at the New Jersey Technology Council Annual Venture Capital Conference. As CEO, Keith grew PhysioMetrics to become the largest provider of functional capacity testing services in the U.S. In 2005, Keith left PhysioMetrics and co-founded Infinity Partners where he worked alongside portfolio company CEO’s to help craft and execute growth strategies as well as raise investment capital.
Keith currently serves as Chair of the Board of Visitors for Samson College of Health Sciences at University of the Sciences, as a Mentor for the DreamIt Health and University City Science Center Digital Health business accelerators, as a Mentor and Advisor to the University City Science Center’s Proof of Concept Program “QED” as well as its Phase 1 Ventures program, reviewing and prioritizing potential investment opportunities in early stage academic life science technologies from the Science Center’s twenty-one research institution partners, as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Princeton University, and as Program Director for the Healthcare Innovation C0llaborative, a consortium focused on fostering innovation among a number of the leading academic, industry and investment organizations in the Region. Keith previously served on the Board of Directors of the University Economic Development Association and the Hershey Center for Applied Research.
Keith received an MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
OpenAccessPhilly is a movement of civic-minded, innovative, entrepreneurial types who convene monthly to share projects and passion. More info:www.openaccessphilly.com
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce promotes growth, advocates for sound public policy and serves our members with outstanding programs and benefits. More info: www.greaterphilachamber.com
Our next convening is: Friday, May 6th 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT), in joint partnership with The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Theme: Diversity, Access & Inclusion
The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
200 South Broad Street
Mars Drinks Conference Center, Suite 700
Our evolving speaker lineup:
- Keith Marmer – Program Director, Greater Than HealthCare Collaborative
- Kahiga Tiagha – Founder & Lead Partner, the ITEM (The Inclusive Technology & Entrepreneurship Movement)
- Carrie Rathmann – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
- Mo Manklang – Community Manager, Generocity
- LeRoy E. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, GSI Health, LLC
- Host Speaker, Tara Orio – SVP, Membership & Member Engagement, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
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