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University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships
University of Michigan Innovation Partnerships

Our Team

Leadership

Kelly Sexton Headshot

Kelly Sexton, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships

Bryce Pilz

Executive Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances

Mike Psarouthakis

Director of Ventures, Managing Director, Accelerate Blue Fund

Chris Fick

Director of Corporate Research Alliances

Richard Brandon

Associate General Counsel

Amanda Sorensen

Associate Director of Operations

Abha Wiersba

Executive Assistant to Kelly Sexton

Licensing

Bryce Pilz

Executive Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances

Joanna Allen

Software, Mobile, and Digital Licensing Analyst

Drew Bennett

Director of Software and Content Licensing

Hilary Bond

Industry Relations Manager

Aparna Bubna

Associate Director of Licensing

John Corthell

Senior Industry Relations Manager, Group Lead

Tiefei Dong

Director of Therapeutic Partnerships

Richard Greeley

Associate Director of Licensing, Engineering

Megan Griffin

Associate Director of Licensing

Keith Hughes

Associate Director of Licensing, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Ashwathi Iyer

Assistant Director of Licensing

Joohee Kim

Associate Director of Licensing, Physical Sciences & Engineering

Stefan Koehler

Director of Therapeutics Licensing

Michelle Larkin

Associate Director of Licensing, Medical Devices

Stephen Lutz

Marketing Analyst

Jeremy Nelson

Director of Physical Sciences Licensing

Janani Ramaswamy

Director of Medical Device Licensing

Tina Suntres

Assistant Director, Software Licensing and Research Partnerships

Corporate Research Alliances

Chris Fick

Director of Corporate Research Alliances

Lisa Campbell

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Nick Miller

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Kate Remus

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Maggie Swift

Associate Director, Corporate Research Alliances

Seohee You

Great Lakes Discovery Scientific Collaboration Manager

Ventures

Mike Psarouthakis

Director of Ventures, Managing Director, Accelerate Blue Fund

Jim Arthurs

Mentor-in-Residence

Bruce Auerbach

Mentor-in-Residence

MJ Cartwright

Mentor-in-Residence

Dave Gregorka

Mentor-in-Residence

David Hartmann

Advisor

Don Manfredi

Associate Director of Ventures

Bruce Markham

Mentor-in-Residence

David Olson

Mentor-in-Residence

Dave Repp

Associate Director of Ventures

Ayana Richardson

Commercialization Program Coordinator

Robin Rowe

Mentor-in-Residence

Karen Studer-Rabeler

Mentor-in-Residence

Kedar Tripathy

Venture Analyst

Meera Vijan

Mentor-in-Residence

Debbie Watkins

Senior Administrative Assistant

Rich Zvosec

Mentor-in-Residence

Richard Brandon

Associate General Counsel

Commercialization and Translational Research Program

Meghan Cuddihy

Commercialization Program Director, MTRAC Life Sciences

John Dishinger

Biomedical Innovation Specialist

Anne Partington

Commercialization Program Director, MTRAC Transportation

Business Operations

Amanda Sorensen

Associate Director of Operations

TeeAira Averette

IP & Docketing Specialist

Greg Choiniere

Agreements Data and IP Finance Specialist

Alyse Johnson

Operations and Compliance Coordinator

Lisa Johnson

Project Management & Administrative Manager

Anthony Licavoli

Assistant Director of Operations

Trisha O’Brien

IP Finance & Accounts Receivable Specialist

Erika Perrin

Royalty Distribution Specialist

Diane Rice

Royalty Distribution Specialist

Lauren Suits

Agreement Compliance Specialist

Tammy Swickerath

Financial Data and Budget Analyst

Kendra Walter

Compliance Specialist

Communications

Mandy McCarthy

Marketing and Communications Manager

Alana Ritt

Communications Specialist

Fellows

Emily Bowers

Life Sciences Fellow

Ryan Slechta

Physical Sciences Fellow