James F. Jordan is a Distinguished Service Professor of Health Care & Biotechnology Management, and Senior Director of Health Care and Biotechnology Programs at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. He also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, a public-private economic and venture fund owned by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
A recognized expert in market development and guiding the successful formation of entrepreneurial startup businesses, Mr. Jordan recently authored Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-ups in Life Sciences, published by Taylor & Francis Group.
Mr. Jordan is an accomplished Fortune 20-level executive with such companies as Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, and McKesson. He has leveraged his experience in several startup ventures and is active on multiple Boards of Directors. Through the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, he has applied his 25 years of experience in industry, consulting, and academia to work with over 400 life science startup companies, with direct investment in 75 of them.