Bob is responsible for engaging members of the business and philanthropic communities in the Institute’s mission of improving healthcare and the environment by accelerating the movement of breakthrough technologies from the laboratory to the market. To harness the power of the Institute’s renowned faculty and network of collaborating institutions to solve global challenges requires a community of dedicated supporters, like founding donor Hansjörg Wyss, who seek not only to enable the fundamental research needed to develop innovative solutions, but also see the results rapidly deployed for the public good through the Institute’s successful model of technology translation and product commercialization. Bob supervises the Strategic Engagement team to manage the Institute’s relationships with companies, foundations, and family offices to identify areas of mutual interest, and mobilize the resources to effect real-world change. Prior to joining the Wyss in 2011, Bob held executive roles in companies commercializing robotic systems, filtration technologies for industrial and medical applications, as well as orthopedic and transfusion therapy products. He also previously held research positions at the Salk Institute and Scripps Institute, and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California at San Diego.
Director of Strategic Engagement