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Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

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Jim Jordan is an accomplished Fortune 20-level executive with strong experience in industry, consulting and academia. A recognized expert in translational innovation, market development and guiding the successful formation of entrepreneurial startup businesses in the Life Sciences Industry, Mr. Jordan joined the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) in 2005 and became Vice President and Chief Investment Officer in 2007. He is also a Managing Director of the PLSG Accelerator Fund, a for-profit venture formed by the PLSG.

Prior to joining the PLSG, Mr. Jordan served as Senior Vice President of a $3.0 billion division of McKesson Corporation, a leading distributor of healthcare systems, medical supplies and pharmaceutical products, and as a Vice President for Marketing at Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's largest consumer products and healthcare companies. He has held a range of management positions in sales and marketing, operations, supply chain management, information technology, finance and quality assurance with several Fortune 500 medical device companies including C.R. Bard, Inc. and Boston Scientific, Inc. Mr. Jordan has leveraged this experience in several startup ventures and is active on several Boards of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association.

Mr. Jordan's experience also includes consulting engagements with numerous companies such as Medtronic, Frost & Sullivan, Circuit City, Philip Morris, Northrop Grumman, Schwartz Pharmaceutical and Otsuka Pharmaceutical.

Mr. Jordan previously served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Robins School of Business at University of Richmond, where he taught Introduction to Managing Projects, Advanced Project Management, PMP Certification Test Preparation and Project Risk Management. Mr. Jordan joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College in 2005 and serves as the Sr. Director and Distinguished Service Professor of Health Care and Biotechnology Programs, and also as Strategic Board Chairman-Center for Healthcare Innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University.

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