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19 July 2017

Ellis seeks new ventures at OSU

Zachary Ellis has joined Ohio State University as director of new ventures, leaving behind his position at Pepsi where he was responsible for driving corporate venturing activities.

Author: Thierry Heles, editor

Zachary Ellis (pictured), formerly manager for external innovation at beverage producer Pepsi, has joined Ohio State University (OSU) as director of new ventures, according to LinkedIn.

In his new position, Ellis will report to Dipanjan Nag, the associate vice-president of technology commercialisation, who was himself hired in August 2016.

His responsibilities will include the full range of a tech transfer leader's work, such as marketing spinouts to investors, overseeing the launch of businesses and collaborating with local and national partners.

He will also be responsible for tracking the university’s existing spinout portfolio, which stands at 59, and is expected to “dramatically advance” OSU’s performance of tech transfer, according to the university’s job description of an ideal candidate.

– Image courtesy of LinkedIn

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