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Staff List

Rick Huebsch

Executive Director

rhuebsch@umn.edu
(612) 626-3760

Rebecca Gerber

Associate Director, Technology Strategy Group

gerbe074@umn.edu
(612) 626-5469

Kevin Anderson

Associate Director, Technology Licensing Group

andersks@umn.edu
(612) 624-8293

Leza Besemann

Associate Director, Marketing & Corporate Engagement

besem007@umn.edu
(612) 625-8615

Russ Straate

Associate Director, Venture Center

rstraate@umn.edu
(612) 625-5878

Carol Grutkoski

Operations Manager and Chief of Staff

grutk004@umn.edu
(612) 626-5313

Allison Ferro

Technology Portfolio Manager

ferro046@umn.edu
(612) 626-9150

Chris Ghere

Technology Portfolio Manager

gher0006@umn.edu
(612) 624-6797

Anne Hall

Technology Portfolio Manager

hallx412@umn.edu
(612) 626-2033

Henry Kostalik

Technology Portfolio Manager

kost0101@umn.edu
(612) 624-9184

Karen Ohlfest

Technology Portfolio Manager & Intellectual Property Officer
kohlfest@umn.edu
(612) 625-4907

Eric Olson

Technology Portfolio Manager & Intellectual Property Officer
esolson@umn.edu
(612) 624-6529

Vaughn Schmid

Technology Portfolio Manager

schm2230@umn.edu
(612) 625-9409

Doug Franz

Technology Licensing Officer

franz417@umn.edu
(612) 624-0869

B.J. Haun

Technology Licensing Officer

haunx003@umn.edu
(612) 626-8495

Kenneth Karanja

Technology Licensing Officer

kara0108@umn.edu
(612) 624-4531

Larry Micek

Technology Licensing Officer

micek013@umn.edu
(612) 624-9568

Andrew Morrow

Technology Licensing Officer

amorrow@umn.edu
(612) 626-7283

Rajesh Udupa

Technology Licensing Officer

rudupa@umn.edu
(612) 624-3966

Naomi Walsh

Technology Licensing Officer

nmwalsh@umn.edu
(612) 301-3055 
  

Leza Besemann

Associate Director

besem007@umn.edu
(612) 625-8615

Sandipan Banerjee

Technology Commercialization Fellow

baner198@umn.edu

 

Guru Venkatesan

Technology Commercialization Fellow

venkateg@umn.edu
(612) 301-2728
 

Rayla Vilar

Technology Commercialization Fellow

pinto115@umn.edu
 
 

Russ Straate

Associate Director

rstraate@umn.edu
(612) 625-5878

Mary MacCarthy

Venture Program Manager

marymacc@umn.edu
(612) 625-6022

Carol Grutkoski

Operations Manager and Chief of Staff

grutk004@umn.edu
(612) 626-5313

Laurel Corgard

Patent Administrative Specialist

laurel@umn.edu
(612) 626-2084

Resa Gilats

Senior Patent Administrator - Project Leader

gilat004@umn.edu
(612) 624-5871

Laura Johnson

Project Specialist

ljohns@umn.edu
(612) 626-5438

Joy Kangas

Principal Administrative Specialist

jskangas@umn.edu
(612) 624-3545

Phil Snyder

Business Systems Analyst

pjsnyder@umn.edu
(612) 624-2440

    

   

April Kane

Patent Accountant 

kanex131@umn.edu
 
 

Business Systems

Curt Murphy

Finance

Ryan Kim
Christopher Reichling

Venture Center

Cassia Collins
Bradshaw Irish
Ikram Khan
Kayla McGrady
Clinton Smith-Petters

Patents

Kolbey Bormann
Rachel Buechel

 

 

Giulia-Maria Bulugean
Griffin Buswell

 

Melanie Hernandez
Siya Sakhardande

Malcom Cole
Margot DeBaker
Peng Ge

Shihao Liu
Megin Nguyen
Jennifer Nhieu

Nanda Patil
Daniel Tresnak