managing director, Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund
|Pat Morand, President of Open Prairie Ventures, an Illinois-based venture fund, serves as managing director of the Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
In his management advisory role, Pat is responsible for sourcing all potential investments, leading them through the Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund's stringent due diligence process and overseeing the fund’s portfolio company management teams. Pat was a three-time chief executive officer in the biologics industry; vice president of Commercial Operations for Genesis Therapeutics; executive vice president of Sequitor Medical Technologies; and executive in residence of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, a public/private investor in regional life sciences companies where he provided executive support to over 65 companies, representing $100 million of investment and 121 employees.
Pat is a graduate of The Athenaeum of Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy.
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one common trait,
it's an utter lack of cynicism.
The world owes them nothing.
They go out and find what they need
without asking for permission;
they're driven, talented, and work
through negatives by
focusing on the positives."
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