GAIN Monthly Luncheon Speaker Series
Speaker: Mr. Jamie M. Grooms, CEO
Company: Florida Institute For The Commercialization of Pubic Research
Save the Date for the May 30, 2012 Luncheon!
Mr. Grooms was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research in January 2012. He has 17 years experience as a successful entrepreneur and has been involved with several startup companies serving as both an advisor and board of directors member.
Mr. Grooms co-founded Regeneration Technologies (Nasdaq: RTIX), where he co-invented the primary value-added technologies that formed the basis of RTIX's product line. Prior to forming Regeneration Technologies (Nasdaq: RTIX) and serving as the company CEO, Mr. Grooms founded RTIX's predecessor in 1995 and led RTIX through its spin-off from the University of Florida in 1998, growing the company from under $5 million in revenues in 1995 to a profitable $150 million in revenues in 2001. He led the company through its initial venture capital fundraising, and oversaw its IPO in 2000, raising $75 million in proceeds. Mr. Grooms also co-founded AxoGen Corporation and from 2002 to May 2010 served as Chief Executive Officer. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of AxoGen Corporation since 2002, and has served as Chairman of AxoGen, Inc.'s Board of Directors since September 2011.
In addition to his executive management experience, he has extensive experience in many areas of med-tech business operations, including R&D, laboratory and manufacturing operations. He has developed state-of-the-art medical processing and manufacturing systems, robotics, and other technological innovations, and has held various leadership positions with LifeNet, Osteotech (Nasdaq:OSTE), and CryoLife (Nasdaq:CRY). He holds a degree in biology from Old Dominion University.
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We will have the menu posted the Monday of the luncheon.
Save the Date: GAIN's Monthly Luncheon Speaker Series takes place the last Wednesday of every month at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 3021 S.W. 34 Street, Gainesville.
Questions? Contact Ed at GAIN.CommunityManager@gmail.com.