Russ Donda
Board Member

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Currently serving as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence in the life sciences at the Great Lakes Innovation & Development Enterprise, BioEnterprise and Jumpstart, and as Director of the Office of Community Technology Transfer at LCCC, Russ Donda has more than 25 years of management experience at both executive and entrepreneurial levels. Among other startup projects, Mr. Donda was the founding CEO and chairman of the board for ViewRay Incorporated, a company developing a novel form of radiation therapy; it was subsequently venture funded by Aisling Capital, Fidelity Biosciences, Kearny Venture Partners, OrbiMed Advisors and Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) GmbH. Mr. Donda was a founding member of, and co-chair of investment review for, the Emergent Growth Fund, LLC, an angel investment fund focused on technology businesses; additionally, he was a founding manager of, and spearheaded business development for, the allograft implant company, Regeneration Technologies, a privately held, for-profit spinout of The University of Florida Orthopedic Tissue Bank which went public after three years in operation. He is familiar with start-up operations, development related issues, patent law, intellectual property management, strategic planning and strategic alliance structuring, and is named as an inventor on 15 patents and applications.