(current and former mentors, speakers & judges)
Bob Ward Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Bob was instrumental in establishing the Kaiser Permanente Venture Fund in 2000 and is responsible for managing the pipeline of new venture prospects, as well as leading investment evaluations and financing decisions. He is a manager or board observer for several portfolio companies and targets investments in imaging, lab/diagnostics, women's health and related therapeutics/devices. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 1997, Bob pursued a career in banking at Wells Fargo and other financial institutions with responsibilities in treasury operations, performance planning/metrics, incentive compensation and finance training. He holds a MBA in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Washington. Bob has completed the executive management leadership program at the University of North Carolina and Venture Capital Institute graduate programs.
Mentor since June, 2014