By joining the WARF team, you will have the unique opportunity to support the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Located on campus in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin, WARF provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package. Additionally, Madison offers an outstanding living environment with many cultural and recreational opportunities.
WARF is looking for a Managing Director who will be responsible for assuring that the strategic directives of the WARF Board of Trustees are implemented and that the overall performance of WARF strategically, operationally and financially is at the highest level in order for WARF to meet its obligations of support to the University and the Morgridge Institute for Research.
The successful candidate will be a proven CEO-class executive with world-class leadership skills and deep technology and/or investment acumen. This individual also will have stellar academic credentials, superb negotiation skills, a passion for innovation, and a deep appreciation for the enterprise of research.
S/he will work closely with the WARF Board of Trustees to determine the long term strategic direction and goals of the organization and will develop and implement investment strategy, identifying, evaluating and pursuing opportunities. S/he will initiate, establish, develop and manage collaborative relationships with key industry, academic and governmental partners, including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and others in senior University administration and faculty, to promote WARF’s mission. S/he will oversee the efficient performance of technology transfer operations and the startup investment portfolio. Learn more >