Mr. Shaun Kirkpatrick is president and chief executive officer of Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) in Tucson, Arizona, and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Kirkpatrick oversees RCT’s BioVentures investment portfolio and technology development and licensing activities in North America, Europe and Australia. In addition to overseeing company-wide matters, he manages a portfolio of technology investments and companies in the biomedical sciences for RCT. He also plays an active role in creating new companies around novel therapeutics and biomedical platforms, and serves as executive management during the incubation phase. Mr. Kirkpatrick received his master’s degree in international economics and science/technology in international economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and Bologna, Italy.
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona in Tucson with dual undergraduate degrees in economics and ecology/evolutionary biology. He also studied at the London School of Economics, the University of Kansas and Eastern Michigan University. RCT is a technology investment and management company that provides early/seed-stage funding and development for promising biomedical companies and technologies originating in the world’s universities and research institutions.