Stephanie Marrus is Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the leading graduate healthcare/life science and medical institution in the US. Her mission is to start companies from UCSF inventions and to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University. Since joining in 2012, she has built a robust series of courses and programs that is creating a vibrant entrepreneurial community on Campus.
During a 25-year plus business career, she has worked with hundreds of companies in science- and technology-based industries as a corporate executive, business consultant and mentor, many with their technological roots at MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford and UCSF. In addition to her business career, she served as Deputy Secretary of Economic Affairs for a Massachusetts governor where she led economic development, business policy and chaired an environmental cleanup fund board. She has been president of a medical research foundation and serves on the Advisory Board of a social venture startup accelerator.
Stephanie has had roles as CEO, COO and VP Business Development for public and private companies, led business development and M&A transactions, headed corporate development, strategy, marketing, communications and investor relations. Her sector experience is in technology, life sciences/healthcare and consumer products.
She has translated her business experience to the classroom and teaches experiential courses in entrepreneurship globally. In addition to teaching at UCSF, Berkeley and Stanford, she has lectured in Europe, Latin America and Asia. She has been affiliated with Stanford University’s Technology Ventures Program and UC Berkeley’s entrepreneurship programs.
She holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Columbia University and an AB from Cornell University.