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Crocker Ventures, LLC

Direct Phone: (801) ***-****       

Crocker Ventures, LLC

2825 Cottonwood Pkwy Ste 330

Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

United States

Company Description

Crocker Ventures is an independent, privately-held life science and healthcare investment firm that funds promising seed- and early-stage life science technology companies in four primary areas: diagnostics, biotechnology/pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, a ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President's Leadership Council Member
Brigham Young University

Director of the Salt Lake City Branch
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Board Chairman
ARUP Laboratories Inc


College of Science Hall of Fame

Board Chairman
Arup bv

Board of Trustees Member
Utah Symphony

Advisory Board
Sorenson Capital


Board of Trustees Member
United Technologies Corp.

Utah Technology Council

Co-Founder and Director
Theratech , Inc.


Board Member
The Med-Design Corporation

Board Member
Interleuken Genetics , Inc.

Managing Member
NanoInjection Technologies LLC



Harvard College

Harvard University


Harvard Business School


Harvard University

Masters of Business Administration


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Gary L. Crocker

Chairman of the Board
Gary L. Crocker is a self-made man, a nationally recognized entrepreneur, and a man with a deep conviction to serve mankind.
He is President of Crocker Ventures, LLC, a venture investment firm focusing on healthcare and medical technologies. He is the current Chairman of the Board for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals and the former Chairman of the Board for ARUP Laboratories in Research Park and past President and CEO of Research Medical, Inc., which he founded in 1983. Forbes magazine recognized his firm for six consecutive years as one of "America's Best 200 Small Companies. He was one of the original investors in Theratech, Inc., and served as Vice President for Business Development for Sorenson Research. He was awarded Utah's "High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1994 and "Utah's Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1999.
Gary has served as the Chairman of the Board for Utah Youth Village for twelve years, leading the Village to unprecedented growth in its ability to serve Utah's abused, neglected, and troubled children. His dedication to the Village's program for troubled families, Families First, led to a major gift which is enabling the Village to serve hundreds of struggling low-income families. Additionally, he and his wife Ann, made a major gift to Utah Youth Village's Alpine Academy Education Center, providing a spacious and inspiring place for young girls to learn academically and grow socially.
Gary is the Vice Chairman for the University of Utah Board of Trustees. The Crockers recently contributed a major gift toward the renovation of Ft. Douglas, underwriting the renovation of a home on the Officers Circle which will eventually house 12 outstanding math and science students.
Gary is also a member of the President's Leadership Council at Brigham Young University, in which he played a pivotal role both as a major donor and as a volunteer leader in their recent capital campaign.
He also served as President of the Board for the Utah Opera Company, where he introduced their highly successful Med Night. He is a former trustee of the Deseret Foundation's Heart-Lung Research Institute.
size="2">Gary earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard College, where he garnered magna cum laude honors in economics. He and his wife, Ann, have seven children and were honored with the Next Generation Spirit of Giving Award at the Utah 2001 Philanthropy Day.

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Gary L. Crocker is the Chairman of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotech firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that develops diagnostic tests and novel drugs for cancer treatment. Mr. Crocker is President of Crocker Ventures, LLC, a life science private investment firm. He is in the midst of his second term on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Branch of San Francisco and also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Sorenson Capital, an LBO private equity fund. He has held senior executive or director level positions in several successful life science firms including service from 1998 to 2003 as Chairman of ARUP Laboratories, as a director of Interleuken Genetics, Inc, and LineaGen Genetics, LLC, and as a co-founder and director of Theratech, Inc. which was acquired in 1999 by Waton Pharmaceuticals. From 1983 to 1997, he was President/CEO and founder of Research Medical, Inc., a publicly traded cardiac device manufacturer acquired by Baxter International in 1997. Prior to Research Medical, Mr. Crocker was Vice President, Business Development and Director of Marketing for the Sorenson Research division of Abbott Laboratories, and an Internal Strategic Analyst for Baxter International. He was recently inducted into the University of Utah Science Hall of Fame, and he serves as a director of the University's Research Foundation. Mr. Crocker earned his MBA and also graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Harvard University.

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Gary L. Crocker

Gary L. Crocker has served as a member of our board of directors since 2004 and as Chairman of our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Crocker is President and Managing Director of Crocker Ventures, LLC, a privately-held life science investment firm funding differentiated biotechnology and medical device companies. Mr. Crocker has held senior executive positions or served on the board of directors of several life science companies, including as Chairman of the Board of ARUP Laboratories, co-founder and director of Theratech, Inc. (acquired by Actavis plc) and President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Research Medical, Inc. (acquired by Baxter International). Mr. Crocker also served on the boards of directors of the publicly traded firms Interleuken Genetics, Inc. and The Med-Design Corporation. Mr. Crocker served as a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Branch of San Francisco from 1999 to 2007, and currently serves as the Chairman of the University of Utah's Center for Medical Innovation and on the board of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. Mr. Crocker holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Harvard College.

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