Gerald A. Schaafsma
has over 20 years of business experience, including venture capital investing, start-up business management, engineering and Wall Street banking.
He joined Anthem Capital Management as a General Partner in 1997, and opened Anthem's Philadelphia office.
Prior to joining Anthem, Mr. Schaafsma worked on a consulting basis with Johnston Associates, a Princeton-based life sciences venture capital firm, as well as two healthcare companies.
From 1993 to 1995, he was Chief Executive Officer of Image PSL, an electronic publisher of medical information.
During the period of 1987-1993, Mr. Schaafsma was Vice President and then Partner at the Massey Burch Investment Group in Nashville, Tennessee, where he guided over 15 young companies through the challenges of growth, including PhyCor and Corporate Childcare Services.
Mr. Schaafsma also served as an Assistant Treasurer at Morgan Guaranty Trust in New York and as an engineer with the Byron Jackson Pump Division of Borg Warner Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. Schaafsma serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group where he was the Chairman for the 2002-2003 program year.
He also serves on the boards of Innovation Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Schaafsma received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.