John S. Swartley, MBA, Ph

Associate Vice Provost for Research
Managing Director, Penn Center for Innovation

John S. Swartley, MBA, PhD is Associate Vice Provost for Research and the Managing Director of the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn).  He leads a multi-faceted team that focuses on facilitating new product development, corporate partnerships and alliances, and new venture creation based on expertise and technologies created at the University.  Prior to joining Penn in 2007, Dr. Swartley served as Senior Vice President and General Partner of BCM Technologies (BCMT), the venture capital investment subsidiary of Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Swartley joined BCMT in 2003 from the Yale University Office of Cooperative Research where he was Associate Director of the Medical Campus Office. Over his career, Dr. Swartley has helped to facilitate thousands of commercialization and research partnership agreements and has participated in the formation and oversight of dozens of university spin-out companies that have collectively raised several billion dollars of investment capital. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Bates College, an MBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, and a PhD in Microbial & Molecular Genetics from Emory University.