Martha C. Farmer, PhD – President and CEO, North Shore InnoVentures. Prior to founding NSIV Martha had a consulting practice in medical ethics and drug development. Martha was a recent Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School and worked with the Harvard Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. She serves on the Ethics Committee and Institutional Review Board of Beverly Hospital. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Community College and on the Board of Directors of the North Shore Technology Council. Formerly with Baxter Healthcare’s Hemoglobin Therapeutics Division for eleven years, she transitioned from managing the research laboratory to directing product development, marketing and communications. Subsequently she co-founded the radiopharmaceutical start-up, BetaGamma LLC, serving as Vice President of Marketing. She has a BS in zoology and PhD in physiology and pharmacology from Duke University, postdoctoral training in biophysics from Johns Hopkins University, and is an author on more than 30 publications and three patents.
Tom Kinneman, MBA – Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North Shore InnoVentures. Mr. Kinneman is a Vice President of the North Shore Technology Council. Formerly President of the Image Polymers unit of Mitsui Chemicals, headquartered in Wilmington, MA. With dedicated plants in Tennessee and Scotland, the company develops, manufactures and markets resins used in toners for laser printers and copiers. Mr. Kinneman has a consistent record of new business growth and profit improvement in diverse American, European and Asian markets. He has strong strategic capabilities, broad general management background, proven leadership of multi-functional, global teams. Particularly skilled in driving new technology introductions, establishing new businesses and penetrating international markets, Mr. Kinneman successfully led global businesses in electronic chemicals, coating resins and specialty pigments. Five years managing European paper chemicals business from the Netherlands; three years running Asian specialty chemicals business from Singapore. Mr.Kinneman earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell and an MBA in International Business from the University of Connecticut