James Rogers

Chairman
Mayo Clinic Ventures

Already the point man for the Mayo Clinic’s spin-off incubator and licensure of its intellectual property to outside health care companies, Jim Rogers in 2016 widened his portfolio to include a leadership position at the Center for Regenerative Medicine, one of Mayo’s most commercially promising research clusters. The science of growing new tissue from stem cells, thus reducing the need for transplanted organs, is expected to be a major focus in 2017, as Mayo begins the build-out of its Destination Medical Center. Mayo plans to turn Rochester into a biotech business hotbed, and Rogers promises to be in the middle of it.