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Chairman & Managing Partner
Focus: All SectorsJames Garvey joined SVLS in May 1995 and served as CEO & Managing Partner of SVLS through 2009. James brings a successful healthcare investment track record, preceded by 18 years of operating management experience. James has served on the boards of private and public companies in the US and Europe including Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Allscripts Pharmaceuticals, Arris Pharmaceuticals, LaserVision Centers, Orthovita, Shire Pharmaceuticals and Sunrise Assisted Living. More recent private company investments include Acufocus, Cardiofocus, Halscion, Ocular Therapeutics and recently exited LenSx and CHF Solutions.
Prior to joining SVLS, he was Managing Director for the $600m Venture Capital division of Allstate Corporation preceded by managing Allstate's healthcare investment activity. He has held several senior management positions in companies with multinational operations including Kendall (Covidien) & Millipore. He was also President/CEO of Allegheny International Medical Technology and National Teledata.
James received a BS degree from Northern Illinois University in 1969.