George joined the CTTC in August 2019 and is responsible for developing the new ventures and other business opportunities of Vanderbilt affiliates. Prior to joining CTTC, George managed the operations of the Vanderbilt Ophthalmic Contract Research Organization within VUMC and prior to that for the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. George has a wide-range of experience in biomedical research and business development, which includes work in PET/CT, MRI, cancer, neuropharmacology, electrophysiology, and ophthalmology. While he has spent his career associated with academic institutions, he has also worked closely with industry sponsors contracting research with VU and VUMC.
George received a B.A. in Psychology and Medicine, Health, & Society from Vanderbilt University, an M.S. from Kaplan University in Financial Analysis, and an M.L.I. in Neuropharmacology & Imaging Methods from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. George is a member of the Project Management Institute with a PMP certification.
Cameron joined the CTTC in September 2022 and works with the New Ventures team to provide service to faculty and to the administration to help conceive, plan, start, and operate companies that commercialize IP owned by Vanderbilt.
Prior to joining CTTC, Cameron was the Co-Founder, President and COO of X Co, an early-stage technology accelerator in Reno and Las Vegas with a portfolio of nine startup companies. Cameron has experience working with a variety of founders and accredited investors in SaaS, Fintech, Hospitality Tech, and Gaming Tech.
Before working in venture, Cameron served as an educator and the Director of Marketing and Development for Sage Ridge School, a premier college preparatory institution.
Cameron received his Masters in Theatre Production and Design from Southern Oregon University, and his B.A. in English from Washington State University. Cameron recently completed his certification in Venture Capital from Berkeley Law.
Heather McMillan joined CTTC in July of 2013 and is the New Ventures Coordinator. Prior to joining CTTC, Heather was responsible for supporting the Chief of Staff for VUH. She is former student of Belmont University.