About Jefferson Strategic Ventures

About Jefferson Strategic Ventures

Who We Are

Jefferson Strategic Ventures is a team of forward-thinking individuals from diverse backgrounds, bringing depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, experience, and insight to the table for a mutually beneficial partnership.

The goal at Jefferson Strategic Ventures is to be bold and think differently.  We want to focus on where the limits aren’t…that’s the heart of Jefferson Innovation.  Every day at JSV we take a no-limits approach to the possibilities of our partnerships and the impact that we can make on this industry and people’s lives worldwide.”

Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA President, Thomas Jefferson University & CEO, Jefferson Health

Jefferson Strategic Ventures Leadership

Laurence Merlis

Laurence Merlis, MBA FACHE
Executive Vice President
Strategic Partnerships, Ventures and Innovation

Jason Bowne, JD MBA
Vice President

Rajesh Aggarwal, MD PhD FRCS FACS

Mark Sunderland, MS
Vice President


Kimberly Ciotti, MHA
Project Manager

Scott Felton
Executive Associate


Christina Micoli, MBA
Project Manager

Melanie Toolan, MBA
Project Manager