WARF board selects Erik Iverson as new managing director

Erik Iverson, J.D., LL.M, a nationally recognized leader in advancing global health initiatives, life science discoveries and intellectual property management, has been selected as the next Managing Director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The appointment was announced by the WARF Board of Trustees on March 23.

Iverson will succeed Carl E. Gulbrandsen, who has served as WARF’s Managing Director since 2000 and has been with the organization since 1997. Gulbrandsen is retiring June 30th. Iverson will become WARF’s Managing Director July 1, 2016.

Iverson’s background includes:

  • Extensive experience leading organizations committed to scientific research and business initiatives advancing global health.
  • Deep legal knowledge and experience in intellectual property management, technology transfer, collaborative research initiatives, and tax matters.
  • Demonstrated experience as an entrepreneurial leader starting new ventures including raising capital for start-up companies.

Read the full news release on the WARF website.