David Schonthal (@davidschonthal)
David is a Partner at Fusion Ventures - an innovation advisory and investment firm focused on corporate entrepreneurship and growing startup businesses in the early stages of their development. Prior to joining Fusion he served as Director of Strategy and Venture Development for Tavistock Life Sciences, a private healthcare investment firm based in San Diego, CA. David is an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and New Ventures at Northwestern University and serves a member of the San Diego Zoo’s Innovation Council. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at CONNECT, a Southern California-based startup incubator for technology and life sciences companies and is is a Mentor with Chicago Innovation Mentors program, an organization focused on commercializing biomedical technologies from the region’s universities and research institutions. David earned his MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his B.A. in International Relations, magna cum laude, from Boston University.