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Ron Heffernan

Ron Heffernan

Managing Partner at Mountain Pacific Venture

As Managing Partner of Mountain Pacific Venture Partners, Ron helps set the vision and strategy for the firm. Originally from New York, and based in Salt Lake City, Utah he has become a champion for life sciences. A licensed investment banker, serial entrepreneur, and investor, Ron brings a wealth of experience and a well-informed, balanced perspective to helping companies access the people, capital and resources necessary for commercial success.Ron co-founded Lead Dog Development, a life sciences venture studio that provides comprehensive support to early-stage life sciences companies from concept to commercialization. He is also a managing partner of RL Project Investors, a real estate investment fund spearheading the renovation and repurposing of a landmark hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. In 2014, Ron co-founded Church & State, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit co-working space and business incubation platform.

Mountain Pacific Venture Partners

Mountain Pacific Venture Partners is equipping early-stage life sciences and biotech companies with the capital, hands-on support, and real estate they need to change the future of the healthcare industry. We partner with bold thinkers who are driving medical innovation across the value chain and catalyze that innovation to improve patient outcomes, lower the cost of healthcare and enhance quality of life.