Chief Innovation & Economic Engagement Officer
University of Utah
Prior to his current role, Keith served as the U’s associate vice president for technology & venture commercialization and corporate partners. Since joining the U, Marmer has helped transform the culture of commercialization and rolled out three accelerators, a business incubator and a venture fund to support startup companies. Marmer provides more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, executive and investor. He has personally launched and scaled four companies as well as helped entrepreneurs raise more than $1 billion in investment capital. During the course of his career, Marmer has overseen the creation of more than 140 companies.
Preceding his time at the U, Marmer was co-founder and managing director of SG3 Ventures, a venture capital firm targeting early life science investments with primary focus on fund creation, raising investment capital, sourcing deals, due diligence and portfolio management. Before SG3, Marmer served as chief business officer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Center for Innovation and, while at Penn State University, held the roles of director of technology commercialization, associate dean for research innovation and associate professor. Marmer serves and has served on a number of boards and is a past entrepreneur-in-residence at Princeton University. Marmer received an MBA, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from University of the Sciences.