Karen Spilizewski

Vice President, RiverVest Venture Partners

Karen-SpilizewskiKaren Spilizewski joined RiverVest Venture Partners in 2008 and is a Vice President focused on sourcing and conducting due diligence on healthcare opportunities. Ms. Spilizewski is also Vice President of Business Development with BioEnterprise in Cleveland, focusing on coaching and accelerating early stage medical device companies in Ohio. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in new product development and business development in medical and non-medical technologies.

Prior to joining BioEnterprise, Ms. Spilizewski gained significant medical device industry experience at Avery Dennison Corporation, where she spent 19 years in research and business development. She was responsible for conducting marketing, financial, technical, and competitive analyses of new opportunities for microelectronic, biomedical, optical display, and MEMs applications. In product development roles, she has developed and commercialized products for various medical devices, including wound care, diagnostics, surgical, and electromedical applications.

Ms. Spilizewski received her MBA, M.S. in Macromolecular Science and a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve.