Norm Gitis obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering from the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Upon immigration to the US, he was a visiting professor at MIT until IBM moved him to San Jose.
Norm founded and ran two profitable high-tech test-instrumentation companies, was twice named by the Business Journal the CEO of Top 20 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Northern California.
Upon successful exit, Norm was VP of Bruker, a leading manufacturer of test instrumentation for life sciences and other applications.
Over the past six years, Norm has been pursuing his passion of helping life-science start-ups with funding and business development. He founded and runs a multi-family venture fund, which portfolio includes twelve medtech, six biotech and three high-tech startups. He chairs Boards of directors of two promising medtech companies, serves as observer on two other Boards of directors, serves on screening committees of Life Science Angels and Band of Angels.