Gary M. Fingerhut is the Acting Executive Director and General Manager, Information Technology Commercialization Manager at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Established in May 2000, Innovations operates as the commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic and was recently recognized by Global Corporate Venturing as number 4 in the world for healthcare corporate venturing. Gary leads a talented team of professionals guided by some of the nation's top venture capitalists. Cleveland Clinic Innovations' team has successfully executed over 500 licenses and created 64 spin-off companies which have raised more than $640 million in equity investment; and currently employs over 450 professionals.
Gary has more than 25 years of technical and executive experience in the software industry, leading companies from start-up through acquisition. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2011, Gary held a number of senior level positions at Axentis, of which he is a co-founder. Axentis, a Wokters Kluwer business, is a software provider of on-demand solutions used by life science customers and other highly regulated industries to minimize exposure to risk and optimize business performance; a $5 billion (2010) company with 19,000 employees worldwide. Between 1999 and 2011, Gary held several leadership roles at Axentis including General Manager, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President.
Prior to Axentis, Gary was a senior executive at Complient and Chief Executive Officer of Business Technologies Inc., a software development and consulting firm that provides application design and build services.
Today, Gary serves on the board of ImageIQ, Enforcer eCoaching In., iVHR Inc., Healthxl, BioEnterprise, Talis Clinical, LLC, and, iComet.