Senior Advisor to the President & Head of Technology Ventures, Johns Hopkins University
Christy Wyskiel is Senior Advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins University on matters of innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. In her role, she heads up Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, which includes technology transfer, the FastForward innovation hub, and commercial partnerships for the University.
Christy is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with 20 years of experience primarily focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries. Prior to her career as an entrepreneur, Christy was a Managing Director at Maverick Capital, a long-short equity investment fund with over $12 billion under management, where she had a long track record of successful healthcare investing in both public and private companies. Prior to that, she was a healthcare and medical technology stock analyst at T. Rowe Price. Christy co-founded two Baltimore based start-ups and has served as a formal and informal advisor to many others.
The Baltimore Business Journal named Christy as a “Tech 10” Award recipient in 2016 as well as one of the 10 “Faces to Watch in 2015.” In 2016, she was appointed by Governor Hogan to the Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board, which assists in maintaining Maryland’s preeminence in the life sciences industry. Christy currently serves on the board of Teach for America – Baltimore and co- chairs Baltimore’s Next Generation Investing Event, an event she co-founded which has raised over $500,000 for three K-8 education initiatives in Baltimore City. In 2015, Christy served as a member of the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission, known as the “Augustine Commission.” In 2014, she was added to the Board of Trustees of the Abell Foundation and the Baltimore Development Corp. From 2012-2014, she served on the board of the Maryland State Retirement Plan (MSRP), which oversees $3 billion in defined contribution assets of state employees. She was part of Leadership Maryland’s 2016 Class.
Christy graduated from Williams College (BA, Economics and German) and the Stern School of Business at New York University (MBA, Accounting and Finance). She lives in Baltimore with her husband, two children, and a cat, and in her free time, she enjoys biking, yoga, golf, and watching the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles win.