Steve Carpenter is vice president of venture operations at the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA. His principal responsibilities include serving as director or board observer for portfolio companies, evaluating prospective companies and performing due diligence for investment. He provides companies with strategic, financial, and operational guidance and has provided project management support for a regional company’s acquisition of a $15 million life sciences business. Prior to joining the LSGPA, Mr. Carpenter led a State College start-up company to profitability while completing his MBA. He has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of management and engineering positions leading operation start-ups and new product launches at DuPont, Berg Electronics, and FCI USA.
Mr. Carpenter has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Penn State University focusing on venture capital, entrepreneurship, and finance.