Cheryl Turnbull is the Senior Director of Finance and Venture Capital within the Technology Commercialization Office at The Ohio State University. In this role, Ms. Turnbull is responsible for the creation and support of startup companies formed to commercialize technologies invented at Ohio State, with a current portfolio of 59 companies. Additionally, she has oversight for the university’s $100 million investments in certain economic development funds including: Drive Capital, Ohio Innovation Fund, Rev1 Fund, Catalyst Fund V, Technology Concept Fund, NIT Innovations, Carmen Innovations, and the Accelerator Awards. Prior to joining Ohio State, Ms. Turnbull worked in the areas of private equity, mezzanine, and venture capital, with such entities as Talisman Capital Partners, Phronesis Partners, and Banc One Capital. She was also the founding partner of the corporate finance advisory firm, Capital Transactions. She has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private entities. Ms. Turnbull graduated with honors from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and received her B.S. cum laude from Miami University.