Oklahoma State University

Executive Director

William Paiva was named the new executive director of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI) in 2014. William is a health and biotech venture capitalist who served as a board of director for the CHSI since its establishment in 2012. He is an Oklahoma native who received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. William brings a broad range of knowledge and expertise from his management consulting experience with Pittiglio, Rabin, Todd, & McGrath, providing business strategy and process consulting services to large pharmaceutical companies, as well as from his tenure as an associate in J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Investment Banking group in New York City. For nearly 20 years, William has invested in cutting edge health care companies through Sevin Rosen Funds, Chisholm Private Capital and the Oklahoma Life Science Fund. In addition, he’s also taught venture capital courses and entrepreneurship classes at OSU’s Spears School of Business, Tulsa University, and the University of Oklahoma.