VCJ Fact Sheet for John Brooks
Education: MS and BA cum laude in Business Administration from University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Also is a certified public accountant and a certified financial planner.
Career Path: John Brooks is a founding general partner with Prism Venture Partners. He was previously general manager of the Emerging Business Group at Pfizer/Valleylab Inc. Brooks developed and executed a comprehensive minimally invasive surgery strategy and contributed to Pfizer’s growth in laproscopic surgery. Prior to Pfizer/Valleylab, he served at Pfizer/Strato Medical as president from 1990 to 1992, and VP of finance from 1986 to 1990. Brooks also served as a senior audit manager in the Small Business/High Technology Division of Arthur Andersen & Co. for nine years, and was a partner at Alexander, Aronson, Finning, & Co., a Westborough, MA-based accounting and management consulting firm.
Venture focus: Medical devices, Drug discovery
Investments: Axya Medical, Boston Medical Technologies, Cortek, OmniSonics Medical Technologies, Percardia, Spotlight Health, Quorex, Transfusion Technologies, Insulet, Locus Discovery, Songbird Hearing.
Family: Wife, 14-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son.
Wheels: BMW 740 IL
Favorite Musician: Yo Yo Ma
Favorite Sports Team: Colorado Avalanche
Favorite Historical Figure: Abraham Lincoln
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