RiverVest Team

Years of research, clinical, operational and investment success give the RiverVest® team an edge in identifying life science innovations that present the greatest potential for commercialization. Together, we work diligently and consistently to apply our deep domain expertise and strong industry relationships to help entrepreneurs drive their companies forward.

Jay W. Schmelter
Managing Director

Thomas C. Melzer
Managing Director

John McKearn, Ph.D.
Managing Director

Niall O’Donnell, Ph.D.
Managing Director

Karen Spilizewski
Vice President

Michael Berman

Anton A. Gimmel


Bradley Keller, Ph.D.

Andrew B. Craig III
Retired Special Limited Partner

Marilyn J. Slavich

Kelly K. Cathey
Office Manager

Corrin J. Short
Executive Assistant