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Kendrick White

MARCHMONT Capital Partners

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Kendrick White is an experienced senior level executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years of success in high profile leadership roles in emerging market technology commercialization and a proven track record in technology scouting, mentoring, angel investing and VC fund management.

Kendrick is the Founder and CEO of Marchmont Capital Partners, an investment advisory firm active in Russia since 2005. He is a former Vice Rector for Innovation at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) from 2013 to 2015, where he created a comprehensive technology transfer and commercialization infrastructure, including Russia’s first Proof of Concept (POC) Center and the UNN Industry Advisory Board.

From 2016 to 2017, Kendrick worked as an advisor to the UNN Rector, assisting the RF Ministry of Science & Education in developing the Agency for Strategic Initiatives “NTI University 3.0” program focused on modernizing Russia’s tech transfer and IP protection policies. He is currently engaged in developing the new National Association of Technology Transfer (NATT) together with MSU and other Russian universities, where he is head of the International Relations Committee tasked to spread best practices in global IP protection throughout Russia’s academic system.

During the past 25 years, he has built unique know-how in commercializing early stage investment projects in Russia. Following start-up business development work as an advisor to the Nizhniy Novgorod admin (1993-1997), he built a strong VC track record as Director of the EBRD’s $50M Central Russia Regional Venture Fund, (1998-2005), where he developed projects such as Nizhfarm, Bridgetown Foods and Morion electronics.

Kendrick completed his MBA in international finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (1990) and has a BA in international economics from Stetson University.

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