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Bruce Cook, Ph.D.
President & Founder
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Bruce Cook, Ph.D., is the President and Founder of VentureAdvisers, which he launched in January 2000. Bruce has 25 years of experience in fundraising, private equity management and investing, venture capital, marketing communications, public and media relations, banking, software, and higher education teaching and administration. He is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on fundraising and philanthropy, and has published extensively on these topics in leading journals and trade publications. Since 1996 he has been engaged continuously in the investment and high tech arena, and has been involved in several early stage enterprises. Past positions include Research Coordinator for The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), which manages approximately $16 billion in assets; Director of Corporate Relations for Intelitrak Technologies, Inc., Special Ltd. Partner of Texas Breakout Ventures, L.P.; and Vice President of Venture Services, e-Com Holdings NetWork, Inc., where he assisted IBT Technologies, Inc. and BOXX Technologies, Inc. in securing 1st rounds of venture funding.

Bruce completed a doctorate in Higher Education Administration at The University of Texas at Austin and has written several books, including a history of fundraising. His dissertation was entitled, "The Role of University Presidents and Chancellors in Fund Raising," and was based on a national study plus a review of 3,000 books, articles, monographs and other bibliographic items. He has been a director, officer and/or member of numerous nonprofit and professional organizations, and is a 1998 recipient of the Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Fundraising from the Council on Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, D.C. Bruce and his wife enjoy music and ministry in their spare time and have recorded 2 CDs. They have two grown sons.

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