New Ventures and Business Incubation

Meet Our Team

Focused on innovative adoption, co-development of new services and investing.

Our team includes passionate and creative OhioHealth associates who enjoy working in a space that transforms care delivery and furthers OhioHealth’s mission.

Meet Our Team

 

Andy Lozier
Head of New Ventures and Business Incubation

Andy has over fifteen years’ experience in strategy, investment banking, startup operations and investing. Prior to founding the NVBI team, he worked for a wide variety of companies including Groupon, Boston Consulting Group and Credit Suisse Securities. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College in Massachusetts and his masters from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois. In his free time, Andy enjoys creating studio art, rehabbing his Victorian home and watching classic films with his family.

 

 

Tyler Kocher
Director, New Ventures

Tyler has nearly a decade of experience in hospital operations and business development at OhioHealth. He received both his undergraduate and master’s degree from University of Toledo in Ohio. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys farming, running marathons and spending time with his family.

 

 

Chris Willson, PhD
Director, Business Incubation

Chris has over twenty years’ experience in patenting, licensing, funding, startups and biomedical research. Prior to joining the OhioHealth NVBI team, Chris has worked for companies such as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, University of Louisville and Karolinska Institute. He received his undergraduate and doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago and his masters from University of Louisville College of Business. During his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and pets, and kayaking.

 

 

Dana Gierut
Advisor, New Ventures and Business Incubation 

Dana has over ten years’ experience in financial planning and analysis, analytics, project management and business partnering. Prior to joining the NVBI team, Dana worked for Cardinal Health and IGS Energy. She received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Ohio. In her free time, Dana likes spending time with her family and friends, cooking and following Cleveland sports.

 

 

Conner Longworth
Senior Consultant, New Ventures and Business Incubation

Conner has experience in biomedical engineering, technology transfer, commercialization and startup operations. Prior to joining the NVBI team, he worked for The Ohio State University and Leica Biosystems. Conner received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Ohio. In his downtime, Conner likes staying active, indulging in reality television and spending time with his family.