William D. Paiva

Senior Advisor

William D. Paiva, PhD, currently serves as the Executive Director of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health System Innovations (CHSI) and Patterson Foundation Chair at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. The Center is focused on transforming rural and Native America health through the implementation of innovative care delivery and IT solutions.

Prior to joining Oklahoma State University, Dr. Paiva served as Partner of Sevin Rosen Funds, a fund with over $2 billion under management, where he brought more than 20 years of venture-capital, biomedical-industry and management-consulting experience to the firm. Dr. Paiva specialized in identifying early-stage venture opportunities at the intersection of traditional technology sectors and healthcare. He also used his healthcare expertise and network to assist Sevin Rosen portfolio companies developing applications and services for the healthcare market. Prior to Sevin Rosen, Dr. Paiva served as Partner at Chisholm Private Capital Partners, where he managed a $100 million fund focused on healthcare and IT. He also worked as a manager at the Oklahoma Life Science Fund, managing $15 million and making investments in diagnostics, services and therapeutics firms.

Before that, Dr. Paiva served as a management consultant for the Life Sciences Industry Group at Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath, later acquired by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he consulted with the top five pharmaceutical companies on product-development and technology-management projects. Dr. Paiva also served as an investment banking associate at JP Morgan in New York, providing strategic and investment banking advisory services to Fortune 100 healthcare companies.

Dr. Paiva holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oklahoma; an MBA from Dartmouth College's Amos Tuck School of Business; a master’s degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center; and a BS in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma.