Executives in Residence

Executives in Residence (XIRs) offer entrepreneurial expertise

Princeton University’s Office of Technology Licensing offers the services of Executives in Residence (XIRs), who are available to provide advice to faculty, students and staff who have discoveries in science and technology that could be used to create products and services to solve critical societal challenges and unmet needs. The creation of these societal benefits is a primary government objective for academic research. Each XIR brings to the position experience in leadership, business development, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. 

The XIRs are located in the Office of Technology Licensing, 87 Prospect Avenue, 3rd Floor, and are available to meet with faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates who have questions about making their discoveries available for further development. 

"Our new executives in residence bring real-world experience to the academic community here at Princeton," said John Ritter, director of the Office of Technology Licensing. "Both of our new executives have a great deal of experience working with our partners in the entrepreneurship community, and they are eager to share their knowledge and connections."   

To arrange a meeting with an XIR, those in the University community should contact their Office of Technology Licensing associate.

Eren Kurshan

Dr. Eren Kurshan currently leads Research and Methodology efforts at Morgan Stanley towards building capabilities in emerging AI/ML techniques such as graph AI/ML, KG based reasoning etc. Prior to this role, she was the Executive Head of AI and Machine Learning for Client Protection at Bank of America Corporation, where she was responsible for…

Stephen Snyder

Steve is an active member of the New York/ Boston/ Philadelphia early stage investment community through the New York Angels (NYA) and Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG), participation on the boards of a number of companies and advising companies through involvement as a Senior Board Advisor via Haven Partners, LLC.  

Joseph Studholme

Joseph Studholme is founder and CEO of Princeton Integrative Rx Analytics (PIRXA), a Princeton-based health care data research and development firm, and a founding member of Union Atlantic Ventures, where he is responsible for the overall operations and management of the firm, with a particular focus on deal origination and coaching management…

Christian Theriault

Christian Theriault is an award-winning serial entrepreneur with expertise across several deep tech industries.  He has co-founded or been involved with startups in robotics, machine vision, medical devices, and new chemical entity development.  His last company was acquired by a Japanese multinational and had the distinction of…