Steve Kousouris oversees the Technology Transfer Office at Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV), which supports, protects and promotes the commercialization of ideas and discoveries made by Johns Hopkins faculty across the institution’s nine schools. Among the busiest technology transfer offices in the country, JHTV annually evaluates over 450 reports of invention, secures ~150 new patents, processes ~5,000 Material Transfer Agreements, and signs as many as 150 licensing agreements. Since Steve’s assumption of the role in 2019, licensed technology has enabled the formation of more than 25 new startups and licensing revenue has exceeded $100m.
At JHTV since 2013, Steve previously served as Senior Director of Finance & Administration at JHTV, where he helped the university’s technology transfer function grow into a multi-faceted commercialization hub, providing both core tech transfer functions as well as a rich environment for entrepreneurs and a growing corporate partnerships function.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Steve held a number of health care management positions, overseeing sales and marketing and general operations in both established corporate and startup environments. During his health care career, Steve worked on a number of mergers and acquisitions, including the acquisition of startup companies, and did extensive work selling to life sciences companies. Steve also founded a consulting firm that conducted business valuation, acquisition marketing, negotiation, and due diligence support services for small and mid-sized privately-held companies in the greater Baltimore area.
Steve received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Western Maryland College, a master’s in health science from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MBA from Loyola College in Maryland.