William U. Parfet

Manager at SWMF Life Science Fund GP LLC

William U. Parfet

William U. Parfet

Manager at SWMF Life Science Fund GP LLC

Career Highlights

The Upjohn Co.
Upjohn Company of Canada
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

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Founder at Apjohn Group LLC

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Taubman Centers, Inc.

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Director at Porex Surgical, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Stryker Corporation

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President at Lake Forest College

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Co-Founder at Metabolic Solutions Development Co. LLC

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Senior Partner at Southwest Michigan First Corp.

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Co-Founder at Grand Angels

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President at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

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Chief Operating Officer at Taubman Centers, Inc.

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Manager at SWMF Life Science Fund GP LLC
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Founder at Apjohn Group LLC

Apjohn Group LLC invests in pharamaceutical companies. It works with innovators to launch life science companies. The company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI.

M.B.A. in International Finance
Class of 1972

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. At the Ross School of Business, our mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

BA in Economics with Honors

Lake Forest College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois, on Chicago's North Shore. Founded in 1857 as Lind University by Presbyterian ministers, the college has been coeducational since 1876 and an undergraduate-focused liberal arts institution since 1903. Lake Forest enrolls approximately 1,600 students representing 47 states and 81 countries. Lake Forest offers 30 undergraduate major and minor programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and features programs of study in pre-law, pre-medicine, communication, business, finance, and computer science.The majority of students live on the college's wooded 107-acre campus, which is located a half-mile from the Lake Michigan shore.


Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) is the state’s business roundtable, composed of the chairpersons, CEOs or most senior executives of the state’s largest job providers and universities. Together, their members power one-third of the state's economy and educate nearly one-half of the state's university students, which makes them a powerful driver for economic development and change.

Career History
2006 - Current

The Southwest Michigan First (SWMF) Life Science Fund is a $65 million limited partnership venture fund interested in early stage life science opportunities in Southwest Michigan. The Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund has a dual-bottom line approach. Not only does it seek to turn a profit for its investors, but it only invests in companies that already have a presence or are committed to establishing a presence in Southwest Michigan. The fund provides equity investment to entrepreneurs and also offers support services in the areas of industry expertise, regulatory strategy, reimbursement planning, exit strategies and early stage business systems. In addition, the SWMF Life Science Fund has access to a uniquely positioned and committed network that is able to give direction and strategy to start-up companies as they grow and develop.

1989 - 1993
1989 - ?
Boards & Committees
1993 - 1996

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. engages in the provision of analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software and services for research, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics. It operates through the following segments: Life Sciences Solutions; Analytical Instruments; Specialty Diagnostics; and Laboratory Products and Services. The Life Sciences Solutions segment comprises of portfolio of reagents, instruments, and consumables used in biological and medical research, discovery and production of new drugs, and vaccines as well as diagnosis of disease. The Analytical Instruments segment offers instruments, consumables, software, and services that are used for a range of applications in the laboratory, on the production line, and in the field. The Specialty Diagnostics segment gives diagnostic test kits, reagents, culture media, instruments, and associated products used to increase the speed and accuracy of diagnoses. The Laboratory Products and Services segment involves in providing everything needed for the laboratory, including a combination of self-manufactured and sourced products for customers in research, academic, government, industrial, and healthcare settings. The company was founded on October 11, 1960 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

1991 - Prior

Consumers Energy Co. engages in the generation of electric power and distribution of natural gas. It operates wind energy parks, hydroelectric plants, and pumped storage hydro electricity plants. The company was founded by William Augustine Foote in 1886 and is headquartered in Jackson, MI.

Member, Board of Directors

Flint Ink is one of the world's largest privately-owned manufacturer of top quality inks and coatings for publication, packaging, commercial, UV/EB and digital printing applications.

National Chairman

The FAF comprises the FAF Board of Trustees, two standard-setting Boards (the FASB and the GASB), and the FAF management team. The FASB and GASB establish and improve financial accounting and reporting standards—known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP—for public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments in the United States. Both organizations set high-quality standards through a process that is robust, comprehensive, and inclusive.

Member of the Emerging Issues Task Force

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting that govern the preparation of financial reports by nongovernmental organizations since 1973. Those standards are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Political Donations

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

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Cirius Therapeutics, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

Awards & Honors
Financial Executives International - Hall of Fame
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