Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Medicines for All Institute
Marianne Vermeer joins Medicines for All at VCU as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Marianne has a broad and eclectic background, including investment and operational experience in the US, South Asia, and East Africa. She’s worked in finance, including M&A and impact investing, and as executive talent in rapidly growing companies, higher education and non-profit organizations. Her passion is to combine business acumen with a social purpose. As a C-level executive, she has worked in sectors as diverse as education technology, pharmaceutical R&D, economic development, higher education, health care, and international children’s welfare. As a consultant or advisor, she has worked on behalf of impact investors as they strive to reach underserved populations.
Starting in Cairo, Egypt immediately after graduating with a degree from Colorado StateUniversity, Marianne has maintained an ability to work across cultures with people from all backgrounds. This has included positions with organizations including Matrix CapitalMarkets Group (Virginia, USA), Lyotropic Therapeutics (Virginia, USA), Forman ChristianCollege (Lahore, Pakistan), Acumen (New York, India, Kenya, and Pakistan), and her own consulting firm. Most recently, she has worked extensively as a consultant with CDFI and with health care companies in both operational and consulting roles. As well, she has served as a board member and chair of various committees of both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Currently, she is on the boards of Intrahealth International and the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias. In addition to her B.S. degree from Colorado State University, Marianne earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks English natively and can be polite in Arabic, Urdu, and sometimes Hungarian. She resides in Virginia with her family and their elderly mutt, Cinnamon.
"I've joined Medicines for All at VCU at a time of great innovation and growth. It's exciting for me to be part of that process and to contribute to the impact Medicines for All can have in the world. I'm drinking from the firehose as I learn about how things work at VCU and what that means for M4ALL's work. I'm grateful for the helpful support I've received from all those I've encountered in the VCU community- thank you!"
Assistant Vice President for VCU Capital Assets and Real Estate
Jeff Kidd joins VCU as Assistant Vice President for VCU Capital Assets and Real Estate. In this role, Kidd is responsible for developing the overall real estate strategy for VCU, the VCU Health System, and its affiliated foundations. Kidd previously served as executive director of The Citadel Real Estate Foundation, an affiliated entity of The Citadel, which undertakes a broad scope of real estate-related endeavors including strategic planning for underutilized assets, long-term acquisition strategy, asset management and capital project structuring and delivery. Prior to The Citadel, Jeff served as a director and university property officer at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His responsibilities there included administrative oversight of the real estate operations office, commercial lease portfolio management, asset management, design and construction build-out for leased spaces and gift property management. A licensed civil engineer and LEED accredited professional, Kidd holds degrees in economics and civil engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Charlotte, respectively.
"I feel honored to be joining VCU, particularly at this time in the early stages of the ONE VCU master plan implementation. The Capital Assets and Real Estate team will play a vital role in support of this plan, which ultimately supports both the VCU and VCU Health strategic plans. My family and I are very excited to join and integrate into the Richmond community as well. The vibrant culture and rich history make Richmond a truly unique city and we’re looking forward to all it has to offer."