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About Us

UMRF Ventures is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Memphis Research Foundation. As a for-profit limited liability corporation, UMRF Ventures facilitates unique collaborations with corporations, agencies, and organizations that help to grow Memphis. Our purview includes service-oriented solutions that strengthen the UofM student population, build a stronger workforce, and help our business partners succeed in their goals. Our city has untapped potential; UMRF Ventures is designed to ignite the possibility of Memphis.

Meet the Team

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford

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Keith Sisson

Managing Director

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Sherita Johnson

Director of Operations

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Jasmine Sankhon

Manager, Memphis

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Jeanetta Johnson

Manager, Lambuth

UMRF Ventures Board Members

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Tom Kadien

CHAIRMAN & CEO

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Gloria Boyland

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Hilliard Crews

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Jasbir Dhaliwal

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Don Hutson

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Robert Jackson

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David Perdue

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Raaj Kurapati

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Rick Spell