Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> October 1, 2001

Paul Ryan – Acacia Research Corporation (acri)

Paul R. Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Acacia Research Corporation, has served as a Director since August 1995, as Chief Executive Officer since January 1997 and as Chairman since April 2000. He also served as President of the company from January 1997 until July 2000. Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Acacia Research from 1996 through 1997 and Vice President, Capital Management, of Acacia Research from 1995 through 1996. He was formerly co-Founder and General Partner of the American Health Care Fund, L.P., held positions with Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather, and Merrill Lynch and was a private venture capital investor. Mr. Ryan holds a BS from Cornell University and attended the New York University Graduate School of Business. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with an overview of Acacia Research Corporation

along with, perhaps, some historical remarks?

Mr. Ryan: Acacia Research develops and operates life science and