Sheryl is an independent commercialisation adviser, strategist, grant consultant and mentor, and also acts as CEO in a part-time capacity with a Perth based Med Tech start-up. Sheryl began her career studying physiotherapy before moving into IT, which has led to her particular interest in the healthcare, BioMed and technology sectors.
Sheryl “walks the talk” of commercialisation, as her many successes testify, including having worked as a Commercialisation Adviser to Accelerating Commercialisation – a Federal Government initiative, which assists innovative new businesses across a broad range of disciplines in their transition from idea to commercial venture for over 12 years. Having started a number of technology-based businesses of her own, all in the medical sector, each of which resulted in a successful exit, Sheryl understands the challenges around scaling only too well.
Vigorously committed to the representation of women in enterprise and government, Sheryl is a 20in20 Women in Technology WA Award Winner and was recognised for her contribution to the ICT sector when she was named Australia’s ICT Professional of the Year for 2019 by the Australian Computer Society.
Why VentureX HQ? “I am firmly committed to the innovation principle that “tomorrow starts today” and see this as an opportunity to provide the best advice and assistance possible to enable women to achieve and succeed”. – Sheryl