Dr. John Torrens becomes inaugural LaunchPad Faculty Entrepreneur in Residence

The LaunchPad is pleased to announce that Dr. John Torrens will be joining us as our inauguralFaculty Entrepreneur in Residence this fall.  His EIR services are through a partnership between the LaunchPad and the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises.  He will be available Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom to work with students on busines model strategy and financial forecasting, including crafting income and cash flow statements, understanding costs of goods or services and cost of sales, margins and break-even analyses that required for investors and funders.  He can also help provide strategic insight into structuring for investment including understanding valuation, building a cap table, and thinking strategically about financing and equity infusion.  Appointments can be scheduled at this link:  https://calendly.com/jtorrens/30min

Dr. Torrens is a healthcare and education entrepreneur with 25 years leading high growth companies with experience in developing high-performing teams, raising capital, and both buy/sell side M&A.  He is currently acting COO of Saluber MD, a global telemedicine company in which he is also an investor.   Previously, Dr. Torrens joined the management team of Vertical Companies, a vertically integrated cannabis company, for a year in order to take on special projects.  Dr. Torrens has a Ph.D. in healthcare administration and did his dissertation on reimbursement and utilization of telehealth services.  His last company, Liberty Post, was a 2018 and 2019 Inc. 5000 honoree. 

Dr. Torrens also holds a faculty position in the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises as an award winning Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice.  His research interests include Founder/CEO Exits and the link between ADHD and Entrepreneurship. 

He is a frequent guest speaker and executive education instructor in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategy, and corporate innovation and is a TEDx speaker.  Dr. Torrens is quoted frequently in print media, has written several articles, and has delivered multiple presentations on the business of healthcare.  He is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and served in multiple volunteer leadership positions including a term on the International Board of Directors (2013-2015).

The Syracuse LaunchPad and Dr. Torrens have been frequent collaborators, and he annually teaches a course, EEE400/600:  LaunchPad, traditionally hosted in the LaunchPad at Bird Library