Robert L. Morrison has been involved in all phases of technology business development. He has a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering and has spent the majority of his career in administrative, marketing, and entrepreneurial roles in the electronics and software industries. Prior to founding his own business he was associated with Burr-Brown Research Corporation where he was active in international marketing activities in over 60 countries. Subsequent to this he was a co-founder of Sunquest Information Systems, which became the world’s largest developer of hospital laboratory information automation products with annual sales in excess of $350 million. Since leaving Sunquest, Bob has consulted with emerging companies in Internet commerce, industrial electronics, and medical instrumentation where he assisted them in their business development.
Because of Bob’s interest in new business development, he became active in Tucson’s Desert Angels where he served as Executive Director for ten years. During that time the organization experienced exceptional growth and today is among the top ten angel organizations in the country with investments totaling over $27 million in more than 65 companies. He also taught for many years in the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship where he still assists on a part-time basis. The McGuire Center has been ranked for many years in the top five entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. and was ranked by the Economist as the sixth best program in the world. These rankings are due in part to the exceptionally high percentage of graduates that have founded successful businesses.
Bob has also been very active in his community where he has served on the board of directors of the Arizona Theatre Company, the Fox Theater Foundation, the Tucson Festival Society, and the Exchange Club of Tucson. He has also volunteered as a technical and business consultant to the Las Familias center for sexually abused children and to United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona.RETURN TO TEAM