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Origin's team is comprised of a group of proven venture capital investors and seasoned entrepreneurs, with strong records of investment and operational success in Origin's target markets.


Mr. Jones has over 20 years of experience in high technology. Prior to founding Origin, he served as Senior Vice President and General Partner of Rothschild Ventures. During 12 years at Rothschild and as a private investor, he achieved superior investment returns, and managed numerous investments from formation through liquidity in information technology, communications and medical electronics, including five IPOs and three corporate sales. The first nine years of his career were spent with Motorola, General Electric, and Control Automation, a venture funded company, where he gained experience in marketing and the general management of technology start-ups. He received his BSEE from Stanford University and MBA from the University of Chicago.


Mr. Yagjian has over 20 years of experience in the information technology and telecommunications industry. His career includes eight years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in three successful technology start-ups. Most notably, Yagjian was as a co-founder of Tivoli Systems, which was sold to IBM for $743 million in cash in 1996. Prior to Origin Partners, he gained seven years of institutional venture capital experience with Hillman Ventures and Austin Ventures. Mr. Yagjian began his career in the technology industry at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he was involved with the design, deployment, and operation of public data communications networks. Mr. Yagjian holds a BSEE, Magna Cum Laude, from Tufts University; MSEE/CS from the University of California, Berkeley; and MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he was named the Henry B. duPont Scholar, the highest faculty-selected award for leadership and academic excellence.


Mr. Hutchens has over 25 years of high level operating and entrepreneurial experience in medical technology. Prior to joining Origin Partners I, he held senior positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Smith & Nephew, Millipore and CR Bard. Mr. Hutchens was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Microsurge, Inc. At each of these companies, Mr. Hutchens’ responsibilities included the analysis and selection of new markets or products for investment. He was also a key driver in the successful launch and ongoing management of new products and product lines that generated millions of dollars in sales and profits. Mr. Hutchens holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University.