Steven Lazarus
Co-founder and Managing Director, Emeritus Chicago

Steven Lazarus is a co-founder and Managing Director, Emeritus of ARCH Venture Partners. He also is a director of the Rand Corporation. Prior to the founding of ARCH Venture Partners, Mr. Lazarus served as CEO of ARCH Development Corporation and as Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago. He previously spent 13 years with Baxter Laboratories in various senior roles, lastly as Group Vice President of the Health Care Services Group of Baxter Travenol Laboratories. Mr. Lazarus also served in Washington D.C. as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East-West Trade for the U.S., a government bureau he both founded and directed. Mr. Lazarus is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1973.

Mr. Lazarus received an M.B.A. with high distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and holds an A.B. with Honors from Dartmouth College.