Colorado State University’s Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) is a high-tech innovation hub, bringing together smart people to work in creative spaces where innovation will thrive. The TMI’s goal is to discover and deliver solutions that utilize the body’s healing capacity and improves the lives of animals and the human’s that care for them. The Translational Medicine Institute is uniquely positioned for discoveries in translational medicine, as biologic therapies – which leverage the body’s own healing powers – present a new therapeutic frontier.
The institute will draw on established areas of CSU research expertise in orthopedics, biomedical engineering, immunology, infectious disease, surgical advances, and other medical fields.
The institute will bring together educators and innovators from academia, industry, public agencies, and other entities to pursue development of promising medical technologies, with special attention to those with potential for commercialization. Specialized equipment, research space, clinical resources, and conference areas are designed to support this collaboration among animal and human medical specialists.
After a decade of working in Commercial Real Estate (CRE) as an investor and developer, Zach formed Goldenrod Companies in October 2005 to oversee his own portfolio of assets. Since his retirement from the NFL in 2007 after a 12-year career, Zach has led the acquisition and development of over $2.3 Billion in CRE, currently overseeing $1.1Billion of Assets Under Management (AUM). He began his pursuit of growing his newly formed CRE investment company to focus on creating the best outcomes for investors in the Central US markets.
In 2016, Zach decided to bring his proven track record to the Fund Management sector. Building upon his previous successes, Zach continues to always look at CRE through the eyes of the investor to maximize returns. To oversee this endeavor, Zach started Goldenrod Capital Advisors (GCA) to manage a series of real estate debt and equity funds in conjunction with strategic partners. GCA is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and oversees two closed-end real estate funds with approximately $300 million of capital commitments
Zach attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he studied economics. In 1994, he was voted Captain by his peers of the undefeated University of Nebraska National Championship football team, while also being awarded the Outland Trophy, an award given to the best interior lineman in the nation. In 2016, Zach was nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame.
Zach is very proud of the philanthropic endeavors in his community and focuses the majority of his efforts on the health and education of future generations. Zach has served, or is currently serving, on many non-profit boards and has chaired events for The Salvation Army’s DJ’s Hero Awards, The United Way, The Omaha North Magnet STEM School, The Boy Scouts of America, and The Teammates Foundation, along with many other non-profit organizations. Zach is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Nebraska.