Posted by Mark Irvin on Jan 30, 2020
2020 Update for Rio Nuevo and downtown development.
Fletcher McCusker ~ Biography
Fletcher J. McCusker is the CEO and Founder of UAVenture Capital, a venture firm dedicated to his alma mater where he is also Alumnus of the Year. Fletcher is a third generation Tucsonan, a 1974 UofA graduate and was honored with an honorary doctorate by the university in 2015. Fletcher was the founder and CEO of Providence Service Corporation, a health care company that he launched in Tucson in 1996 that became a multi- billion dollar public company before he retired in 2013. In 2013 he and several UofA faculty spun out the College of Pharmacy’s medication management research and formed a company called SinfoniaRx. That company, the first UofA spin out, sold in 2017 for 32 times their investment and was the genesis of UAVenture Capital. Fletcher also heads the downtown Tucson revitalization board called Rio Nuevo and is credited with spearheading the emergence of Tucson as an urban tech community with a thriving downtown. Fletcher was just honored by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey as the State’s business leader of the year.