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Entrepreneur Brian Frenzel of the San Francisco Bay Area served as an officer in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After four years in the military, he enrolled in graduate school and earned a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, after which he entered the p… Read More
Entrepreneur Brian Frenzel of the San Francisco Bay Area served as an officer in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After four years in the military, he enrolled in graduate school and earned a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, after which he entered the private sector as a management consultant, business executive and, later, biomedical company founder. Today, Brian Frenzel is a member of the Band of Angels early stage private equity group and a private investor, adviser, board member and interim manager for companies operating in the life sciences industry.

Brian Frenzel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Stanford University before joining the U.S. Navy, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Division Director in the Navy Nuclear Power Program. After his military career and completion of his MBA, Mr. Frenzel worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he assisted companies with business and corporate strategy problems in diverse industries such as commercial aviation, consumer products, natural resources, medical products and analytical instruments. After this, Mr. Frenzel became the Director of Corporate Planning and Analysis for Syntex Corporation, a multinational pharmaceuticals company which was subsequently acquired by Roche.

Before joining Band of Angels in 1998, Brian Frenzel helped found four companies in the medical device and pharmaceuticals sectors: Genelabs Technologies, Inc., where he served as CFO, COO, and member of the Board of Directors; Adeza Biomedical, where he served as CEO and member of the Board of Directors; Vesta Medical, Inc., where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board; and Centaur Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served as CEO and member of the Board. Currently, Brian Frenzel serves as a senior strategy and business development advisor to Trigemina, Inc., on the Board of Directors of SanBio, Inc., and as CEO and member of the Board of Tosk, Inc., all therapeutic product discovery and development companies. Read Less
  • President and CEO
    Tosk, Inc. — Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Director
    SanBio, Inc. — Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Director
    VitalWear, Inc. — South San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Director
    Golden Capital Network — Chico, CA, USA
  • President
    AnVent Group — CA, USA
  • Member
    Band Of Angels — CA, USA
  • President and CEO
    Centaur Pharmaceuticals, Inc — CA, USA
  • Chairman and CEO
    Vesta Medical — Corona, CA, USA
  • President and CEO
    Adeza Biomedical — Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • COO/CFO
    Genelabs Technologies — Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Director of Corporate Planning
    Syntex Corporation — Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Principal
    Booz, Allen & Hamilton — USA
  • Consultant
    The Boston Consulting Group — Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Lt. USN, Director, Officer Physics Program, US Navy Nuclear Power School
    United States Navy — USA
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