Jack Kavanaugh, MD, DDS, MBA, has a convergence of rare skills and business accomplishments. He has developed and managed companies at every stage – from inception to successful sale.
Among the multiple business ventures that Kavanaugh has managed successfully is the Mexican merger of the U.S. based pharmaceutical company, Merck and the merger that created Cemex, one of the largest cement companies in the world. Dr. Kavanaugh’s private equity projects include: Tech Team Global, Amerident, Calhoun Vision Inc, Materia Inc and ZetaRX. In each of these cases Dr. Kavanaugh either founded the company or sat on the board playing a significant role in their success.
Now Jack turns his attention to the entertainment industry bringing his wealth of experience and business acumen to RiverRock Films. Jack has consulted to entertainment based companies in the past and most recently executive produced the feature film Earth to Echo. As the new Chairman of RiverRock Films, Jack has already had an impact building strategic partnerships using his industry connections and successfully negotiating the acquisition of new IP and book story rights.
Dr. Kavanaugh holds D.D.S., M.B.A. and B.A degrees from UCLA, an M.D. degree from U.S.C., and was a Board Certified eye surgeon, having done his residency at UCLA’s Jules Stein Institute, where he was a part time visiting professor until 2008, teaching surgery to residents and fellows.