Sherry Hoskinson

SHERRY HOSKINSON is SVP of Business Optimization and I.P. Commercialization at 5Lights. In this role, Ms. Hoskinson works side by side with 5Lights colleagues and portfolio company leaders to design vision and optimize strategies that will fuel performance, outcomes and growth.

Prior to joining 5Lights, Ms. Hoskinson spent 20 years evolving best practices in entrepreneurship and commercialization at the University of Arizona, first as the Director of the renowned McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, and then as the Director of Commercialization at the University of Arizona’s technology commercialization organization — Tech Launch Arizona (TLA).

Ms. Hoskinson is attributed with several award-winning models and approaches to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education and has been an active and inspired ecosystem developer, having founded or co-founded ecosystem groups such as the Business | Law Exchange and IdeaFunding.

Ms. Hoskinson holds executive leadership positions in national organizations including the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers.

Sherry’s Lights:

  • Secret: The value, what you do and why.
  • Market: Those for whom you make it.
  • Model:The way you make it available.
  • Team: Those who share the secret and fervent belief in the for whom, why, and what.
  • Resources: If you’ve got the first four, resources can be abundant.