Jacqueline Northcut joined BioHouston as its President and CEO in December 2002, creating an organization that is the foundation for what BioHouston has become today. She is passionate about building the life science industry in the state of Texas and over the last 25 years has assisted the governor and two mayors of Houston in their efforts to create a sustainable industry in the state. She is also the CEO of Texas BioAlliance, an organization affiliated with BioHouston.

Prior to joining BioHouston, Jacqueline was a partner with Arthur Andersen. For 18 years, she worked with emerging businesses from the initial start up phase through maturity in various industries including biotechnology, venture capital, medical device and several service industries including numerous initial public offerings and rollups. While at Arthur Andersen she led several biotechnology industry initiatives including the national Association for Biotechnology Financial Officers.  She has a demonstrated track record of experience and leadership in public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions. 

She received her BBS from Harding University in 1984.