Linden Rhoads

Linden Rhoads

Vice Provost

Linden Rhoads is the vice provost of the UW Center for Commercialization, the unit of the University that seeks to commercialize discoveries emerging from research conducted at the UW. Previously, Rhoads was a veteran executive in the Seattle high-tech community. She co-founded or served as an active director or interim CEO of several successful Seattle-based startups, including ChiliSoft, Singingfish.com, AdRelevance, GBI, and Nimble Technology.

A graduate of Smith College, Rhoads majored in geophysics. While working full time, she attended the UW School of Law, where she focused on intellectual property. Rhoads has been an active member of the UW community, serving on the boards of the Innovate Washington, the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, Washington Clean Technology Alliance, Dean’s Advisory Board at the School of Law, the steering committee for the school’s capital campaign, and the campaign committee for the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering.