Travis McCready has over 25 years of experience leading public, private, and nonprofit ventures that advance economic, community and public policy goals. A lawyer by training, Travis recently started Upshift Innovation, a boutique health care and health tech advisory firm based in Boston, MA, working with clients to transform health care delivery and drive economic impact in the US.
Travis has held key executive leadership positions at numerous institutions across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including President & CEO of the $1.6 billion life sciences funding agency Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, VP of Programs & Community Investments at the Boston Foundation, Executive Director of the Kendall Square Association, and COO & CFO of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.
Travis is the co-chair of the Academic Institute Advisory Board at Atrius Health, the largest independent physician-led healthcare organization in the Northeast. He also serves on the boards of business accelerators MassChallenge and Lever, the Conservation Law Foundation, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. He has served on the Economic Development Planning Council under two governors, and has been appointed to serve on statewide initiatives ranging from the arts to advanced manufacturing. He is passionate about growing the innovation economy in small cities across the US, and developing a new system to deliver better, more cost-efficient and compassionate health care to seniors 65+.
A native of Brooklyn and Harlem, NY, Travis received his B.A. from Yale University, and J.D. from the University of Iowa.