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Carey deRafael

Carey deRafael

Carey deRafael

Carey deRafael is associate director for operations of the Precourt Institute for Energy and its related energy research centers. Carey works with the faculty co-directors and the other senior staff members at the institute, as well as the energy center directors in developing and implementing strategic goals and objectives. He oversees the finances and management of the institute. He also represents the institute’s interests with other Stanford units, (including the Office of the Dean of Research), and with external organizations.

Previously, Carey was director of finance and administration at Signature Therapeutics, a startup initially founded on a Stanford invention that developed into a pharmaceutical company. He was responsible for leading and managing the company’s accounting, administrative, human resources, information technology, and facilities departments. Prior to that, Carey worked at Stanford at the Office of Technology Licensing transferring Stanford-developed inventions and intellectual property to industry for commercial development. 

Carey has close Stanford connections. He is a Stanford alumnus. His wife Bernadette is the director for facilities and hospitalities at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Carey is also the commissioner for the Stanford community softball league.