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Expert in IP commercialization, university corporate partnerships, startup ecosystems, environment, sustainability

Expert ID: 734915 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert has a vast experience with the following:
Consulting, Lecture, consult and provide assessments world-wide on university technology strategy, patenting, valuation, IP policies and capacity-building, partnerships with industry, startup mentoring and ecosystems.
Technology expertise – Environment, renewable energy, materials, electronics, wearables.
Business startups – I organized and staffed two startup companies and financed four others.
Acquisitions – I negotiated international deals for product lines and manufacturing operations.
Business strategy & boards – I have served on for-profit and non-profit boards; led strategic planning processes; designed board governance processes and committees.
P&L – International business and profit management in high-growth and turnaround situations.
High-tech marketing – Created and executed strategies and programs in a wide range of markets.
Background – Engineer & MBA from 1st-tier schools. Lived & worked in Europe and S. America. Fluent in English, French and Spanish. French and Canadian citizen, US Permanent Resident.

• University technology commercialization, valuation, negotiation, patenting strategy, IP policies and capacity-building, partnerships with industry, startup mentoring and ecosystems
• Chair of organizational audit and evaluation committee

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: M.Sc. (Honors) Subject: Management Institution: Sloan School of Management, MIT
Year: 1977 Degree: B. Eng. (Honors) Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: McGill University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Corporate Engagement, Environmental Solutions Initiative Department: Environmental Solutions Responsibilities: • Development and management of strategic funding and research relationships with major corporations and foundations.
• Creation and execution of MIT’s environmental road-map in education, research and convening, in collaboration with Faculty Director and Executive Director.
Years: 2008 to 2017 Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Title: Technology Licensing Officer Department: Technology Licensing Responsibilities: • Managed >500 invention disclosures, >100 patent license negotiations.
• Managed and mentored >25 startup licenses. Conducted startup workshops.
• Designed and supervised MIT’s on-line technology listing system, marketing tools and process.
• On-site (Moscow) assignment at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology: licensing office policies and procedures, staff recruiting, training, assessment.
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Board member (elected by AUTM membership) Department: Board of Directors Responsibilities: • Redesigned Valuation curriculum and instituted on-line course offerings.
• Valuation instructor at all experience levels in the US and internationally.
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Title: Chair, Valuation Course Committee Department: Responsibilities: • Redesigned Valuation curriculum and instituted on-line course offerings.
• Valuation instructor at all experience levels in the US and internationally.
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Ultimate Balance Title: Co-founder, CEO Department: Responsibilities: • Raised Series-A funding, organized company, hired staff and contractors.
• Set up manufacturing and distribution; wrote & filed patents.
• Exit through patent sale to Fortune-500 corporation.
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Orion Ropeworks Title: Investor, Board Member, Sales & Marketing Advisor Department: Responsibilities: • Joined board of bankrupt company as part of new investor/manager group.
• Company rebuilt and sold profitably to larger competitor with net increase in local jobs.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: InflectionPoint Consulting Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities: • Sourced and raised >$50M from VC and corporate investors for four startups.
• Investigated and valued acquisition targets for corporate clients.
• Led and facilitated strategic planning, merger-integration and business plan projects.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Philsar Electronics Title: Vice-president, Sales & Marketing Department: Responsibilities: Venture-backed wireless communication technology startup
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: CP Clare Title: Vice-President & General Manager, Surge Protection Division Department: Responsibilities: Telecom component manufacturer
Years: 1983 to 1995 Employer: Analog Devices, Inc. Title: Marketing Manager, Product Line Director Department: Responsibilities: Electronic components manufacturer
Years: 1977 to 1981 Employer: Schlumberger Title: Senior Field Engineer, Field Testing Coordinator Department: Responsibilities: Venezuela, Patagonia (Argentina)

Oil exploration services company

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1977 to 1980 Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: Oilfield services
Years: 1977 to 1980 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: Oilfield services

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Design That Matters Cambridge, MA USA: Technology to improve the services of social enterprises in developing countries
Hearts and Noses Hospital Clown Troupe Needham, MA USA: Bedside empowerment for intensive-care and long-term hospitalized children
Future Scientists and Engineers of America: After-school science clubs to nurture children’s interest in math and science
Association Of University Technology Managers
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Licensing Professional
Registered Technology Transfer Professional
Professional Appointments
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a U.N. agency
Consultant course instructor: valuation, startup finance and ecosystems (engagements in South America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia.)
Awards / Recognition
Licensing Executive Society Deal of Distinction
Publications and Patents Summary
Currently 6 publications. Information available upon request.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Fluent
Spanish Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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