Expert Details

Expert in Materials, Medical Products, Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Expert ID: 734277 Michigan, USA

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Expert has founded 3 technology or product companies, all of which are healthy or sold. He has served each of those companies as CEO, CSO or CTO.

Expert has raised over $25 million in financing from multiple entities. He holds 15 patents as well.

Expert excels in strategy definition and new opportunity identification valuation, particularly in new and ambiguous areas. He is capable of rapidly learning networking; generating data-driven business plans; and driving team execution in unstructured and/or complex global opportunities. He has been recognized for excellence and leadership in technology, business and strategy by a number of entities -- including NSF, Forbes' 30 Under 30, Harvard, Walmart, the Department of Defense, and multiple institutes and foundations.

Expert has consulted on the following topics: Technology utilization (especially when the client possesses IP but doesn't know any use for it); cross-functional technology team integration; product development plan augmentation (creating customer engagement points); internal accelerator program development; and CEO management consulting, CTO management consulting, and CMO management consulting.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: BA Subject: Neuroscience and Chemistry Institution: Oberlin College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder; Past CEO and CSO Department: Responsibilities: Expert created an inorganic polymer material to meet quantifiable industrial needs (patent pending). He formulated a data-driven, 3-year business strategy and won 7 national business plan competitions. He also established and maintained state, federal and corporate partnerships across a suite of industries, where results included multi-year joint development agreements and strategic partnerships with resource contributions ranging from $60,000 to $3.1 million.
Years: 2009 to 2017 Employer: Aquaro Histology Title: Founder; Past CEO, President and CSO; Head of Advisory Board Department: Responsibilities: Expert developed an FDA class 1 exempt life science tool to meet immediate market needs. He defined the overall strategy, devised the business plan, and raised $1.1 million. Among other significant accomplishments, he reduced product development time by ~70% from expectations via creating and implementing design acceleration processes that combined rapid prototyping and empirically modified CFD models.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: Audiomasons DW, LLC Title: Founder and Product Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert designed and produced digitally enabled outdoor speakers to meet projected demand for luxury outdoor audio devices. These speaks were fashioned from solid stone and were crafted to meet customer standards of ecological sustainability.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Alessi Technologies and Ventures, LLC Title: Founder and Head Repair Technician Department: Responsibilities: Expert refurbished, repaired and resold scientific and analytical instruments.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Detroit Economic Club
ASTM
Committee Appointments: F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, E21 on Space Simulation and Applications of Space Technology, B08 Metallic and Inorganic Coatings, C03 Chemical-Resistant Nonmetallic Materials, C08 on Refractories, C16 on Thermal Insulation, C28 on Advanced Ceramics, D13 on Textiles, D30 on Composite Materials,, E62 on Industrial Biotechnology, and G01 on Corrosion of Metals.
Professional Appointments
ASTM Committee Appointments: F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, E21 on Space Simulation and Applications of Space Technology, B08 Metallic and Inorganic Coatings, C03 Chemical-Resistant Nonmetallic Materials, C08 on Refractories, C16 on Thermal Insulation, C28 on Advanced Ceramics, D13 on Textiles, D30 on Composite Materials,, E62 on Industrial Biotechnology, and G01 on Corrosion of Metals
Awards / Recognition
Rotary International, Jr. Rotarian of the Year, MI
CURE Biomedical Scholar Study Award
Doris Baron Environmental Studies Research grant
Proctor Fellow, Harvard University at Harvard Medical School
Invited Attendee, 10th Int. Symposium on Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute and The Marine Biological Lab
MI Business Accelerator Fund, Full Awardee Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Technology and Product
Materials ConneXion (Formerly Steelcase) Material of the Year
Green Light MI, Sustainable Technology Competition
Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, 2nd place Overall
Forbes 30 under 30, Energy and Industry
Global Automotive Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC)
Zell Lurie Inst. Applebaum Foundation Dare to Dream Award
Innovation of the year, MIT Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Global Competition
SPARK Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) Awardee
National Science Foundation SBIR Recipient
REALITY Forbes Under 30, Schusterman Foundation Fellow
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored or co-authored 5 publications. He holds 8 issued patents with 7 pending. He has presented in a variety of settings as well.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Schusterman REALITY Leadership Development Program
Ideo technical innovation model
Menlo Innovations 'High-Tech Anthropology'
Life Science Research EHS
Chemistry EHS
PMP - formulated product
PMP - fabricated product
Vendor Selection
Expert's vendor selection experience includes the following: Chemical Reagent (lab and bulk), Toll Blending, Product Contract Manufacture, Biochemical Contract Manufacture, Product Design, Product Engineering, Cost Reduction Engineering, Process Automation, Expert Technical Services (spectroscopic), Fabrication (general), Prototype (specific and general), Data security services, ERP management, SaaS, PaaS, 3d printing, additive fabrication, human intelligence task, front-end software development, website develop and maintenance, packaging and labeling, go-to-market partners, distributors, channel partners.
Marketing Experience
Expert's marketing experience includes customer research, customer engagement, user metrics, user data analysis, requirements generation, agile iterative development methods, feature testing, AB testing, persona mapping, customer-interaction maps, first customer engagement, beta customer engagement, and sales target generation.
Other Relevant Experience
As demonstrated throughout his career, Expert can devise solutions to problems that have persisted and defied solution for decades. He has a track record of creating patentable value-generating solutions in technology-oriented companies and projects. Settings include his own companies, as well as consulting to Fortune 500 companies.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Professional Communicator

Fields of Expertise

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