leadership team

  • Ellen Hemmerly, MBA

    Executive Director

    Ellen has led bwtech@UMBC since 1995, growing it from 2 trailers in a field to a major center of tech-business development and commercialization. She serves as president of the UMBC Research Park Corporation, and she has been twice named by The Daily Record newspaper as a most influential Marylander in the technology category. Ellen was also named an honoree of the 2017 Baltimore Business Journal Tech 10 Awards.

  • Jennifer Reynolds, PhD, MBA

    Director of Venture Creation

    Jennifer oversees bwtech@UMBC’s incubation, acceleration and entrepreneurial programming and resources. She has 25+ years of technical and business experience in molecular genetics, diagnostics and forensics, including leading the launch and operations of an early-stage biotech company and serving as a director at one the nation’s premier DNA forensics testing labs.

  • Andy Williams

    International Director of the iCyberCenter@bwtech

    Andy is an international business expert who helps cybersecurity companies succeed overseas. He has also led initiatives for the US and UK governments to grow transatlantic trade and investment in cybersecurity. Previously, he led the international business of UK cybersecurity software start-up Titania, which now supplies to 80+ countries.

  • Walter Schulz, Jr.

    Director of Facilities & Leasing

    Walt handles all leasing for bwtech@UMBC, manages the incubator and accelerator complexes and is the point of initial contact for those seeking collaborative opportunities with UMBC faculty and staff. He had a distinguished career with the Maryland State Police before earning his real estate license and certification as a real estate property administrator.

  • Alagra Weaver

    Business Manager

    Alagra handles the business and human resources functions for bwtech@UMBC. She formerly helped direct finance and budget for the Information Technology and Communications Division of the Maryland Department of Public Safety. Alagra was also the Chief Financial Officer for a small and minority business lending fund in Maryland.

  • David J. Fink, PhD

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    Dave has worked in biotechnology and biomedical product development for more than 40 years and founded or was a top officer of seven start-ups. In addition to advising life science incubator companies at bwtech@UMBC, he is the Site Miner for UMBC research that,with support from the Maryland Innovation Initiative, holds the potential for commercialization.