entrepreneurs-in-residence/key mentors

Peter Chakales
Entrepreneur in Residence
thespartan@chakales.com 

areas of expertise: early stage cyber/life sciences, health IT, commercial and federal markets


David J. Fink, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence/MII Site Miner
david.fink@umbc.edu 

areas of expertise: startup operations, grant programs, technology transfer, intellectual property

H. Victor Hess
Entrepreneur in Residence
vhess31@umbc.edu 

areas of expertise: cybersecurity, commercial and federal markets, high tech sales, business development for startups

Tom McCabe
Entrepreneur in Residence
thommccabe@gmail.com 

areas of expertise: stages of growth for startups, scientist as entrepreneur, software development, software quality assurance, cybersecurity

Jeffrey Wells
Entrepreneur in Residence
jwells@eyetwo.org 

areas of expertise: cyber, defense & intelligence, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, early stage investment

Sam Zappas
Entrepreneur in Residence
samz@comcast.net 

areas of expertise: technical & life sciences sectors, revenue strategies, marketing & sales

Robert Balcerzak
Mentor/MII Site Miner
balcerzak5@comcast.net 

areas of expertise: project management, biotech management, government contracting, manufacturing, production control

André Gudger
Mentor
andre.gudger@gmail.com

areas of expertise: advanced manufacturing, cyber, deep learning and AI, cognitive computing, material science, IoT, business intelligence & analytics, big data

Michele Perry
Mentor
mperry505@gmail.com

areas of expertise: cybersecurity, marketing automation and lead generation, big data & analytics, entrepreneurship,  go-to-market planning, digital marketing

John Schveibinz
Mentor/MII Site Miner
john.schveibinz@paxridge.com 

areas of expertise: angel investment/seed funding, product development, project management, government contracting, startup operations

Todd Weller, CFA
Mentor
todd@cyberxconsulting.com 

areas of expertise: cybersecurity, data centers, strategy, software, corporate development

Tina Williams, Esq., CISSP, PMP
Mentor
tcwilliams@usmd.edu 

areas of expertise: cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, risk management, project management, consulting

our early stage and startup companies greatly benefit from the deep
and diverse expertise of our EiRs, mentors and advisory boards

advisory boards

Pete Chakales, Healytics
Chris Fedde
Rick Geritz, Life Journey
Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC
Vic Hess, bwtech@UMBC
Tom Jarboe, Ausley Associates
John Jolly, Customer Success Syncurity
Anupam Joshi, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity
Rick Kohr, Evergreen Advisors
Fran Landolf, Core Consulting
Brian Loggins, Northrop Grumman
Kent Malwitz, UMBC Training Centers
Thomas McCabe, bwtech@UMBC
Ken McCreedy, MD Department of Commerce
Keith Moulsdale, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Michele Perry, MPB Strategies LLC
Jennifer Reynolds, bwtech@UMBC
Jeffrey Wells, bwtech@UMBC
Andy Williams, bwtech@UMBC
Tina Williams, Esq., CISSP, PMP, University System of Maryland

Kelli Booth, Early Charm Ventures, LLC
Darryl Carter, University of Maryland Baltimore
Judith Costello, Office of BioHealth and Life Sciences, MD Dept. of Commerce
Neil Davis, TEDCO
Deborah Diehl, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Todd Dolbin, Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development
David Fink, bwtech@UMBC
Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC
William LaCourse, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, UMBC
Wendy Martin, Office of Technology Development, UMBC
Chuck Montague, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Alicia Moran, AM Media + Marketing
Tim Murphy, MD Department of Commerce
Rebecca Ranich, Yet Analytics, Inc.
Govind Rao, Center for Advanced Sensor Technology, UMBC
Jennifer Reynolds, bwtech@UMBC
Walter Schulz, bwtech@UMBC
Paul Silber, Blu Venture Investors
Graylin Smith, SB & Company
Elizabeth Smith, Somax Consulting, LLC

Chuck Bieberich, Professor, Biology, UMBC
Scott Casper, Dean, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, UMBC
David Fink, Entrepreneur-in-Residence & Site Miner, bwtech@UMBC
Matthias Gobbert, Professor, Mathematics & Statistics, UMBC
Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director, bwtech@UMBC
Anupam Joshi, Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
William LaCourse, Dean, College of Natural & Mathematic Sciences, UMBC
Charles Nicholas, Professor, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, UMBC
Greg Simmons, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, UMBC
Karl Steiner, Vice President for Research, UMBC
Dongsong Zhang, Professor, Information Systems, UMBC