leadership team

  • Walter Schulz, Jr.

    Director of Facilities & Leasing
    schulz@umbc.edu

    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.

  • Megan Wahler

    Director of Entrepreneurial Services
    mwahler@umbc.edu 

    Megan started with bwtech in April of 2019, coming from the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures FastForward team. In her role at FastForward, Megan worked with countless researchers, students, faculty and startups to advance their research towards commercialization through innovative programming, industry and mentor connections, and talent development raising close to $1 million in grant funding.

  • Alagra Weaver

    Business Manager
    aweaver@umbc.edu 

    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
    david.fink@umbc.edu 

    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.

  • Nicholas Zajciw

    Sr. Manager of Cyber Initiatives
    nickzajciw@umbc.edu 

    Nick provides business development, strategy, fundraising, and US market entry support to companies in the Northrop Grumman Cync program, the iCyberCenter@bwtech, and bwtech’s Cyber Incubator. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a Venture for America Alumnus, Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners, and founder of HiveLend.

  • Beau Bown

    Marketing Manager
    bbown@umbc.edu 

    Beau is a 2019 Venture For America Fellow from Midway, Utah. He has a background in content marketing, writing, video production, and graphic design. He manages content on the website, coordinates events, and creates marketing materials for our tenants at bwtech North and South.