leadership team

  • Megan Wahler

    Director of Entrepreneurial Services

    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.

  • 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.

  • Nicholas Zajciw

    Cyber Incubator Manager

    Nick provides business incubation, marketing, communications, business development, and administrative support to clients at bwtech@UMBC’s Cyber Incubator. He is a 2017 Venture for America Fellow and graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2017.

  • Brandon Copperfield

    Founder & CEO

    The founder of Consulting WP, he has been the captain of this ship from the beginning and has sailed it to the successful behemoth it is today. He is known...

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  • Clark Roberts

    Chief Finance Officer

    Being the CFO in the Financial Industry is a tough task, thankfully he was here to man the helm and lead the company where it needed to go. He is known for...

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  • Ashley Hardy

    VP Sales and Marketing

    She is an accomplished business developer. Her skills at creating relationships with clients are legendary; her pitches are amazing, and her technical knowledge...

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  • Dennis Norris

    Chief Marketing Officer

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  • Gina Kennedy


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  • Fernando Torres

    Tax Consultant

    Tax laws and regulations are some of the most complicated and infuriating parts of the financial industry. Which is why we are lucky to have Him as our head...

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