entrepreneurs-in-residence/key mentors

Bill Anderson

Entrepreneur in Residence

areas of expertise: startups, cybersecurity, funding, product management and marketing

Peter Chakales
Entrepreneur in Residence

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

Joe Chiarella
Entrepreneur in Residence

areas of expertise: startups, product strategy/architecture/management, executive management, cyber security, big data architecture

Betsy Collie

iCyberCenter Business Development

areas of expertise: business development & sales strategy, traditional & digital marketing, content development, event curation, program management, out of the box thinking

David J. Fink, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence/MII Site Miner

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

Tom McCabe
Entrepreneur in Residence

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

J. Gary McDaniel
Entrepreneur in Residence

areas of expertise: strategic planning, funding/capital acquisition, business plans/pitch decks, manufacturing & operations, strategic sale/exit

Jeffrey Wells
Entrepreneur in Residence

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

Sam Zappas
Entrepreneur in Residence

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

Robert Balcerzak
Mentor/MII Site Miner

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

André Gudger

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

Michele Perry

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

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

Todd Weller, CFA

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

Tina Williams, Esq., CISSP, PMP

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

Bill Anderson, bwtech@UMBC
Pete Chakales, Healytics
Joe Chiarella, bwtech@UMBC
Chris Fedde, Bandura
Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC
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
Markus Rauschecker, University of Maryland Center for Health & Homeland Security
Jeffrey Wells, bwtech@UMBC
Tina Williams-Koroma, Esq., CISSP, PMP, University System of Maryland
Nicholas Zajciw, bwtech@UMBC

Kelli Booth, Early Charm Ventures, LLC
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
Walter Schulz, bwtech@UMBC
Paul Silber, Blu Venture Investors
Graylin Smith, SB & Company
Elizabeth Smith, Somax Consulting, LLC

Chuck Bieberich, Professor, Biology, UMBC
Keith J. Bowman, Dean, College of Engineering and Information Technology, 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

Will Anderson, Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and Workforce Development
Jeffrey Armiger, Branch Banking & Trust Co (BB&T)
Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee, UMBC
Dr. Charles Bieberich, UMBC
George Davis, TEDCO
David Fink, bwtech@UMBC
Kevin Glover, KGRW & Associates, LLC
Ellen Hemmerly, bwtech@UMBC
James Miller, Meridian Medical
Steve Pennington, MD Department of Commerce, Maryland Office of Business & Economic Development
Bruce Preston, Preston Realty, LLC
Matthew Roberson, SC&H Group
Lynne Schaefer, UMBC
Greg Simmons, UMBC
Kirby Spencer
Ayinde Stewart, Clear Resolution Consulting, LLC
Alagra Weaver, bwtech@UMBC
Andy Williams, bwtech@UMBC
Tina Williams, Esq., CISSP, PMP, University System of Maryland