Extensive experience with the US government, national laboratories, private industry, and governments and businesses around the world. Engaged global personal networks to access high-tech solutions, services, and markets. Worked with businesses, leading-edge researchers, top government officials, and multinational executives in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa. Assessed business challenges and addressed strategic priorities. Provided clients with strategic vision, practical guidance and effective implementation of business initiatives.
Independent research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and several US and European universities; freelance software developer in Munich, Germany; Staff Scientist in the nuclear weapons program at LANL; Staff Member of the LANL Center for International Security Affairs; leader in non-proliferation programs and the potential proliferation of the knowledge to produce weapons of mass destruction.
In Moscow, Russia, assisted in the creation and early years of operation of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), a multi-national organization founded by the U.S., European Union, Japan and Russia to promote cooperative research and development among former Soviet weapons scientists and R&D companies and organizations in the West. Managed a $25m high-tech project portfolio, including pharmaceutical, nuclear MC&A, plutonium disposition, beryllium production, device and instrumentation development, IT and biotechnology projects.
Director of Industry Programs at the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), a nonprofit founded by the U.S. government to promote international scientific and technical collaboration and technology-based economic development. Initiated and directed a range of programs in entrepreneur development, technology transfer, technology commercialization, and venture investment.
Founded Inscite Inc. for business- and technology-development consulting in countries of the former Soviet Union, China, Africa, and the US.
Ph.D. in Physics; B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering; trained in Russian at the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute; trained in German at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.