Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

Wendolyn Holland

Wendolyn Holland
Director
Holland Consulting, LLC

Wendolyn Holland is Director of Holland Consulting, LLC, which assists firms in the advanced and renewable energy industry achieve their business goals and cross the commercialization valley of death, as well as interface with federal and state agencies. 

She served as Senior Advisor for Commercialization in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2008 through 2011. The position fostered national lab stewardship and was designed to carry these ideals from the Bush into the Obama Administrations.  Read more »

Ida Shum

Ida Shum
Senior Manager of Business Development
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology’s Open Innovation Group

Ida is the Senior Manager of Business Development for Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology’s Open Innovation Group where her primary role is to acquire intellectual property assets for the company. She is also charged with developing partnerships with startups, universities and federal labs. Ida’s career began as a patent attorney where she then moved onto licensing and commercialization. Read more »

Lee Cheatham

Lee Cheatham
Founder
121 Advisors
Lee Cheatham is recognized as a leader of organizations that effectively translate research innovations into economic value.
Over a professional career spanning more than 30 years, he has served both in major research institutions and commercialization organizations.  Currently, Dr.

Rick Shindell

Rick Shindell
President
Zyn Systems

Rick Shindell, president of Zyn Systems, is a long time SBIR and federal technology transfer advocate. Rick has supported the FLC for more than 25 years, is editor of the "SBIR Insider" newsletter and host of the SBIR Gateway web site that serves more than 56,000 technology searches per month.  In 2006 Rick was presented an SBIR Tibbetts Award, and was honored in 2012 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Small Business Innovation Advocacy from the NSBA and SBTC.

Jere Glover

Jere Glover
Executive Director
Small Business Technology Council

Jere is an attorney with the Brand Law Group in Washington, DC representing small businesses on SBIR related issues. Jere Glover also serves as the Executive Director of the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC), a group of small high tech companies most of who are involved in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Jere is currently on the board of Homeland Ventures Partners. In 2006 Jere was selected as SBIR Man of the Year. Read more »

Steven Tepp

Steven Tepp
President
Sentinel Worldwide

Steven Tepp is the President and founder of Sentinel Worldwide. He is a globally recognized expert in intellectual property law and policy. Read more »

Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner
United States Congress
(CO-4)

Congressman Cory Gardner has been a leading conservative voice in Colorado where he served in the state legislature for five years prior to being elected to Congress to represent the state’s 4th Congressional District. Read more »

Marcus Peacock

Marcus Peacock
Visiting Scholar
George Washington University

Marcus Peacock is a visiting scholar at George Washington University. He is the former minority staff director at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget and a former Deputy Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He served at the EPA from August 8, 2005 to January 20, 2009. Read more »

Alan Shark

Alan Shark
Executive Director
Public Technology Institute

Alan R. Shark is the Executive Director and CEO of Public Technology Institute (PTI). Created by and for city and county governments, PTI is a national, non-profit organization that focuses on technology issues that impact local government and thought-leaders in the public sector. Read more »