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Every advisor is hand-selected to add knowledge and experience to specific technology evaluations. These skilled advisors and consultants are drawn from among your peers and leaders in their field. Simply click on photo to read  bios from some of our 35+ advisors.

chuckimagjpgMr. Widhalm is a dedicated Technology Solutions Sales Executive. He brings 32 years of experience in commercial DoD RF and Wireless Systems Development to the team. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, in Rapid City, South Dakota. During his tenure at Texas Instrument’s Defense Systems and Equipment Group, Chuck managed multiple R&D teams establishing emerging technologies resulting in lower cost solutions for premier DoD RF defense systems. As a co-author, Chuck presented a paper at the 1993 ARPA Symposium as part of the Raytheon-Texas Instruments Joint Venture titled, “Application of a Statistical Design Process to Increase Predicted GEN-X Module First Pass Yield”. Out of 140 papers submitted at the TI Technical Ladder Recognition Day in 1994, this paper was selected as one of four papers to be presented.

Dr. Greenfield received a BBA in Finance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and MD degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed a General Surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia followed by a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, also the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Greenfield then went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He previously was on the full-time faculty at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana and clinical faculty at Texas Tech University Medical School in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Greenfield currently practices in Northeast Tennessee at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee and at the Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. He also serves on the clinical faculty at the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Greenfield serves as the medical director for both the Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU and the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.

Cory is a Plastic Surgeon dual-certified in both the US and Canada, with advanced training in Craniofacial Surgery at the University of Southern California and Cedar’s Sinai. After completing medical school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario he earned a Masters of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering while doing his Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Toronto where he is now an appointed Lecturer in both medicine and engineering faculties. Dr. Goldberg specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and volunteers for Operation Smile doing cleft lip surgery around the world. He runs his cosmetic surgery practice in Toronto and is the Medical Director for Sanctuary International Spas. Dr. Goldberg is currently doing an executive MBA through the Cornell and Queen’s schools of business, and anticipates completion in 2017. He has been featured on CTV’s Canada AM, CBC News, Rogers Media, and City TV’s Breakfast Television.

Robert Binford Robert is a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in complex valve and structural heart surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery.  During his 14 years in practice, he developed two minimally invasive cardiac surgery programs and one robotic heart surgery program.  In addition, he trained and proctored several cardiac surgeons in robotic surgery from all over the US and internationally.  In a previous life, Robert was an aerospace engineer with research specializing in stability and control, flight test, and advance design.  He earned both a Bachelor’s and Masters of Science from Texas A&M University.  NASA funded his graduate research.  Robert has never been satisfied with the status quo.  He is constantly looking for newer and better ideas and their applications.

James received his BA Summa Cum Laude in Biochemistry from Harvard University, and his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  He completed his residency at New York University, and has practiced general surgery inNew Jersey since.  He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway.

Todd is a self-motivated technology professional with 20+ years of experience, works well in a challenging environment and has a proven track record of application development, architecture and management. He enjoys staying up-to-date in the fast moving technology industry and has helped the companies he’s been a part of keep pace. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in Management of Information Services from Bellevue University, as well as a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Denver. He is currently a Systems Architect with West Corporation and has also started his own technology company.

Pranay is an experienced Engineer with expertise on product development. He earned a Graduate degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from Temple University. Pranay is currently working as a lead engineer at John Deere on systems and component development. He has lead product development efforts for multiple electrical and electronic components in automotive industry from concept level to production . Broad knowledge of system requirements , product validation standards, regulatory / compliance requirements are his core expertise. Apart from being an engineer Pranay has also co-founded multiple start- up companies and helped develop their products to a marketable state.

Don is a Computer Engineer with 23+ years in IT. Currently, Don works as a senior systems engineer for Hewlett Packard. He also has experience in IT network, storage and high performance computing verticals. For several years, Don was a Technical Instructor for Cisco Systems, teaching routing, switching, and network design classes for enterprise companies such as AT&T and Sprint. Don has 10 years experience installing, troubleshooting, and designing High Performance Computing Clusters for Universities such as UNC at Chapel Hill, University of Oklahoma, UC at Berkeley, MIT, Columbia University as well as companies like NASA JSC, Sandia National Labs, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications(NCSA).

David is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) with 25+ years of experience in the Information Technology. He is an effective project manager, decision-maker, facilitator and communicator with a sound understanding of overall business objectives. He has a record of achievement developing project strategies, estimating resources and ensuring delivery of quality installations/services on time, while meeting all client objectives. David displays his natural leadership style, inspiring confidence and integrating “best practices” with staff talents to create a focused and loyal workforce with maximized synergy. David is a focused problem solver, devising solutions that fully support the bottom line and long-range goals. He is a catalyst for continuous improvement who readily adapts to evolving business and technology challenges.

He obtained his bachelor’s in Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois with High Honors and Departmental Distinction and received a masters in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  Since then he has worked as a support scientist with the USDA in many locations throughout the country. His research experience covers a broad spectrum of fields including health, bioenergy, biotechnology, ecology, agriculture, and genetics.  He also teaches college courses in biology and chemistry and has a strong aptitude for public dissemination of scientific concepts.  He enjoys shepherding disruptive technology out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.”

Joseph is a Senior Software Engineer with 23+ experience supporting business information needs. Currently, Joseph is working as a Senior Software Engineer in the Trucking Logistics Industry. With experience in IT Systems Hardware, Operating Systems, and Application Development, he has a proven track record of working as a part of integrated teams that were instrumental in growing revenue in existing and new markets. His work supports industries from semi-conductor to mortgage loan originations and servicing. In addition to technical positions, Joseph Has been a loan officer and real estate agent which provided him with good financial business exposure. Joseph completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, at Coleman University in San Diego.

Todd Lineberger is a Senior Program / Project Manager with 22+ years of experience bringing new technology to market. Currently, Todd is working in the Financial Services Industry; however, he has also delivered new leading edge products to market for both IBM and BlackBerry.  Working with IT Systems Hardware, Operating Systems, and Application Development, Todd has a proven track record of driving integrated teams that were instrumental in growing revenue.  His products include ones that have been used in labs that are leading the world in technological advancements; on the latest high tech battle ships and communication devices trusted for use by the Department of Defense and the President of the United States.  Todd holds a certification in Project Management from PMI and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Physics.

Paul graduated from Nairobi University, Kenya, in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and then earned a Master of Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering from Heriott-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, in 1987. Paul has 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry; 10 years in operations and 18 years in Technology and Product Development. As engineering manager responsible for development of technology and products for the oil and gas service industry, Paul has led the development, field testing and successful commercialization of several key products and services, all of which are in active use today for optimization of oil and gas well drilling and production. Paul has also completed an Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Kirk Bigelow is a talented diverse engineer with the ability of making projects work from the system level down to the functional details. He prefer to foster a team working environment. Working for NASA contractors for 18 years, he has taken many projects from concept to production ready.    With his primary focus of electrical engineering, he has worked in the following areas: hardware electronics – digital and analog, robotics and automation, avionics & simulation systems, and information technology with more to come. Publications from his successful projects are “Flexible Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Input/Output (I/O) Card”  NASA Tech Brief June 2010,  “A Robotic System for Inspecting HEPA Filters in a Large Cleanroom” and “An Open Architecture Robot Controller for NASA’s Robotics Application Development Laboratory” Along with his work experience, he has expanded his initial Electrical Engineering Bachelor Science education from Iowa State University in the following areas: Microware RF design, High Speed Digital Design & EMI, VLSI Cad, Linear Circuits, Optoelectronic & Photonic, Organic Solar Cells, Robotics, Modern Controls, Electric Machines, Machine Learning, and Instrumentation.  

Wing Ho Ma is a Civil Engineer with over 3 years of professional experience in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. Wing graduated from Rowan University with a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and is currently working towards his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Wing also has extensive experience with both field work (i.e. CQA, inspections, documentation, etc.) and office work (i.e. permit and report preparations; client meetings; project management, etc.). Wing is currently an Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). He is expecting to receive his Professional Engineering license in the State of New Jersey within a year’s time. Wing is very interested in the growing field of technologies today and is always looking for the next breakthrough, especially in the field of civil or mechanical engineering.

Stephen is a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. With experience on some of the largest infrastructure projects in America, he has tackled a variety of unique challenges and has been a part of major design feats. Areas of expertise include: Pavements, Construction Detailing/Techniques, Sustainable Design, Utilities, Roadways, and Water. Prior to his current role, he has worked in single-family housing construction and mining. He holds a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, being published in areas related to innovative transportation designs. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. His pro-bono efforts have included leading Haitian construction teams in innovative, seismically safe wood-frame construction practices after the devastating 2010 earthquake. He has consulted on areas related to building material properties, building material designs, corrosion reduction measures, and sustainable energy harvesting techniques.  

mathkuhnsMatthew is a lead R&D engineer for Vertical takeoff / Vertical landing rocket development with experience in ground fueling, manufacturing, and product development. His current activities include working to bring new technologies to this industry and creating the next generation of aircraft refueling equipment; he has 3 provisional patent applications in progress. Matt has experience in metallurgy, additive manufacturing, materials and casting through work on P&W Jet Engines and a tooling company he co-founded.  Rapid-D uses additive manufacturing to create precision aerospace injection molding dies and fixtures for single crystal turbine blades. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Engineering Mechanics.