David McFeeters-Krone is an experienced executive with more than 25 years of consulting on various aspects of commercialization. After roles at MIT, NASA, and Intel, he started his own firm in 2001 to facilitate R&D business development between the U.S. Government and private industry. His clientele has included Sharp Technology Ventures, P&G, Deloitte, U.S. DoD, NASA, several Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (OR, WA, MI, and NV), several smaller firms, various research hospitals and the National Technology Transfer Center. Most recently, he was the chief author and program manager for $1.2 million program to engage small manufacturers with Manufacturing USA.
He has leveraged his knowledge of technology, business processes and relationships to establish dozens of strategic R&D partnerships. His technical breadth spans alternative energy to armored glass and software to sand flies. He has created dozens of technical partnerships with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, USDA, DHS, NASA, and DoE as well as created strong technical contacts at NIST, FAA, and DHS. His work on technology commercialization and his tireless efforts with the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) earned him the 2011 Outstanding Service Award from the FLC.
In the course of his practice and employment he has reviewed hundreds of commercialization plans and technologies; provided strategic guidance to dozens of firms, and was the chief author for several million dollars of grant funding. His clients have used his assistance to form other partnerships and grant funding from local and national groups, including Phase 1 SBIRs.
Prior to forming his firm, he served as Vice President, Strategic Planning at CenterSpan (NASDAQ: CSCC), an early social communication and marketing platform. At Intel Corporation, he managed business development for Internet communication technologies, seeking outside (and internal) partners to commercialize Intel Labs’ products.
David is a past member of the Licensing Executives Society, an adjunct professor at Portland State University, an NSF SBIR phase 2 reviewer, and on the advisory board of several firms (Oregon, Inc, Innovation Assets Group, Kerstech, and RUTE Foundations). He has founded several firms, including RUTE Foundations (civil engineering) and Scribe-X (medical staffing). He speaks regularly on Open Innovation and Technology Commercialization. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.