IndustryAeronautics & Space Engineering
ExpertiseManagement Consultant - Technology Commercialization
Marty is an aerospace engineer and spent his early career working on the Space Shuttle, Space Station, and planetary mission planning programs. He served as a Senior Program Director at the National Academy of Sciences’ Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, founded the Hampton Roads Technology Incubator in late-1998, and has been involved ever since in supporting the local, national, and global innovation and entrepreneurial community as a consultant, advisor, investor, mentor, and therapist.
Over the last decade, Marty has helped develop a variety of new community and university-based programs to support entrepreneurs and has often been tapped by the US State Department and related Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to advocate for innovation-led economic development, help assess and develop innovation ecosystems, provide entrepreneurship training and mentoring, and judge startup competitions in several former Soviet states and around the world.
Marty is currently a member of numerous Boards of Directors including The Launch Place, the Hampton Roads Innovation Collaborative, The Investment Advisory Board of the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation, Virginia Bio-Connect, and the ReAKTOR Accelerator.
Marty holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management from the George Washington University.