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Robert Calcaterra

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As a Principal Advisor, Dr. Calcaterra provides strategic and business advice to recipients of federal grants from the NIH, USDA, NOAA and DOE. Additionally, he also serves as a subject…

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Steven Spalding

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Steven is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He brings over 30 years of business experience with deep expertise in strategic business planning, commercialization strategies, market strategy, incubators,…

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Olga Yermolenko

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Olga Yermolenko is a broadly experienced investment and operating executive, working at the intersection of strategy, technology and disruption. Her passion is helping businesses and individuals reach their maximum potential…

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Jeff Carpenter

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Jeff is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He has over 30 years of experience in commercialization and marketization of innovations in a wide range of industry sectors,…

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David Whelan

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David J. Whelan is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. A long-time strategy consultant, advisor, and interim operational executive, Dave has devoted his career to building businesses and…

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Spencer Hamilton

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Spencer Hamilton is a Principal Advisor for the Larta Institute. His expertise includes valuation, business strategy, market research and new product development. He has advised on or invested in technologies…

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John Selep

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John is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, currently focused on Ag-&-Food technology innovations. An accomplished technology executive, John has been bringing new technologies to market for nearly…

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Tony Simpson

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As a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute, Tony brings more than 25 years of experience leading agribusiness organizations and working in the biofuels, biobased materials and manufacturing, alternative energy, agriculture,…

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