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John Vassiliades

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As a registered practicing patent, technology, transactions, and corporate attorney, John has mentored nearly 300 companies with their IP strategies, negotiated and successfully closed several hundred domestic and international partnership…

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Alan Creutz

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Alan has mentored a diverse group of companies in areas including cleantech, IT, software, life sciences, education, and biotechnology. He is…

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Lou Scarmoutzos

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As a Principal Advisor in Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Lou works extensively with Larta life sciences entrepreneurs. He is an expert in intellectual property, market strategy and strategic business planning….

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Diane Hickey

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Diane is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. She is a commercialization expert with over 20 years of experience translating technology into products and revenue. In addition to…

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Xiao-Wei Zhu

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Xiao-Wei Zhu (“Wei”) is a Commercialization Advisor for SBIR grantee companies with phase I and phase II awards from NSF, NIST, NIH, and DOE, help awardees build business models with…

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Mark Brugger

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Mark Brugger is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He is an experienced marketing executive with technology expertise and brings over 25 years in leadership roles with a…

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Grant Norwood

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An accomplished sales and marketing professional, Grant has spent the majority of the last twenty years working and traveling for large multi-national companies in a variety of roles. A…

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Ron Kent

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Ron Kent is an Advanced Technology Development Manager in the Business Strategy and Development Group at the Southern California Gas Company. In this capacity, Ron helps to develop and commercialize…

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William Dougan

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, William brings more than twenty years of experience in commercialization, venture design, venture finance, and management of technology and innovation. He…

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Sunil Maulik

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Sunil brings over twenty-five years of experience in a wide range of commercialization knowledge, expertise, and skill sets. He teaches workshops…

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