Dave Hood

Dave D Hood MS, MBA, PMP

In addition to working as a Principal Advisor at Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Program, Dave D Hood is President and CEO of DH3 & Associates, a consulting company focusing on performing technology assessments and developing approaches for product development and business development. Emphasizing the efficient pursuit of non-dilutive funding. Assisted/coached/guided and reviewed hundreds of companies. Helped raise millions of dollars. Expertise and experience with intrapreneurship, entrepreneurship, product development, project/program management, business management and business development. Helping companies work with the government – particularly the military/DOD. Highly regarded as a subject matter expert. Frequent invited speaker at various academic and industry venues domestic and international. Judge for US Army’s xTechSearch, reviewer/mentor/panelist for MedTech Innovator, Principal Advisor and Expert Resource for NIH/LARTA, member of the SoCalBio Innovation Catalyst team…

For more than five years, Mr. Hood also served as a Senior Advisor for the Principal Assistant for Acquisitions at the US Army Medical Research and Material Command. Prior to founding DH3 & Associates, Mr Hood was the Co-Founder and President of Integrated Medical Systems where he was also co-inventor of the company’s core product line. Prior to being selected to guide this successful spin-out from Northrop Grumman, he served as a Senior Program Manger successfully guiding the development and deployment of various integrated sensor systems for high performance aircraft, missiles, and satellites including the stealth bomber and the Global Positioning Satellites (GPS). He also guided successful projects pioneering intelligent transportation systems and high performance fuel efficient, environmentally friendly engines and brake systems for automobiles and motorcycles.

Mr. Hood has worked with the US Congress and European governments to sponsor funding for innovative products. He holds 3 patents and has been the stimulus for more than 2 dozen. He has published and presented extensively in the US and Europe. He taught graduate school courses in Project Management, Business Management, Operations Management and Entrepreneurship. He is a certified Project Management Professional and has received executive training from the University of Southern California and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is also a past Chairman of the Long Beach Sailing Foundation, a 501c organization that owns a fleet of matched sailboats used for team building experiences as well as amateur and professional racing events including the Congressional Cup. The Foundation also provides inner city and disadvantaged teenagers an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of teamwork and sportsmanship. He is also a former board member for the US Sailing Center providing sailing opportunities for disabled children and adults. He is an amateur skipper, 5 National titles, ranked as high as 5th in the US and 37th in the World. Former Commodore of Long Beach Yacht Club.