Earle Hager

• Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Program.
• Thought leader with understanding of commercialization process in the evaluation of technologies.
• Completed over 300 technology assessments and over 300 business development projects in innovative technologies over the last ten for domestic and international clients. A full list of recent projects is contained on The Neutrino Donut (www.neutrinodonut.com) site. Project clients including grant reviews for DoE, DoD, NIH, NSF, and other agencies as well as US and foreign universites. Applications included military and non-military opportunities. Research projects varied from 80 pages to 10 pages, based on client requirements, market definitions, and agency reporting requirements.
• Member, two grant review panels with NIH and DoD. Evaluated grant proposals for commercialization, provided reports and participated on review panels as member of team.
• Managing partner of consultancy in the commercialization of university technologies, industry startups, and science-based technologies. Project management efforts included manging multiple deadlines, varying engagements, reporting requirements to client and their clients, and developiong ongoing relationships with all parties. Developed long term relationship with each client with reputation for delivering quality evaluations of technologies.
• CEO of biotechnology company based on University of Pennsylvania technology. Marketing Manager for diabetes medical technology (Airware) developed privately in Santa Barbara. Responsible for development of business strategy, grant application processes, IP challenges, and developing next stages for technologies. Shareholder in each company.
• Senior member of teams responsible for commercialization of entrepreneurial efforts in Hungary, India, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Chile, Ukraine, Russia, Qatar and other countries. Responsible for closing deals for clients in each area across multiple technology areas.
• Conducted assessment and development projects on behalf of the University of California, Irvine, The University of Texas at Austin, and projects for multiple universities in the area of technology assessments and business development.
• Delivered multiple presentations on the grant funding process, including military research BAAs, SBIRs, STTRs, and other mechanisms. Executed on programs on behalf of clients.
• Developed and executed global online conference on entrepreneurship with 55 speakers in 24-hour period.
• Evaluated legal documents on behalf of clients, my organization, and the university.
• Product management SME with experience in multiple verticals, including medical, pharmaceutical, information technology, environmental, manufacturing, process, energy, consumer goods, transportation, and biotechnology in global projects.
• Responsible for cross functional programs with local management, global managers, industry partners, and entrepreneurs in closing agreements for domestic and international opportunities.
• Member, screening committee of new medical technologies, SoCalBio.
• IC2 Fellow, The IC2 Institute, The University of Texas at Austin.