The National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) boasts a seasoned team of innovation and acquisition professionals offering a unique blend of public and private sector backgrounds. Our teambrings decades of experience to support the dynamic NSTXL capabilities and programs in support of the Warfighter, including:
Non-Profit and Consortium Management
Public Affairs and Marketing
Technology Prospecting, Commercialization and Transition
Government Contracting and Acquisition
Program and Project Management
Founder & CEO
Tim leads the overall strategy and directs the day-to-day operations of NSTXL. He has led NSTXL from original concept through incorporation to present-day scale. Tim brings over 20 years of experience building and managing non-profit technology consortia. NSTXL is the third national organization he has helped to launch and build, each of which focuses on scaling and commercializing innovative technology through policy and public-private partnerships. Tim has spent his entire professional career operating at the intersection of business, policy and politics, including directing recording-breaking campaigns, convening and managing numerous coalitions, and leading successful policy efforts at the national, state and local levels. Tim holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford Institute at Duke University and a Bachelors Degree in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.
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Senior Vice President for Operations and Public Affairs
Sean leads the outreach and engagement to the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. He also directs the marketing and membership programs for the consortium. Sean brings over 10 years of experience in the areas of business development, crisis communications, strategic planning, media relations, and government affairs. Sean has significant international, federal and state government experience, as well as a proven track record of successfully developing & executing strategic business objectives. Sean serves as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force Reserves, where he holds the rank of Major and currently works for the Defense Intelligence Agency serving as Assistant Deputy Director of Intelligence, National Joint Operations and Intelligence Center, National Military Command Center, Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon.Sean holds a Master’s Degree in History of U.S. Foreign Policy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Air University’s Air Command & Staff College. Sean is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at
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Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Bernice leads outreach to the innovation community in both the public and private sectors, including U.S. Department of Defense innovation cells and local technology clusters across the country.She is point on the development of Warfighter Design Thinking and Ideation programs for the consortium. Her technology commercialization experience spans projects for the Office of Naval Research, US Army Medical and Materiel Command, Pacific Command, US Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research (TATRC), FEMA, and the Department of Homeland Security. Bernice is a graduate of Princeton University summa cum laude in East Asian Studies. She holds certificates in planning, government contracting, Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, and human resource management Project Management Institute (PMI), The National Charrette Institute, Stanford Design School, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Senior Vice President, Technology and Acquisition
Larry oversees all active prototype programs and manages the contracting and acquisition programs for the consortium. Larry is a recognized subject matter expert in the identification, development, prototyping, assessment, and transition of innovative technologies to enhance current and future operational capabilities. His efforts have led to the rapid and deliberate identification, demonstration, assessment, transition or transfer, and sustainment of numerous innovative concepts and emerging and enabling technologies supporting urgent and recurring U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security operational needs and requirements. He has spent time in both the Federal service and private industry, and retired from the United States Air Force. During his 20 years in public civil service, he held positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the United States Air Force, the General Services Administration, and the United States Navy as a Project Manager, Test Manager, Business Manager and Contracting Officer, and Program Manager respectively. He holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University. He is currently finishing a Doctorate of Management from Colorado Technical University, conducting research into how technology acceleration affects National Security.
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Director, Training and Readiness Accelerator
Gary leads the day-to-day operations of the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX). He is a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel, former Department of the Army Civilian (GS-15), independent business consultant, experienced program manager, and educator with over 30-years of successful leadership, operations, training, and team building experience. Gary served as a Senior Department of the Army Civilian in the Army Staff’s Training Directorate, Chief of Technology Management (Warrior Works) Division for U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF), and also as the REF’s Deputy Director. His last government position was on the Army Staff serving as a Senior Strategist for Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Initiatives Group. Gary has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Education.
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Eric served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, advising three Secretaries of Defense and the Undersecretaries for Policy, focusing on National Security and Middle East issues. Eric worked personally for the Secretary of Defense and served as Senior Policy Advisor to General John Allen. While at the Pentagon, Eric traveled overseas 50+ times with Secretaries of Defense and others for engagements with heads of state and military leadership. Notably, Eric served as the Secretary’s lead on the Iron Dome system since its 2009 inception and as the Secretary of Defense’s representative to the State Department’s Mideast negotiations team. A St. Petersburg, Florida native, Eric worked extensively in National Security policy and U.S. politics. Eric served as Middle East Policy Advisor to President Barack Obama in 2007-2008 advising President Obama on national security and Middle East policy. Previously, Eric practiced law in Florida and Washington DC, and served on senior policy staff in Congress as a top advisor on foreign policy and defense. Since 2014, Eric runs a strategic consulting business, serving clients with diverse needs including national security strategy, international dynamics, and business strategy. This includes work with current and former Military Leadership and high ranking international and industry officials. Eric studied International Relations, History and Business at Northwestern University and holds a law degree from Georgetown University.
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Kevin is the Founder and CEO of InGauge, LLC, an oil and gas technology startup. He also spends time at Limestone Capital Advisors, L.L.C., a private equity firm where he identifies, evaluates and executes acquisitions and investment opportunities for investors in the US and Asia.Prior to that, he served as Deputy General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor on energy, business, agriculture, and defense issues to Speaker Joe Straus of the Texas House of Representatives. Kevin attended the University of Texas at Austin for both his undergraduate and law degrees. In law school, he worked as the special legal assistant to Gen. Clyde Tate during the Abu Ghraib prosecution trials and worked with the Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Force. Kevin servesas a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he is currently assigned to the US Special Operations Command. Formerly, he has worked with the Joint Intelligence Center, Central Command (JICCENT) and served during Operations Enduring Freedom with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. In addition to serving as the Chairman of NSTXL, he is the U.S. Navy Project Lead for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx).
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