Brent T. Ward, Head of Commercialization, RTI International

Mr. Ward is currently the Head of Commercialization for RTI International, a $550 million, 2700 employee, independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization conducting research in health, life science, environment, education, engineering, international development and energy fields. Prior to joining RTI, Brent was responsible for business development, marketing and sales activities in multiple spin-up’s, out of RTI, RTP and Silicon Valley. At RTI, Brent has served the role of identifying, assessing and assisting new technologies and technologists validate their ideas in the marketplace. Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and psychology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Duke University.