New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit One-on-One Signup

One-on-one sign-ups with Navy Program Managers will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Each organization may only meet with up to two Navy Program Managers at the Summit. To maximize the effectiveness of your session, the NM FAST program highly recommends completing a Quad Chart before your meeting. An adequate template can be downloaded here, and an instructional video on how to complete a Quad Chart and what to focus on when writing about your innovative idea can be viewed here.

Robert Mitchell

SBIR/STTR Manager for Team Ships S&T Directorate

Mr. Mitchell has represented the US Navy as a SBIR/STTR Program Manager/Coordinator since 2002.
Initially as a Support Contractor for PEO TSC, PMS 400D New Construction Destroyer Program as the SBIR/STTR Coordinator. Then as the PEO Carriers SBIR/STTR Coordinator in 2003 before returning to PMS 400D under PEO SHIPS.

Mr. Mitchell returned to Government service in 2009 and is the SBIR/STTR Program Manager for Team SHIPS: PEO SHIPS (New Construction) and SEA 21 (In-Service Ships).

Most recently Mr. Mitchell was awarded a team 2020 Vanguard Award recognizing the DoD organization that best exemplifies a commitment to Small Business Programs mission and goals.


Douglas Marker

NAVSEA PEO IWS Technology Manager

Mr. Douglas L. Marker is the Technology Manager of the Navy Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS). Currently, he manages PEO IWS activities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF), and Automatic Test and Analysis (ATA) programs.  At the NAVSEA SYSCOM level he is serving as the RIF Execution Manager.

His program management experience covers a broad spectrum of technologies: High Frequency Surface Wave Radar, Ku/W-band Precision Tracker, Counter LO, Stealth, Chaff Effectiveness, EO/IR components, Lasers, Composites and Materials, and Cold Gas Shock Tube. He has served as the principle investigator in Independent Research and Development associated with novel composite materials and deployment techniques for absorbing chaffs. In graduate studies, he investigated Fermi surfaces of cobalt whiskers at low temperatures.


Richard Park



Mr. Park joined PEO Aircraft Carriers as the support to Office of Chief Technology Officer in February 2019. He is currently serving as the Technology Manager within PEO Aircraft Carriers and is directly engaged on all stages of the NAVSEA SBIR projects under the cognizance of the aircraft carrier fleet. Prior to PEO Aircraft Carriers, Mr. Park was a materials engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) Corrosion & Coatings Engineering Branch where he led and executed various corrosion and coatings research and engineering projects at NSWCCD.


Ryan Blondino


NAVSEA Headquarters and Directorates (HQ & DIR

Mr. Ryan Blondino is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Technology Manager for NAVSEA’s Headquarters and Directorates (HQ & DIR). Mr. Blondino is responsible for managing a multi-million dollar portfolio that develops and transitions innovative technologies across the fleet through small business partnerships. Mr. Blondino regularly transitions technology to a variety of stakeholders including Naval Shipyards, the Naval Ordnance Safety & Security Activity (NOSSA), Diving & Salvage Operations, and the SEA 05 Naval Systems Engineering Directorates.


Roberto Sanchez



Mr. Roberto Sanchez is a 1997 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering.  He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Submarine Force and retired after 20 years of service.  His operational experience includes tours of duty on LOS ANGELES and OHIO Class submarines, as well as support of Special Operation Forces and Nuclear Surety Inspections.  His final tour was at the Pentagon as the resource sponsor for unmanned underwater vehicles.

In 2017 Mr. Sanchez supported the NAVSEA Team Submarine Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as a support contract to manage the CTO portfolio. In January 2020, he entered government service and is in his current position as the SBIR/STTR Technology Manger for Team Submarine.


Jennifer Greenwood



Ms. Jennifer Greenwood is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Manager the Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC). Ms. Greenwood has managed and supported the PEO USC SBIR program for over 5 years. Working with closely PEO USC Program Offices and across the Naval Research & Development Enterprise, she provides the necessary guidance and oversight to ensure successful identification, maturation and transition of SBIR/STTR technologies to acquisition Programs of Record (PoRs) and to the Fleet.
Ms. Greenwood previously served 13 years in the Air Force as a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst supporting various global contingency operations and targeting missions. After separating from the Air Force, Ms. Greenwood provided program support to the Veteran’s Administration Office of Policy and Planning as a Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) program analyst. Additionally, she provided Strategic Planning support as a consultant to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment.


Additional One-on-one Opportunities


In addition to the scheduled one-on-one sessions above, attendees will be able to meet virtually with representatives from other federal agencies, SBIR/STTR support organizations, and business development organizations that have exhibitor booths during the event. Simply visit their booth, click on the staff member’s name, and select “Meet” to schedule a time to discuss how that organization can help you move your innovative idea further down the commercialization pipeline. 

This can be done at any time during the day’s event.


This event is an initiative of the NM FAST program, which is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration

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This event is an initiative of the NM FAST Partnership Program, which is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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