External Advisory Board

Dr. Fadi Deek 
Provost and Senior Executive Vice President 
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ   07102
973-596-3220
fadi.deek@njit.edu

Dr. Atam Dhawan
Vice Provost, Research
Distinguished Professor, and Executive Director
Undergraduate Research and Innovation
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
973-596-8566
dhawan@njit.edu


Mr. Brian Kiernan (Chair, EAB and Executive Committee)
Angel Investor,
Executive VP and Chief Scientist (ret)
InterDigital Communications Corp.
 

Mr. Govi Rao (Co-Chair, EAB and Executive Committee)
President and CEO
Noveda Technologies
www.noveda.com


Mr. Leon K. Baptiste (Executive Committee member)
Principal and CEO
LB Electric Co., LLC
www.LBElectricco.com


Ms. Elizabeth Ackerman
Division of Economic Development and Energy Policy
Board of Public Utilities
www.state.nj.us/bpu/about/divisions/edep/
 

Mr. Jerry Creighton Sr.
Executive Director
NJIT Enterprise Development Center
www.njit-edc.org 
 

Mr. Christian Guirnalda
​Manager
Verizon Ventures
http://www.verizonventures.com/


Mr. Ethan James
Programmatic Revenue, Operations and Strategy
The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/
 

Ms. Peggy McHale
Consultants 2 Go| Principal
www.consultants2go.com

Ms. Liz Miller, CFA & CFP
President
Summit Place Financial Advisors, LLC
www.summitplacefinancial.com/SummitPlace

 

Mr. Fayez Mohamood
​Co-Founder & CEO
Bluecore
www.bluecore.com

Mr. Nish Parikh (Executive Committee member)
WebTeam Corporation
http://www.webteamcorp.com

Mr. Manish Patel (Executive Committee member)
CEO
Trickywater, LLC
www.trickywater.com


Mr. Shashi Patel
Manager - Engineering
PSEG
www.pseg.com

Dr. Arturo Pizano
Manager, University Research Collaboration Program
Siemens Corporate Research
 

Mr. Richard Schatzberg
Chief Commercial Officer
NeST Technologies, Inc.
www.nesttech.com
 

Dr. James F. Stevenson
Stevenson PolyTech LLC
Stevenson PolyTech LLC

 

Mr. Craig Wentzel
President and Founder
C & J Engineering
Technical Services, LLC