2110 TAP Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Dan Goodman is a serial entrepreneur, consultant, advisor and educator who has founded or co-founded 14 companies in his 40+ year career. He has held leadership roles in several fields including industrial product development, technology commercialization, renewable energy, venture capital, and organizational development.
Dan is the CEO of Relativity Sciences, Inc., a 10-person consulting firm he founded in 2008, which provides culture change services in the areas of intrapreneurship, innovation, and customer intimacy to Fortune 500 companies and government organizations. He has been an advisor and consultant to well over one hundred companies, from startups to venture capital firms to Fortune 100’s on entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship, strategy, commercialization, and culture change, and is a frequent lecturer and trainer on these topics.
As Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) for the Division of Research, Dan advises senior university leadership on innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization strategies for the research enterprise. He is an active member of the Corporate Connect Council, which fosters the university’s relationships with industry. Dan was formerly the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Emeritus and Technology Commercialization Fellow at the university’s Smith School of Business, where he co-taught MBA entrepreneurship classes. Dan also served as Research Development Lead for the Lockheed Martin strategic relationship, the university’s largest corporate partnership, where he developed and managed research collaborations in medical informatics, genomics, secure wireless communications, cyber-psychology, and robotics. Prior to that, Dan was EiR at the Office of Technology Commercialization, where he developed licensing deals for the university’s intellectual property portfolio.
Dan is co-authoring the upcoming book Disourcify, a practical guide for academic researchers interested in diversifying their research funding through industry sponsorship. He is an Electrical Engineering graduate of the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering and sits on that department’s advisory board.