Baltimore Entrepreneur, David Oros, Joins bwtech@UMBC
BALTIMORE, MD – Nov. 14, 2013 – Today the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's Research Park Corporation - also known as bwtech@UMBC, announced that Baltimore entrepreneur, David Oros, is joining the park as a Senior Executive CEO in Residence.
Oros, a leader in the successful development of high-technology businesses for more than 30 years, graduated from UMBC in 1985 with a degree in mathematics.
Ellen Hemmerly, president and executive director of the park says that Oros will provide valuable advice, “enhancing bwtech’s incubator programs and helping our companies become successful.”
Unlike the current Entrepreneurs in Residence that work in specific incubators, Oros will use his experience in a variety of technology fields to work across all the incubators in the park.
“I went to UMBC and I’m very committed to UMBC,” says Oros. “I’ve started 15 companies in Baltimore and I really just want to focus on getting technology companies up and going that will stay in Baltimore and create more jobs.”
Oros has raised more than $2.5 billion in six public offerings and has been recognized as a leader and visionary in several technology fields. His many awards and honors include acknowledgement as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Mobile Computing Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2000, and the KPMG High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year.
From 2007 to 2011, David was a founding partner of Global Domain Partners, LLC, a managed futures company that uses advanced optimization modeling as a predictive tool for worldwide markets, currencies and commodities.
From 1996 to 2006, he was the Chairman and CEO of Aether Systems, Inc., a leading provider of wireless and mobile data solutions for the financial trading systems, transportation, and public safety industries.He built Aether Systems from a small consulting company with a handful of employees to an industry leader in high-end wireless applications.
From 1994 until 1996, David was president of NexGen Technologies, LLC, a wireless software development company. From 1992 until 1994, he was president of the Wireless Data Group at Westinghouse Electric.For a decade prior to that, he directed internal research at Westinghouse Electric, managing large programs in advanced airborne radar design and development.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Evolving Systems, Inc. He is on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Baltimore County and on the Board of Directors for Paul’s Place, a community outreach center in Washington Village. He is Chairman of Drop Test International, Inc. (DTI), an international counter insurgency intelligence company and Chairman of Surroundart, Inc., a full service fine arts company specializing in shipping and storage.
Oros also holds a U.S. patent for a multi-function radar system.
bwtech@UMBC, www.bwtechumbc.com is a 71-acre research and technology community at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). It comprises the Life Science and Technology, Clean Energy, and Cyber Incubators, home to over 100 early-stage high-tech and life science companies, and the Research and Technology Park, with a capacity of 525,000 square feet of office and laboratory space. bwtech@UMBC offers collaboration with university faculty and students, and enjoys a strategic and convenient location, close to downtown Baltimore, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Washington, D.C. bwtech@UMBC’s annual economic impact on the state is estimated to be over $300 million.
Contact: Nicole Ruediger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-455-5791