Program Director, SBIR Impact NYC
Partner Emerita, BBCetc
Primary Focus: Training and Client Assessments
Lisa Kurek joined BBCetc in 1997 as managing partner. Her experience in biomedical technology is extensive, having spent 15 years in product and business development, sales and product management with large, publicly-held corporations as well as small start-ups. Lisa’s background includes work with Baxter (Chicago, IL) as a medical device product development engineer, and later in R&D, worldwide marketing, and product and sales management for Millipore Corp. (Bedford, MA). She was also vice president of sales and marketing for Bio Image, where she assisted in reestablishing the company as an entrepreneurial player in the worldwide market. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2001.
Managing Partner, BBCetc
Government Accounting & Grants Management
Since joining BBC in 2000, Kris has assisted clients in preparing to receive and manage federal grant and contract funds. This includes advice on financial policies and procedures, DCAA compliance, budget development, indirect cost negotiation, Just-in-Time response, using QuickBooks and preparing for government audits. Kris is also responsible for BBC’s financial and office management. She has 20 years of experience in managing schedules, finances and organizations, and was Global Sales Administrator for Comshare, Inc. in Ann Arbor, MI, prior to joining BBC.
Managing Partner, BBCetc
Primary Focus: Dept. of Defense, National Aeronautics and Space Admin., Dept. of Homeland Security
Prior to joining BBC in 2012, Becky was the SBIR/STTR Program Director for the Minnesota Science and Technology Authority. Becky’s professional background includes over 20 years of experience working within the medical, biotech, advanced materials and electronics industries, and consulting with technology companies on SBIR/STTR funding. Becky holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of Kansas, an M.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s Certification in Interactive Marketing from the University of San Francisco.
Michael Kurek, PhD
Sr. Principal Consultant, BBCetc
Primary Focus: National Science Foundation, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education
Michael has held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies—two of which completed successful initial public stock offerings on the NASDAQ exchange. Over his 30-year career, Michael has demonstrated success on an international scale in defining new product opportunities, developing sales and marketing strategies, and recruiting and managing teams to deliver growth. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. He joined BBC in 2001 as a Principal Consultant.
Principal Consultant, BBCetc
Primary Focus: National Institutes of Health
Andrea is a BBC Principal Consultant with over 25 years of experience in leading international collaborative research projects. Andrea has served as a project manager and consultant on a broad range of issues relating to international agricultural development, biotechnology, biosafety, intellectual property rights and technology transfer. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Reading University, UK, a Masters in Plant Pathology from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK.
Director, Marketing & Outreach, BBCetc
Jayne joined BBCetc in 2012, bringing with her over 25 years of marketing and communications experience. She has managed public, media and investor relations programs for corporations and non-profit organizations in a variety of industries including banking, publishing, pharmaceutical and real estate. In addition to developing communications strategies for major announcements and crisis situations, Jayne has developed and managed employee communications, websites and social media programs, written numerous corporate annual reports and promotional materials, and coordinated many types of events. She has a B.A. from Michigan State University.