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  • We have been placing transformative candidates in organizations worldwide for over two decades.

  • We specialize and have deep experience in technology transfer and commercialization.

  • Our technology transfer consulting expertise areas includes Benchmarking, Best Practices Review, Office Development, Marketing, Licensing Assistance, and Invention Disclosure Review.

  • We have filled positions in technology transfer, sponsored research, commercialization, and technology based economic development.

The Vortechs Difference

Transformative Candidates

Our candidate analysis goes beyond just the skills necessary and includes traits like personality, vision, character, chemistry and type of achiever.

Vast Network

We have over a thousand expert technology transfer consultants assembled to assist your operation.

International Experience

Our clients range from small start-up companies to large corporations, philanthropic organizations, universities, and academic research institutions throughout the world.

Excellent Relationships

Thank you very much for your efforts and help in this recruiting process! We appreciate the level of candidates you brought to us. In addition, I want to thank you for your understanding and patience as we are going through the reorganization phase at Cornell. I recognize that you have gone above and beyond than normal situations and wish to express my gratitude for your support.

Alice Li
Executive Director, Cornell University

In a few short weeks, the Vortechs Group presented us with more and better qualified candidates than we were able to find on our own in the previous six months of searching. Thanks to their expertise, we were able to find and hire the one-of-a-kind candidate we were looking for to lead our Technology Transfer efforts.

Alex R. Fischer
Director, Technology Transfer and Economic Development, Oakridge National Laboratory
I am writing to provide a very positive reference for the Vortechs Group. We recently had the opportunity to hire a Technology Manager following a successful search by the Vortechs Group. Unfortunately, to the surprise of ourselves and Vortechs, the recent hire left for a new position after only 18 months in the role. Although this was an awkward situation for Vortechs, both Glen Gardner and Lisa Rooney stepped in and handled this matter forthrightly and directly. They were under no obligation to Michigan State yet they made what could have been a bad situation right by recommending another excellent candidate to us who we hired, all without any further compensation to Vortechs. I value and appreciate the commitment and integrity that both Glen and Lisa demonstrated to us throughout the process.

I will definitely use Vortechs Group again for my professional tech transfer search needs.

Richard W. Chylla, Ph.D., CLP, RTTP
Executive Director, MSU Technologies

Not only did they listen to our needs, but the Vortechs Group added input and expertise during the entire process. Their understanding of the unique needs of our organization, experience in the executive search process, and extensive knowledge of technology transfer helped us identify candidates who were the right fit.

Fred Reinhart
Senior Advisor for Technology Transfer, UMass Anherst

With their technology transfer recruiting expertise, The Vortechs Group contributed to our process of finding candidates whom we otherwise might never have seen, ultimately leading to a successful hire. It was a pleasure partnering with The Vortechs Group and I recommend their services to organizations seeking technology transfer and related positions.

Maureen Miner
Director of Human Resources, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

I am happy to report that, from the resulting substantial and highly qualified candidate pool, we hired an extremely well qualified Director, and also hired an experienced Project Manager. From candidates I interviewed, I heard comments such as, “I knew the positions were available, but the call from Vortechs provided the motivation for me to apply.

Kenneth W. Porter Ph.D., MBA
VP, Intellectual Property Management

Recently, our organization engaged Glen Gardner and his firm to conduct a search for an Office of Technology Transfer Director. The lead recruiter, Katie Kittle, took the appropriate time to understand our requirements for the position, provided comprehensive information, and helped keep the process timely and efficient.

Ramon M. Cantu
Chief Legal Officer, Houston Methodist

I have used a number of first tier executive search firms in the past but I don’t know of any other group that has the level expertise, detailed understanding and meaningful contacts in technology transfer industry. In my experience working with Glen I have found him to be ethical, smart and responsive.

Clifford M. Gross, Ph.D.
CEO, Tekcapital, Ltd.

I was very pleased with my experience with Vortechs, and now that I am in a hiring position, I would be pleased to use Vortechs to find candidates for any job openings my department may have in the future. I also would not hesitate to recommend the Vortechs Group to my colleagues.

Gregory L. Baker, Ph.D.
Director Office of Innovation and Technology Commercialization, Children's National Health System

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