Vortechs Group. Technology Transfer Recruiter.

We have been placing transformative candidates in organizations worldwide for almost 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.  

Your strategic technical staffing partner

The Vortechs Group is a leading Technology Transfer Recruiter, matching companies with Technology Transfer professionals around the world. As an extension of your human resources department, technical division, or hiring staff, the Vortechs Group can find just the right technical talent for your company. We achieve this through a process of analyzing your company’s needs along with the experience and capabilities of technical professionals until we are able to provide the best-fit candidate.


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The Company We Keep

A few organizations where we have placed candidates.

Emory University
University of Florida
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation WARF
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University Of Pittsburgh

What our clients say.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.

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How are we different?

International Experience

Our clients range small start-up companies to large corporations, philanthropic organizations, and academic research institutions across the globe.


Our 2,000 expert technology transfer consultants can assist in tasks that are often better serviced and less expensive than other consulting arrangements.

Best Fit

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

122 Years of collective experience. Put us to work.

We utilize a network of over 2,000 consultants and resources for technology transfer and candidate research. Put us to work for you.

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