Below are some of the most prestigious institutions in technology transfer.

They’re also our clients.

From national laboratories to the technology transfer association, from award-winning research institutions to top-notch universities, they all rely on the Vortechs Group for their intellectual commercialization staffing needs. The Vortechs Group brings them inventive, skilled candidates so they can round out their dream team of intellectual property professionals.

Our relationships with some of the most notable authorities in the industry help us present a slate of candidates that are otherwise untouchable because they’re not actively seeking employment. We place all levels of technology transfer candidates. Plus, since we specialize in the field of commercialization, we know it better than any other executive search firm.

Join our ranks of illustrious clients and find the skills and expertise you’re looking for without the stress, effort, or time required of doing it on your own.

CSU Ventures
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation WARF
Oregon Health & Science University
University of Kentucky
Idaho National Laboratory
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Georgia Tech
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Notre Dame
Rice University
Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research
University of California Los Angeles UCLA
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Clemson University
Michigan State University
UC Davis
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Washington University In St. Louis
University of Oklahoma
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Cornell University
University Of Pittsburgh
Children’s National Health System
Nationwide Childrens Hospital
Ohio State University
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Emory University

Don’t just take our word on it.

See what some of our clients have to 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.
  • Glen really understands the job market and does significant research to uncover top notch candidates. He is exremely thorough and diligent. Glen has been my “recruiter of choice” for many years – I have recommended him to a large number of colleagues who have been extremely impressed with the candidates he has found for critical positions.

  • Karin is very professional and a pleasure to work with on executive recruitment issues. She asks insightful questions and was successful in placing someone that I recommended for a position. I recommend her to anyone needing executive recruitment services.

    National Academies University Industry Demonstration Partnership
    Executive Director
  • With Art and the Vortech Group, I have always received excellent candidates that match my skill set and salary requirements and they have all worked out very well for me.

    Vanguard Integrity Professionals
  • Glen has proven his knowledge, talent, and ethics to me, time and time again, in the four years we have collaborated. He is a man of his word, extremely attentive to detail, and shows a level of energy that continually admire.

    Mizesko & Associates, LLC
  • Glen and I had the pleasure of working together; I found him to be a true professional, someone who did what he said he would do, when he said he would do it. He was very creative, yet honest in his approach. His no-nonsense approach was a breath of fresh air, and appreciated by his clients and co-workers alike.

    Lifework Associates