Mike is a former US Army Intelligence Officer who has spent the last 10 years in advanced technology projects, from helicopters at Sikorsky Aircraft to commercializing university technology at venture backed startups. He has created successfully funded business plans and prepared multiple companies for additional capital and acquisitions. Mike has extensive experience with companies that leverage state and federal funding, specifically non-dilutive capital through programs such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants.
He is a graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where he studied European History and Systems Engineering and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in Marketing and Strategy. Mike also currently serves on the National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the United States Secretary of Commerce.
Margot is an expert in marketing analytics. She has worked for IBM, the United Nations, and Nielsen. Margot loves to understand customers and their decision behaviors. Margot supports the S3 Planning team remotely from Europe.
Margot has masters degrees from Audencia Nantes Ecole de Management and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.