Key Personnel

C. Blake Sajonia
Martha Weeks
 Technology Transfer & Communications Specialist
Nina M. Siegler
 C.F.A., Technology Transfer Consultant

C. Blake Sajonia, President
Blake Sajonia founded TRSG, Inc. in May 2000 to create an organization focused on the core competencies described on this website. His work with scientists and engineers has led to the successful fielding of technology, the protection of commercially valuable intellectual property, and the formation of numerous technology transfer collaborations between Federal laboratories and industry. Mr. Sajonia has worked with a wide range of technology organizations and levels of R&D, from field activities performing product/system testing to laboratories performing basic and applied research. He has considerable experience with military technologies, and the licensing and commercialization process used by the DOD as part of its participation in the Federal Technology Transfer Program to make those technologies available to industry. As an indicator of the quality of the results achieved, more than twenty national Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards and five Laboratory Director of the Year Awards were received for agreements he formed and programs supported, respectively. His education includes engineering degrees from Texas A&M and the University of Washington and a law degree from Georgetown University.

Martha Weeks, Technology Transfer & Communications Specialist
Martha Weeks has more than thirty years of marketing, administrative and management experience encompassing a range of industries from event planning/execution to technology transfer and support of the US Government’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. She has extensive tradeshow and conference exhibit experience, excels in customer service and outreach, and produces highly effective marketing/outreach material. Over the past dozen years, Ms. Weeks has performed work for Army laboratories, including support for exhibits and a broad range of technology transfer and business development initiatives. Most recently, she's been involved in facilitating the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for the Army in the area of Chemical Biological Defense. She also assists with the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) program and other industry outreach efforts. A founding member and former secretary of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Women in Defense, she has been recognized for her skills and work ethic and recently completed a Professional Studies Certificate in Innovation Excellence.

Nina M. Siegler, C.F.A., Technology Transfer Consultant
As a technology transfer consultant to TRSG, Ms. Nina Siegler brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and our clients. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in licensing, business development, managing intellectual property, and developing policies and processes to effectively transfer the results of research from the laboratory to industry. She was the first dedicated Biotechnology Industry Securities Analyst on Wall Street, assisted in the launch of fifteen technology-based startup companies as founder or adviser, and has served as a due-diligence adviser to venture capital and angel investors. Of considerable relevance to the technology transfer field, Ms. Siegler successfully managed the start-up of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the OTT at the National Institutes of Health.






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