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. He brings multidisciplinary insight to projects based upon his experience as project manager, systems engineer, and patent attorney. 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 successful technology collaborations between government 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 DoD technologies and the Homeland Security applications of those technologies. Mr. Sajonia’s education includes a law degree from Georgetown University and engineering degrees from Texas A&M and the University of Washington. He is admitted to practice law before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Jamie Strachota, Technology Transfer Associate
With multidisciplinary skills and more than a decade of experience in the life sciences industry, Jamie Strachota serves as an effective Technology Transfer Associate for TRSG. She brings a strong scientific, business and strategic background to the challenging work of producing T2 marketing materials from patents or other scientific or technical source material, and in marketing those opportunities to potential partners. Ms. Strachota is well-connected in the technology community, where she concurrently serves as the Executive Manager for Women In Bio and as a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to this, Ms. Strachota worked for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) as a Business Development/Strategic Alliances Manager where she was responsible for marketing the trade organization's member benefits and working closely with state affiliates to increase the reach of BIO's affinity program. Prior to her work with BIO, she was a Technology Transfer Marketing Associate for TRSG. During this time, she worked for several federal laboratories to facilitate T2 with industry. In 2010, one of her T2 initiatives won a national award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) for Technology Transfer. Ms. Strachota began her career as a laboratory technician at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) working on vaccine development, including Dengue virus, Adenovirus and Lyme Disease. Her education includes a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and dual M.S. and MBA degrees in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University.
Martha Weeks, Technology Transfer & Communications Specialist
Martha Weeks has over thirty years of marketing, administrative
and management experience encompassing a range of industries
from event planning/execution to technology transfer. She has
extensive tradeshow and conference exhibit experience. Over the
past four years, Ms. Weeks has performed work for Army
laboratories, including support for exhibits and a broad range
of technology transfer and business development initiatives. She
has consistently produced highly effective communication pieces
on behalf of client organizations, including briefings,
marketing/outreach material, and award nominations. Her skills
and work ethic were recently recognized for the successful
planning and execution of a Chemical/Biological/Radiological
Technology Alliance (CBRTA) Forum for the U.S. Army. Ms. Weeks
serves on the executive board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of
Women in Defense, is active in the Northeastern Maryland
Technology Council, and recently completed a Professional
Studies Certificate in Innovation Excellence.