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GLEN GARDNER

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, VORTECHS GROUP

Glen Gardner is the founder and President of the Vortechs Group, a retained executive search firm, specializing in assisting organizations worldwide to recruit technology transfer, university economic engagement, intellectual property licensing, commercialization, and innovation management professionals. 

Since 1998, the Vortechs Group has placed talented individuals regionally, nationally, and internationally.   Clients include universities, national laboratories, medical research institutes, hospitals, intellectual property consulting firms, and industry.

Mr. Gardner served in the U.S Navy for six years, as a Navy nuclear instructor and operated nuclear submarines.  With the Navy, he traveled the world and gained cultural and leadership experience. 

In 2016, the Vortechs Group was acquired by Tekcapital, a publicly traded, full service technology transfer firm with a mission to create value out of university intellectual property and bring new technologies that improve quality of life to market.