Mark Davidson | Jet Propulsion Laboratory Technology Transition Lead, NASA SBIR/STTR Program

Mark Davidson is a member of the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory office of the Small Business Innovation and Technology Partnerships Office and NASA’s Western Water Applications program office. He is the JPL Center Liaison for the NASA SBIR Program and a key contributor for the Water Applications program office in the coordination of projects with western states water managers.

Mark has held positions as the Corporate Director of Business Strategy at Northrop Grumman Corporation where he was responsible for evolving the company’s portfolio strategy associated with all defense electronics including space, air, ground and maritime domains and naval systems including navigation, ship, weapons and engineering control. In this function he also participated in M&A, Joint Venture, divestitures and spin-off activities, and as a Corporate Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations at major aerospace parts distribution company.

He is a former Presidential appointee having served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs and is a retired Navy Captain. Mark holds an MBA from the U.S.C. Marshall School of Business, a Diploma from the U.S. Navy War College, and a BA in Physical Geography from U.C.L.A.

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