Capitol Advisors on Technology, LLC
Tyrone C. Taylor brings an exceptional combination of hands on experience in technology development and commercialization. He has held senior management positions in the federal government, worked extensively in the R&D community, and is currently active in a leading private sector firm. He is the director for Washington Relations at the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation and is the founder and president of Capitol Advisors on Technology, a technology-consulting firm that serves the Washington, DC area. Capital Advisors represents industry, federal and non-profit clients and assists them in all aspects of technology commercialization. Mr. Taylor is well known within the federal research and development (R&D) associations and small business community as an authoritative source with hands on experience in launching new initiatives.
Reflecting his broad experience, he has been asked to serve on numerous technology advisory committees such as the National Science Foundation, National Defense Industrial Association, and the Minority Business Technology Transfer Consortium. Congressional science and technology committees have also called upon him to assess the impact of legislation affecting the technology commercialization community.
As an executive on loan, Mr. Taylor represented the entire Federal R&D community as the Washington, DC Representative for the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, a Congressionally chartered organization. In this capacity, he provided leadership in developing legislation that governs the private and public sectors ability to collaborate in R&D activities, manage intellectual property and commercialize technologies. Recognized for his efforts by Congress, Mr. Taylor often addresses audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad on technology development, transfer and commercialization issues.
Prior to starting Capitol Advisors, Mr. Taylor served as the Senior Vice President for Marketing and Business Development for Unisphere, Inc., a technology assessment firm aimed at developing dual-use technologies for the defense and commercial marketplace. In this capacity, he aided in the expansion and growth of small businesses and their clients, helping to generate about 35 million in revenue and produce over $64 million in cost savings. Due to his broad technology background, he is able to interact effectively with all aspects of the technology commercialization community including inventors, attorneys, acquisition managers, test and engineering and marketing as examples. His technology management experience covers such areas as medical technologies, energy and environment, advanced materials, infrared imaging, and aerospace.
Before joining Unisphere, Mr. Taylor served in the Senior Executive Service in a variety of executive management positions at NASA. He brings extensive program/project experience having managed over $1 billion in contracts and grants for systems engineering, information systems, facilities management, and technical and administrative services as a member of the International Space Station program, which included Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency and the Space Science management team.
Tyrone Taylor has a Masters in Business Administration from Southeastern University. He earned an A.B. in Business Administration from Wilmington College, and has served as Adjunct Professor for numerous technology transfer/commercialization courses. Other activities include serving on the board of Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care in Washington, DC and nurturing businesses in the assistive technology arena.