Independent Consultant; Formerly Assistant Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT
M.S.E.E., Fu Foundation School of Engineering, Columbia University
Summary of Experience
Ms. Pressman is an independent consultant providing business development, licensing, and IP strategy advisory services to nonprofits, start-ups, and venture capital companies. She is a member of a grant review committee for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Deshpande Center and a frequent coach of their grant recipients. From 1989 until 2000, she was employed by MIT in the Technology Licensing Office, where she served as technology licensing officer from 1989 to 1995 and assistant director with signatory authority from 1996 to 2000. From 2002 to 2012, she was a director of Harris & Harris Group.
Previously, she was a practicing engineer at Lasertron, Inc., and a member of the Solid State Materials Research Laboratory at Bell Laboratories. Ms. Pressman chaired the Survey Statistics and Metrics Committee of the Association of University Technology Managers from 1999 to 2001, and has consulted to BIO, the OECD, and the NIH on academic technology transfer practice, metrics, and policy.