Cory R. A. Hallam, Ph.D.
AVP & Chief Commercialization Officer
(210) 458-6985 | Cory.Hallam@utsa.edu
Cory Hallam is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, the Director of the Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE), and serves as Chief Commercialization Officer of UTSA’s Office of Commercialization and Innovation. He holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management and Policy, an MS in Technology and Policy, and an M.Eng in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cory Holds the Jacobson Distinguished Professorship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is a past recipient of the Richard S. Howe Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award.
Christine Burke, Ph.D., MBA
Director, Commercialization & Technology Transfer
(210) 458-8140 | Christine.Burke@utsa.edu
With over 17 years of entrepreneurial and commercialization experience Christine has helped launch university startups and commercialize invention portfolios that have included novel therapeutic compounds, biologics, medical devices, diagnostics, software, natural products, nanotechnologies, clean energy technologies, and more. She was also the founding employee of LabVelocity, a software and information services company. Christine has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Yale University, was a post-doctoral fellow in Immunology at UC San Francisco, and has an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Technology Licensing Associate
(210) 458-8139 | Andrei.Zorilescu@utsa.edu
Andrei Zorilescu has attained over 4 years of entrepreneurial and commercialization experience from working in the Innovative Partnerships Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and a robotics startup company. He is currently the technology licensing associate in the Office of Commercialization and Innovation at UTSA and his role is to spin-out UTSA’s innovations. He enjoys interfacing with faculty, staff, and students. Andrei earned his B.S. in Physics and B.S. in Astrophysics at College of Charleston.
Neal Guentzel, MS, JD
Technology & IP Management Specialist
(210) 458-4458 | Neal.Guentzel2@utsa.edu
Neal Guentzel is the technology and IP management specialist in the Office of Commercialization and Innovation at UTSA. Neal has a BS in Biology, and MS in Biotechnology from UTSA and a JD from St. Mary’s University. His role is to facilitate the protection of University intellectual property and assist commercialization though licensing and new venture incubation.
Contracts & Agreements Coordinator
(210) 458-5197 | Roland.Vasquez@utsa.edu
Roland Vasquez is the Contracts and Agreements Coordinator for the Office of Commercialization and Innovation at UTSA. Roland earned his BS in Business Management at Wayland Baptist University. His role is to track and enter all technology disclosures submitted through the university and maintain status with technology and IP management specialists.
Suzette Y. Vallejo, MA
Research Compliance Coordinator
(210) 458-6963 | Suzette.Vallejo@utsa.edu
Suzette Y. Vallejo is the Research Commercialization Coordinator for the Office of Commercialization and Innovation at UTSA. Suzette has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, and Master of Arts degree in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Her role is to serve as an Assistant to Dr. Cory Hallam and Dr. Christine Burke in the Office of Commercialization and Innovation. She has worked at UTSA for 24 years.