Brian Rogers has almost twenty years of experience in research, development, and commercialization, primarily in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas markets. His roles have included engineer, attorney, and commercialization manager. His engagements cover several sectors including semiconductors, healthcare and life science, petrochemicals, academia, and government.
Brian’s core competencies include technical writing, leveraging data to drive discovery and development of strategies and solutions, process and quality engineering based on principles such as Six Sigma and Lean project and program management, agreement negotiation, patents, trademarks, copyrights, compliance, commercialization and startups, grants and sponsored research, and workforce and economic development. In particular he has negotiated hundreds of agreements related to research and
development, including licensing, pre-clinical and clinical trials, material transfers, confidentiality, service and manufacturing (including GMP), consulting, corporate formation, and sponsored research. Cumulatively, Brian’s engagements have included hundreds of early stage, scientifically and technologically intensive projects and business models.
Brian received his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, followed by several years at Texas Instruments, Inc., before completing law school at the University of Houston. He has worked professionally with (now Baylor) Scott & White Healthcare, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Texas Instruments, University of Arkansas, Conley Rose PC, Emerson Electric, the Small Business and Technology Development Center, ATOFINA, Toni and Guy, and Halliburton. He is active in two angel
funds, volunteers as a startup mentor for multiple accelerators, and regularly provides training, coaching, and consulting to innovators and entrepreneurs, both individually and in groups, which has included accredited education for physicians (CME) and attorneys (CLE).