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Technology Commercialization Office


Staff Information

Our team consists of dedicated intellectual property and licensing experts who are committed to transforming scientific breakthroughs into viable products that create jobs, boost revenue, and change the world.

Key Personnel

Chad Hardaway, Director, TCO

Chad Hardaway, Director

As a patent attorney and chemical engineer, Chad brings a broad skill set to intellectual property protection and management. He has a passion for and expertise in entrepreneurship and small business development and has served as a mentor of multiple National Science Foundation I-Corps teams.

Tiffany Beverly, J.D., Associate Director, TCO

Tiffany Beverly, J.D., Associate Director

As an attorney with a background in business litigation, Tiffany brings an expertise in contracts law and oversees legal agreements for TCO. She also serves as primary contact for questions about the office and intellectual property at USC.

Kyle Salazar, M.P.A., Business Development Manager, TCO

Kyle Salazar, M.P.A., Associate Director, Business Development

Formerly a healthcare business consultant, Kyle uses his business acumen to move USC technologies from classrooms and labs to the marketplace by connecting businesses with solutions that meet their needs.

Michael Cantelmi, Patent Administrator, TCO

Michael Cantelmi, Patent Administrator

With a background in constituent relations and database management, Michael manages the database, forms, and documents related to intellectual property while assisting faculty, staff, and students with questions related to the disclosure and protection of inventions.

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