Childs to focus on government relations and commercialization
opportunities for Early Charm and its portfolio of companies
January 6, 2021, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm Ventures, a venture studio that converts science to business, today announced the hiring of Cameron Childs, formerly a nuclear engineer with the US Navy, as Federal Partnerships Manager for Early Charm’s growing portfolio of companies.
Childs’ career has centered on the commercialization and modernization of US Department of Defense (DoD) technology through Intellectual Property (IP) transfer and development. Childs began his career in the US Navy serving as a Naval Nuclear Power Engineer aboard a US Navy Aircraft Carrier.
After leaving the Navy, Childs earned a BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University and a MBA from George Mason University.
Later in his career, Childs served as Licensing Associate and Senior Partnership Manager during two stints with the US Naval Research Laboratory; as Business Development Executive with Argonne National Laboratory; and as Warfare System Modernization Manager with DELTA Resources, Inc. in Washington, DC.
Childs primary duties in his new role at Early Charm will be to establish and manage relationships and opportunities aligned with US national security to support the growth of Early Charm’s portfolio of companies, which cover four industry sectors: drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision.
"Flame retardant military uniforms, chemical agent filters, tissue engineering scaffolds and high resolution imaging are among the products that Early Charm portfolio companies have developed in partnership with US national security interests,” said Ken Malone, Executive Officer with Early Charm. "Cameron is ideally suited to manage these existing partnerships and develop new ones.”
About Early Charm Ventures:
Early Charm Ventures is a venture studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. Our best successes come from teaming with entrepreneurial-minded faculty who are rooted in tools for drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision. Ultimately, we bring to the table our deep experience co-founding companies with leading researchers. With these exceptional people and their ideas, we partner with them to advance or even create whole new industries. Learn more: www.earlycharm.com
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