Executive Director


Executive Director


As the Executive Director of EAP, Dave Smith supports technology development activities across BRF. He is responsible for the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) that stimulates the creation of entrepreneurial wealth though a system that analyzes the viability of ideas and products, matches them with informed investors, and nurtures them through the critical steps toward market.
Dave has 32 years of extensive experience in government contracts and initiatives, university technology transfer, and early stage technology development. He has proven leadership in managing multi-million-dollar government/industry/academia collaborations and consortia, and has led all aspects of business development including the development of strategic business direction, pricing, product channel development, and marketing. Dave also brings a wealth of knowledge in military affairs, national intelligence, policy development, and market strategy. As a senior Military Intelligence officer and successful business developer, he has led the development and launch of consumer technology product lines, assessing the cost and revenue implications of key market strategies.
Dave is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1982 , and a US Army ROTC scholarship recipient. He received a regular army commission through the ULM Army ROTC Program. Dave received a Master of Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix and is graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.

 “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”

– General Colin Powell

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