Dan Whitford has been a VVM member since early 2011 and has supported several teams. He is a mechanical and nuclear engineer with a background in sustainable practices and environmental policy. Following retirement from the U.S. Navy, he held several government positions and has been a consultant to Department of Defense, Department of Energy, FBI, and the Intelligence Community. His broad professional experience provides entrepreneurs with insights concerning government organizations and programs, operational requirements, sources of R&D funding, and the federal acquisition process.
He consults for the Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization based in Falls Church, VA and manages Pioneer Valley Technical Solutions with a focus on team building in support of entrepreneurs, startup companies, and small businesses.