Ric Trotta has extensive senior-level corporate and management consulting experience in business development, strategic planning, and technology management. As president and senior consultant at Trotta Associates, he works with government, industry, and academic clients to identify market opportunities, develop business plans, and facilitate strategic alliances. Product areas have included medical devices, advanced transportation, energy, defense systems, security, food safety, and consumer products. In addition, Mr. Trotta is chair of the FLC’s National Advisory Council, a diverse team of executives who provide guidance to commercialize technologies developed in federal laboratories.
Prior to founding Trotta Associates, Mr. Trotta served as Corporate Director of Development Resources for Grumman Corp., where he reported to the Office of the Chairman of the Board, and managed all research and development and proposal resources to develop new business for the company’s Aerospace, Electronics, Transportation and Data Systems divisions.
Mr. Trotta attended the University of Virginia, majoring in electrical engineering; received a physics degree from New York University; earned an MBA in Marketing from Hofstra University; and completed the Program for Executives at Carnegie Mellon University. He is included in Who’s Who in America and has served on the board of numerous organizations.