Meet Our Staff

Well, hello!

Meet the staff behind Tech Center Research Park

Brett Malone

Interim Director

Dr. Brett Malone is a triple Hokie is a triple Hokie with 20 years of executive experience in growing engineering, biotech, and software business. Malone learned firsthand what it was like to build a company in Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg-based research park, led then by longtime CRC President and CEO Joe Meredith.

As co-founder of Phoenix Integration, a firm that creates software for engineering, Malone helped build a notable company that is still part of the CRC and serving the aerospace industry. Malone has led multiple companies based around the country since graduating from Virginia Tech in biotech, robotics, engineering, and software. He has a broad background working successfully with early stage companies and with related funding sources.

Malone is respected in the regional entrepreneurship community, with engaging ideas on how to best position the CRC to continue its positive impact on the region going forward.