John Verostek, Market and Economic Research Specialist, is assisting TechLink with a comprehensive economic impact analysis of all Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II contracts initiated during the period from 1995 to 2012. The study is intended to definitively quantify the DoD SBIR/STTR programs’ overall contribution to the national economy and defense mission during the study period, and reveal notable successes. John has worked as a market research and technology transfer specialist for over 8 years. His clients have included government labs, universities, corporations, and startups. He has completed dozens of technology market assessment studies for many high-tech clients and major companies, including Yet2 Corporation, Tremonti, and Foresight Science and Technology. John also develops commercialization and go-to-market strategies that include reaching out to potential partners. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MBA in strategy and marketing from Case Western Reserve University, and completed PhD course work in technology innovation at Boston University.