R&D: The Nexus of university and business

Good morning:
At our most recent KULPER Advisory Board Meeting at NJIT on Decemember 7th, hosted by SVP for Research & Development, Don Sebastian, the board members were treated to a display of several of the top companies in the NJIT incubator, brief remarks from the Exec Director of the NJ R&D Council, Kim Wozniak, Esq., a presentation by Switch2Health CEO, Seth Tropper and summary comments from me. The theme of the meeting was to bring together leaders from a wide variety of areas to engage in a discussion about the practical ways the universities and businesses can work together to promote effective solutions to some of the most vexing challenges we face in the areas of education, healthcare, energy, communications, finance and other fields that rely on the continuous application of innovation to thrive and prosper. My message to them is that KULPER & COMPANY will do all we can to bring together leaders from business, academia and government to encourage the development of creative responses to these important challenges.

KULPER & COMPANY is the search firm “where higher education meets corporate innovation” and the winners are our clients and candidates—and the members of our firm, too, since we are active players in matching leaders with great opportunities.

Do you want to learn more about how we help our clients attract right leaders who know how to bring forward true innovation? It is no secret that success comes from in-depth understanding of client need and then a proven ability to engage potential candidates who are interested in tackling the leadership challenges that our clients possess. Experience, hard work, commitment and a passion for seeing the right hiring outcomes are what drive KULPER & COMPANY’s continual growth and development as a premiere search firm in the area of R&D, innovation and entrepreneurship for higher education and business.

To think that KULPER & COMPANY is helping to drive better solutions to the most important societal challenges by bringing innovators together to promote R&D, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is very rewarding. We know how to manage a search from start to finish and we have great contacts in the right channels. Our goal is to take on increasingly important and interesting search assignments in business and academia. We think that NJ is a great operating base for our firm, too, not only because of NJ’s very significant legacy as an innovator’s hot bed but also for the bright future we have in front of us because of the many historic and contemporary practitioners who call NJ, “home”. The leaders of R&D are here and more are coming every day. When you combine that with our close proximity to America’s most important city—New York City—it is truly an amazing place to do business and live. Our clients are located in many areas of the United States and in key centers around the world. Do you have a key hiring need that requires a top leader with a proven track record for effectively driving innovation, product development and increased revenue, enrollment, funding support or entirely new approaches to your most important challenges? Look no further….we will help engineer a long lasting hiring solution that will pay you long lasting results.

If you are interested in R&D and its many benefits for your University or company, we want to get to know you—so, please simply respond to this blog or call me at 973 285 3850. We will set up a time to talk and see how we can engage you in our efforts to promote education, innovation, entrepreneurship and perhaps help you and your organization to benefit from our focus. In the meantime please stay well—-looking forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

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About Keith Kulper

Keith D. Kulper is the president and founder of KULPER & COMPANY, LLC an executive search consulting firm working in the area of senior level leadership for academia and corporate innovation. We are strong advocates of nurturing the linkage between academic investigation/research and corporate innovation/full commercialization of new product solutions. We specialize in attracting proven leaders who can effectively drive transformational change. The firm operates an Advisory Board that meets annually to bring together leaders from academia and corporate innovation to help drive continuous improvement of our professional practice. We are also an investor in early stage companies. We take pride in supporting the growth and development of business and engineering schools at leading universities throughout the United States.

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