Martin Mandelberg

Board Member

Martin Mandelberg is a strategist, scientist, electrical engineer, executive and educator with experience and achievements in government, corporations and academia.  PhD in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Arts in Strategy.  Authored 75 professional papers and reports. Registered Professional Engineer.

In addition to being on the Board of the Baobab Learning Center, he currently serves on the Board of CrytoSOlis,  high-tech startup in California.  He served on a Board of Directors of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 14 years, and the Board of Advisors for Jerome Translation Group for 15 years.

Philanthropic and International Experience:  Co-founder and Chairman of The Step It Up Foundation (WWW.TSIUF.ORG, a philanthropic organization focused on “Helping People Change Their World – Now”.  Currently implementing innovative projects and for education, humanitarian aid, solar electric generation, clean water, and legal aid in the US, Virgin Islands, South Africa, Bolivia, Kenya, Mali and Honduras. Managed projects in Korea, Greece & Chile.

Corporate Experience:  Formed Mandelberg Consulting Group LLC, a business consultancy firm that developed strategies and implemented effective solutions for 13 years.  Advised CEOs on business strategy & developed proposals that won $1 Billion in contracts.  Previously held engineering management executive positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 17 years including Senior Vice President responsible for 300+ employees and $350 million revenues.  Develop proposals that won $3 billion in contracts.  Helped SAIC grow from 5,000 to 43,000 employees.

Government Experience:  Chief Scientist & Division Chief (GM-15) at Office of the Secretary of Defense on national-level programs supporting the White House for 3+ years.  Provided strategy & technology guidance for teams from government agencies, national laboratories, industry and academia.  Previously Senior Scientist and Branch Chief (GS-13/14) at the Coast Guard R&D Center for 3 years leading 25 individuals developing navigation and computer information systems.  Previously Design Engineer and Project Manager (GS-7/12) at the Naval Underwater Systems Center for 10 years developing improving sonar systems for submarines and surface-ships.

Academia Work Experience:  Part-time Adjunct Professor teaching graduate courses and advising students at the University of Connecticut, Hartford Graduate Center, University of Maryland, Marymount University and University of Fairfax.

Awards and Honors:  Received Office of the Secretary of Defense Award from LTG V. O. Lang (USA) in 1987.   Included in the 16th Edition of American Men and Women of Science in 1986.  Received Office of the Secretary of Transportation Meritorious Achievement Award with Silver Medal from Mr. Drew Lewis, Secretary of Transportation in 1982.  Elected as Senior Member in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), member in SIGMA XI scientific research honor society and as a member in Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor society.

Other Memberships: Association for Computing Machines (ACM), International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Society of Industrial Mathematics (SIAM), Association of Women Mathematicians (AWM) and Engineers Without Borders.

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