More than15,000 people have participated in entrepreneurship and networking initiatives led or backed by the Trust.
Our staff consists of experienced professionals committed to the Trust’s mission. Their dedication and hard work stimulates the growth and development of innovation-driven enterprises, research and technology in Puerto Rico.
Ms. Crespo is the CEO of the Trust. For over 30 years she held several positions in Hewlett-Packard PR, the latest as general manager of the Business Enterprise division. She developed, implemented and managed activities such as product launches, research and development, manufacturing, customer services, re-engineering processes, business planning and delivery service. She provided support to the operations of the supply chain in Europe and Mexico and managed the Latin-American operation Unix. Under her leadership, HP-PR received the Presidential Award for Quality HP. Crespo was the first woman president of the PRMA, winner of the Hector Jiménez Juarbe prize and has been recognized by various institutions, including the Chamber of Commerce, SME, AIHE, ASQ and Illustrious College. She served on advisory roles under the administrations of former PR governors. She has BS-IE from the UPR-Mayaguez and is member of their Honor Society and studied Executive Development in Kellogg’s Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Márquez is the Chief Financial Director of the Trust, assisting the Trust CEO with the implementation of initiatives to foster science and technology, research and development activity and the advancement of knowledge economy in Puerto Rico. For over 12 years, he has been involved in initiatives related to technology commercialization, mainly to foster the access of funds through the Small Business Innovation Research. Prior to joining the Trust, Mr. Márquez was Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology, a specialty service center of the Puerto Rico Small Business and Technology Development Center hosted by the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. His client portfolio included projects in the sectors of life sciences/biotechnology, medical devices, information technology and alternative/renewable energy. He has participated as proposal reviewer panelist for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program. He holds a