Brent Roeder is an accomplished, strategic and cross-functional R&D professional with more than 11 years of experience winning, developing and managing innovative engineering projects. Prior to joining TechOpp Consulting, Brent spent a year as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Wireless@Virginia Tech, a world renowned research group within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department focused on fundamental research in cutting edge wireless technology. Prior to joining Wireless@Virginia Tech, Brent spent seven years working for McQ, Inc., a small defense contractor in Fredericksburg, VA. Brent spent his last year successfully building McQ's project portfolio and technology transition capabilities as McQ's Director of Research and Development. Before this, Brent was both an engineer and program manager specializing in the design, development, integration and test of embedded electronic systems at McQ. Brent’s leadership of the SBIR bid and proposal team resulted in more than 4 million dollars in SBIR based R&D funding with a win rate for Phase I and Phase IIs that far exceeded the national average. During his time at McQ, Brent’s proposals alone resulted in more than 2 million dollars in DoD funded R&D projects.
Brent earned an M.S. in Computer Engineering from George Mason University (GMU) in 2011. His research focus at GMU was in digital design and resulted in a successful thesis defense for "A Hardware Implantation of the Self Organizing Map (SOM) for a Network Intrusion Detection System." He also has undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering (BS 2005) and Mathematics (BS 2000) from Virginia Tech. Brent is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Virginia.