Director, Business Development
Mike Dodd serves as the Director of Business Development for the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3). Prior to joining IN3, Dodd served as the inaugural Managing Director for the Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation (iGSDI) at Purdue University. While at iGSDI, Dodd was the lead executive in charge of the formation of a new consortium with government and industry leaders. He authored the Defense Contractor Credentialing Program for small businesses, set aside companies and non-traditional defense contractors. In addition, he was the lead liaison with top 25 defense company engagements. Dodd has also served as a consultant with Purdue University and assisted in the development of the Defense Manufacturers Assistance Program and the Technology Driven Market Intelligence program.
He served as the CEO of a SDVOSB Company in New York, a global firm designing and implementing unique solutions for governments, corporations and organizations. After the sale of the company to a New York-based Private Equity Fund, Dodd served as liaison to the fund and its 33 portfolio companies for business development opportunities and government contracting advisory services. Dodd also transitioned to a role on the SDVOSB Company advisory board, where he still serves.
Dodd is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) where he served as an Operations Officer with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division and as a Rifle Platoon Commander and Executive Officer, 1st Marine Division, both at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He also served as a Section Leader 4th AAV Battalion, USMC, Little Creek, Va.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and also holds a secret security clearance.