Connie is responsible for translating Brookhaven National Laboratory's intellectual property portfolio into innovative products and services with corporate partners, R&D collaborators, entrepreneurs and investors.
Before coming to the Lab, Cleary was interim manager of Industry Partnership Development and a business development executive at Argonne National Laboratory where in addition to handling a portfolio, she provided direction and supervision to a team of licensing executives. Prior to her service at ANL, she worked at Rush University Medical Center, where she created a strategy for growing research and licensing technologies.
As a licensing professional, Cleary has handled various portfolios spanning the life and physical sciences including: therapeutics; drug delivery and devices; research tools and reagents; dental devices; software; educational and copy-written materials; energy storage technologies including lithium ion batteries; and imaging technologies. .