Wayne Brass has had significant success assisting entrepreneurs with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants, patents, trademarks and copyrights. He previously owned two small businesses providing consulting services to several large corporations. Brass is a past president of Sales and Marketing Executives of Tampa Bay and several other business associations. He was an executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator at the University of South Florida, prior to joining the SBDC. In addition, he was an executive director for the Office of Corporate Development at USF. Before joining USF, Brass spent more than 25 years involved in sales, marketing and new business ventures for major corporations.