Al Emondi

President and CEO

PionTier LLC

Dr. Emondi is a neuroscientist and electrical engineer with a dedicated career in adopting and advancing cutting-edge research. He is the President and CEO of PionTier LLC, where he builds new technology capabilities and strategic partnerships for a broad client base. Dr. Emondi recently completed a DARPA tour pursuing his vision for developing and demonstrating bidirectional central and peripheral nervous system interfaces to provide solutions for functional restoration and advanced human-machine interaction. His multimillion-dollar neurotechnology portfolio achieved multiple FDA approvals across several programs and research teams. Before DARPA, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Naval Information Warfare Center, Atlantic, and served as Deputy CTO to the NIWC HQ for the Atlantic region. He led key research initiatives in basic and applied sciences, technology transition, and technology transfer. Prior to his tour at NIWC Atlantic, he was an early impactful pioneer for software-defined radio development and translation at the Air Force Research Lab.