Brian Shipley

SBIR/STTR Commercialization Program Manager
U.S. Navy

Brian Shipley is the Commercialization Program Manager for the Department of the Navy (NAVY) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.  In this role he ensures policy and programs are in place to facilitate, encourage, and increase the commercialization of SBIR/STTR-developed technology.  

Mr. Shipley has over 30 years of experience working with Navy and DoD programs.  He began his career in financial management providing programming and planning for Navy shipbuilding and research and development programs.  In 2007 he joined the DoD Office of Small Business Programs to provide over-arching program management support to the DoD SBIR/STTR Programs.  In 2013 Mr. Shipley transitioned to the NAVY SBIR/STTR Programs Office to support policy development, program management and outreach.  Mr. Shipley has been in his current role as the NAVY SBIR/STTR Commercialization Program Manager since joining the civilian workforce in July 2020.

Mr. Shipley earned a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Management from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.