Dr. Cheryl Martin
Founder, Harwich Partners, Former Acting Director, ARPA-E
Dr. Cheryl Martin recently launched the consulting firm, Harwich Partners, to work with public and private sector entities to identify critical business, technology, finance, regulatory and policy drivers that would accelerate adoption of new technologies into key markets. She is a non-resident Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. Prior to this Dr. Martin served as the Acting Director of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E). In addition, she was the Deputy Director for Commercialization at the agency where she developed ARPA-E’s Technology-to-Market program, which helps breakthrough energy technologies succeed in the marketplace.
Previously Dr. Martin was an Executive in Residence with the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Dr. Martin also spent 20 years with Rohm and Haas Company in a variety of roles from technology to business and, where, most recently she had been the General Manager for the Paint and Coatings Materials business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Dr. Martin earned a B.A. in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross and went on to earn a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is active in the American Chemical Society (ACS) and serves on the Board of Directors for Philabundance, the greater Philadelphia region’s largest hunger relief organization.