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Winslow Sargeant


Winslow is the incoming chair for the International Council for Small Business and Head o Capital Markets at Genaesis, LLC.

Previously, Winslow was appointed to the Office of Advocacy by President Obama in 2010. As chief counsel, Winslow directed Advocacy's operations, which include conducting research on the US small business sector and advocating for small businesses within the federal government's agencies and rulemaking processes.

Earlier, Winslow served as managing director of Venture Investors where he specialized in computer software, hardware, and materials, and worked with technology transfer offices. Before that, Winslow was program manager in electronics for the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, while also serving as adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Winslow earlier co-founded Aanetcom, a fabless semiconductor integrated circuit design company (acquired by PMC-Sierra). Earlier in his career, Winslow served as Staff Engineer at IBM's Research Facility, and for AT&T Microelectronics/Lucent Technologies.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Dr. Sargeant earned a BS from Northeastern University, an MS from Iowa State University, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, all in electrical engineering. He received the inaugural Wisconsin Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2002 and was the 2003 Outstanding Engineering Alumni awardee from Northeastern.

He serves in advisory, trustee and board positions at the University of Wisconsin, Northeastern University, and Purdue Discovery Research Center. He is also an NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Advisory Committee member.

Winslow is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 11 and served his fellowship under mentor John Neis at Venture Investors in Madison, WI.