Cyber security, sustainability, IP management
Mr. McEntire joined QF in 2013 at the initiation of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office, and was active in the development of QF’s first IP policy and processes. As the director of the newly formed office of Industry Development, IP and Commercialization, John leads a team of experts to protect and market technologies, find partners, and license QF owned IP around the globe.
Over his career, he has consulted the governments of Japan and Singapore on technology transfer, and directed the Pacific Rim division for a computer software and hardware distribution company. He has been involved in multiple start-ups and has served as an advisor to several others. He spent five years in Tokyo, Japan, representing, marketing, and licensing US business interests throughout Asia.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA (with international focus) from the University of Illinois – both US universities.