Senior Manager & Mentor in Residence, Business Development & Licensing, Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation
McManigle is a Mentor in Residence in CMU’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC). He advises researchers at CMU in protection of their intellectual property and in development of strategies to move their work to commercial use. Reed has 30 years of experience in managing academic intellectual property and in assisting the formation and early funding of technology-based startup companies. He has been at CMU since 2006 and now focuses his efforts on assisting with the formation and growth of startup companies around university inventions from all departments. He helps researchers with conducting customer discovery; soliciting pre-seed funding; and developing relationships with entrepreneur partners and investors. McManigle manages CTTEC's 'gap funding' program. He is a mentor in and helps to manage CMU's NSF I-Corps Site program, and has been the Business Mentor for three CMU teams in national NSF I-Corps programs. Reed works with the Scott Institute in a variety of ways, including mentoring teams in the American-Made Solar Prize program, for which the Scott Institute is a Power Connector.
Prior to joining CMU, Reed was a licensing officer at the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Technology Management. While at Pitt, Reed was the primary author of the University's policy on startup companies; helped to launch and operate the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative; and launched and implemented a campus-wide faculty education program on technology transfer and commercialization. He also has extensive experience working in and with regional technology-based economic development groups, including at the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Western Pennsylvania (now Innovation Works) and at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. At the PLSG, he managed several investment programs and the wet-lab incubator for start-up companies.
He is on the Screening Committee for BlueTree Allied Angels; on the investment committee for Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Fund; and on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum.
Reed received a BA in Political Science/Economics from the University of Dayton, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from CMU.