Our Team


Grant Rogers – CEO; Service-disabled veteran and former Army Intelligence Professional with 13 years experience in the military/prime contractors domestically and overseas. Specific experience in intelligence support for operations, battle staff and operational-level planning, joint and multilateral training exercises, and strategic engagement policy across Areas of Operational Responsibility (AOR) and Areas of Interest (AOI).  AF-OSI, BAE Systems, General Dynamics IT


Brent Upshaw – CMO; Venture Capitalist and Business Intelligence Analyst with over 8 years of experience as a subject matter expert providing solutions to federal, state and local governments and private-sector clients.  Over 10 years of experience developing technology, solutions, curriculum and economic & product development incubators/accelerators supporting disruptive innovation.  7 Federal Agencies, 40+ Government Agencies, Over 15 Fortune 100-500 clients served.  Principal BoBu Holdings, Principal Bulldog Asset Management Group


Blake Ogilvie – COO; Serial entrepreneur and investor with 18 years of transactional experience in heavily regulated industries (real estate; private equity; and technology).  EDA, Higher Ed & USAF contract experience. Principal BoBu Holdings, Principal Bulldog Asset Management Group


Patrick Mills – CIO; Duke-trained, venture capital and intellectual property attorney with 11 years of experience in as an attorney, entrepreneur, and advocate for entrepreneurs.  NSF, NIH, USAF contract experience.

Bridging the Gap Between Government and Private Sector Innovation Ecosystems