David HartmannTitle: Mentor-in-Residence
Assistant: Debbie Watkins
Assistant Phone: 734.764.4290
Mr. Hartman, interviewed in OTT’s spring 2010 VentureLink, is a Mentor-In-Residence. In this role he provides assistance in technology disclosure assessments, business formation and mentoring staff, inventors and entrepreneurs. Dave is currently President of ArborBlue, an Ann Arbor based companies focused on business planning and product development. Mr. Hartman is the former President, CEO and founder of Avail Networks, a venture backed broadband equipment company. He joined Eastern Research after its acquisition of Avail in July 2003. He served as CTO of Network Express from its founding, through its 1995 IPO, and acquisition in 1996. Dave has held executive positions with Nortel were he led integrated voice data development for 11 years. He serves as an advisor to various programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Dave has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University.