Zachary Burkland is the Business Manager for NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs. He joined the Program Management Office at NASA Ames Research Center in January of 2016, and is responsible for managing all business aspects of the program with collaboration from the mission directorates.
Previously, Zachary was Contracting Officer with NASA procurement for 7 years, where he supported many significant U.S. Space Program and Department of Defense missions. He has received many prestigious awards from NASA including the Early Career Achievement Medal and the NASA Ames Honor Award for excellence in the category of Administrative Professional. He was named a “NASA Information Technology Hero” in 2014 after leading a team to win the NASA IT LABS competition. Zachary holds both a BS in Business Administration and MBA from the University of Denver.