Jack Salerno is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. He has over 30 years of executive and operational experience in start-up and rapid-growth enterprises, developing and transitioning emerging technology to successful commercial products. These innovations are employed in smartphones, optical communication systems, and AR/VR displays, generating $100M's of revenue. His previous positions include Founder and Business Development Officer of Sensera (ASX: SE1), EVP of Triton Systems, CEO of Agiltron Inc., and Vice President of Kopin Corporation (Nasdaq: KOPN). He brings technical, go-to-market, and company-building experience in Internet of Things platform and sensors, semiconductor and photonic materials and devices, and display systems. Salerno has authored over 50 technical papers and is an inventor of over 30 U.S. patents. In addition, he has served as principal investigator for numerous R&D programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Commerce. He holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT, with a minor in Management from the Sloan School. He is currently an investor, advisor, and principal to early-stage ventures.


  • PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • BA Physics and Mathematics, Ohio Wesleyan University