As Founding Executive Director of NEXUS-NY, Doug Buerkle helps catalyze and accelerate early stage, clean energy startup companies. Through its financial and business support, NEXUS-NY has helped launch more than a dozen new companies since 2014.
Prior to joining NextCorps, Doug held various executive positions in industry where he guided the rapid growth of multiple technology companies. Doug was co-founder and CEO of Lumella, Inc., an optical component startup, which he exited through the sale of the company’s silicon photonics IP to a Global 1000 firm. Doug is passionate about improving commercialization pathways for scientific innovations which promise to improve the human condition. He holds an MBA from the Simon School at the University of Rochester and a BS in Engineering from Temple University.
Clarkson University alumnus and Trustee, Ken Camarco ‘85 of Colts Neck, New Jersey is the president and founder of Boundless Breakthroughs LLC, a startup company developing innovative material handling and cargo management products, in addition to providing business process improvement advisory services across a variety of industries.
Camarco was a member of Pall Corporation’s (Port Washington, NY) executive management team; and in 2014 he was appointed chief customer satisfaction officer to lead the corporation’s “customer first” initiatives to develop a culture of service excellence across all customer touch points. During his tenure at Pall, Camarco led global operations, supply chain, and information technology for the corporation. In 2015, Pall was sold to Danaher Corp.