System Office Staff Bios

Fred Reinhart

Senior Advisor for Technology Transfer

Fred Reinhart is a Past President of the Association of University Technology Managers, a 3,200 member international professional organization dedicated to facilitating the transfer of academic discoveries to the public through out-licensing of intellectual property to industry, creation of high-technology startup companies, and corporate collaboration.

He has over 33 years of experience as a technology transfer executive at New England Medical Center, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Wayne State University.  He is on the Board of Directors of the University of Iowa Research Foundation and was previously Chairman of the Michigan Biosciences Industry Association (MichBio).

Mr. Reinhart is currently Senior Advisor for Technology Transfer for the University of Massachusetts President’s Office, assisting on special projects and policy development.  He has been with UMass since 2010 as a consultant and was previously UMass Amherst TTO Director.

He is a Registered Technology Transfer Professional and a graduate of the University of Michigan with an MBA degree in New Product Development.



Michele Bernier
Senior Program Manager

Michele Bernier brings over 15 years of experience in engineering and higher education to OTCV . As Senior Program Manager, Michele works closely with the Executive Director of OTCV and the Technology Transfer Offices of each campus. She is responsible for AUTM reporting, newsletters, and internal metric reporting as well as administering commercialization programs for UMass entrepreneurs such as MTTC’s Platform Meeting Program, and gap funding programs.
Michele graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Boston College.