Office of Economic Development

"Rutgers research has enormous economic potential, which has grown even stronger with the expansion of our biomedical and health sciences portfolio. We want to build public-private partnerships that take full advantage of these resources and create jobs that stay in New Jersey. More than ever, Rutgers is and wants to be open for business."  -  Robert L. Barchi, M.D., Ph.D., President

Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, Ph.D., chief economic development officer, is part of the leadership team in the Office of Research and Economic Development. 

Cell : 732-816-6085


Director, Research AlliancesThomas P. Richardson, Ph.D., MBA,, 848-445-3344

Associate Director for Business Development: David R. Sadowski, 848-445-3344 

Senior Program Manager: Jacqueline M. Melillo, MPP, MEMJackie.melillo@rutgers.edu609-456-1858

Business Specialist: Sandy Bullard, 848-445-8531