Jeffrey McDaniel 

Jeffrey McDaniel is an executive-in-residence at Innovation Works (IW), one of the country’s most active investors in seed-stage technology companies.  Jeff leads IW’s early-stage and follow-on investments in energy and advanced manufacturing, serving on the boards of several clean energy and advanced materials companies.  He also mentors companies in IW’s accelerator programs, AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear.

Prior to Innovation Works, Jeff was in charge of business development, sustainability, and strategy for the emerging technology R&D portfolio at Westinghouse Electric Company.  He also previously held various roles at the Ex One Company, a global manufacturing technology company.  There, he led the successful commercialization of Imagen, LLC, a 3D printing manufacturer of dental implant and bio-medical devices.  He has also worked as an associate in the corporate division of global law firm Reed Smith, LLP.

Jeff served in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.