Javier Saade has 20+ years of investing, management, entrepreneurial and policy experience. He's a Senior Fellow at Georgetown's Beeck Center and an Executive in Residence at Columbia Technology Ventures. Most recently, he was SBA's Associate Administrator and Chief of Investment and Innovation. Javier oversaw tens of billions of dollars via the SBIC, SBIR, STTR and Growth Accelerator Fund Programs. Before that, he was Managing Director at an emerging markets investment firm, a Principal at a venture capital firm and an institutional advisor at a macro hedge fund. Javier spent his foundational career years as a strategy consultant at two firms, McKinsey and Booz Allen and held several operational roles at Abbott Laboratories. He also co-founded three companies and holds degrees from Harvard, IIT, and Purdue.