The Technology Business Group, LLC is located in Rolla, Missouri, literally the center of the United States.  Our team consists of experts in their fields with a minimum of 25 years
of experience for each.

Co-founder, Barry White has 25 years of business experience with the Army and Air Force
Exchange Service and 5 years in Business Development at Missouri University of
Science and Technology (formerly UMR).  His experience areas are in technology commercialization and business development, leadership training, inventory controls, business financials and business planning.  He has been stationed around the world with time in the Pentagon as the Executive Secretary to the Board of Directors and as the General Manager of the Ft. Leonard Wood and Whiteman AFB Exchange, taking this operation from a $45M per year business to $90M per year in 18 months, leading over 400 employees.  He was a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and was most recently
certified as a Technology Commercialization Counselor.  For more on Barry’s resume, visit the Our Team Page.

In 1998, the Comerford Consulting Group (CCG) was formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, to assist manufacturers of technical products with technology transfer, product planning, marketing, and development. CCG has helped clients in Southern Ohio manage sales, marketing, and engineering projects; with particular emphasis on commercialization of SBIR projects. This involved work with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and with defense contractors to commercialize SBIR-derived software products that enabled direct programming of digital signal processors from Simulink in MATLAB.

After relocating CCG to Rolla in 2004 and working with clients at Missouri S&T, Tim became Assistant Director of the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) in February, 2005 and became Business Director of the CAMT Industrial Consortium in 2007. The Industrial Consortium has now grown to 10 members. With the end of federal funding for CAMT in April, 2010, comes a return to full time business consulting.

Prior to 1998, as Vice President of Engineering for Mercury Instruments, a Cincinnati manufacturer of measurement and communication instrumentation, Tim managed product development, engineering, quality assurance, and software development; and built an engineering department to develop a new line of laptop programmable electronic flow computers for the Natural Gas Industry, which became the overwhelming market leader and the industry standard of quality.

After earning a BSME from the University of Cincinnati, Tim sold industrial control instrumentation for Honeywell in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis; then managed process instrumentation marketing for Rosemount (now Emerson Process Management) in Minneapolis and for Foxboro in Boston. Graduate studies in business included MBA programs at St. Louis University and at the University of Minnesota.  For more on Tim’s resume, please visit the Our Team page.