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Key Team members

A. Donald Steinman, III
Executive Vice President – General Manager

Mr. Steinman joined Product Knowledge in March of 2015 as the Executive Vice President and Senior Product Expert.  In July of 2015, he was selected by the board to serve as General Manager.  In this role he directs all product strategy, planning and execution for the firm and its clients. 

He brings with him with him more than 20 years of technology product development and commercialization experience resulting in more than $2 Billion in delivered product.  He is widely recognized as a leader in results oriented unconventional product strategy and delivery.  Having extensive experience with both large and small firms his expertise provides value across Product Knowledge’s entire range of clients.

Prior to joining Product Knowledge, Mr. Steinman most recently served as Vice President for Product Strategy and Business Development for QinetiQ North America overseeing nearly 90% of the  firm’s product offerings. He joined QinetiQ in January of 2006 and served them continuously in multiple high visibility roles including as Vice President of Washington Operations where he focused on managing the corporation’s relationships within the US Congress, the Pentagon and the DoD requirements commands.  He also served as the Director of Technology Marketing and Commercialization. 

Prior to joining QinetiQ, he served as an Executive Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Northeast Technology Transfer Center and also served as the principal Technology Scouting consultant for Nike, Burton Snowboards, Benetton Sports Systems, Converse and several other sporting goods manufacturers. 

Throughout his professional career he has held a number of senior positions in both management and technology development areas. His career spans both the defense and the commercial sectors with a principal focus on transitioning core technologies to sustainable products. Mr. Steinman holds degrees in Political Science and History from Emory University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.