Denichiro “Denny” Otsuga

OtsugaDenny brings years of experience in managing technology commercialization, intellectual property and research collaboration. President of EnConnect Holdings, his recent activities include leadership positions to design and implement new strategic initiatives and programs.

Prior to EnConnect Denny supported the technology transfer and intellectual property commercialization fields as Vice President of CSU Ventures, Executive Director of the University of Kentucky’s Office of Technology Transfer, and founding Director of the South Dakota State University Technology Transfer Office.

Having led or co-led negotiations of over 150 agreements where financial transaction terms were included, Denny has experience with transactions types consisting of intellectual property license agreements, industry sponsored research agreements, and grants/contracts from government agencies.

He is also a successful research scientist with multiple publications in high impact journals. Denny has a Ph.D. in Plant Developmental Molecular Genetics from the University of Utah.