Colby Creedon

Business development expert who leverages atmospheric science research to help companies gain competitive advantage.

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Colby Creedon

Business Development Director
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Expertise:
Business Development; Technology Commercialization; Business Management; Market Research; Customer Discovery; Marketing; Product Development; Business Operations

Campus phone: 518-437-8705
Campus email: ccreedon@albany.edu

Biography:

Creedon’s work at UAlbany involves working with industry partners to solve business problems by leveraging the University’s atmospheric sciences research expertise. By working with industry partners, understanding the partners business, and business-weather sensitivity, Creedon is able to connect partners to researchers and helps design solutions that result in significant economic returns.

Creedon joined the University in Spring of 2015. Since joining, he has worked with several industry partners to address weather-related business problems with research solutions. Partners come from industries that include: renewable energy, utilities, finance, transportation/logistics, agriculture. Successful industry partnerships have provided partners with significant economic benefits. Research projects with industry partners typically result in returns ranging from $200,000 to more than $700,000.

Prior to joining the University, Creedon was chief operations officer at Glauconix Biosciences, a company he co-founded while in graduate school. At Glauconix, Creedon helped the company generate $1.2 million in revenue within its first year of operations and raise $750,000 in start-up capital from investment, business plan competitions and grants.

Creedon works with early-stage technology-based companies, where he helps with strategy, operations and business development. Additionally, Creedon sits on the board of directors at two growth-stage high-tech companies.

Education:
JD Albany Law School, 2015
MBA, University at Albany, 2015
BA, University at Albany, 2010