We turn ideas into

real-world impact.

We turn ideas into

real-world impact.

Where the classroom
meets the community

ASU Enterprise Partners is a private, nonprofit parent company whose mission is to provide an ecosystem of services to create solutions and generate resources to extend Arizona State University’s reach and advance its charter. ASU Enterprise Partners supports ASU through resource raising, realty development, technology transfer, collaborative research and acceleration of ed-tech innovations in support of universal lifelong learning. Its business units include the ASU Foundation for a New American University, ASURE, Enterprise Collaboratory at ASU, ASU Outreach Hub, MILO Space Science Institute and University Realty LLC.

Careers

Innovation in higher education takes talent — yours.

If you’re ready to change the future of higher education, let’s connect. Building a movement requires all hands on deck, from entrepreneurs to graphic designers, fundraisers to accountants, filmmakers to investors.

Explore our careers

We’re home to

ASU Foundation for a New American University

The ASU Foundation for a New American University matches donors with their passion by raising and investing private contributions to ASU programs, faculty and students.

University Realty LLC

University Realty LLC cultivates and advances commercial and residential real estate projects to support Arizona State University.

Skysong Innovations

Skysong Innovations, ASU EP’s technology transfer, creates a pipeline between ASU inventions and the private sector.

ASURE

ASURE conducts applied research and consults for classified and midrange technology-readiness-level (TRL) services for the defense and security industry.

RealmSpark

ASU RealmSpark

RealmSpark accelerates EdTech ideas and innovation to the world in support of universal, lifelong learning at Arizona State University.

By the numbers:

ASU Foundation for a New American University

107,529

individual, corporate and foundation donors in FY23

$1.5B

endowment

$379.3M

for ASU students, faculty and programs in FY23

Skysong Innovations

nearly 4,650

invention disclosures between FY03-FY23

1,450+

option or license deals between FY03-FY23

nearly 1,600

US patents issued between FY03-FY23

230

launched startups with $1.3B+ in external funding between FY03-FY23

ASURE

Awarded funding from SRP to test drone technologies throughout Arizona

Developed a strategic partnership with the U.S. Army to conduct Megacities research

University Realty

$141.3M+ gifts of real estate and associated assets since 2018.

Purchased and renovated a 100-year-old building three blocks from the White House that housed 38 ASU courses, programs and formal internships.

Brought about 250 seniors to the ASU community for lifelong learning and mentoring through Mirabella at ASU, a university-based retirement community.

Co-redeveloped Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles to house 24 ASU departments at the center.

Our team

Our team is made up of dedicated, mission-driven professionals with a variety of background and experiences. Together, we work tirelessly to advance the most innovative university in the country.

Leadership

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Erin Barringer-Sterner

Chief Data Officer

ASU Enterprise Partners

Barringer-Sterner leads data strategy, analytics, and insights to connect leaders with the data they need to make informed decisions that support Arizona State University’s charter.

Samantha Bradley

Samantha Bradley

Managing Director

RealmSpark

Bradley oversees and facilitates educational-technology venture capital opportunities with mission-aligned partners for the benefit of Arizona State University.

Gretchen E . Buhlig
Chief Executive Officer
ASU Foundation for a New American University

Buhlig provides leadership of the fundraising team and works to cultivate and steward major university donors.

Augustine V. “Augie” Cheng
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer
Skysong Innovations

Cheng leads the exclusive technology transfer arm of ASU Enterprise Partners.

Virginia “Ginny” DeSanto
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
ASU Enterprise Partners

DeSanto is responsible for Enterprise Partners’ financial operations and oversight of subsidiary organizations.

Gina Miller
Gina Miller
Chief People Officer
ASU Enterprise Partners

Miller provides leadership to ASU Enterprise Partners’ human resources functions and guides partnerships with the organization’s business units to advance corporate culture, diversity, inclusion and engagement.

Jeff Mindlin
Chief Investment Officer
ASU Enterprise Partners

Mindlin is responsible for managing the ASU Foundation for a New American University’s highly diversified investment assets to maximize long-term, risk adjusted returns.
Meridith Rentz

Meridith Rentz
Chief Operating Officer
ASU Enterprise Partners

Rentz assists the CEO in setting and driving organizational vision and operational strategy to
extend Arizona State University’s reach and advance its charter.

Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts
Managing Director
University Realty

Roberts determines strategic positioning, implementation of land and vertical developments, trade partnering and real estate disposition for new and future real estate assets.

Mark Searle

Mark Searle
Interim Chief Executive Officer
ASU Enterprise Partners

Searle oversees strategic direction, operational efficiency and growth opportunities for ASU Enterprise Partners and its affiliates to align with the university’s charter.

Raja Suresh

Raja Suresh
Managing Director
ASURE (ASU Research Enterprise)

Suresh leads strategic vision and operational approaches while sustaining security compliance to extend applied research and development capabilities for Arizona State University.

David Thomas
Executive Director
MILO Space Science Institute

Thomas has built and led teams focused on directed energy, nanotechnology and materials science, executing research and development programs for the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA.

Ann Toca

Ann Toca
Chief Outreach Officer
ASU Outreach Hub

Toca joined ASU Enterprise Partners in March 2022 as the first Chief Outreach Officer, leading the ASU Outreach Hub.

Get Involved

Let’s talk.

At ASU Enterprise Partners, we’re always looking for bigger, bolder ideas. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to contact@asuenterprisepartners.org with any questions or feedback you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!