Jose Quintana

As President and Chairman of the Board of Advent GX Corporation, Mr. Quintana contributes a high level of community building consultation and collaboration for the Institute.

Mr. Quintana has a wealth of tech startup experience. As a lifelong entrepreneur, he has started several successful companies and has acted as consultant to many of the world's top corporations including Nokia, Sprint, Qualcomm, Frito-Lay, Schering-Plough, Disney, Lockheed, Sun Microsystems, Verizon and Novartis International. With this experience, Mr. Quintana is a valuable collaborator and consultant for initiatives by the IAC to partner with private businesses.

He has demonstrated leadership in the revitalization of downtown Bryan, and has formed associations between Texas A&M and the Bryan community. He is an active board member of Global Knowledge Group, The Patria Group,  and The Texas Lyceum Association. Mr Quintana also serves as Advisory Council Member at the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). He is Texas Chapter President of the Travel and Tourism Research Association. He was recently elected as president of the Central Texas Chapter of ISSA - the leading International Cyber Security and Information Assurance authority.  

Jose is also currently involved in the following:

The SEAD Gallery (Science Engineering Arts and Design), fully integrated into our private incubator, brings art, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in support of heritage perservation and economic development.

The SEAD Academy (Science Engineering Arts and Design), fully integrated into our private incubator, offers experiential learning opportuinities to kids ages 5 and above.

DUFi (Distributed Urban Farming Initiative), converting empty lots into eatable landscapes.

Grand Stafford Theater, Live Music (and soon to include Science & Innovation Lectures and a Foreign Film/Dining Series) in support of Heritage Preservation.