Cynthia Bouthot is Director of Commercial Innovation and Sponsored Programs at the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), where she drives the application of space-based technology into non-traditional space business. Bouthot heads a team of business development professionals that focuses on generating flight projects for the ISS National Lab in the life science, energy, chemicals, materials, clean tech, and IT sectors.
Prior to this, Bouthot was President of the Collaborative Innovation Group, an organization focused on providing the tools and methodologies to establish successful product offerings, develop efficient routes to market, and build image and brand. Bouthot is also a founding Partner of the Russia Innovation Collaborative, where she developed appropriate cluster strategies and propositions that allow optimal penetration of new markets. Bouthot was Consul & Head of Trade and Investment at the British Consulate-General, where she led a team focused on international business development. Bouthot also has broad experience in both the public and private sectors. She directed management systems for the MA Port Authority and headed up the State’s trade office in London.
While In the private sector, Bouthot spent a large part of her career leading change initiatives and implementing challenging technology programs. Bouthot was Global Lead of Business Readiness for EMC’s ERP implementation, and as Director of Industry Consulting at Benchmarking Partners, she worked with a range of public and private clients on technology change initiatives. Bouthot regularly speaks to audiences and moderates panels on innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. She has many professional affiliations including being named a mentor in the Boston University Kindle program.
Bouthot began her career with Honeywell Bull in finance and auditing. She holds a B.S. (magna cum laude) from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management with a major in Finance and a master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.