Laurie Giandomenico, Ph.D.

Laurie Giandomenico, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Acceleration Officer, MITRE Accelerator

Laurie Giandomenico is senior vice president and chief acceleration officer. In this role, she positions MITRE to collaborate and engage with the private sector, government, and academia to advance our whole-of-nation approach to solving national problems.

Giandomenico invests and incubates new short- and long-term opportunities, while also developing new business models to scale impact through MITRE Engenuity™, a tech foundation for public good. She has led MITRE Engenuity since its inception in 2019.

Giandomenico also nurtures innovation and capabilities through the Accelerator in collaboration with MITRE Labs and leads our corporate development efforts, working with MITRE leadership to cultivate and execute business strategy.

She has pioneered new pathways for MITRE to engage with the private sector, including research and investment collaborations; her teams lead the Open Generation 5G Consortium, the Semiconductor Alliance, and MITRE’s public-private partnership programs in cybersecurity, including the Center for Threat-Informed Defense, MITRE ATT&CK Defender™, and MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluations.

Giandomenico joined MITRE in 1991 as a member of the technical staff, and after graduate school joined McKinsey & Company in 2000. Since 2002, she has held multiple executive-level positions in publicly traded enterprise software firms, including Pegasystems (BPM/CRM software) and EnerNOC (now Enel energy company).

She most recently managed her own strategy and marketing consulting firm, Rocket Strategy, to work with senior leadership to develop and implement business, brand, and marketing strategy at the corporate and product levels.

Giandomenico sits on the board of the Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical/biomedical engineering from the University of Connecticut, and a master’s degree in anthropology and archaeology from Cornell University, where she also earned a doctorate focused on nutritional health and organizational development, from the School of Human Ecology.