Carlos Torrez is the NASA Program Manager for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs. He is responsible for agency level policy and strategic oversight of these programs. His leadership crosses the boundaries of 10 centers, 4 mission directorates, multiple agencies, and thousands of small businesses and is a key factor in the success of the programs.
Additionally, Torrez has 25 years’ experience with NASA procurement and has successfully developed partnerships with other national space agencies as well as partnerships with minority firms. Torrez has received over 30 awards for outstanding service to NASA. Most notable is the Exceptional Achievement Medal in which he was recognized by the business community for expanding contract opportunities to small, minority and women owned businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Business and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Notre Dame University.