Founding Partner, Connector Labs
Kyle Wiley is a Founding Partner of Connector Labs with extensive experience cultivating relationships and collaborating with stakeholders across various industries.
Previously, Mr. Wiley served as an Appointee in the U.S. Department of Energy under two Secretaries in the Office of the Chief Commercialization Officer / Technology Transitions.
While Senior Advisor he negotiated international bi-lateral agreements, contributed to the launch of a COVID technical assistance program, and engaged various offices around the complex and Administration to encourage tech transfer and commercialization activities from the 17 DOE National Labs.
Before his Presidential Appointment, Mr. Wiley was a Federal Relations Advisor for the AmLaw 100 firm, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. His work included lobbying executive branch departments, congressional offices, and committees on behalf of clients.
Previously, Mr. Wiley served as Assistant to two Presidents of the Heritage Foundation, where he was responsible for the organization’s major donor fundraising and external relations in the Southwest, realizing gifts in excess of $3.1M.
Before joining the Heritage Foundation, Mr. Wiley was a Koch Associate at the Charles Koch Institute. During his time as a Koch Associate, he assisted with fundraising efforts at Americans for Prosperity and collaborated with Stand Together.
Mr. Wiley currently serves on the Board of Directors for GET: Global Energy Transition and is President of the Southern Social Club, supporting veterans and disaster recovery.
Mr. Wiley holds a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Georgia. During his undergraduate education he interned for former Congressman Paul Broun (GA-10). In 2017 he completed his Masters in Management from Avila University in Kansas City, MO along with a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising.