Daniel Marrujo is currently the President and Managing Director of Trusted Strategic Solutions, a leading Silicon Valley based consulting and government relations firm. He is on the Board of Advisors for Akhan Semiconductor, BMNT and Integra Technologies. He is on the Board of Directors for Nantero and a member of the Presidents Council of Advisors for California Polytechnic State University. He is currently a critical member of the Defense Microelectronics Cross Functional Team (DMCFT). Prior to this Mr. Marrujo served over 10 years as a senior civilian in the US Government. His final assignment was the Chief Strategy Officer and Director of the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) at the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA). The Defense Microelectronics Activity serves as a joint resource for the Department of Defense, US Government Agencies, Industry and Foreign Allies on all microelectronic efforts.
Mr. Marrujo established the NRO's VS&E program which executed several solutions protecting National Security though key technology evaluations. During his role as a U.S. Government civilian he focused on many Microelectronics initiatives that impacted the US at the Pentagon, Congress and the White House. Mr. Marrujo was also responsible for the Trust accreditation of multiple billion dollar companies within the Trusted Supplier Network. Many of these companies manufacture secure electronics currently deployed in U.S. weapons systems. Mr. Marrujo was also responsible for the establishment of the network of over 75 industry, FFRDC and USG engagements within the National High Reliability Electronics Virtual Center (HiREV). Mr. Marrujo served on the Mission Executive Council for Microelectronics, the OSD Advanced Electronics Community of Interest and supported the National Academy of Sciences on numerous microelectronics studies. Mr. Marrujo has supported over 10 DARPA programs as a subject matter expert.
Before embarking on his government civilian career, Mr. Marrujo developed missile guidance systems for advanced programs at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona.
Outside of microelectronics, Mr. Marrujo co-founded Trusted American Insurance Agency. This insurance company has grown into all 50 states with over 6,000 insurance agents nationwide. Mr. Marrujo currently sits on the Board of Directors for Trusted American Insurance Agency.
He holds a master’s degree in Materials Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.