Looking for a new challenge!
I am passionate about ideas that change the world, or at least make people's lives a little bit better, and I want to be part of a team where everyone shares the vision and works hard to achieve it. Although I've been successful at both large and small companies, I prefer working within a smaller project team where I have the chance to step outside my designated area of expertise; I don't enjoy a rigid hierarchical structure and like to pitch in wherever I'm needed.
My greatest skill is envisioning "what might be" within the realm of available technology; I understand what's mainstream, what's cutting edge, and what is yet to be perfected, with the result that the vast majority of products I've contributed to have been easy to manufacture and quick to bring to market. I do have strong technology skills and can contribute to the detail work as needed, but I prefer to be in a strategy or leadership role where I am driving the development and not just executing it.
My ideal role would be as a Product Development Manager for a company with a strong technology component. I can lead product teams from concept through design, testing, and product launch, and I am particularly good at motivating my team through sticky challenges, whether technical, financial, business, or interpersonal.
I would anticipate competitive pay based on the value I offer. I enjoy the dynamic environment of a start-up or early-stage company provided there is sufficient upside potential. That doesn't mean I reject job offers from large corporations; especially if they are about a division where I can play a lead role in developing new products that are not only visionary but practical.