Work History

Work History
Dec 2009 - present

Product Solutions Manager

Telvent

Managed entire product lifecycle for 14 web- and cloud-based Smart Grid and utility industry applications from concept to delivery. Provided coordinated development and release planning across multiple product teams. Tracked development progress using agile software development practices and key performance indicators. Gathered stakeholder input for development prospects. Collaborated with specific product owners to prioritize projects and user stories for development and QA efforts across the product line. Transformed product development from a defect ridden, lethargic development effort into a smooth running machine delivering high quality software 3 months ahead of schedule and 27% under budget. Organized several product specific customer groups to promote personal customer engagement. Created company blogs, product-specific Yammer communities, and UserVoice feedback forums to further enhance customer engagement. Developing product strategy to move outmoded desktop applications into a more profitable SaaS delivery model.

Sep 2008 - Aug 2009

Agile Coach

Rally Software Development

Provided coaching services to numerous organizations including Electronic Arts, eBay, PayPal, CNET.com, Intuit, Qualcomm, Avaya, VeriSign and others.Added Agile disciplines and created teams and programs capable of sustaining a high pace of innovation and agility. Worked closely with marketing team to develop social media outlets to deliver agile coaching content including Twitter, Facebook, and corporate blogs. Produced a weekly live video program entitled the Rally Café via UStream to provide coaching advice, company news, and interviews with tech industry thought leaders. Featured speaker at various international agile development conferences.

Nov 2007 - Aug 2008

Co-Founder/Director of Software Development

Data Transfer Solutions

Directed all software development efforts and major program initiatives for web-based mapping projects. Directly responsible for the growth and development of the DTS Agile business unit from startup to over $5 million in project revenues in first year of operation. Implemented organization-wide agile practices to manage full project and product lifecycles from inception to delivery. Provided technical guidance and direction to engineering teams. Developed numerous social media programs to build a community of customers and web-mapping developers. Produced Geo-Geek TV, a developer-centric weekly video stream, featuring technical discussions, details about our interesting projects, and some mapping mayhem and fun for the web-mapping community. Featured speaker at several agile development and web-mapping conferences.

Apr 2007 - Nov 2007

GIS Manager

http://www.sanborn.com

Managed day-to-day operations of the Geographic Information Systems software development team. Responsible for contract management, budget development and management, business development, proposal development, client relations, annual staff reviews, technical vision and product development for web-based satellite imagery products.Implemented agile development practices that transformed an unprofitable, underperforming software development group into a profitable, highly productive team.

Apr 2005 - Apr 2007

GIS Manager

http://www.tteci.com

Managed day-to-day operations and national staff of analysts and software developers. Responsible for contract management, business development, proposal development, client relations, agile software development methodologies, business plan development, and GIS team budgeting. Program Manager for web-mapping software development projects for U.S. Forest Service, NOAA, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, Southern Florida Gateway Offshore and Southern California Liquefied Natural Gas Terminals, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Implemented agile development practices for software development efforts that resulted in one of TetraTech’s most profitable divisions and also garnered some of the highest satisfaction marks from our client base.

Apr 2001 - Apr 2005

GIS Technical Lead

http://www.ctc.com

Responsible for the technical vision and direction of the corporate geographic information systems practice as well as business development, proposal development, client relations, annual staff reviews, GIS team strategic plan, and GIS team budgeting.Project Manager for several federal and state mapping and software development projects for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board, and Washington State University.

Jan 2001 - Apr 2001

GIS Analyst

http://www.pgs.com

Developed desktop mapping applications to support worldwide oceanographic and seismic data library.

Sep 1999 - Jan 2001

Marine Geologist

Geoscience Earth and Marine Services

Developed and maintained custom geographic information systems applications for the analysis and mapping of remotely sensed marine geologic data, oil field infrastructure, cultural data, environmental data, and hazards to oil field and pipeline development.

Jun 1997 - Sep 1999

Marine Geologist

Developed geohazard assessments and engineering plans for offshore drilling. Developed and maintained custom geographic information systems applications for the analysis and mapping of remotely sensed marine geologic data, oil field infrastructure, and hazards to oil field and pipeline development.

Jan 1991 - Dec 1993

Graphic Designer

http://www.saatchiny.com

Designed print and billboard advertising campaigns for Campbell’s Soup, Johnson & Johnson, and Hewlett-Packard.

Apr 1989 - Dec 1990

Graphic Designer

Backer Spielvogel Bates, Inc.

Designed print advertising campaigns for various clients including Parliament, Honda, Miller Beer, Ikea, and Reebok.

Feb 1987 - Mar 1989

Intern

http://www.grey.com

Assisted members of the creative department to design television and print advertising campaigns for Mitsubishi, Proctor & Gamble, and Philips Electronics. Fetched a lot of coffee too!

Education

Education
1995 - 1997

Master of Science

Texas A&M University

Member of Texas A&M Deep Tow Geophysics, Acoustics and Seafloor Mapping lab.

1986 - 1989

http://www.stjohns.edu/

Athletic scholarships: Swim Team, Water Polo Team Student Marketing and Advertising National Competition Team

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