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Summary

David Ladouceur is an operating executive technologist, a great addition to any team, can lead, follow or integrate with diverse management styles. Dave has been involved in the successful commercialization and delivery of complex systems, leading edge technology for over 25 years.Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mr. Ladouceur holds Bachelor's of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of New Orleans. He is the recipient of the United States’ highest engineering award, the National Medal of Technology, 1991, as a member of the Pegasus Rocket Team.Mr. Ladouceur specializes in taking a vision, an idea or a concept and turning it into a sustainable business, whether a start-up or high growth company where speed of execution and human and monetary capital efficiency can create sustainable value. He is a hands-on manager who brings a no-nonsense, well-enameled leadership style with in-depth operating and management development experience required to create success. When not creating shareholder value, he treasures his family, four children and the great Rocky Mountain lifestyle.

Core Competencies

  • Leader, Technologist, Operations Executive
  • Building and Commercializing Complex Systems and Technology 
  • Start-ups, Expansion & Growth oriented companies (turnarounds)
  • AI, IoT, Big Data, Digital & Smart Cities,  Space as a Service, Software as a Service
  • Urban-Tech, Med-Tech, Enterprise Software, Energy, Mobile, Internet, Aerospace
  • Team Building and Business Strategy & Development
  • International Experience 

Selected Accomplishments

  • CEO of life.ai -- built a new model for people, planet and prosperity that focuses on fixing advertising, social media and providing great experiences through AI for everyone
  • COO/ CTO - Instrumental in pivoting CentriMed to be acquired by the Global Healthcare Exchange with returns as high as 800% IRR 
  • CTO/COO - Built and managed successful staff of up to 80 people
  • CTO/COO - Created mandate and model for Private Equity venture in China
  • CTO - Invented NLP system that can be driven from a language file -- 4 time simpler and faster than existing solutions
  • PM/Scientist  - various roles including last minute testing system for the Pegasus Rocket, spacecraft protocol still in use today (OX.25) and other aerospace applications
  • Chief Architect - Built AI system for GTE to balance loads on digital switches
  • Co-inventor of patented push technology and pub/sub models of the early internet
  • Scientist - Invented AI and fuzzy logic that can fly a spacecraft by learning how to control using simulations
  • CTO - Invented one of the first billing and payment solutions (ACH transactions)
  • CTO/COO Pivoted HR startup - Skill Survey to successful $2.8M seed round and subsequent sale years later ~$45M
  • Scientist / Lead Engineer - Built the only test compiler and run-time system to certify solid rocket boosters on the Space Shuttle program. Stayed in production for more than 20 years.
  • Developed Computer Aided Seismic Interpretation System for Shell Offshore
  • Various patents and mentoring people and startups

Approach

Team  1+1=3 where great minds create great ideas; avoid pitfalls using lessons learned and harness the best of the best.

Knowledge :  People with broad multi-disciplinary backgrounds have a wealth of raw material to create superior strategies, plans and innovation.

Strategy:  Develop a deep understanding of market drivers; create a vision that is understood by all – update it often based on market feedback and reality checks.

Execution:  Market timing can sometimes be in your favor; the other 100% is nimble, highly efficient, and focused execution at all levels.

Desire: Culture and people come first and a passion to win no matter what the odds are.

Work experience

Mar 2015Present

CEO and Founder

Life AI

Life ai  is enabling the average citizen to have a fully integrated living experience. Imagine a world where people, businesses, and buildings all help each other. Artificial Intelligence has the potential to improve every experience, simplify every day activities and make life more meaningful.

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Simple, convenient and fun!
We are building the future of living. Where you are not a target in an algorithm, You are a person and we help you live a better life. No more stalking, privacy that works. Brands come to you to learn and adapt to your needs in a way that builds lasting relationships in one seamless experience.

Aug 2013Present

Mentor

Work with entrepreneurs and young professionals to help them develop their ideas and careers.

Aug 2013March 2015

Chairman & CTO

Neon Mobile

Neon-Mobile is creating next generation engagement solutions for small businesses to smart cities. Looking at the whole engagement life-cycle, Neon's powerful customer facing tools and an immersive mobile application suite give organizations the tools to create a memorable and high quality behavioral, personalized and location aware experience. Based on the latest cognitive and mobile technologies and partners include 22Capital Partners, IBM Watson, and SAP HANA. Projects include core technology for a smart city development ($500M+ 2.4M+ sqft.) "a living lab" for engagement solutions with connected health, smart retail, intelligent buildings, safety and home automation all integrated.

Sep 2009Aug 2013

Managing Director (COO & CTO)

New Dimension Equity Partners

New Dimension looks for opportunities that can benefit it's core value and mission -- People -- Planet -- Prosperity. Medical Technology, Information Systems, New Media, Internet and Mobile as well as energy projects can fit this model rather nicely. Whether Buy-Side, Sell-Side or Advisory. Provide strategic assistance to executive teams of early - mid stage companies. Act as an independent advisory on issues ranging from technology, finance, marketing and exit strategies.

Dec 2009Sep 2013

Managing Director, (COO & CTO)

ProVantage Capital Partners

Managing Director, COO & CTO of ProVantage Capital Partners, a Private Equity firm focused on making investments in fast growth companies with powerful intellectual property, technology and service innovation. My responsibilities included development of the PPM, fund marketing materials, and other related legal documents including all aspects of technology including web-site development and business processes,  created the due diligence and intake business processing systems, performed due diligence on portfolio companies and was a member of the investment committee.

Jul 2006Aug 2013

Co-Founder (COO & CTO)

GreenFly America

GreenFly America "GreenFly" changes the communication paradigm from communicating with a device - to communicating with a member of a professional or personal social network and gives each user personal freedom of how, where and when to communicate with someone. This technology works across all devices, mobile and broadband networks, does not require any knowledge of particular members' personal information, preferences or contact details, and does so in a fully authenticated, automated and spam-proof method.

May 2009May 2011

Chairman

Idaptic, Inc.

Idaptic is a unique and next generation business process automation technology to be delivered through a SAAS model. Mentor and advisory to founder's.

May 2004Feb 2006

Chief Operating Officer

Skill Survey

Advised a small consulting practice focused on reference checking and assessments and retooled it to a venture capital funded business. Co-author of patent applications and product designs still in use today.

19992002

CTO & Vice President Operations

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)

Responsible for the operations and technology of a a world-class international healthcare e-commerce and content portal (originally called CentriMed) and was sold to the Global Healthcare Exchange in one year for 4X - 8X returns. Was key man for the sale and initial operations and GHX is a viable ongoing business today.

19961999

CTO

NetDelivery Corp

Built web based push technology product (publish/subscribe) for the original founder on time and in budget; was asked to re-position company and invented Electronic Delivery Management and was key man to secure contracts and/or investments with IBS, Canada Poste / Bank of Montreal and UPS which generated $15+ million in revenue and investments (Chief Technology Officer). Inventor of bill payment solutions.

19941995

Chief Architect III

Evolving Systems Inc

Chief Telecom architect in Artificial Intelligence based provisioning systems, established Boulder, Office of Evolving Systems. Successful rollout of AI based load balancing and provisioning system for GTE, still in use today.

19891994

Project Manager / Scientist

Orbital Sciences Corporation (now Northrop Grumman)

Leading scientist, project and program manager for ground and space based programs and a Co-founder of Orbital Science's Space Technology Lab. Developed and commercialized the Pegasus rocket and other spacecraft platforms. Developed low cost spacecraft platform PicoLab, inventor of the communication protocol OX.25 and other systems still in use.

19831989

Lead Engineer

United Technologies / United Space Boosters

Lead engineer for United Technologies USBI division for NASA's Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Assembly and Checkout System (ABACS) responsible for software and hardware systems. Systems developed were in operation for over 20 years. Developed real-time ethernet based protocols, lead engineer and inventor for the ATLAS run time system and had sign-off authority on the return to flight safety for ABACS related system issues.

Skills

Industrial Strength CTO

Have been developing and commercializing technology solutions for 30 plus years. Current in all fields AI, IoT, Big Data, Smart Cities, Digital Transformation, Platform as a Service, Space as a Service, Convenience as a Service. AI Architect, NLP, ML, DL focused in genetic algorithms for learning and adaptive models. Web and Mobile development using the latest tools.

Concept Product Design

All aspects of designing products from scratch. Create or take a vision and develop models and work with UX/UI people to create frictionless approaches,. Create business models and logic, P&Ls and all aspects of a startup. Fluent in product marketing and management.

Architect & Product Management

Product Management including (SDLC) full software development lifecycle built on modern web and mobile applications using technologies including Laravel, PHP, PostGRES, AI Tools including Luis Watson, Tensor Flow and many others, GraphQL, Neo4J, Swift (IOS), Kotlin (Android), Angular 8+, WebFlow. Supervised staff as large as 70+ people and created teams from scratch including hiring, evaluation, requirements generation, business logic, UX/UI handoff, customer acceptance testing and product marketing.

Tools and Technologies

Functioning technology Executive includes expert knowledge of Microsoft Office, Office-365 Admin, AWS, Azure, Adobe Suite, Sales Force, Webflow, Zeplin, Slack, Lingo, Abstract.io, Vimeo (and video editing), AirTable, Asana, GitHub, Teamcity, Gusto (Payroll), google analytics, hotjar, press wire, and more

Corporate Operations & COO/CIO

Have direct experience building investment models, PPMs and developing operation management for Private Equity/Venture Capital companies. Built all operations, due-diligence, legal framework, term sheets, and reporting systems for portfolio companies (BPM). Superior technologist for due-diligence and market-business analysis in energy, healthcare, software, new-media and other industries.

Private Equity / Venture Capital

Have direct experience building investment models, PPMs and developing operation management for Private Equity/Venture Capital companies. Built all operations, due-diligence, legal framework, term sheets, and reporting systems for portfolio companies (BPM). Superior technologist for due-diligence and market-business analysis in energy, healthcare, software, new-media and other industries.

Business Startup, Growth and Commercialization

All aspects of establishing a business,  product road map, market development, sales and marketing plans,  public relations, investor relations, capital acquisition., from R&D to market. 

Emerging Markets

Have been working with emerging markets and the Chinese on bringing large scale improvements to the quality of life through american innovation.

Patents

Integrated management of medical information

  • United StatesPatent Application 9909500
  • Filed July 20, 2001
  • Inventors:Dave Ladouceur, and others A system and method for integrated management of medical product information is disclosed. A dynamic interaction between medical procedures, medical products and product suppliers enables efficient decisions to be made concerning medical product procurement. The system of the present invention...

Integrated management of product information

  • United StatesPatent Application 9909740
  • Filed July 20, 2001
  • Inventors:Dave Ladouceur, and others A system and method for integrated management of technical product information is disclosed. A dynamic interaction between procedures, products and product suppliers enables efficient decisions to be made concerning technical product procurement. The system of the present invention includes an...

Heterogeneous Network Delivery of Electronic Messages in Accordance with Privacy and Personalization Criteria

  • United States patent 12796606 - Issued June 8, 2010
  • Inventors:Dave Ladouceur,Michael Tracy A communication gateway includes a queue to receive a group identifier. An action list generator invokes templates corresponding to the group identifier. The templates characterize roles, permissions and transaction rules for communicating with each individual associated with the group identifier...

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING DYNAMIC THREE DIMENSIONAL FACADES FOR ORGANIZING CONTENT

  • This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application 61/658,889, filed June 12, 2012, entitled, "Apparatus and Method for Utilizing Three dimensional Facades for Organizing content", the contents of which are incorporated herein.

    REFERENCES

    Bruce Bacon -- Product Manager

    Centrimed/GHX (employee)

    Dave has a unique understanding of how cutting edge technology latches to business. Through its application, Dave is able to create competitive advantages. Additionally, he has a full understanding of the process required to take concepts from the drawing board through to production level products. By leveraging these capabilities, companies can get a jump on the competition. 

    Cori Ewing, Production Manager

    Centrimed/GHX (employee)

    Dave has been a great leader and mentor to me and others. As one of his earliest hires at Centrimed I had the opportunity to watch him successfully build that company from the ground up from startup to successful sale. I have yet to meet anyone with Dave’s breadth of knowledge and complete business skill set. I highly recommend Dave for his experience and integrity.

    Mike Loucks, Systems Engineer

    Orbital Sciences Corporation

    I worked with Dave at Orbital Sciences Corporation, and have relied on his advice and innovative thinking for over 14 years. Dave is an outstanding technologist. I can always count on Dave to be up to date with any new or upcoming technology and to have not only insight into the details of these technologies but connections to others in the field. His advice is excellent, and he always has a keen eye towards the strategic positions inherent in any venture. My career was greatly enhanced by the time when I worked for and with Dave. His leadership skills helped me to break through any fears I might have of dealing with new and unknown (to me) technologies, and his no-nonsense approach to problem solving rubbed off on me and continues to serve me to this day. Dave is a key ally for anyone trying to be successful in high technology fields. I consult with him regularly, and consider my affiliation with him to have made a great positive impact on my career.

    Tom Leifer, Principal Consultant

    QI Path (colleague)

    I am very lucky to have worked with or under Dave on several projects. The depth and range of his knowledge and experience on technical, business and organizational subjects is almost frightening. His ability to assemble visionary components into operational business propositions is rare and extremely valuable. Every interaction with DAve has been a valuable learning experience for me.

    Jason Daingerfield, Web Developer

    SkillSurvey (employee)

    I knew within the first 20 minutes of meeting Dave that working for him would have a profound everlasting affect on my career. I was amazed not only by his vision for the future of the company, but also of his vision for the career development of his direct reports. Most managers take an organic approach to employee development, letting their people learn through interactions with co-workers and day-to-day experiences. Dave is proactive, taking the time to get to know his people, finding out what makes them tick and building upon their strengths everyday. He understands better then anyone that a crucial element of success when ramping a company, is ramping individual employees.

    J. Michael Stogner, Freelance writer & Consultant

    Several Companies

    I have worked for Dave at two different companies. In both cases, I found Dave to be very astute, both technically and business-wise. He has an excellent grasp of technology and how it can be best applied to any business domain. In both software product firms, Dave and I had tremendous success as a team. Dave is a strong, innovative leader and trusts those whom he respects to do their part. He has high expectations of his people and himself and that usually translates into a successful partnership and a plus for his company.

    Education

    Aug 1980May 1985

    Bachelor of Science - Computer Science

    University of New Orleans

    One of the first time sharing computers in the world a Decsystem-10

    Interest

    Mentoring, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Nations, Promoting Girls in Sports.

    Portfolio

    Video of Pegasus and our Digital City project.