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Professional Experience

Apr 2012Present

Ceo/Founder

PRIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Established this successful business to support small and medium sized organizations achieve their objectives by asking the right questions to translate strategic plans into tactical initiatives. Provide solutions to optimize operational performance across a broad range of areas, with particular focus on mobile technology, new product development, and national infrastructure project development.

  • Spearheaded the launch of a new non-profit automotive museum, acting as interim COO, developing and implementing their launch strategy and guiding 5-year budget development.
  • Supported a local high school by transforming their communication strategy into reality by developing a new mobile app. Sourced additional contractors for website redesign and devised a social media initiative that received national recognition.
  • Liaised with federal government on the development of a $34B national infrastructure project to mitigate losses associated with floods and agricultural drought. This project will cover 16 states and create 30,000 jobs.
  • Perform business evaluations on innovative technologies for possible investment by an overseas fund.
20062014

Ceo/Co-Founder

SKYRON SYSTEMS, INC

Turned entrepreneurial vision into reality by building an innovative business focused on the research and development of new technology applications in renewable energy in order to commercialize an innovative small vertical axis wind turbine. Defined strategy across all core business functions including product development, quality, sales and marketing along with investor relations. Collaborated with team in securing a $2M investment during a period of recession and general economic malaise. Achieved considerable recognition with Skyron being named among one of the top 10 most promising Energy and Clean Technology companies at the 6th Annual Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship – Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum.

  • Provided commercially viable turbine products through astute stewardship of R&D efforts through cross-functional internal and external teams.
  • Effectively managed market fluctuations by constructing multiple 5-year business plans and budgets.
  • Directed profitable discussions with Central American government, banking, and industry representatives on an economic development initiative.
  • Established and managed Engineering Social Advancement initiative fostering a holistic social /utility infrastructure service to support developing countries.
19882006

Principal/Founder

SPA INC

Built a highly successful management-consulting firm from the ground up, providing strategic and operational solutions that supported clients’ performance objectives. Led engagement planning and project management of a wide variety of endeavors for clients that ranged from a start-up medical device company through to the Department of Defense. Regularly served as interim executive to insure successful project implementation.

  • Served as Vice President and General Manager leading the development and implementation of the DoD’s first comprehensive energy efficiency telecommunications project with a program value of $20M, which would achieve 50% reduction in utility usage.
  • Assigned interim position of Director of Manufacturing Operations steering a start-up medical device company in defining and establishing manufacturing, product assurance, purchasing and product engineering functions, protocols and policies.
  • Secured a 50% reduction in both product cost and manufacturing cycle time in first year along with accelerating supplier lead times by 40% through introduction of a flexible supply chain.
  • Evaluated the utility consumption at White Sands Missile Range and developed a proposal that would maximize utility savings through the implementation of recommended technologies in the area of water, waste-water, natural gas, and electricity.
  • Acted as principal project representative and received a letter of recommendation from the government contracting officer.
20012002

Vice President of Operations

SARIF, INC

Formulated a global operations function together with managing technology transfer of asdvanced polysilicon active matrix LCDs to strategic partner in Hong Kong.

  • Designed and managed a global manufacturing operation encompassing contract manufacturing partners in Hong Kong and Germany.
  • Created multi-year business plans and budgets and provided comprehensive analysis of operational growth and revenue projections.
  • Directed materials management and cultivated close and productive relationships with partner sites through effective communication including site visits, establishing shared understanding and commitment to expectations.
  • Executed effective cost reduction initiatives that achieved 20% improvement to gross margins.
  • Designed a new product assurance program to ensure compliance with ISO 9001:2000.             
19992001

Senior Director – Site Operations

RADISYS CORPORATION

Converted a boutique embedded computer manufacturing facility into a high volume operation, directing entire plant operations, 5 executives and 400 employees across production, engineering, production, quality and facilities design.

  • Revamped the operations division, implementing business process reengineering initiatives that resulted in the division increasing its revenue contribution 48% to $200M within 15 months.
  • Initiated Lean program that increased production by 100% and reduced costs by 30% in 15 months.