Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Internet Marketer

self-employed

Web content development and management

• Created content-rich product websites and blogs, applying SEO techniques • Established a presence on Web 2.0 sites • Developed and managed Google PPC campaigns • Created video and email autoresponder campaigns

2001 - 2006

Sr. Program Manager

Altera Corp.

Corporate Marketing Managed multiple concurrent outbound marketing campaigns and new product launches. Led cross-functional teams from Product Marketing, Customer Marketing, Web Development, Online Marketing, PR, MarCom, and Tech Pubs. - Put process in place to prioritize and scope projects across all product lines

- Initiated campaign kick-offs to communicate objectives and planned tactics

- Developed process to ensure messaging was consistent across all media

- Coordinated launch dates and activities worldwide

- Managed Trade Shows and Events

Software Development • Managed Quartus II 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 software Releases - Developed and managed detailed schedules for over 200 software engineers located in four sites worldwide. - Achieved predictable Release dates (every 6 months).

- Coordinated process for MRD and PRD development to finalize Release feature set and roadmap

- Worked with management team to anticipate and mitigate risks.

- Evolved existing project management processes and influenced adoption of best practices company-wide.

1999 - 2001

Program Manager - Localization

Portal Software

Program managed localized releases of Customer Management & Billing enterprise software for the telecommunications industry. • Managed localized releases. - Shipped Infranet 6.0.1 in 9 languages. - Performed bug scrubs and developed fix/find metrics. - Managed localization vendors, including costs. - Developed and tracked schedules using MS Project.

Sep 1997 - Oct 1999

Engineering Services Manager

Silicon Graphics

Managed Software Build & Release, Localization, Tech Pubs, and Program Management for the Windows NT Division. • Managed software build and release, localization, technical publications, and software program management. - Released software (O/S, drivers, applications) and documentation for Visual Workstation 320 and 540 products in 10 languages. - Drove software program schedules and communicated priorities among projects competing for resources. - Ensured compliance of software deliverables with Microsoft O/S (Windows NT) contracts.

Sep 1994 - Sep 1995

Contract Project Manager

Apple Inc.

PowerBook and Newton Product Divisions

Managed four projects with short-term needs to bridge critical resource shortages.

- Maintained forward momentum and progress. - Facilitated problem resolution.

Sep 1992 - Jul 1994

Project Management Trainer/Consultant

Ontara Corp.

• Developed and taught over 25 customized project management courses for Fortune 500 companies. - Devised commercial product development process for a government contractor.

Jul 1989 - Aug 1992

Project Manager

Apple Inc.

• Successfully managed cross-functional product development teams involving 24 local engineers and functional leads and 50 OEM engineers for StyleWriter Color Inkjet Printer and Color OneScanner. Managed development budgets of $3-5M and tooling budgets of $3-5M. - Shipped products on time, within budget, meeting performance goals. - Utilized combination of collaboration, consensus, and dialog to resolve conflicts and make decisions. Made decisions as required. Engineering Program Manager for Central Software • Managed software release for Performa series desktop computers. - Negotiated contract with software development vendor for the back-up and restore utility including milestones, deliverables, and payments.

Education

Education

BSME

University of Washington

MBA

University of Portland