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Work experience

Aug 2010May 2014

Strategic Business Planner

Sony
University liaison for Sony, identified researchers and led R&D groups in search of sponsored research projects. Developed research proposals that led to three grant awards. Administered two “Call for Proposals” requests to top US Engineering Universities, participated in technology reviews to identify the best responses. Drafted a successful Request for Information document to place a prototype energy management system in a DOE sponsored US field trial. Supported an international project team as a Planner for the trial. Devised a strategy to select emerging technology areas for Sony, researched desired technologies and provided reports to R&D teams.
May 2008Jul 2010

Strategic Planner

Harvard America Inc.
Consumer health care products startup, strategy & planning for $700K of seed funding. Creative concept & development leader for consumer health care products including a non-invasive glucose monitor with a University partner, a wearable UV monitor, wireless temperature monitor, an automatic hand sanitizer. Sourced development partners, provided forecasts of development costs and returns.
Feb 2007May 2008

Strategic Planner

Cyalume Technologies
Strategic Marketing and Program Management leading to sale of a chemical light company. Key contributor to strategy and operational plans which profitably sold the company for over $100M. Extracted coherent key messages from a chaotic array of existing collateral and product lines. Directed a web site re-design, drafted operations and IP overviews, provided diligence to buyers.

Education

19821985

MBA

Sacred Heart University
19751979

BS

State University of New York College at Buffalo

Skills

Product Launch
Leadership
Integration
Strategic Planning
Management
Business Planning
Business Development
Project Management
Business Strategy
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Marketing Strategy
Strategic Partnerships
Start-ups
Product Management
Competitive Analysis
Semiconductors
Product Marketing
Product Development
Strategy
Go-to-market Strategy