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Summary

Certified through the PDMA [http://www.pdma.org - The Product Development and Management Association] as NPDP - New Product Development Professional - it confirms mastery of new product development principles and best practices.

Work experience

Sep 2006Present

Director Go-To-Market for Business ByDesign

SAP
Business ByDesign is the most complete on-demand business solution for mid-size companies. Globally responsible for the "Services" Industry for Business ByDesign.
Sep 2005Sep 2006

Director Solution Strategy NPDI

SAP Labs
Achievements: 1. Created Customer User Group with 90 fortune 500 customers including Colgate, Kimberly Clark, Intel, Lennox, Coca Cola, Coooper Cameron, Halliburton, WelchAllyn, AndrewCorp. SCJohnson, Hershey, Kraft, General Mills, Conair. 2. Led the development of the first Integration with Adobe - presented at Sapphire. 3. Initiated first customer for new Xapp applications. 4. Defined NPDI strategy and wrote detailed competitive analysis to support new development.
Feb 2003Sep 2005

Field Services Manager - IBU Industrial Machinery and Components

SAP Labs
Jan 2001Feb 2003

Product Manager PLM

SAP Labs
Achievements: 1. Responsible for the launch of two new products in USA, cFolders and cProjects. - see customer recommendation from Eclipse Aviation. 2. Created Customer ASUG User Community with key PLM customers - these customers defined additional developments required, which I wrote the business case for, had approved and developed in the core ERP system. 3. Supported Sales Cycles worth $25M. 4. Wrote and had developed a CRM application with a market potential of $60M - Digital Asset Management.
Apr 1997Jan 2001

Senior Consultant

SAP UK For Business
Achievements 1. Was the highest revenue earning senior consultant for one year. 2. FI/CO Certified - Financials and Management Accounting. 3. Led Product Management for Project Systems
Sep 1990Apr 1997

Senior Analyst Programmer

British Aerospace
Senior Business Analyst for Finance Department. Redesigned and programmed new petty cash system resulting in large financial savings and visibility into the cash position. Senior Programmer: Cobol II, DB2v2.2 and SQL. Wrote and supported the Job Costing Programs. Treasurer Health and Fitness Center at BAe.
Mar 1994Dec 1996

Accountant / IT Advisor

Konnect Electrical
Worked every Friday afternoon and alternate weekends to manage the books of accounts. I proactively designed and implemented an IT strategy to support company processes. Implemented SAGE Instant Accounting.

Education

19961996

Management Training

Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management
19941996

CIMA

University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
19881990

Associate Degree

Northumbria [Newcastle] University