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Summary

I lead others breaking down complex problems into solvable components.

Specialties:

* Critical thinking and problem solving
* Agile process improvement
* Coaching for all aspects of Agile framework (Product Owner, Scrum Master, Developer)

Proven experience with:

* Startups
* Human Centered Design
* Informatics/Data Analytics
* Software Product Management
* Industries: Healthcare, Medical Devices, Marketing, Retail, Financial

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Work experience

Jul 2008Jul 2014

Senior Leadership roles

Greater Pittsburgh Area
Sep 2003Jul 2008

Co-Founder

Forward Labs

Led distributed, cross-functional teams to develop hosted applications for the healthcare industry. Responsible for all aspects of SDLC, marketing, design, product launch, roll out and deployment, information technology components and integration with third party services and existing enterprise systems.

Dec 1997Jun 2001

Vice President Product Development

Liekar Strategic Solutions(LSS)

Executive manager - database consulting and software development. Employee #3 ~ helped grow the company to 35+ in 4 years. Led cross-functional teams in developing records management and performance assessment applications for law enforcement. Responsible for design and development of the core product line and sales of $1M+.

Sep 1994Dec 1997

Technical and Project Lead

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Technical and Project Lead Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 1988Sep 1994

Systems Engineer Consultant

GE, Memorex/Telex, Nortel
Systems Engineer Consultant Raleigh, NC Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 1984Jul 1988

Systems Engineer

Electronic Data Systems EDS
Systems Engineer Plano, TX CERTIFICATIONS

Education

19841988

B.Sc

Appalachian State University