I have a solid 18-year track record of global experience and accomplishments with two major automotive OEMs, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. In the span of my career with these two firms I have worked in nearly all facets of the business including operations, business development, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, product development and even launch of a new subsidiary from the pre-business plan phase.
Presently, I am the Manager of Global Strategy and Business Development in GM R&D. The main objective of this role is two-fold; to establish a GM Corporate Venture Capital portfolio through leveraging strategic partnerships, and develop implementation plans/processes to improve technology collaboration with external suppliers and GM R&D Centers. Prior to this assignment I spent two years in GM s Corporate Strategy office; this is a very highly regarded group within GM. Our charter included taking on cross-functional and very complex challenges facing the corporation s Automotive Strategy Board (GM s Board of Directors), essentially acting as internal consultants to GM s top senior executives. An example of one of the projects included working with our Sales & Marketing Division to assess the impact of the re-structuring they have completed with GM s 7,500 dealers (merging brands, splitting off imports, relocations, etc). Based on our findings and new strategic direction GM s projected savings is in the $50 Million range. In addition, I led projects related to fuel cells; developing a business strategy to grow GM s accessories business; as well as developed the Global Portfolio assessments for the GM Board of Directors Business Plan Review.
The melding of product engineering, business and strategy and balancing the levers of each is the key to success in any business. As proven in my track record, I am an objectives-oriented and results-driven leader with vast experience in all the critical areas required to optimize this balance and succeed.