Engineer, Business Manager, Developer, and Entrepreneur with over 20 years of business development, engineering, marketing research, and consulting experience in manufacturing, consulting, aerospace & defense, and energy industries.1
Houston Texas, November 2010 - Present
Building web applications targeted at Texas school districts to connect with their student and parent communities. Applications are built on the Node.js stack. Work being done through a joint venture (EA Technologies, Inc.) with a previous client.
Sold, designed, and built a custom business management system being used by an energy consulting firm. The system is used as an end-to-end customer management solution including customer, supplier, and contract management. Contract management includes a bidding portal and customer energy usage analytics. The web application is built on a Python stack running on Heroku.
Sold, designed, and built mobile applications for a federated search service. The mobile applications are built on Apple's iOS platform.
Collaborated with multiple non-profit organizations to further the application of open source software development methodologies as applied to complex, engineered hardware systems.
Houston, Texas, July 2003 - November 2010
Managed marketing and business development for an SAIC operation with revenue of $130 million per year. This included proposal development, opportunity qualification/pipeline management, capture management, and Business Acquisition Council presentation using SAIC business development processes and tools. Primary customers included the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and commercial energy businesses. Received two Rabbi Trust awards for work performed.
Performed and assisted with assessments/audits of issues in subject areas approved by NASA Headquarters Office of Safety & Mission Assurance (Code Q). This included remaining cognizant of issues and concerns related to NASA’s manned space flight programs as well as payload and utilization activities. Led the assessment of the International Space Station’s (ISS') Certification of Flight Readiness (CoFR) process resulting in significant changes to the CoFR process for Soyuz, Progress, and Space Shuttle flights to the ISS. Received the Space Flight Awareness Team Award in 2003 for work performed. Performed test and verification support for NASA’s Orion Project.
Houston Texas, July 2002 - July 2003
Founded independent consulting practice providing marketing research services. Clients included a Fortune 500 environmental services company studying safety, a Texas state agency investigating program effectiveness, a Houston law firm requesting expert statistical services, and an automotive industry supplier measuring customer satisfaction.
Houston, Texas, May 1997 - July 2002
Provided new product and service development and launch consulting services to a diverse set of companies. Clients specialized in creating complex engineered offerings such as commercial aircraft, naval ships, automobiles, mobile internet services, and pacemakers. Delivered an increasing amount of sales every year. Sales delivered in 2001 included $4 million direct (solely responsible) and $9 million team (member of sales team) - $13 million total.
Houston, Texas, June 1996 - January 1997
Provided and presented financial analyses of operations for a $500 million global organization. Prepared results of operations and strategies for annual briefing to CEO.
Houston, Texas, January 1988 - June 1996
Led and was a member of engineering teams tasked with the design, development, test, and evaluation of government furnished equipment for manned spaceflight. Specialized in structural and mechanical system design. Held signature authority for stress approval on Space Shuttle flight hardware.
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and General Management, 1997.
Bachelor of Science (BS), Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 1990. Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau.
“Quick-Connect Fasteners for Assembling Devices in Space,” United States Patent 5,186,567.2
“Space Station Paraffin-Actuated Remote Connector,” United States Patent 5,439,310.3
Business development experience using Customer Relationship Management and proposal development collaboration tools.
Hands-on hardware development experience with structures and mechanisms. Some experience with hands-on electronics fabrication. Strong interest in the application of software development tools and strategies in the hardware domain.
Analytica Inc., A. Schulman, BAE Systems, Boeing (Commercial Aircraft Group), Cordiem, Covisint, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson, Deep Web Technologies, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Guidant (now Boston Scientific), Lockheed Martin, NASA, Newport News Shipbuilding (now Huntington Ingalls Industries), Texas Finance Commission, UK Ministry of Defence, US Navy (NAVSEA), Waste Management, and Van Brunt & Associates, Inc.
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