My next available slot is
Monday 13th Dec8:00 PM (GMT)
I’ve been in technical management for the past 26 years, with the past 19 years as COO/VP of Engineering. I started my career as an MTS software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and moved into later stage telecom startups after that. I’m currently with Lexipol, the leading provider of policy/learning/wellness solutions for public safety.
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Chief Technical Officer
Apr 2020 - current
I lead product development and engineering operations, as well as corporate IT for the company.
Chief Product Officer
Feb 2019 - Oct 2019
VP of Engineering
Sep 2012 - Mar 2019
Responsible for Product Development, Quality Assurance, Customer Support, DevOps, Data Center and Network Operations, leading a multi-location team of four directors and 40 engineers, plus outsourced resources. Transformed the appliance-based product to a cloud-based SaaS product with mobile and desktop clients. These products provide real-time secure streaming audio and video, supporting thousands of endpoints on a secure national public safety network. The technologies used include Android, iOS, Java, Linux, C++, C#, Objective C, Docker/Swarm and a variety of web services. Introduced Agile/Scrum/Lean Startup/TOC across all aspects of product management and product development.
Executive VP of Product Development and Operations
May 2007 - Aug 2012
I was part of a management buyout of the former Taqua assets, acquired from GenBand (who acquired all switching assets from Tekelec) in May 2007. Responsibilities included software and hardware development, QA testing, technical support, DevOps, project management and manufacturing. Managed an international team of 7 managers and 50 employees. Technologies used included Real Time Unix, C++, PHP and Windows.
VP of Engineering
Apr 2004 - Apr 2007
Leading product development and engineering support with a worldwide team of 7 managers and 170 engineers, supporting over $150M in revenue. Responsibilities included Software Development, QA testing, Integration testing and DevOps. Introduced and utilized Agile/Theory of Constraints for all product development.
AVP of Engineering
Dec 2001 - Apr 2004
Responsible for the software technology turnaround for a compact class 5 switch. Taqua was acquired by Tekelec in April 2004.
Director of SW Quality and Tools
Aug 1995 - Aug 2001
Various IT and R&D roles across a variety of business units.
Principal Sales Engineer
Cadre Technologies/Cayenne Software
Sep 1993 - Sep 1995
Member of the Technical Staff (MTS)
AT&T Bell Laboratories
May 1987 - Sep 1993
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