Successful product development is a high-intensity sport. I love designing products and solving customers’ tough problems with great teams — driving innovation and beating my competitors to market with creative new products. Customer-focused engineering enables agile, successful product introductions; I have a proven record of successfully leading cross-functional teams to drive on-time, under-budget product launches.
I just completed both an M.S. & MBA to stack on top of my industry experience, further accelerating those development cycles in dynamic markets. While I’m very happy with my current role, I’m always willing to talk about an amazing opportunity to transform an engineering organization. Specific expertise includes:
Technology roadmap development
International leadership experience
Lean 6 Sigma integration
Project / Program Management
Confident presentation style
Strategic market development
Organize and lead the New Product Design (NPD) engineering, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), and Product Cost Reduction (VA/VE) functions to meet long-term business objectives.
Spearheaded material reduction projects with Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, and Product Managers.
Design lead for a global project team, responsible for consolidating pressure regulator products obtained through acquisitions with legacy products to form a unified platform for the Oil and Gas industry.
Outsourced several flagship product lines to off-shore assembly houses. Responsible for the transfer of all processes, intellectual property, and on-site qualification of all manufacturing methods.
Implemented fail-safe methods to meet customer’s stringent expectations for aesthetics and quality.
Responsible for designing circuit board assembly tooling; reduced both cycle time and handling defects.
Business models are too important to be left to the suits. If Engineers are going to make the best of their ideas, they must help develop that business model.
Experience creating designs that differentiate, creating value to both the end-customer and the bottom line. Protection of both ideas that were incorporated into products and defensive patents designed to keep competitors from entering primary markets 14 unique offerings (6 more in early-stages of IP process) in various stages of patent process.
All images from USPO website — freely available public information.
UTD ranked #19 in Princeton Review for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in 2017!
Minors: Computer Science / Mathematics
What started as an MBA team project is rapidly becoming a really viable business — txpertise validates IT certifications. txpertise makes it easier for IT professionals to display their validated certifications on a profile they can share with hiring managers and recruiters.
We’ve been relatively successful at local business events and university competitions (finalist at BIC and PinkTank, 3rd place at QuickPitch) — honing and crafting our message.
6 months of long nights of iterating between whiteboard sketches, code mockups, user feedback, and fine-tuning.
Launched in Late 2017, we’re getting traction and amazing feedback from our first users. Continuing to add certifications and services!
I’ve been incredibly fortunate to travel the world for work — seeing things that would have been inaccessible to me otherwise. I wield chopsticks like a pro, know how to get taxi drivers to take me to the best spot for a late-night drink, and always make my flight home. I credit that travel for broadening my perspective towards other cultures and shedding amazing insight to the global business world.
Design Team Leadership
Offshore Product Transfer
Design Mentor, Pilot Signoff
I always try to remember to emphasize the effect that my family has on my professional life — from providing emotional support when I went back to school, understanding that I’ll miss swim lessons while I’m on a business trip, or the occasional late nights at the office.
They enable me to pursue my professional passions. Also, they’re awesome…
I enjoy cooking, missing golf putts, and making the perfect Old Fashioned.
In 2017, I finally learned how to successfully complete a Rubik’s Cube.
We’ve been married since 2004 and things keep getting better. She’s a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and an inspirational wife & mother.
Growing faster every day, learning more and more. We have (constant) light saber battles, enjoy cheeseburgers, and love to be silly.
Chocolate Lab that’s been family since he was a puppy. He loves taking naps, his stuffed animals, and pizza crusts.
I’m incredibly engaged and fulfilled with my career, but am always willing to chat about interesting opportunities.