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. Intense customer focus enables agile, successful product introductions.
I have a proven record of successfully leading cross-functional teams to drive on-time, under-budget product launches. Specific expertise includes:
Technology roadmap development
International leadership experience
Lean 6 Sigma integration
Project / Program Management
Confident presentation style
Strategic market development
Transitioning career to a Marketing leadership role – excited about the opportunity to integrate Finisar’s game-changing 3D sensing products into customer applications. Responsible for the growth and market-penetration of VCSEL products globally and key account oversight.
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 2018!
Minors: Computer Science / Mathematics
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 football games while I’m on a business trip, or the
occasional constant late night conference calls.
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 at her own company, Therapy Squared, and an inspirational wife & mother.
Growing faster every day, learning more and more. We have (constant) light saber battles, enjoy tacos, and love to be silly.
I’m incredibly engaged and fulfilled with my career, but am always willing to chat about interesting opportunities.