Instrumental Innovation Inc.

Apr 2011 – Aug 2015 and Sep 2017 - Jan 2019

Portland, OR

Principal consultant

 

Providing business, strategy, project/program management, and consumer product design consulting.

Sample Project: Master scheduling expert consultant to Oracle:

Master scheduling system setup for large e-commerce website project, involving several technical pillars and applications (CRM, web front end, SOA with external interfaces, ERP, business rules engine, identity management, and others).  Collaborated with federal and state governments, external corporate networks, and internal business operations stakeholders.  Created tools to help PMs plan delivery dates and resource needs for a hybrid agile multiple iteration approach.  Developed detailed schedules in MS Project and created automatically updated iteration dashboards. Interfaced with client leadership and client’s client to determine project information needs, explain my deliverables, and suggest solutions to project management challenges.

Sample Project: Market analysis and house branded product line design for regional retail chain.

Sample Project: IP and business strategy consultant for an inventor being approached by a large national retail chain interested in his patents.

Sample Project: Turn around consultant for 7-store retail pharmacy chain in northeast Idaho, resulting in increasing inventory turns from 11- to 13 and other business improvements.

Sample Project: Detailed mechanical and electrical design of musical instruments for clients in San Diego (Sep 2017 - Jan 2019).

 

UTC Aerospace Systems

Sep 2015 – Sep 2017

Hood River, OR

Senior Software Manager and Program Manager

 

  • Accountable for several product lines, including small 5” stabilized reconnaissance video systems (gimbals), drone autopilot and ground control station software, and UI products for all gimbals. I also served as the software functional manager for a small team of 7 engineers.
  • Led embedded, PC application, and tablet software development and customization, using a combination of Agile/Scrum and stage-gate development lifecycle practices and processes.
  • Leading major improvements in software project management tools and processes. Built embedded Linux competencies in group, through hiring and mentorship.
  • Setup/led joint development with several remote 3rd party software teams in the Seattle area, Israel, and Austin, Texas.