Entrepreneurial enthusiasm seasoned by 26 years in the high-tech arena.
Areas of expertise: * Product Planning & Technical Marketing Market Analysis Discovery of Customer Technical Requirements Competitive Cost and Performance Analysis Hardware and Software System Architecture Detailed Product Definition * Business Management Budget planning for multi-million dollar projects Establishment of and responsibility for ROI goals Evaluation of M&A targets Recruiting and Team Building Team motivation and maintenance * Product Marketing & Business Development Business plan creation Go-To-Market planning MarCom collateral generation In house and external Sales Support and Training Lead customer identification, pre-sales support and design win management * Product Management Establishment and tracking Hardware and Software Deliveries Cross functional team management (architecture, design, marketing, sales, operations) Pricing and life cycle management International ISV and IHV Developer Partnership Management * Idea Creation Out of the box thinking Research of prior art Expansion of ideas to business plans Reduction of ideas to patentable IP 36 patents granted
Educational Background: The University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering 1982
Skills Summary: * Analysis and Definition of complex hardware, software, and business solutions * Well versed in Patent law and writing patent applications * Programming skills: C++, Assembly, Perl, Java, VHDL under Windows & Linux * Software Proficiency: MS Office Apps, Sony Media Apps Steinberg Cubase, Solidworks * Recording Engineer comfortable with all aspects of audio production
* Startup Planning T2D 2/08 6/08System Architect Product Management Responsible for System architecture and overall development plan for social media startup.Reduction of ideas to IP invention disclosures.Contribution of development plan to overall business plan. Coordination of management and developers for demo presentations to investors.
* Product Marketing and Product Management Experience: Spansion 12/2006 2/2009Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Advanced Server Technology Responsible for assessing new applications for EcoRAM Flash memory products in HPC and server storage markets including Genomics (BLAST), MYSQL, and HADOOP environments. Sr. Technical Marketing Manager Media Applications Responsible for Technical and Product Marketing for media player products for the Asian market. SMSC 6/2003 6/2005 Director of Mobile Marketing Responsible for Technical and Product Marketing for mobile products in Asia, including the requirements definition and technical sales of notebook PC SIO and embedded controllers into major OEMs and ODMs. Managed the deployment of these products in ODM design wins resulting in the product line moving from no sales in 2005 to 5 million units in 2006.
* Business Development & Sales Experience: Sonaptic (now part of Wolfson) 6/2005 9/2006 Director Business Development Responsible for managing Sonaptic Audio technology deployment at Motorola worldwide. Mapped the customer organization and decision processes, made introductions to groups across the cell phone, government, networking, and accessories groups. Won designs in new 4G trial handsets.
* Product Development Experience: SMSC 3/2002 6/2003 Sr. System Architect Responsible for architectural evaluation and definition of new products. Led cross functional teams including marketing, analog designer, digital designers, and software developers to create new products. Applications included NAS, environmental controllers and human interface devices (HID). Participated in technical due diligence for corporate M&A and IP licensing activities. Media Excel 9/2001 1/2002Vice President of Product Development Responsible for definition and development of Video Compression products for the Windows PC and embedded markets. Built and managed team of 11 engineers. Took the team from unstable technology demos to multiple production quality products with complete demos in 3 months.
Cirrus Logic10/99 9/2001 Director System Software Development Responsible for the definition and development for all system software on ARM based SOC products. Managed training of internal and distribution field technical and sales resources. Built and managed a group of 12 software and marketing engineers. Advanced Micro Devices 4/96 10/99 Manager of Developer Technologies - Advanced Architecture Labs Responsible for identifying and developing software programs which communicate AMD's technological value to independent hardware and software vendors. 11/86 - 3/96 Section Manager - Architecture Development Lab Responsible for the needs analysis, definition, and development of 29K and x86 products. 12/82 - 10/86 Product/Test Engineer - Sr Product/Test Engineer Responsible for production, testing and quality of x86 processors and peripherals.
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