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Engineering Manager
Blackthorn.ioEngineering Manager
Sep. 2022 - May. 2023RemoteResponsible for leading a fully-remote global team of software developers to create and maintain the Events related portions of Blackthorn.io's product portfolio. My team has maintained an over 90% satisfaction rate since I started in this role. • Responsible for leading a team of 12+ software developers across several disciplines (full stack, front end, back end & salesforce) to manage their daily tasks along with supporting their long-term personal and professional goals all while working remotely with a globally located team • Dedicated Engineering Manager responsible for Blackthorn’s Events Product Stream • Established daily technical interchange meetings with Customer Support team to reduce resolution time for customer support requests by 30% since I began this effort. • Owned the capacity and velocity of my high-performing teams by working with product, customer support, and sales to ensure alignment with company goals and priorities
Technical Project Manager
GMVTechnical Project Manager
Nov. 2021 - Aug. 2022Houston, Texas, United StatesTechnical Project Manager • Serving as the dedicated PM for all new software development and sustaining software support including maintaining Jira and Confluence documentation, coordinating scheduled and hotfix software releases and managing high priority bug fixes • Managing multiple projects simultaneously and responsible for delivery of services to both internal and external customers as well as staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and improve our internal team • Planned, lead, and managed most activities within the software engineering department including planning, reporting, domestic & international stakeholder communications, resource management, risk management, schedule, product quality, team events, and on-call support schedules • Developed best in class engineering project management policies and procedures.
Project Manager
CrayonProject Manager
May. 2021 - Nov. 2021Houston, Texas, United StatesProject Manager – Cloud Innovation Services • Dedicated PM for all AI/ML projects at Crayon US • Managing multiple projects simultaneously and responsible for follow-up, control and punctual delivery of services within agreed upon budget and schedule constraints • Planned, lead, and managed all activities within the project including planning, scope, scheduling, reporting, stakeholder communications, resource management, risk management, schedule, quality, and budget. • Developed best in class project management policies and procedures. • Mentored other PMs on Scrum/Agile product management techniques
Project Manager
Nanoracks LLCProject Manager
Jun. 2020 - Jun. 2021Houston, Texas, United StatesProject Manager – Outpost Programs • Leading the team responsible for the $10M+ Outpost technology demonstrator of robotic cutting tools for use in orbital applications that is paving the way towards establishing long-term commercial space stations • Developing business and technical requirements that encompass Service, Technology, and Operational needs • Establishing project timelines, tracking progress and coordinating with various teams to meet internal objectives • Estimated personnel needs and assigned work to meet customer expectation and requirements • Managed staffing, training and performance evaluations to develop and improve our internal teams. • Responsible for the successful delivery of projects in support of the Outpost program • Lead team responsible for design and AIT of novel on-orbit technology demonstration missions including next-generation communications equipment used on-board the International Space Station (ISS)
Program Manager - Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Arundo AnalyticsProgram Manager - Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Jan. 2020 - Apr. 2020Houston, Texas AreaResponsible for Information Security Governance and Compliance, with particular emphasis on maintaining ISO 27001 audit compliance. Leads the team responsible for security audits, security policy development and enforcement, data privacy, business continuity planning, and compliance reporting. Conducts internal audits and manages security training program for all Arundo employees. ISMS Manager for the Arundo Analytics Information Security Management System.
Sr. Technical Project Manager (Delivery Lead)
Arundo AnalyticsSr. Technical Project Manager (Delivery Lead)
May. 2018 - Jan. 2020Houston, Texas AreaManaged Agile Teams of Data Scientists and Software Developers to deliver complex, state of the art technical solutions enabling heavy industry customers to extract additional value through the use of machine learning and IoT technologies. Managed ISO 27001 Certification process and responsible for the development and maintenance of ISMS.
Innovation Project Manager
Kraton CorporationInnovation Project Manager
Oct. 2014 - May. 2017Houston, Texas AreaAs the Innovation Project Manager, I was responsible for facilitating project plans, documenting change management and resource planning for Innovation Projects, consistent with the company's innovation strategy. I also advised technical and/or business managers about the status and resource loading of assigned Innovation projects across the company.
Gryphon Engineering and TechnologyPresident
Nov. 2008 - Jan. 2017Vancouver, WashingtonAs president, I would oversee and support the development of new and novel automotive, aerospace, and medical products for globally recognized client companies in the USA, Mexico, France, and Germany. Supervision included monitoring the implementation of “standardized engineering solutions" all requiring “traceable documentation" and "design traceability” per their specific ISO compliance requirements - Compliance and Certification Engineering. These new and novel products all meet either DOT, FCC, CE, UL, TUV, FAA, FDA, AAMI, IEC, ISO, MIL-STD 810G, and EASA for approvals / standardization. I provided support for the following teams on-site: Program Management – Client: Meagan Medical / RSI WA 08/2012 – 12/2017 Program Management – Client: Rebellion Photonics, Houston TX 05/2017 – 10/2017 Program Management – Client: Ichor Systems, Tualatin OR 08/2013 – 08/2014 Program Management – Client: Lifeport Inc, Woodland WA 03/2011 – 06/2013 Program Management – Client: Applied Filter Tech, Bothell, WA 06/2010 – 02/2011
Mechanical Project Engineer
MedtronicMechanical Project Engineer
Sep. 2009 - Jun. 2010Responsible for the definition and development of requirements and designs in support of manufacture of portable defibrillation devices for the medical industry. • Created detailed product design specifications that meet customer requirements, • Communicated design concepts and technical plans effectively, • Lead troubleshooting activities of design issues, • Performed tolerance analysis of designs and stack-up analysis, • Conducted technical design reviews and presentations, • Generated detailed drawings, protocols and reports.
B/E AerospaceEngineer
Jul. 2007 - Nov. 2008Responsible for the definition and development of requirements and designs in support of commercial aircraft interior development and oversaw multiple process improvement activities. • Developed a proposed Systems Engineering, Integration and Test Organization at B/E Aerospace. • Managed subcontractor requirements flow-down for Sukhoi Civil Aircraft RRJ Waste & Water Systems. • Supported proposals and generated WBS & SOW for major international and domestic Airlines • Generated 3D Models and Drawings of Aircraft Interior components using Unigraphics. • Audited internal processes and procedures in support of AS9100 Certification.
Andrews SpaceEngineer
Sep. 2006 - Jun. 2007Responsible for the definition and development of requirements and thermal protections systems for current and future spaceflight programs. • Oversaw Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) in support of ATK activities on Ares I-1 launch vehicle. • Managed a team of engineers tasked with developing specifications for Attitude Control Systems (ACS) on the COTS Pressurized & Unpressurized Cargo Modules. • Delivered analyses for Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) in support of DARPA and DoD contracts. • Developed general thermal and mechanical solutions for manned and unmanned space vehicles. • Provided mechanical testing instrumentation and support.


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