Agile product development demands
an individual whose unique skillset and diverse expertise allows for a seamless
transition into the fast-paced, demanding, and dynamic environment that is
SCRUM. For nearly 7 years, I served as Chief Technology Officer and acting
Chief Operations Officer for an investment firm, where my responsibilities
comprised technology issues, human relations, budgeting, SEC compliance, and
facilities management. My proven ability to exceed expectations derives from a
management style developed over 20 plus years that allows for individuals to be
actively engaged in their careers and overwhelming invested in the success of
My J.D., coupled with my B.S. and
years of business experience, defines me as a person who can organize people
and technologies so that problems are not only avoided, but eliminated. Such an
approach allows for meaningful improvement rather than mere maintenance. Later, when I was awarded a
technology patent while at my most current job, I reaffirmed the advantages
that expertise in both arenas provides.
Some people describe themselves in terms of a singular
perspective; I describe myself as someone with multiple perspectives who can
problem solve. In my twenties, I took a leave of absence from work, and
bicycled solo around the world. It was by far the best preparation for knowing
how to deal with change, with people, and with those things that at first blush
appear beyond our control. I convey to my co-workers that they can trust me,
and in turn, I have won their respect and dedication. Given what is at stake in
the federal court system, I know that my skills and experience would mean
nothing without my ability to work with people at all levels. I take pride in
knowing that I can work with anyone, and bring people together in a way that
many envision but few realize.
InfoPrint ( IBM/ Ricoh), Product Owner, Solutions Architect
June 2007 - March 2012, Boulder, CO, United States
Senior Solutions Architect
Architect and implement Ricoh’s first “Cloud” based strategic “Software as a Service” offering. This SaaS solution replaced a complex, customer-production environment with a remotely, fully-administered Web/Cloud offering. This offering opened new markets by providing an affordable operational cost vs. capital cost model. The direct sales/installation team had 8 staff and the Rally Scrum development team included 25 people.
Worldwide Marketing Product,/ Program Manager and Agile Product Owner
Created Enterprise Analysis Solutions software for digital production print management, tracking, and scheduling increasing product sales by 400%. Implemented Rally/Scrum Agile development process having used RAD prior to Agile. Also PM for DataStream Transform Manager Blade server products increasing sales by 300%.
Westpeak Global Advisors, CTO/ COO
September 1999 - March 2007, Boulder, CO, United States
CTO and acting COO for an institutional investment firm utilizing quantitative methodologies to manage over $8 billion in assets under management. Directed Operations for a staff of 40 and IT RAD development for 9 people. Developed systems for Quantitative Analysis, trading and investment strategies. Completed SOX, SEC, and SAS70 annual compliance audits.
Managed telecommunications and all third-party Investment Data Feeds and infrastructure, Managed all aspects of hardware/software and building infrastructure.
November 1999 - September 1999, Denver/Boulder, CO, United States
Senior: Systems Engineer, Marketing Rep and Product Manager
Internationally recognized technical lead and solution sales specialist for engineering/scientific industries including; GIS, Oil & Gas, 3D/Structural/Molecular Modeling, Civil and Architectural Engineering. Exceeded annual quotas of $15 Million. Leveraged IBM solutions into 400 new customers by providing highest levels of service and expertise and by solving customer declared “Critical Situations.”
Awarded a National Technical Directors Award, three 100 Percent Club Marketing Awards, and five Systems Engineering Technical Symposiums.