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Expert in Technology Leadership

Expert ID: 737388 Texas, USA

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Exceptionally capable executive manager of technology development, delivery and utilization in companies reaching their customers through cloud-based infrastructure. Entrepreneurial track record of start-ups, incubators, accelerators, investment management as well as small/medium companies going through periods of cultural, structural and organizational changes driven by growth.

Key qualifications include:
 Strategic planning & market development
 Product design, development & management
 Reorganizations, change agent
 Electrical hardware engineering
 SaaS & mobile software product development
 Licensed Professional Engineer - electrical
 MVP / POC development / delivery
 Entrepreneurial experience/drive
 Agile / DevOps methodologies
 Cloud infrastructures (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
 IoT development – in-house / off-shore
 Global management

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1998 Degree: MS Subject: Engineering Institution: Montana State University
Year: 1993 Degree: BS Subject: Mathematics Institution: Montana State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CTO and Managing Director Department: corporate
Responsibilities:
Directed to take over leadership of the company as an instrument of change and restructuring. Top objective was to modernize the company technology platforms to SaaS based refresh the hardware product line.
• Shifted company from being a device led product company to a solutions style offering centered around cloud-based SaaS software resulting in higher corporate valuation.
• Launched a new software platform for workforce management and safety that included indoor location services
• Oversaw the development and launch of three new IoT hardware products
• Developed complex global supply chain incorporating German engineering team and Chinese manufacturing staff
• Reduced waste, excess compliance and other non-essential activities that did not directly deliver customer value
• Restructured entire senior management team and company during COVID lockdown
• Returned $1M in cash to the owners at the end of 2020 during COVID, delivered the best financial results in the company’s history.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to 2020 Employer: Xccelo Title: Interim CEO Department: corporate
Responsibilities:
Put into the CEO role by the GBE family ownership group provide oversight and governance of the company which was struggling financially and operationally. Performed the technology and operational evaluation, market assessment and fiscal controls necessary to establish a baseline company status. The depth of the financial hole which the company was in necessitated exiting through an insolvency process which Expert oversaw.
The Company was founded in Germany in 2015 building a revolutionary Access Control System with microcontroller and Android based systems.
Major accomplishments of this role:
• Oversaw German insolvency proceedings to exit the GBE family ownership
• Product evaluation, market fitment, next generation product designs
• Focused sales and engineering on production and delivery of built IP
• Reviewed vendors, suppliers and complete supply chain including Chinese factories
• Directed the AI based video analytics business
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2019 Employer: Management Controls Title: CTO Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Hired to convert the technology stack from a legacy on-premise software solution into a modern service based SaaS platform that could be delivered from the cloud on a consumption priced structure. In this role, acted as a technology change agent achieving scalability, quality and reliability working with the largest industrial companies in the world to migrate their on-premise installations to our cloud based offering. The company builds software for industrial contractor cost and workforce management. Responsibilities also included customer facing escalation resolution and technical pre-sales assistance with potential customers.
Major accomplishments of this role:
• Converted product from on-premise to Azure cloud delivered SaaS product
• Oversaw creation of multiple new products and services, design through commercialization – software, mobile and hardware
• Architected and built out Azure based SaaS/Cloud product platform
• Brought Agile development methodologies and practices to development team
• Implemented controls and policies to support SSAE 16 and GDPR compliance
• Built management team and rebuilt the entire engineering team growing from 4 members to 30+
• Departments managed: Engineering, Product, DevOps and IT Operations

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Licensed Professional Engineer
Medical / Professional
Licensed Professional Engineer

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