A leader with a background in physics and engineering who transforms great ideas into multimillion dollar businesses.
Colleagues appreciate my ability to successfully marshal and unify efforts between sales & marketing and engineering & operations to empower cross-functional teams to give their all -- saving millions and driving competitive advantages.
Recently moved back to San Francisco from Hawaii, where as VP of Operations (a "COO-like" role), spearheaded Hawaii's largest distributed generation and software company's expansion across the US mainland. Prior to that, I managed and grew their software product and dev team.
Some recent achievements include:
Raised photovoltaic system sales 800% in 6 months.
Launched three brick and mortar offices in two states, each with sales, marketing, construction and back office operations, one location recently installed their 100th system.
Managed an enterprise SaaS app and dev team, responsible for increasing conversion rates by 65% and adding nearly $18M/year to the bottom line.
Some technical achievements include:
Developed algorithm to detect unnaceptable human subject motion during MRI scans.
Increased the distance submarines could be detected in shallow water (specifics classified).
Increased the sensitivity of a Magnetic Resonance based mine detection system
Developed an instrument to detect faulty artificial heart valves
Cut my teeth in defense R&D, grew comfortable with never letting myriad unkowns be an excuse to not deliver. Since then, leveraged strong technical background, leadership grooming and indomitable will to successfully lead endeavors in a variety of industries.
During tenure led 30+ in cross-functional teams inlcuding general managers, project managers, senior electrical/mechanical/software engineers, QC, engineering professors, procurement personnel, controllers, marketing managers, sales directors, salespeople, attorneys, IT and general operations staff, to deliver and improve on great solutions.
Had the following roles: Engineer then Senior R&D Engineer and Project Manager at a defense contractor, Quantitative Analyst at a trading firm, Programmer in a neuroscience research lab, Director then VP of Operations at a national software and solar electric contractor company and Co-Founder of a software/energy startup.
Holds a BS in Physics and an MS in Electrical Engineering (emphases in Digital Signal Processing and Electrophysics).