Top Secret / SCI Security Clearance Qualified
PRINCE2 and Six Sigma Black Belt Certifications
Results-focused management professional offering 10 years of experience in building and motivating dynamic teams. Proven success in directing new product launches, managing contracts, instituting cost and schedule controls, and establishing best practices.
Fare Collection Systems - Scheidt and BachmannBurlington, MAProject Manager08/2013
Manage project planning, execution, and delivery of fare collection projects from proposal through project close out Apply formal PRINCE2 project management methodologies to ensure execution of the project on schedule and within the budget while effectively managing expectations and escalations which may occur.
Proven track record of taking on previously mismanaged projects and identifying issues to allow for product delivery and project closure.
Introduced pseudo-Agile approach to software development allowing customers to identify needed design changes earlier, reassess development effort and project scope, and ultimately require less rework upon software delivery.
Created dashboards to allow for easier tracking of development resource reservations and financial milestone progress and completion.
Met all financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing project budgets, scheduling and tracking expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions when needed.
At times juggled 4 different Transit Agency customers in different cities that were building new or extending existing mass transit systems.
This required tight control of priorities to manage 8 projects simultaneously.
Bloom EnergySunnyvale, CAManager of Technical Support Staff Engineer05/2012 to 08/2013
Direct multiple cross functional engineering teams to maintain continuous operation of more than 2000 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) generators and various product lines installed at customer sites.
Managed day-to-day activities in global command center consisting of more than 25 engineers stationed in both the US and India.
Principle technical expert for field assistance in equipment troubleshooting, analysis, and upgrade including customer communications, product performance reporting, and customer contracting.
Heavily involved in management and delivery of Ebay's first fuel cell powered data center and State of Delaware's first fuel cell farm.
Single handedly developed many of the performance analysis tools used to track key business metrics of operations and service teams.
Maintained 60% quarterly growth rate for new customer shipments, installations, and startups for over two years.
Assisted in service department restructure that resulted in 75% cost reduction of maintaining customer products in the field.
Bloom EnergySunnyvale, CAProduct Development Testing Manager Senior Engineer04/2010 to 05/2012
Directed prototype development testing, design verification, and new technology implementation of SOFC power generation systems.
Coordinated multiple teams to deliver prototype builds consistently on or ahead of schedule to include: purchasing, change management, certification compliance, and customer requirement analysis.
Developed test criteria to ensure all design concepts, including operation and safety systems, were fully tested prior to system implementation.
Presented both component and full system tests in accordance with required standards to multiple agencies including both Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) and California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Initiated contracted purchasing system that eliminated reactionary spending necessary to meet design deadlines.
This saved 1000's of buyer man-hours and reduced average product lead time by more than 8 weeks on average.
Developed and coordinated schedules between engineering teams, vendors / OEMs, and other key stakeholders to prevent project delays and ensure milestones met.
USS JacksonvillePearl Harbor, VA HINaval Nuclear Engineering Officer05/2005 to 05/2010
Held various division officer positions including Assistant Engineer, Reactor Controls Officer, Security Manager, Communications Officer, and Auxiliary Systems Officer.
Directed and trained more than 200 military and civilian personnel in support of operations, maintenance, and upkeep on a Los Angeles Class Submarine.
Catalogued and controlled all Top Secret / SCI documents and equipment within the command to ensure no inadvertent loss of any material vital to national security.
In the absence of the Engineer, handled all personnel, production, training, and maintenance decisions for the department consisting of over 80 personnel.
Coordinated command wide readiness assessment that resulted in more than 10,000 recorded man-hours of inspection and equipment maintenance over a two-week period.
Saved the Navy more than $120,000 by single-handedly assuring all required security equipment was obtained and verified 100% correct for two separate ten month deployments.
Developed work monitoring program that allowed more knowledgeable senior personnel to oversee work performance and comment on areas that required improvement.
This program is still currently in use.
Ranked as #1 division officer on board the submarine 2 years in a row.
Awarded 2 Navy Achievement Medals for extraordinary service.
Masters of Engineering Management2016Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science:Electrical Engineering2005University of KansasElectrical Engineering Naval Nuclear Engineer Officer - Prospective Naval Engineer Officer School, 2009
Naval Nuclear Officer - Officer Nuclear Power School / Prototype, 2006
Naval Nuclear Operator - Enlisted Nuclear Electrician A School / Power School / Prototype, 2000 - 2002