Engineering Executive with a proven track record of delivering projects from concept through launch on time and within budget. Proactive leader with strong cross-functional team success, respected for his collaborative mindset and people skills. Demonstrated competence in the full life cycle management of complex international projects. Business Strategy Regulatory Approvals Operations Project Management People management Product Quality
APPLE INCCupertino, CASenior Engineering Program Manager12/2015 to Current
Leading project teams in the planning, risk management and execution of engineering.
for the next generation MacBook products.
Accountable for budgets, program schedule,.
prototype builds, transition to manufacturing, and final product quality.
responsible for milestone reviews, and for documenting and reporting Program status.
Microsoft CorporationPrincipal Program Manager01/2012 to 01/2015
Directed high-performing engineering teams in the planning, inception and execution of smartphone projects.
Led cross-functional teams including software, hardware, electro- mechanics, sourcing, operations, test and quality.
Accountable for program milestones, business case and for project budgets in excess of $15M.
Managed the development of highly competitive smartphone projects that received high remarks for industrial design, quality and craftsmanship.
Delivered key products to customers meeting agreed business targets and milestones.
Spearheaded the policies, process and work breakdown for the mode of operation between global development teams across time zones in the US, Europe and China.
Nokia Mobile PhonesDirector of Engineering01/2010 to 01/2012
Head of European R&D site that developed high volume mobile phones for global markets.
Supervised team of program managers and senior line managers with direct responsibility for work performance and roadmap deliverables.
Led affordable product portfolio providing competitive solutions to key global market segments.
Successfully drove the site products to yearly shipments in excess of 45M units.
Accountable for a yearly budget of +$50M and a direct headcount of 240 employees.
Implemented operational and mindset changes on the site that fostered an innovation culture which enabled the pioneering of rapid prototyping of software, hardware and electro-mechanical solutions.
01/2008 to 01/2010
Managed the innovation and prototyping program team tasked with exploring leading edge technologies.
Directed new concept development and established a collaboration mode with industrial design, product management and R&D to realize disruptive ideas.
Award winning concept led to the creation of a new product family that enabled the realization of Nokia's S40 Touch & Type product family.
Other concepts created during the period explored the integration of micro- projectors, augmented reality applications and device durability with an IP54 certified device.
Nokia Mobile PhonesProduct Program Manager01/2004 to 01/2008
Directly led all phases of mobile phone product development for several product programs.
Accountable for the program schedule, quality, risk management, business case, regulatory type approvals, product verification, certifications and mass production readiness.
Key product commercially launched during this period includes Nokia 8600 Luna, which delivered a strong financial contribution with a gross margin of >60%.
MICROSOFT NOKIASan Diego, CA01/2001 to 01/2015
MOTOROLALibertyville Boynton Beach, IL FLSenior Staff Engineer
Team lead responsible for mobile phone development in the areas of baseband, PCB, and.
Developed embedded software for memory manager implemented in two-way.
Responsible for the development of production test systems.
BSEEUniversity of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PRMagna Cum Laude
Completed 42 credits towards MSEEUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL3.66
Regulatory Affairs Essentials for the Biomedical Industry UCSD Certificate (in progress)