Jessica Claire
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Creative engineer and manager with 45 years of experience in computers, laser technology, telecommunications technology and networks, computer speech recognition technology; and all levels of company management including manager, director, chief technology officer, vice president, and CEO-Founder. Successful at writing and giving presentations.

  • Team management
  • Technology leadership
  • People skills
  • Marketing understanding
Writer, Book Author, 01/2007 to Current
Bankers Healthcare GroupSyracuse, NY,
  • Performed in-depth research and wrote three historical novels. about the first migration Out of Africa to Europe, Asia, and the Americas. All three have been published.
  • I used my previous travel experiences to 88 countries world-wide, DNA research, and age dating research to generate viable migration paths and migration dates to all three continents.
  • I used my imagination to create stories about resilient characters and tribal families that survived through heart breaking struggles over thousands of years as they migrated to the continents and countries they finally settled in.
  • All three books are available on Amazon Books, under author name JessicaClaire.
CEO and Founder, 01/2002 to 01/2007
Kb HomesAlvin, TX,
  • Created business and technology plans and started new company to research and develop software products to provide speaker independent speech recognition for computers and phone networks.
  • Recruited and hired talented speech recognition and network professionals (3 with PhD's) with drive and dynamic skills to research and develop speech recognition prototypes.
  • Provided technology leadership.
  • Generated business plans and gave presentations to venture capital companies for early round funding.
Senior Vice President Business Development, 08/2001 to 12/2001
BoeingNiceville, FL,
  • Created business plan and presentation materials to try obtain venture capital second round funding. for GBase new cell phone product development.
  • Give presentation to Sprint Executives to describe GBase new cell phone technology and future product. Spring agreed to test GBase first prototype when ready.
Senior Vice President Business Development, 01/1999 to 08/2001
Asrc Federal Holding CompanyEglin Air Force Base, FL,
  • Created business plan and gave presentation to Sequoia venture capital company (same vc that funded Cisco) and successfully obtained first round funding of $5 million.
  • Helped Telesyy CEO obtain first contract with ATT Cellular for cell phone signaling software product.
  • Created business plan for $20,000 second round funding and gave presentation to American Express venture capital.
Chief Technology Officer, 04/1997 to 10/1998
Cyberstar Inc.City, STATE,
  • Evaluated technology risks and recommended methods to remedy problems, especially related to global data networks.
  • As secondary position I was Vice President Network Systems reporting to CEO of Loral Corporation owner of new startup Cyberstar Inc and i helped him review his three other divisions, especially Globalstar. Unfortunately both Cyberstar and Globalstar satellite systems could not compete with ground-based optical fiber and wireless systems and folded.
Director of Advanced Technology Labs, 01/1985 to 04/1997
SprintCity, STATE,
  • Using my extensive background and knowledge in high speed laser communication technologies and networks, I led the research and development of Sprint's new laser-optical fiber network, the first nation-wide optical network in the USA. Sprint met its business plan goal of $5 Billion revenue per year in four years, one year earlier then projected.
  • Led Sprint's development to expand optical fiber communications to Europe and Asia using undersea optical fiber. Led numerous international field trials for new voice and data applications.
  • Led R&D for new data, speech recognition, and network management applications. Lab designed, tested, and proved new nation-wide fail safe transmission system that was quickly implemented in the nation-wide network. Led R&D to develop and test new speech recognition application and subsequent network deployment. I received USA Patent for speech recognition.
  • In 1988-1990 I had second Sprint management position as Director of Network Systems Planning in addition to being Lab Director. Led work with marketing department and engineering planning department teams to select and implement new network systems.
  • Selected by IEEE Communications Society to be General Chairmen of IEEE Globecom 1994 in San Francisco, a week long international conference attended by scientists and engineers from over 35 countries.
  • Led Lab R&D efforts to select and direct all new and existing projects. Gave presentations to Sprint Executive management for approval of all newly funded Lab projects. Managed Lab yearly capital budget of $ 20 Million and expense budget of $ 8 Million. Worked with all my managers to select yearly defined goals and review during the year.
  • I established flex time for all Lab employees, the first department in Sprint to do so.
Manager, Laser Communications Department, 04/1975 to 01/1995
  • Recruited by a division of GTE in Mountain View, CA to led the development of a first ever gigabit laser communications system for classified Air Force satellite application.
  • Interviewed and hired qualified candidates to expand and increase the technology capability of the department.
  • Managed electronic engineers and PhD physicists to research and develop laser communication and radar systems for classified USA Department of Defense applications.
  • Gave presentations to DOD departments in Washington DC and wrote proposals resulting in numerous R&D laser programs awarded to GTE.
  • In 1983, GTE headquarters in Stamford, CT selected me to participate full time there in a 6 month development of a business case to decide what to do with Sprint, a RF telecom division of Southern Pacific Railroad that GTE just bought. I led the 4 person technical team part of the 12 person business case team, and we recommended GTE fund the development of a nation-wide all semiconductor laser optical fiber network. I also participated in a followup second one year business case which provided more network, marketing, and financial details resulting in the funding and start of the new company Sprint. I subsequently left GTE Western Division in Mountain View and transferred to the new Sprint headquarters in Burlingame, CA in 1985.
Project Manager, 04/1968 to 04/1975
International Telephone And Telegraph, ITTCity, STATE,
  • I was recruited by a division of ITT to lead an engineering team to develop a laser radar for NASA to be used for rendezvous and docking of satellites to the future space shuttle.
  • Led the systems engineering of the new laser radar, including development of new laser radar equations to determine distance and accuracy capabilities in outer space for the NASA application.
  • Led the development of a new semiconductor laser, and also a pizzo-electric driven mirror to provide fast and accurate scanning of the laser beam.
  • Led engineering team to successfully test the new system at special NASA rendezvous and docking test site.
  • Gave major conference presentation about the new laser radar and submitted a technical paper to the Optical Society of America for publication in their monthly Applied Optics journal. They used one of my figures from my 9 page article to place on the front cover of their 1992 February issue of Applied Optics. As a result I received an award from ITT for the best published professional paper for 1992.
  • Presented and generated proposals for laser radar and laser communications applications, and obtained several government R&D contracts for which I was the project manager.
Project Engineer, 02/1967 to 04/1968
Xerox, Electro Optical SystemsCity, STATE,
  • Used my recent laser radar experience helping develop the first laser radar to lead a new Xerox engineering project to develop another laser radar for an Air Force classified aircraft application.
  • Led the development and testing of a new laser transmitter.
  • Led the design, development, and production of all radar subsystems and integration into final laserr radar system, and final testing prior to delivery.
  • Led the installation and acceptance testing at customer site.
Computer Engineer, 06/1964 to 02/1967
Control Data CorporationCity, STATE,
  • Worked in CDC headquarters computer lab, and checked out and tested new computers for NASA application of pre-launch electronic checkout of satellites.
  • Performed acceptance testing of new computers for NASA at the Atlantic Missile Range in Florida.
  • Attended University of Minnesota Engineering Graduate School in special night school program for Masters Degree in Computers.
  • During second year at CDC I was sent to classified Air Force Observatory to be responsible for the electronics for a prototype Laser Radar to be used for tracking and photographing Russian satellites. Mission successful and I transferred to CDC R&D division responsible for laser R&D and applications. Was lead engineer for developing electronics and also system engineering for new laser Radar systems.
  • Led R&D project to complete second generation Laser Radar and install it at Air Force Observatory.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering, Expected in 06/1964
Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
: Night School Masters Degree Computers, Expected in
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN

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