16200 59th Ave S.E.                                                                                                            (206) 719-7454 (cell)

Snohomish, WA 98296                                             






A results-oriented senior Technology Leader with an extensive track record in managing both large and small organizations in the successful delivery of complex engineering projects.  Proven leader who works well under pressure.  Experienced in leading and contributing to multidisciplinary teams bringing new products/technologies to market on tight deadlines.  A flexible self-starter with a strong work ethic who is able to get along with co-workers while driving multiple tasks to completion.  Strengths include:


      - New Product Development                     - Team Leadership                          - Software Design

      - Offshore Development & OEM              - Product Definition/MRD                - Full Product Lifecycle

      - Program Management                            - Quality (SQA) Management          - Hardware Development


Languages and Operating Environments: C/C++, Java, JSP, Javascript, Java Beans, BSDI Unix, Linux, MS Windows, Embedded Systems, HTML, DHTML, Tomcat, Apache.


Technologies: Routers, Switches, Network Cards, Fiber Optic Networks, Network Printers, Internet Traffic Management, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, SSL, 3-Tiered Web applications, SQL and relational databases, Audio Codec (MP3, AAC), Video Codec (MPEG4, H.264)





   M.S. Computer Science, Harvard University           M.S. Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University

M.B.A. Finance, Indiana University                        B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame



PMP (Project Management Professional)                CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library)                                              Certified    ScrumMaster (an Agile development process)





·         Created the iSeries security industry’s first browser based product configuration utility using Tomcat, Java, Java Beans and JSP.


·         Led development of Big-IP release v3.1, which won the Editor’s Choice Award for Web Content Switching features from Network Computing magazine.


·         “Hands on” responsibility for several performance improvements to Big-IP, which led to critical increase in throughput of more than 3 times to 1 Gbps. 


·         Developed and launched two new networking products for ATI.  Each grew so quickly they earned a place among their top 10 best selling products for that year with sales of $5 million and $4.2 million, respectively.


·         Launched a new optical Networking media product, and then created complementary products to form a complete product line which doubled its run rate to reach $8.4M in sales.  It was ATI’s # 2 selling product line that year.


·         Turned around the declining media division by spearheading the development and release of several key media products.  These products achieved immediate financial and critical success and led to award of new divisional responsibilities.





Consultant                                                                                        Clearview, WA 2004 - Present

Provide consulting services to Seattle area companies with a focus on software development, network security, and program management.  Clients and employers include:  local provider of health insurance, small network security software product company, startup developing a security management appliance and Portal Player, a $300M company that is the primary supplier of integrated media CPU controllers and firmware for the Apple iPod.

In this latter Program Management role: developed product and market requirements documents, created project schedules with milestones, drove development debugging efforts to meet schedules, monitored Indian SQA efforts, and spearheaded a major overhaul of the product release process that led to a substantial improvement in parallel firmware product development.


The PowerTech Group                                                                  Kent, WA                     2002 - 2004

VP Product Development                                                                              

Led a 10 person product development team that defined, designed, developed, and maintained network software security products on the iSeries line of IBM computers for this $3 million, privately held company.

·         The product team produced more than one product release per month with several unique differentiating features that revitalized the product line with a subsequent doubling of revenues.


Connectra Software                                                                   Seattle, WA                          2001

VP Engineering and CTO

After consulting with this pre-money software start-up for several months, accepted their offer to join as the VP Engineering/CTO producing a 3-tiered web based content management software product based on Java JSP.


F5 Networks                                                                                       Seattle, WA                          2000

Director of Software Product Development                                                  

F5 Networks is a $100 million (in 2000) provider of Internet Infrastructure products for traffic and content management.

·         Under the direction of the Senior VP of product development, led 4 different groups of approximately 30 engineers, 4 development managers and one program manager in the development of Big-IP, F5’s award winning Internet Traffic Management product.

·         Developed over 5 major new versions of Big-IP, one of which included the best selling SSL termination/decryption configuration.


Allied Telesyn International (ATI)                                      Bothell, WA              1995 - 1999

Vice President & General Manager

ATI is a privately held international (worldwide ex-Japan) Local Area Networking (LAN) hardware and software supplier with 1998 revenues of approximately $150 million.     

·         Reported to Senior VP of Marketing and Engineering with general P&L management responsibility for two divisions which combined for $75 million in international sales with gross margins of over 50% and a $3 million operating budget.

·         Resolved a critical technical product support issue for a major European customer; achieved total closure of the issue, leading to the customer becoming a reference account, which helped double sales of this product in Europe during the second half of 1998.

Prior positions held at ATI: Senior Engineering Manager and Software Engineering Manager.


Previous Experience in the High Tech industry includes: Senior Software Engineering Manager, Principal Software Engineer, Senior Program Manager, Product Manager, National Sales Support Manager, Financial Computer Systems Analyst, and Project Manager for such companies as QMS Printers, Digital Equipment Corporation and Polaroid.