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  • 2. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS  MS, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M  BS, Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University  Registered Professional Engineer
  • 3. OVERVIEW OF EXPERIENCE 22 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – 1992 TO 2014  2013 – 2014 General Manager, Comverge  2011 – 2012 VP of Operations, Aclara Technologies  2009 – 2011 Director of Marketing, Murata Electronics  2006 – 2009 Technology Manager, Nokia Siemens Networks  1998 – 2006 Senior Research Manager, Nokia  1996 – 1998 Senior Hardware Designer, Raytheon
  • 4. PUBLICATIONS Book Chapter  OFDM Wireless LANs: A Theoretical and Practical Guide. Sams Publishing, 2002 Selected Papers  Rapid Scheduling of Efficient FPGA Architectures for Next-Generation HSDPA Wireless System Using Precision C Synthesizer, IEEE International Workshop on Rapid Systems Prototyping (June 2003)  Scalable FPGA Architectures for LMMSE-based SIMO Chip Equalizer in HSDPA Downlink, IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers (November 2003)  Compact Hardware Accelerator for Functional Verification and Rapid Prototyping of 4G Wireless Communication Systems, IEEE the 38th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (November 2004)
  • 5. CAPTAIN, U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS 1992 - 1996 LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAINING, DISCIPLINE, AND WELFARE OF 46 SOLDIERS IN A TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS UNIT Achieved a 100% communications readiness rate while providing critical radio links in one of the largest Army communication networks in support of a 70,000+ soldier Corps
  • 6. SENIOR HARDWARE DESIGNER, RAYTHEON 1996 - 1998 • Developed and maintained VHDL code for a signal-processing design utilizing FPGAs, and successfully verified and tested board design prior to system integration • Developed the software (Korn Shell) for controlling the versioning of factory test- equipment software LEAD HARDWARE DESIGNER FOR THE DESIGN AND TESTING OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR A PROPRIETARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
  • 7. SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER, NOKIA 1998 - 2006 • Proposed and managed an annual research portfolio and established the rapid-prototyping center of excellence for Nokia Research Center • Designed, implemented, and demonstrated the world’s first end-to- end HSDPA system • Marketed HSDPA demonstrations for Nokia customers including AT&T and T-Mobile helping Nokia garner 50% of the HSDPA contracts in 2004 and 2005 • Designed, implemented, and demonstrated Nokia’s first IEEE 802.11a 5GHz prototype system supporting a peak data-rate of 54 Mbps SENIOR RESEARCHER AND PROJECT MANAGER IN THE AREA OF PHYSICAL-LAYER HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE ANALYSIS AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR VARIOUS WIRELESS STANDARDS
  • 8. TECHNOLOGY MANAGER, NSN 2006 - 2009 • Collaborated with customers, academia, and technology suppliers of next-generation signal processors in the wireless market • Drove and managed strategic partnerships with key U.S. universities to foster the development of new wireless technologies for future NSN businesses • Developed and demonstrated NSN’s first HSDPA femtocell access point establishing NSN’s leadership in the femtocell market • Developed the architecture for a femtocell baseband/MAC SoC and DROVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW L1 WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORK (NSN) BASESTATIONS
  • 9. DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, MURATA 2009 - 2011 • Drove the Smart Energy wireless market analysis, product concepts, design, and sales working with customers, engineering, operations, and management • Led the business development, marketing, and sales of wireless modules for the Smart Energy market enabling a new vertical business • Drove the engineering development of a ZigBee module for the smart energy/Advanced Meter Infrastructure market • Launched two ZigBee modules and developed all marketing material including presentations, DROVE THE WIRELESS MODULE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SMART ENERGY/AMI MARKET COVERING ZIGBEE, WIFI, BLUETOOTH, AND CUSTOM SOLUTIONS.
  • 10. VP OF OPERATIONS, ACLARA 2011 - 2012 • Supervised a record three- fold increase in year-over- year AMI sales volume • Drove the FCC, ZigBee, and Sprint certifications of Metrum AMI endpoint products • Drove the joint marketing with Verizon and Sprint on AMI opportunities CELLULAR-BASED, WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND ENDPOINT AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY/UTILITY ADVANCED METER INFRASTRUCTURE “AMI” AND SMART GRID APPLICATIONS
  • 11. GENERAL MANAGER, COMVERGE 2013 - 2014 • Program manager on 3 utility programs responsible for P&L and all operational issues • Increased program gross margins by 20% • Improved customer satisfaction on all programs resolving critical reporting and communication issues • Drove contract extensions on key programs working with the sales teams RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DEMAND-RESPONSE UTILITY PROGRAMS IN TEXAS AND ARIZONA INCLUDING INSTALLATIONS, SALES AND MARKETING, AND SERVICE THAT INCLUDES P&L RESPONSIBILITIES AND MANAGEMENT OF MULTIPLE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMS TO MEET CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS AND DELIVERABLES
  • 12. SUMMARY  Proven leader with management experience covering research, engineering, marketing/sales, business development, and operations  Broad and deep wireless background working with both standardized and proprietary systems for various vertical markets  Extensive knowledge of the Smart Energy/AMI market from the Home Area Network (HAN) to the utility head-end systems  Developed and marketed a broad portfolio of leading-edge wireless technologies