L. Brad Gaunt, PMP
2504 SW Samuel Lane Home (816) 246-0724 Email: Brad.Gaunt@yahoo.com
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Mobile (816) Web: http://www.linkedin.com/in/bradgaunt
Strategic Planning/ Program Management /Product Management Leadership/P&L Responsibility/
Personnel Development/Team Building/Process Management/Product Development
Program/Product Management Leader: Successful project and product management career that has
included leadership and management positions at well known firms, including GE, AT&T and Sprint
Nextel. Utilize skills in leading teams of five to over fifty, to develop cutting edge products, strategic
plans, and repeatable processes. A “change agent” that thrives in a fast paced environment, and a decisive
leader that makes quick decisions while applying sound risk management. Last three positions were
newly created, allowing the ability to showcase the ability to develop organizational and operational
vision in an ambiguous environment.
Project Management/Strategic Planning/Product Management/Product Development: Fifteen years
of planning, developing, and managing new products and services and management processes. Solid track
record of managing multiple large complex projects, growing product revenues, and developing long
range strategic plans. Eleven years experience in managing complex projects large product portfolios and
developing Product Development, Product Planning, and Life Cycle Management Processes.
Team Building: Fifteen years experience managing and developing teams numbering from two to fifty,
including performance management, career development, and organizational planning. Experience
leading teams in both a direct report and matrix environment. Proven ability to create and manage
business relationships across multiple corporations globally.
P&L Responsibility: P&L responsibility for product lines generating $800M in annual revenue.
Successfully managed annual development budgets of $3M to $30M
International Experience: Career responsibilities have provided an opportunity to grow business in
seven countries globally: Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, India, China, and Italy
BS – Management: Park University
Masters Certificate-Project Management: George Washington University
MBA: Avila University – In progress
Project Management Professional: Project Management Institute
Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt: GE
Skills and Achievements
Re-engineered the product development processes across global operations: As Program Manager at
GE Global Signaling, developed, implemented, and directed the PMO framework all new product
introduction, variable cost productivity, and requisition projects totaling $30M in annual spend, resulting
in reduced cost overruns by 600%, and reduced time to market metrics by over 400%. Introduced sound
project management principles to the organization including: earned value, cross functional risk
management, fully loaded project schedules, and change control processes. Span of control and
development portfolio over three continents: North America, Europe, and Asia.
Developed long range product strategy supporting product life cycle processes: As Manager of
Product Strategy at Sprint Nextel, developed the long range products and services vision that provided
guidance across the entire portfolio of 320 products and services, ensuring more coordinated life cycle
management across vertical product lines. Developed supporting product planning process discipline to
manage individual product lifecycles and provide a top down portfolio plan for product evolution and
Identified new revenue streams: As Senior Program Manager, built and maintained relationships
between Sprint, device manufacturers, and Sprint’s current and prospective international carrier partners.
Managed various projects between Sprint and its international partners to enable the commercial launch of
wireless devices on partner networks. Redefined the direction of the program to pursue a recurring revenue
stream, and increased annual revenue from under $1M to $14.5M in one and a half years.
Acted as an industry catalyst: As Product Manager, acted as industry liaison and key catalyst to
develop messaging interoperability for SMS (Short Message Service) in the U.S. and internationally.
Continued to drive interoperability opportunities between carriers, resulting in the development of
interoperable “short codes” allowing large polling, voting, and advertising applications to grow
exponentially. Annual product line revenues grew from under $10M to over $800M over five years.
Skills: Exceptionally strong written and verbal skills. Proficient in problem solving and implementing
solutions under tight timelines. Disciplined project manager capable of efficiently managing all types of
projects and sizes of teams. Effective leader focused on developing high performance teams.
2007-2009 GE Global Signaling: Program Manager
1998- 2007 Sprint: Various positions including Manager of Product Strategy, Senior Program
Manager, and Product Manager
1993-1998 AT&T: Customer Service Manager
1992-1993 Standard Office Systems: Territory Manager
• President of the Greystone Park Owners Association 2001-2005
• Member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee at LS United Methodist 2008-Present
• Testified twice on behalf of bicycle safety bills in the Missouri House of Representatives.