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L. Brad Gaunt, PMP
2504 SW Samuel Lane                   Home (816) 246-0724      Email:
Lee’s Summit...
Skills and Achievements

Re-engineered the product development processes across global operations: As Program Manager at
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Brad Gaunt Resume

  1. 1. L. Brad Gaunt, PMP 2504 SW Samuel Lane Home (816) 246-0724 Email: Lee’s Summit, MO 64081 Mobile (816) Web: 379-1635 Strategic Planning/ Program Management /Product Management Leadership/P&L Responsibility/ Personnel Development/Team Building/Process Management/Product Development Professional Summary 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
  2. 2. 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 emerging products. 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. Career Overview 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 Personal Achievement • 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.