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: Results driven, accomplished senior professional with more than 20 years of experience in management of business operations and commercial software applications. A team leader with strong communication, analytical, process and problem solving skills

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Dave Gerads Highlights

  1. 1. Dave GeradsCustomer Focused – Development Leadership<br />Specialty Software Products <br />& <br />Management<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  2. 2. Leadership<br />Dynamic, enthusiastic results oriented leader in software development, QA, operations and project management. <br />Strong passion for people, quality, and process along with years of experience in meeting challenges across diverse industries<br />Excellent interpersonal skills promoting a culture of innovation, flexibility, and unity while executing initiatives, exceeding objectives and building partnerships across all business units of the organization. <br />Problem Solver while embracing change and its positive effect on a successful organization. Fostering commitment, team spirit, pride, trust, and group identity are particular strengths.<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  3. 3. Management<br />10+ years senior management experience with strategic planning, budgets, forecasting, capital expenditures, software capitalization, expense reporting, business case analysis and development.<br />Teams & departments managed have included<br />Software Development, Quality Assurance, IT, Product Management, System Engineering, Project Management, Operations, Installation & Deployment, Customer Support, Documentation and Training. <br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  4. 4. Experience<br />22 years Software Engineering, QA, 3rd party vendor and customer management.<br />12+ years formal leadership and project management; teambuilding providing coaching, mentoring to and continually growing the skills of staff. <br />10 years hands-on software design, development and QA<br />8 years managing/collaborating with local & remote global offshore teams<br />Broad industry experience fromlarge/complex telecommunications (Lucent Technologies), to small Point of Sale (Hospitality Solutions International) and start-up outsourcing (Daitan Labs) companies<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  5. 5. Skills<br />Extensive hands-on and management in an broad range of methodologies and technologies that were used to solve problems and bring value to customers and companies. <br />Methodologies/processes (Agile, Iterative, ISO, CMMI, EVA, OOA/D, SDLC, PCI, etc.)<br />Technologies (Telephony, VOIP, Embedded, Desktop, MS Windows, Web, C/C++, C#, SOA, Design Patterns, etc.)<br />Project Management Professional certification in progress<br />12+ years making presentations and collaborating with internal and external audiences at all levels<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  6. 6. Acknowledgements<br />“… brought a level of professionalism to the Development Team unknown to this department in the past, and drove profits by providing excellent software products. Dave possesses the ability to see the “big picture” within a company from finance to development to customer service. He has outstanding organizational skills, is a team player and was an excellent VP for Hospitality Solutions International.” <br />GM & VP Hospitality Solutions International<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  7. 7. Acknowledgements<br />“… excellent leader. He is extremely intelligent, hard-working, energetic and very professional and trustworthy. His leadership and technical skills are both very strong. He is excellent at motivating others, finding win-win solutions and in communicating. Dave is one of the most gifted individuals I ever had on my staff.”<br />VP Product Development, Lucent Technologies<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  8. 8. Acknowledgements<br />“… I can attest to his energy and dedication to bring his organization and projects the spirit of team work and commitment to business results (time to market, quality and financial health) … He has great teamwork, persistence and competence in managing a large group in multiple locations, on different projects from different customers in different continents. He is definitely a great professional; smart, responsive and a driven executive. His energy, skills, expertise, operations-focus and commitment to results make him a good asset to any organization.” <br />COO Daitan Labs<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  9. 9. Acknowledgements<br />“… best Operations/Development manager I have ever worked with. His understanding of the entire company&apos;s diverse needs made him very effective in managing his team and working with mine (Sales). Dave is intelligent, personable, consistent and very action oriented. Under his leadership, his team took profound leaps forward both in the products/services they provided and in their attitudes. I highly recommend Dave.” <br />Director of Sales, Hospitality Solutions International<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  10. 10. Acknowledgements<br />“I have worked with Dave for 10 years and can attest to his ability to lead groups of any size in a very professional manner. He is very self-motivated, goal oriented, and savvy from both a technical as well as business perspective. An excellent individually contributor as well.” <br />VP Product Management, Lucent Technologies<br />Dave Gerads – Customer Focused, Development Leadership<br />
  11. 11. Dave GeradsCustomer Focused – Development Leadership<br />Thank you for your valuable time and for viewing my presentation<br />