Advancing Innovation

 
"VISION to see simplicity in a complex set of variables, 
COURAGE to make decisions with incomplete data, 
FLEXIBILITY to refine course as conditions change. 


I have worked with enterprise innovation groups and early stage companies, turning ideas into achievable strategies for new markets and providing hands-on engagement for development, partnerships, and marketing.


Market vision, business acumen, and product management augmented with hardware and software engineering experience.  Proven track record of developing innovative products at industry icons such as Sony, Microsoft, and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.


A Career Building First of a Kind Systems …


ELEMENTAL GREEN
Founder and CEO of this exciting new resource for brands to connect their sustainable products with homeowners, builders and architects. Education, inspiration and real solutions in the rapidly evolving green building market.
SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
Vice President and General Manager of the Broadband Solutions Group, an "intrapreneurial" software and system development organization focused on bringing Sony technology and media assets into new markets. Successfully deployed multiple software development and system-level products - Cablevision iO Digital Cable System, DIRECTV multichannel broadcast centers, CNN Archive system.
MICROSOFT
Planning for current and future generations of the Windows products as they relate to entertainment and rich media. Worked across Microsoft product and strategy teams and across the “3 screens” of PC, TV, and mobile to create a rationalized rich media story for the consumer.
IBM, T. J. WATSON RESEARCH CENTER 
First of a kind product brought directly from research to market.  Innovative mini-supercomputer launched within two years - IBM Power Visualization System.
GIBSON AUDIO
Led a soup to nuts product restart of a innovative digital jukebox which was an early provider of streaming music services, in stream purchase, digital portable audio player, consumer electronics component system and prestige jukebox.
STRACTICAL PARTNERS LLC
Targeted strategic and tactical support for technology organizations - focused on startups and nimble development groups within larger companies.

SUPERMAC INC. 
Resident fixer in the Engineering Product Management group. Tackled issues in engineering, procurement, manufacturing, marketing and life-cycle management. Great team and interesting projects.

STARDENT / STELLAR COMPUTER 
My first foray into the land of startups. Lots of hats to wear and lessons to learn. Part of the team developing a custom CPU to use in a new computer for graphics intensive applications.
PRIME COMPUTER 
What a fabulous opportunity to design a chip which was part of the CPU for a Supermini computer -- thrown into the deep end and loved it!