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Computer Hardware Software Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.926

Maine

Summary

Broad and comprehensive knowledge of computer technology, as well as a focused appreciation for its business relevancy and utilization to meet corporate objectives. Significant expertise in three major areas: operations; business strategy / enterprise systems; and professional services practice management. Specifically:

Operations: Proven capability providing leadership and execution for sales, marketing, business development, manufacturing and product management / development. Specific expertise in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Supply Chain.

Project / Technical Management: Delivered over 2 dozen significant projects including supply chain strategy, technical architecture and enterprise resource planning ( ERP ) implementations.

Professional Services: Built and managed numerous practices for Big 5 consulting group with combined practice growth in excess of $20M.

Education

Masters of Science - (1992) - GPA: 3.58, Major: Information Systems Management
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

This degree emphasized network systems with substantial courseware specific to this area. Furthermore, to satisfy thesis requirement, I performed an in-depth analysis and redesign of a major Boeing network leading to better resource utilization and user satisfaction.

Bachelor of Science - (1988) - GPA: 3.61 (cum laude), Major: Computer Science
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Demostrated Capabilities

Expertise in start-up Operations, Sales, Marketing, Product Development & management

Re-engineering (process and human change management)

CLarge Scale Project Management of:

ERP implementations

Custom development

Integration projects

E-Strategy for both Buy & Sell Side

Technical Architecture & Strategy Aligned to Business Goals

Line-of-Business Process / Operational Improvements

Consulting Services Practice Build-out

Solution definition

Sales and Marketing

Recruiting

Delivery

Utilization / practice management

Accomplishments

Two additional Associate in Science degrees (AS): Business Management and Integrated Systems

Certificate of Achievement: Business Management

Part time instructor teaching Network & Technology Fundamentals courseware.

Produced and delivered client/server seminars for executive and technical audiences.

Wrote numerous thought leadership articles for business publications explaining technology applications.

Professional Experience

Consulting Firm, Portland, ME - Founder
September 2001 to Present

This firm provides strategy and execution services across three targeted market segments: Venture Capital / Private Equity communities; Turnaround Management groups and other professional organizations (CPA, legal firms, business brokerages, etc.). Specific solution offerings of business & product strategy, implementation and professional services are provided. These support client requirements for investment due-diligence, portfolio management (e.g. spot help through Program Office initiatives) and interim CXO roles.

Additionally, I co-founded a financial supply chain strategy and systems company leveraging prior investments in supply chain management to equalize the cost of capital. These eCommerce solutions reduce both financial supply chain costs and their complexities while being closely aligned with the physical supply chain activities.

E-Commerce Transaction Co., New York, NY
January 2001 to September 2001
Chief Technology Officer

This firm produced digital credential infrastructure and applications for e-commerce transactions by providing privacy, authentication, message integrity and electronic signature (non-repudiation ). I was chartered with setting the vision and direction for the technologies this firm employed. In this capacity, I also served as key spokesperson for articulating the technical vision and business value proposition to the marketplace, trade press and analysis communities. In this leadership role, my key responsibilities included:

Lead the Advanced Research (cryptographers ) and Development Groups

Evaluate new technologies and potential technology partners

Work closely with Product Management to develop a road map for product direction

Work closely with Marketing and Business Development to understand market and customer demand, while driving technology research necessary to meet the changing business needs

Lead the firmd Consulting Practice for the sales and delivery of solution driven consulting revenue

Consulting Firm Chicago, IL
February 1997 to January 2001
Partner

Practice Leader responsible for growing and managing numerous practices specific to manufacturing, demand / supply chain, and customer relationship management for the Consumer & Industrial Markets. These duties included: development and integration of service offerings; production of business, marketing, recruiting and training plans; proposal generation; executive presentations; solution sales and client engagement management. I held P&L responsibility for strategy and system practices (ERP ) with combined growth in excess of $20M. My experience spans over a dozen large system implementations.

Relevant engagement experience:

Engagement Partner leading a Supply Chain Strategy and Procurement effort for a multi-billion dollar international Tier 1 automotive supplier. I was responsible for all management activities including concept selling through piloting.

Engagement Partner leading a full life cycle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation for a multi-billion dollar Engineer to Order manufacturing company. I was responsible for all project management activities. This included the production of work plans and deliverables, project financial & task management, additional sales opportunities and client satisfaction. This project involved the complex re-engineering of all manufacturing and distribution processes. In addition, I sat on the Executive Steering Committee assisting this organization with their strategic direction setting and ERP alignment. I directed a staff of 18 KPMG consultants as well as 55 client staff.

Ernst & Young LLP, Milwaukee, WI
July 1995 to February 1997
Manager - Baan Practice

Project Manager for numerous engagements developing the IS infrastructure for ERP implementations, legacy systems integration and line-of-business technology assessments. I developed plans for data collection, requirements definition & design, integrating core technologies, defining management support procedures and implementing the Center of Excellence ( COE ). At project inception, the COE housed the production environment, and running in parallel, managed all system modifications, integration testing and the refinement of support procedures. When complete, the COE component transitioned into the responsible organization tasked with site roll-out and sustaining activities.

Whittman-Hart LLP; Keane, Inc.; Computer Task Group, Milwaukee, WI
Jan. 1993 to June 1995
Consulting Manager

Responsible for the definition and implementation of higher value project focused consulting models. This was in contrast to the staff augmentation models currently in operation at these companies. Responsibilities included: development and integration of service offerings; production of business, marketing and training plans; proposal generation, executive presentations and client engagement management. Areas of expertise included strategic technology planning and the re-architecturing of centralized computer systems to distributed computing models.

Relevant engagement experience:
Project Manager for an engagement to define and integrate a health-care association’s technical infrastructure. Responsible for all aspects of engagement including initial sales contacts, proposal generation and presentation, management of deliverables and final Executive Management presentation. Produced a methodology for technology modeling and selection and successfully aligned the technical findings and recommendations to the organization’s core business objectives.

Boeing Computer Services, Seattle, WA
May 1989 to January 1993
Project Manager & Systems Analyst

Project manager responsible for Product Standards Data System (PSDS). This Boeing corporate project was tasked with the electronic delivery and maintenance of engineering and operational data / process standards. In this capacity I performed the following functions:

Principle architect of core system.

Definition, design, integration and implementation of 100 node test network. This network integrated 7 different operating systems, 10 different hardware architectures and 4 different Network Operating Systems.

Project management of network impact study in support of PSDS integration into the Boeing Corporate network.

Managed evaluation studies of optimal server platforms.

Extensive vendor negotiations pursuant to product definition and deliverables.

Designed and implemented sustaining operation that included help desk and comprehensive system and network monitoring capabilities.

As a Systems Analyst, I was responsible for system design, coding, testing, and debugging of a graphics development workbench used by military aeronautical engineers for aircraft configuration. For this military funded project, I held a secret security clearance.

McDonnell Douglas Corporation, St. Louis, MO
February 1982 to April 1989
Software Engineer & Field Service Engineer ( USMC – NAS El Toro )

Responsible for all Software Quality Assurance activities regarding F/A-18 computer controlled test equipment used by the US Navy. Established methodologies of software design, coding, testing and documentation used for laboratory and production products. Designed and developed both system and application software for a variety of hardware and software platforms including micro and mini architecture’s. Additionally, I managed the field operations of a microcomputer controlled test set utilized for the troubleshooting and repair of F/A-18 avionics equipment.

United States Air Force August 1977 to February 1982
Systems Specialist ( E4 – Sgt.)

Four years experience in the USAF as an Integrated Avionics Systems Specialist. I performed fight-line avionics troubleshooting and repair on F-111 aircraft. As a non-commissioned officer, I led a team of aircraft systems specialists responsible for over 75% of all flight-line repair activities. This mobile repair function was instrumental in achieving a fully mission capable ( FMC ) rate that was the highest in the service.

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