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R&D • Project Management Professional (PMP) • Innovator DAR-Candidate-W1527

R&D • Project Management Professional (PMP) • Innovator

  • Initiated, Planned, Executed, Monitored, Controlled, Improved, and Closed Projects
  • Strong multidisciplinary technical and project leadership experience in large and small companies, including internationally distributed teams
  • Multiple instances of quickly learning a new high-tech application to lead major improvement: video surveillance and analytics, videoconferencing, camera design, biometric identification, mobile industrial devices, railroad automation, retail point-of-sale, real-time stock transactions
  • Strong knowledge of computer vision, artificial intelligence, agile and waterfall software development methods, formal project management, optical design, wireless communications, ruggedized electronics, etc.
  • Patents in multiple fields: image processing, video surveillance, computer vision, RF wireless, computer networks, artificial intelligence, plus expertise in patent law (registered U.S. Patent Agent # 54,414)

Selected Achievements

Private Consulting firm, Austin, TX 2016 to present

  • Image processing algorithms (Matlab) and systems design for iris recognition
  • Overall process review for video analytics manufacturer

CEO, Private LLC, TN 2011 to 2017

  • Project management, strategy, marketing, and systems engineering for a start-up developing and delivering advanced video analytics software for intrusion detection
  • Multiple projects for large deployment of 270+ cameras guarding the tracks and tunnels of the Montreal subway system

VP, UP Automation Software / VP, Rail Security Systems

Ansaldo ST Pittsburgh, PA 2008 to 2010

  • Led turnaround of $100M+ software development for command and control of Union Pacific rail operations, including state-of-the-art artificial intelligence for real-time prediction and planning of train routing
  • Systems engineering and business development for rail security systems with comprehensive video surveillance

VP Technology, Chantilly, VA 2007 to 2008

  • Head of systems integration, technology planning, and information systems for the Americas division of a leading manufacturer of digital video recorders and cameras for security and surveillance
  • Developed software developers’ kit using foreign contractors for remote control of Dedicated Micros digital video recorders in a Windows environment; integrated with Lenel access control

R&D • Project Management Professional (PMP) • Innovator

Prior Experience

  • Independent Consultant, Knoxville, TN - Specification, evaluation, and optimization of video cameras for traffic management using video analytics
  • Entrepreneur / General Manager, Privasso LLC, Knoxville, TN - Software development of single-sign-on (SSO) Web service: encrypted cloud storage of passwords for individuals
  • VP Engineering, IPIX Corporation, Oak Ridge, TN - Led software, electronic, and imaging development for advanced video surveillance from prototype concepts to full production. Coordinated distributed product development and manufacturing in Canada, North Carolina, and Japan. Organized team for rapid prototype development of flagship product, CommandView 360, which won award at major trade show (ISC West 2004)
  • VP Engineering, VTEL Products Corporation, Austin, TX - Led several dozen engineers and technicians doing software and electronic development of advanced videoconferencing systems. Defined and executed detailed new product plan: product management and R&D

Education & Certifications

  • BS in Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 3.94 / 4.00 GPA. Engineering Science honors program that included electronics, optics, mechanical analysis, electromagnetic analysis, solid state physics, thermodynamics, fluid flow, and advanced mathematical analysis.
  • PMP Project Management Professional - Project Management Institute.
  • U. S. Patent Agent (registration # 54,414)
  • Graduate studies: programming languages, computer architecture, random processes, computer networks, queuing theory, accounting, finance, economics, business law, marketing -- most technical courses at Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Project Management Workshop, University of Texas, August 16, 2002, “The Art of Scheduling”
  • Publications, Patents, and references available upon request.