ROBERT L. STEVENSON
INNOVATIVE CTO & STRATEGIST WITH PROVEN RESULTS
Experienced technology executive and cloud strategist with over 20 years of technology development, engineering management, infrastructure operations, analytics and public cloud deployment. Three successful technology careers first as a Fortune 1000 CTO leader, second as a Technology Infrastructure Analyst & lastly as a high-tech CTO innovator. Responsible both for billion dollar technology portfolio’s and small innovative engineering teams, a recognized leader for introducing new technology and managing organizational change. HIGH-TECH RECENT STARTUP EXPERIENCE:
(ClearSky is an on-prem storage company built on CoLo’s &Cloud) 03/19 – Present Roles: Senior Solutions Architect
Focus: Focused on Engineering Sales Development in the NY Area. Build up a sales pipeline in three quarters from zero to $21M. Account activity focused on the Media & Entertainment industry with work at Vice Media, HBO, CBS, IPG, WPP, Omnicom,Disney+ and others.
Results: Closed $1M in Revenue, build up Channel Partner Network, Spoke at NYSEnet, established solid business pipeline, channel, customer & prospect relationships.
(Bridgeplex is a next generation data unification ETL platform) 07/17 – 03/19 Roles: Executive Advisor / CTO
Focus: Bridgeplex was one of the leading seed stage cloud startups I was responsible for incubating while at aptiviti. Initially, I started as an executive advisor and recently have taken over CTO functions for cloud infrastructure and technology development. Results: Stabilized baseline built using a federated container infrastructure with Docker running on AWS and Kubernetes on Azure. Currently incorporating Rasa.AI for NLP and TitanDB Graph Database technology for expansion of our 2.0 release.
(aptiviti is a micro-VC firm w/ market research assets) 05/15 – 07/17 Roles: Chief Technologist / CTO
Focus: Technical due diligence in evaluating cloud seed enterprise startups, Working with Angel Investor communities, Managing engineering projects and Providing out-bound executive consultative services to BridgeWater, Blackrock, AQR and other funds Results: Restructured data modeling activities to incorporate graph database modeling within a new system of record for faster new lines of business creation, re-purposed engineering activities in JIRA / Confluence increasing engineering productivity 50% and setup a new automated testing framework which increased product quality by 125%. Over 125 startups reviewed, a small sampling listed:
1. Liongard – Next-generation SEIM (Security Event Information Management) platform for MSP’s and NSP’s
2. Bridgeplex – Next generation Cloud ETL (extraction/transform/loading). 3. Socrates – John Hopkins Labs spin-off next generation Java GraphDB 4. mFirst Security – Mobile DevOps Security Hardening 5. Augmate – Enterprise IoT device security authorization platform 6. Voysis – Voice recognition service similar to Twillio HIGH-TECH EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE:
05/13 – 05/15
Roles: Chief Strategy Officer / CTO
Focus: Spatial Computing Offloading, Leap/Deep & Distance AI Machine Learning, Hyper- converged System Development, Federated Containers Networks, CMOS Based Quantum Computing and Next Generation Streaming Database Management Systems Results: Launched First Hyper-converged Product generating $25M annual new revenue, Created HDS Global PMO saving $10M thru consolidated services, Created New Hitachi Business Unit for IoT Industry Solutions with acquisition of Pentaho adding $20M annually to software revenue, Transitioned Hitachi R&D efforts into Practice with Comcast, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Time & Verizon
02/12 – 01/13
Role: Chief Technology Officer / CTO
Focus: Public Executive Speaker, F100 Executive for MNC’s, Roadmap/Next Generation Product Development and Technology Strategy
Results: Doubled Revenue from $450M to $1B in Annual Revenue in one year. Generated First Isilon Executive Sponsor Program for Fortune 100 Financial Firms, Led engineering efforts for SEC certification which added another $150M of financial firm revenue 02/13 – 05/13
Roles: Technology Executive / Strategic Advisor
Focus: Short term role created to help Engineering position a focused Openstack innovative Cloud Service Provider (CSP) product for Fortune 1000 audiences Results: Worked with Microsoft Hyper-V, Docker, Mirantis, Cloudstack, Redhat Forms and Cloud Foundry Partners and the North-East CSP Customer Base [SunGuard, iWeb, Interapp, 10Gen, DataPipe], developed Integrated Solutions for Enterprise Accounts, Ran Engineering Services for the North-East and Doubled CSP Revenue, $4M in Net- New Revenue with 3 New Strategic Accounts, Launched Solution Templates For Enterprise Service Catalogue Efforts with Integrated QoS 02/10 –02/12
Role: Office of the CEO - Chief Software Architect Focus: Transitioned company from an innovative Hard Disk Drive startup into a Solid State Disk Technology Company with integrated RESTful Management. Worked directly with over
(10) Global 2000 Accounts including Barclays, Credit-Suisse, USB, Verizon, Bank of America, RSB, Bank of Montreal
Results: Launched First Hybrid SSD Product, Build up $10M of new VDI Business, Increased Overall Revenue 30% to $80M Annually
INDUSTRY ANALYST & F1000 ENGINEERING/OPERATIONS EXPERIENCE: Co-Founded TheInfoPro w/Gideon Gartner - sold to 451 Research 09/05 – 02/10 Role: Managing Director / CTO
Focus: Public Speaking on Technology Trends, Statistical Data Mining and Panel Development, Built Company from Scratch, including system, sales, operations and marketing Role: CTO Office – Software & Technology Strategist 05/01 – 8/05 Focus: Introduced Agile Development Methods, Consolidated 3 Data Center into one new World Wide DC, Built out Next-generation Data Warehouse Solutions based on Sybase IQ Server with column based analytics, Built First World-Wide SAN and was responsible for new innovation lab.
EARLY SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CAREER:
Role: Director Software Development 09/97 – 04/01
Focus: ERP & HPC solutions, super-computing kernel development involved in the formative Java COBRA 2.0 specification, Sun Workshop C++ class extensions and core dump analysis products.
Results: Successfully deployed over $500M of HPC / ERP solutions using super-computing SMP technology and first generation SAN technology at clients including Lucent, GE, Grainger, Shaw, Rogers, United, UBS, Nuskin, and dozens of others. Role: Manager Software Development 12/92 – 09/97
Focus: Involved in the formative stages of the first Advanced Development Center. Our facility was one of the first SEI CMM Certified and ISO 9000 Certified Development Centers in the US. Managed at times 15 different development teams working on Fortune 1000 software development solutions. Most my programming was in Oracle SQL and C. Roles: AI Researcher / Sr. Software Engineer 12/90 – 12/92 Focus: Initially hired for lexical parsing and complier design for Motorola’s 68000 CPU’s. Eventually, built Motorola’s first Six-sigma quality control systems for patent management leveraging state of the art knowledge-based heuristic programming MILITARY EXPERIENCE:
Third Generation Family Member NCO 12/89 – 12/97
4th Marine Air Wing
Squadron 48, Marine Communications, Glenview NAS, IL Desert Storm Veteran, Honorable Discharge 1997
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL.
M.S. Computer Science - Cum Laude Graduate - 2002
B.S. Electrical Engineering - Magna Cum Laude Graduate - 1994