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Engineering Manager

United States
March 15, 2011

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Computer Engineering Manager with 10 years experience providing leadership, technical expertise, strategic planning, and integration management. Excels in all areas of firmware development and embedded programming. Demonstrates strong responsibility and leadership skills in agile development, deliverable quality, hardware interfaces, and offshore resources. Experience with mission critical, n+1 redundancy, and low latency environments. With proven business development skills, able to engage complex partner relationships.

Comfortable serving cross-functional roles and taking initiative to help company expand or weather intricate situations. Impeccable record for enabling company growth and bolstering brand recognition. Participates as an effective team leader drawing on technical and business expertise.


Computer Engineering New Product Implementation C / C++

Embedded/Firmware Development Sales and Market Expansion Assembly

Software Development Lifecycles Requirements Management Java

Test Methods/Coverage Business Development Perl

Root-Cause Analysis Financial Analysis Agile

Project Management Resource Efficiency CVS

Defect Projecting Change Management UML

Shift Left Development Competitive Research UNIX

Integration Management Development Planning HTML


FAIR OAKS FARMS, Fair Oaks, IN 2007 - Current

Entrepreneurial dairy farm developing full-service destination resort in addition to producing strong dairy product brand.

• Implemented vision of full-service agri-tourism destination resort. Business modeled after Disney Resorts, combining multiple products, services, and businesses in single destination. Served entrepreneurial and collaborative role in championing projects through development to implementation. Acted as operations and project manager, collaborating with project management team, reported to executive board.

Project Manager 2009 - Current

• Developed company’s first retail store. Conducted competitive research and product definition. Managed site-selection process, contracting, engineering, etc. Negotiated aggressive contracts.

• Fair Oaks sought funding to develop green technology (alternative fuel for milk delivery system). Developed proposal and met with Indiana Economy Development Corporation (IEDC) to present plan. Efforts resulted in $2 million grant from IEDC.

• Company had a historically tenuous relationship with county officials wary of heavy development. Focused on repairing relationship through communication and trust. Efforts garnered approval for all projects.

Strategic Planning 2007 - 2009

• Fair Oaks had an attractive yet poorly utilized website. Led a complete redesign of their online presence to improve communication channels and integrate ecommerce solutions. Introduced company to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), secure shopping, and social media such as blogging, Twitter, and Facebook.


• Resort required expansion to reach diverse age groups in visiting families. Developed outdoor recreation area to suit older children. Successful launch of new facet offered families richer experience. Measurable increase in repeat business and food & beverage revenue.

• Fair Oaks planned to open adjacent fuel station/sandwich shop, but company lacked leadership and expertise to meet project needs. Project started without sufficient design reviews. Mid-process, took over project management. Assessed project to fix customer interaction issues while minimizing scope changes. Incorporated Fair Oaks theme into facility design. Opened on-time and under budget. Assumed interim operating management role.

HEWLETT-PACKARD-High Performance Systems Lab, Roseville, CA 2000 - 2006

System firmware development for mission critical, enterprise level servers.

• Develop complex software for mission critical computer systems. Ownership of crossbar interconnect codebase. Product definition, assessment of defect trends, scheduling, and quality assurance. Lead teams through a politically challenging time of organizational changes. Influence campus relations as part of the college recruiting team. Peer group influencer leading professional development and patent workshops. Team members located in India, Colorado, Texas, and California.

Software Design Engineer 2000 - 2006

• Collaborated with remote, international, and in-house team members to solve problems and develop business. Awarded “Better Together” recognition for fostering collaboration between diverse teams. One of 90 employees selected from entire company to be honored at HP 2006 TechCon. Recognized for innovation and collaboration.

• Led cross department root-cause analysis team when server installations were failing for multiple Fortune 500 customers. Company required fast and effective solution. Developed unique test software that located intrinsic design flaw. Quickly established a solution significantly altering design and fixing disparate flaws to prevent future problems. Engineering efforts restored customer faith and created more robust product.

• Desired to shorten firmware group’s testing schedule. Managed development team to determine more interactive and agile schedule while increasing metrics and test coverage. Strategic approach improved quality and shortened schedule. Overall, established consensus and increased lab’s understanding of quality.


THE GREENHOUSE, Sacramento, CA 2005 - 2007

Community enrichment center dedicated to developing inner-city youth.

Chairman of Financial Committee

• Developed short and long-term financial plan. Managed donor capital in risk-averse, responsible investments. Created financial standards for regular audits, investment strategy, and accountability.

SANCTUARY COVENANT CHURCH, Sacramento, CA 2000 - 2003

Start-up church designed to reach secular communities or individuals.

Founding Member of Board of Directors

• Identified and organized various leaders and volunteers into project teams to meet needs of growing service-oriented non-profit. Teams managed various aspects of church, including website, event startup, missions, audio/visual, and community meetings. Church fulfilled mission and expanded as a result.


MBA, Business Administration, University of California, Davis, CA, 2006

BS, Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, 2000

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