Customer-focused marketing and strategy leader that brings product and business innovation, outstanding sales and customer support, and smart revenue growth. Extensive technical and business knowledge, international experience, public speaking experience, entrepreneurial hands-on attitude, and experience at both startup and large tech companies.
3x successful start-up experience
Achieved 10 industry-first solutions
Enabled 4 new market segments
Launched 20+ products to market
Presented at 1–2 conferences annually
Managed websites, events, social media
Managed 6 trade shows, including CES
Integrated 5 acquisitions
RETIRED • Bryan, OH • 2016–present
MARKETING / STRATEGY CONSULTANT • Fremont, CA • 2013–2016
I worked with companies at the intersection of hardware and software looking to jump-start their revenue and profit – from early-stage startups seeking advice to growth-stage companies needing to fuel additional growth.
SIGMA DESIGNS, INC. • Director Product Marketing • Director Marketing • Fremont, CA • 2001–2013
Reporting directly to the CEO, joined the company to transition it into providing leading software, hardware, and services solutions for consumer electronics and enterprise video markets, including UHDTV, home IoT, IP video, professional video and set-top boxes.
INNOVISION CORP. • Director Product Marketing • Cupertino, CA • 1999–2001
Reporting directly to the CEO, this start-up (10 employees) designed and marketed solutions to enable Internet-ready TVs. Company was acquired early 2001.
HARRIS SEMICONDUCTOR • Strategic Marketing Manager • Melbourne, FL • 1996–1999
New “start-up group” of 25 people within the company designed and marketed solutions for the consumer electronics, professional video, and video conferencing markets. Company changed its name to Intersil in 1999 and was later bought by Renesas Electronics.
BROOKTREE CORP. • Product Marketing Manager • Strategic Marketing Manager • San Diego, CA • 1985–1996
This start-up designed and marketed solutions for the computer display, consumer electronics, and professional video markets. A few years after the IPO, the company was bought by Synaptics/Conexant.
Local SMPTE meetings, “UHDTV and HEVC/H.265,” 2012–2014. ~75 attendees.
Smart TV Global Summits (Seoul, Korea), 2010–2013. ~600 attendees.
China 3D World International Forums & Exhibitions (Shanghai, China), 2009–2011. ~200 attendees.
Blu-ray Disc Association seminars (Shanghai, China), 2008–2009. ~200 attendees.
“Strategic Thinking for Growing Your Enterprise,” Stanford University, 2016.
“Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies,” Case Western Reserve, 2015.
“New Venture Finance: Startup Funding for Entrepreneurs,” University of Maryland, 2015.
“WordPress Theme Development with Bootstrap,” Code College, 2015.
“Advanced Competitive Strategy,” Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), 2014.
“Competitive Strategy,” Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), 2014.
“Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence,” Case Western Reserve, 2014.
“Learn Growth Hacking in 30 Days,” Growthmint, 2014.
“Scaling Up Your Venture Without Screwing Up,” Stanford University, 2014.
“Design Thinking for Business Innovation,” University of Virginia, 2013.
“Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies,” University of Maryland, 2013.
“Foundations of Business Strategy,” University of Virginia, 2013.
“Leading Strategic Innovation in Organizations,” Vanderbilt University, 2013.
“New Models of Business in Society,” University of Virginia, 2013.
“Technology Entrepreneurship,” Stanford University, 2013.
“Organizational Analysis,” Stanford University, 2012.
BSEE, Trine University, Angola, IN.