A key participant in two global technology revolutions – less invasive medical devices and the Internet/software. 25 years growing businesses for leading innovative companies, pioneered evolving markets, and drove revenue by collaboratively leading two fundamental business drivers – Product Development and Marketing.
As described by Tim Brown, the CEO of IDEO – this broad background has resulted in a “T-Shaped Star” with two kinds of characteristics. The vertical stroke of the “T” is the depth of skill that allows me to contribute to the technical, business and creative process. The horizontal stroke of the “T” is the disposition for collaboration across disciplines.
On a personal note, I built a submarine while in high school (it sank), wrestled in the Olympic Trials (got beat), worked for my childhood hero (Jacques Cousteau was a Director), and went on to help manage a lot of GREAT innovative products (yeah!).
Oversaw dozens of innovative products within different industries, incl: software, professional services, medical device, defense, etc.
B2B & B2C. Fortune 100 & entrepreneurial startups. Corporate & Consulting.
Experienced bringing the team’s skills, ideas and personality styles together to generate ideas and solve problems.
I help large organizations act more nimbly and small companies scale. Have launched numerous technology products and led cross-functional teams. Have been a part of some remarkable technology and business growth success stories (as well as some misfires).
Most importantly, I can help your company significantly grow – often by a factor of 10X.
Specialties: | General Management | VP Marketing | VP Business Development | VP Product Development | Technology | Commercialization | Strategic Planning | Partnership Development | Revenue Growth | Product Value Proposition | Competitive Positioning | Program Management | Vendor Management | Account Management | Operations Management | Contract Negotiation
As a participant in two technology revolutions, and as a life-long learner, it’s a privilege to share many of the fascinating stories and lessons. Drawn from real-world examples and conveyed in a wholly relatable manner, the keynotes are entertaining and impactful.