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Proven leadership in the management, design, and development of major software products and SaaS
(Software as a Service) solutions for installed, hosted, and mobile applications.
? Took start-up from hiring of development team to acquisition by Oracle Corporation based on
quality of our cutting-edge solution and strength of the team.
? Agile coach experienced in implementing Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Test-Driven
Development (TDD). Certified ScrumMaster trained by Ken Schwaber, co-developer of Scrum.
? Proven highly effective in both large and small organizations. Strong leadership with the ability to
build, mentor, and motivate a team to deliver exceptional results on schedule and under budget.
? Excellent analytical and design skills combined with a very strong ability to communicate and
present ideas. Highly creative and well organized.
? Loves a challenge, copes well with ambiguity, and is not afraid of risk.
Director, Software Development
Citrix Online, Division of Citrix Systems Inc. December 2007 – Present
?Leading development and build teams creating GoToMyPC, the easiest-to-use solution for remote, ?secure and managed desktop PC access over the Web; GoToAssist, the most secure, reliable and ?powerful solution for Web-based technical support and customer collaboration; GoToMeeting, the
easiest, most secure and cost-effective solution for conducting online meetings, and GoToWebinar?,
the industry's first do-it-yourself solution for Web events. Citrix Online products are used by more than
4,900 companies worldwide, and Citrix Online has experienced a 44% growth in revenue in 2007.
Vice President, Software Development
m2vc, inc. March 2006 – December 2007
Hired team and created a merchandising information exchange and a mobile inspection service, both
implemented as multi-tenant SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions.
? Led creation of a Web-based on-demand service that allows suppliers, distributors, retailers,
and sales reps to consolidate merchandising information within a permissions-based dynamic
repository shared with partner companies throughout the value chain. Here they exchange
product catalogs and deliver custom pricing through the recipient’s chosen delivery method
(Web, FAX, email), manage shared advertising and promotion calendars linked to product
libraries, share files and directories of files, and receive opt-in alerts as changes occur.
? Designed and managed development of a mobile inspection solution for Windows Mobile
devices, allowing users on the Web to drag-and-drop fields onto a form without plug-ins or
installed software. Inspectors synchronize wirelessly while in the field to get the latest routes
and forms, and to upload their completed inspections.
? 2006 Innovative Emerging Company by Orange County Innovation
? 2007 Best Marketing/Operations Solution by Integrated Solutions For Retailers Magazine
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Director, Software Development
Oracle Corporation November 2001 – March 2006
My full development team was hired by Oracle as part of the acquisition of Indicast.
? Led integration of Indicast voice platform technologies into the Oracle Application Server
? Managed development of an XForms processor as a plug-in to Windows Pocket IE on handheld
devices, including local field validation, and other facilities of full XForms support for use by US
Census project. Added facilities for automatic management of intermittent connectivity through
local storage, and saving of form data on the device.
? Led team to design and build an RFID and barcode platform for handheld devices. Architecture
includes dynamically loaded drivers and dispatchers, and interfacing through ActiveX controls for
data collection and management.
? Developed RFID Sensor Edge platform and EPC compliance solutions as part of Oracle
Application Server. Managed relationships with major vendors, partners, and systems
Vice President, Engineering
Indicast Corporation December 1999 – November 2001
Acquired by Oracle on the strength of the technology and the development team.
From a rough concept and very little funding, built a development team from scratch and developed a
robust and highly scalable voice-driven news and information service with paying customers. Content
includes Wall Street Journal Report, ABC News, AP News, weather, real-time sports scores, traffic, flight
times, and lifestyle, comprising almost 2,000 topics. Voice-activated dialing, email, and driving
directions are also built into the service.
? First voice portal to sign a deal with a wireless service provider, Centennial Communications.
? Went head-to-head against BeVocal (now the On Demand division of Nuance) in a three-month
trial of hundreds of customers at Alltel (the nation’s largest wireless network with over 12
million customers). The competition had over three times our staff, over ten times our funding,
and a year’s head start. We won the trial and the unanimous decision of Alltel’s senior
? Inventor of three of the technology architecture patents from this work (see below).
Senior Technologist, Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Autodesk, Inc. January 1995 – December 1999
Reporting directly to the CTO, and with minimal supervision, led development teams, performed product
research and analysis for current and future products, created prototypes as feasibility studies and
market validation, pursued relevant advanced technologies, and regularly reported to the Executive
Management team. Acted as a resource for marketing and engineering management on technical issues,
and was the technical liaison with Intel and other large partners.
? Led the technology due diligence for the successful $450M acquisition of Discreet Logic (now
part of Autodesk Media & Entertainment Solutions), a film and video special effects and non-
linear editing products company. Their products have been used on all Best Picture Academy ?Award nominated films for the past ten years. The division has exceeded all financial goals for
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? Developed initial concept and led all teams to a common vision of a new personalized MyAutodesk community Web portal for over two million registered Autodesk product users,
including definitions of audience, goals, and required features. Established and managed
partnerships for Web content providers and external services including personalization and
profiling infrastructure, general and industry news, calendar and to-do list, discussion groups,
instant messaging, chat, free email, a new Customer Care Center, and an HTML email
newsletter with personalized content from user preferences.
? Assumed leadership of Database Connectivity development team to resolve technical and
management issues. This included mentoring and motivating engineers and managers, as well
as technical guidance and decision arbitration across development teams. Technical issues were
resolved, teams were again communicating well, and project schedule was put back on track.
Manager of Component Technology, Database Division
Managed a team of Windows developers working on AutoCAD drawing database features.
? Led the object model team that designed and built the framework for an advanced CAD product.
Designed and implemented a working prototype of the COM-based object model that included
instancing, persistence, notification, a flexible data typing concept, and versioning control.
Designed a tool to analyze customer drawing files, and led a team to write the program and
user guide. Managed the distribution of the tool to 130 beta sites to gather statistics on the
graphical objects in over 50,000 drawings. The data was used to drive a number of file space
and execution time optimization projects.
Stratus Technologies May 1988 – January 1995
Founded Stratus division as part of a team to develop, sell, and support an open Operating System,
database platform, and application environment running on Stratus’s fault-tolerant symmetric multi-
? Managed a team of engineers, providing technical leadership and high-level design, as well as
budgeting and performance management.
? Ported a multi-user database and application environment from a proprietary OS to Unix SVR4
running on an Intel i860 RISC-based symmetric multi-processing system. Wrote a Streams
module to drive intelligent terminal I/O.
? Ported a multi-user database environment from an MC68030 to an Intel i860 RISC-based multi-
processing system, including the design and development of a module to isolate OS and
hardware dependencies. Made beta release ahead of schedule.
? Designed and made kernel modifications to proprietary symmetric multi-processing OS (both
RISC and CISC).
? Represented division at trade shows and supported sales efforts with engineering expertise.
Performed product demonstrations and presentations.
? Recipient of Stratus North American Division Excellence Award for 1993.
C#, VB.NET, Windows Mobile, SQL Server, IIS, .NET Forms, ASP.NET, SOAP, Java, J2EE, C++, Linux,
Flash, ActionScript, Mac OS X, Objective-C, Cocoa, iPhone
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Master of Science, Computer Science; California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; California State University, Fullerton
Inventor of three technology architecture patents:
6,775,358: Method and system for enhanced interactive playback of audio content to telephone callers.
7,028,252: System and method for construction, storage, and transportation of presentation-
independent multi-media content.
7,440,555: Method and apparatus for rendering audio streams from textual content for delivery to a
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