Highly experienced Systems Engineer who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to high levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, using cutting edge technologies and operating in fast-paced environments. Strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 15 years of hands-on experience in program and product management, systems engineering and risk management. Proven ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in identifying/establishing critical requirements, identifying deficiencies and opportunities and developing innovative and cost-effective solutions.
Program/Project/Product Management Risk Management
Expert Systems Engineering Professional Information Assurance Professional
Training and Teambuilding Quality and Mission Assurance
Received the INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional certification
Received a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
Spearheading special assignments in cyber security, risk management and systems engineering for Federal Government and commercial clients
Successfully established a leading Team for Unmanned Aerial Systems work
MacAulay – Brown, Inc. Huntsville, AL
Director, Strategic Programs Group, 2010 to Present
Responsible for developing and maintaining strategic business contracts and establishing relationships with new customers. Focus on developing and implementing strategic partnerships and long-term relationships with organizations and customers and expanding long-term business success and scope.
Member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Certification Advisory Group determining System Engineering Professional Certification requirements and certifying applicants as Professional Systems Engineers. Spearheading special assignments in Cyber Security, Risk Management and Systems Engineering for Federal Government and commercial clients.
ManTech Nexolve (formerly SRS Technologies), Huntsville, AL
Program Manager, 2002 - 2010
Responsible for Program Management, Systems Engineering and Risk Management services for the US Navy, NASA and commercial programs and projects until 2005. NASA Risk Management efforts included being the NASA Risk Management Train-The-Trainer Lead providing consistent Risk Management training and process improvement for all NASA Centers. In 2005, assigned as Program Manager for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Quality, Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services contract. Lead multi-disciplinary government and contractor teams conducting quality and mission assurance audits and assessments for proposed and existing missile defense components and architectures, developed methodologies for applying Systems Engineering and Risk Management processes to numerous MDA programs, and provided integration and life-cycle implementation of systems engineering, risk management and mission assurance processes and procedures for complex MDA systems. Also assigned as the MDA/QS Operations Manager, providing Task Management, Internal Control, Information Assurance Management and Configuration Management to the entire Directorate.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) for Science, Technology and Engineering (SAF/AQR)
Individual Mobilization Augmentee for the Assistant Secretary (USAF Colonel), 2001-2006
Assigned as the IMA for the Assistant Secretary and lead Reservist in SAF/AQR. Provided leadership and direction in developing, budgeting and advocating the $2.3B/yr USAF Science and Technology (S&T) and Engineering program. Developed technology guidance/budget policy for S&T and systems/software engineering, manufacturing, industrial base, quality assurance, standardization and environmental policy for all Air Force weapon system acquisitions.
United Defense LP (now part of BAE Systems), Minneapolis, MN
Systems Engineer/Risk Manager, 2000 - 2002
Accomplished Systems Engineering and Risk Management services for several complex, long-term design, development, prototype and initial production build programs (USN Advanced Gun System Development (DD-21) and USA Crusader system). Included developing methodologies and procedures for applying Systems Engineering and Risk Management principles to various types of situations, establishing Assessment and Prioritization models for these complex programs, and accomplishing Assessments for each program. Also developed and presented Systems Engineering and Risk Management training courses and tutorials. Over 2000 people attended these training courses from both within UD and from outside organizations.
Hall Associates, Chicago, IL
Senior Consultant, 1997 – 2000
Accomplished research and risk management assessments into the technical, social and financial impacts of technology problems in various industry sectors (manufacturing, health care, insurance), government organizations (local, state and federal), and foreign firms. Developed and applied procedures for implementation of Systems Engineering and Risk Management on large-scale projects and accomplished contingency planning efforts for both multinational and U.S. clients including several unique methodologies based on ORACLE and C++ applications. Provided training seminars on all aspects of Project Management and Risk Management (“Best Practices”, testing, contingency planning, asset management, etc.) to all levels of audiences. Over 3000 people attended my training seminars during this period.
ARINC Incorporated, Warner Robins, GA
Manager, Combat Systems Unit, 1987 - 1997
Managed and directed the activities of 30+ personnel in three separate physical locations accomplishing up to 10 separate projects in Internet-based and network-based software applications, fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems (C-130, H-53, F-15, C-141, CV-22), rotary wing aircraft aircrew performing maintenance and functional check flights for USAF aircraft and aircraft system automated support equipment and Test Program Set design, fabrication and installation.
US Air Force, AF/IN, Washington, D.C. and Foreign Technology Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
Analyst, Aerospace Technology 1985 - 1991
Analyzed and reported on information concerning foreign military aerospace applications of a wide range of foreign military aerospace technology areas, including laser and microwave systems, materials, power, electro-optics, and space-based technology. Provided support to the Assistant Chief of Staff (AF/IN) on advanced technology developments and coordination of National Intelligence Estimates. Provided briefings and seminars on technology matters to all levels of audiences up to the Air Force Chief of Staff and DoD offices. Served as the Air Force representative on several National-Level Intelligence Committees and Groups. Coordinated several Air Force programs with senior level Air Force staff, DOD and DOE personnel, and briefed various audiences from local public groups to Congressional committees.
Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University; Professional Military Education and Defense Acquisition University. Capable of being certified to Level II. Master in Systems Engineering in work.
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