Dear Hiring Coordinator,
As an experience Satellite Technology Manager with expertise in satellite fabrication, real-time operations, contract proposals & negotiations, and program control, I have a solid track record of leadership and success. I have spent the majority of my career in the defense sector and telecommunications where the foundation of my professional career has been operations.
Achievements that highlight some of my career successes:
I enjoyed great success in my 16 year career with Lockheed-Martin and Space Systems Loral and after developing several successful entrepreneurial ventures, I am seeking to return to my roots and the energized, performance driven environment that defines satellite operations teams. I feel confident I will make an immediate and positive contribution to your team. If it appears that my qualifications meet your current needs, I would like to further discuss my background in a meeting with you. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to your reply.
SATELLITE OPERATIONS MANAGER / PROGRAM MANAGER
Operations and Program Manager with demonstrated results in large, mid-size and smaller companies. Diverse skills in the areas of satellite fabrication, orbit raising, on-orbit command & control, contract proposals, budget development, P&L responsibility, revenue forecasting and variance management, developing work break-down structures and statements of work, controlling contract scope and negotiating changes, coaching a team to success.
Satellite Control Center Operations / Multi-Site Operations / Field Service Team Management / P&L Responsibility / Sales and Operations Leadership / Strategic Planning / Enterprise Project Management / Business Partnering / Contract Proposals / Change Management / Matrix Labor Utilization / Start-ups / Turnaround Management / B2B Products & Services
MISSION OPERATIONS MANAGER/FLIGHT DIRECTOR – Space Systems/Loral
Responsible to the Satellite Program Manager for all mission operations essential to the fabrication, launch, orbital deployment, payload testing, and customer turnover of various communications satellites. Directed all pre-flight planning and compatibility testing during bus assembly, developed the Mission Operations Plans and Communications Plans that directed all orbit raising activities, and managed the global TT&C networks utilized during all launch and early orbit operations for satellite programs such as Telesat, Echostar, Mabuhay, and LStar. The Mission Operations Manager role began at contract proposal and extended through pre-fab planning stage. Role transitioned to Flight Director beginning at initial bus assembly and extending through on-orbit payload testing and customer turnover.
OPERATIONS CONTROLLER – Lockheed Martin
Over 16 years experience in satellite Telemetry, Tracking, & Command Control for the DOD at Onizuka Air Force Base, Sunnyvale, CA. As Operations Controller for such programs as DMSP, GPS, DSP, and numerous low orbit, medium orbit, and Geostationary satellite programs, directed all launch, deployment, and station-keeping TT&C functions in support of Mission Control Centers for various DOD satellite programs.
PROGRAM MANAGER – LOCKHEED MARTIN
As Program Manager for $1.6 Million Space Test & Engineering Contract I negotiated and captured contract expansions valued over $400,000 during fourth year of five-year contract. Presented alternate solution for an extensive Air Force command system replacement - resulted in a government savings of $200,000. Managed this time & material LOE engineering services program through challenge of contract closure. Maximized revenue through extensive use of matrix staffing support.
IRONHEAD LACROSSE, INC., Small Business Owner, July 2009 - Present
ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY/ACHIEVEMENTS/SKILLS
SR. OPERATIONS MANAGER – EXPANETS
Orchestrated turnaround of telecommunications company operations department by strategically redefining the objectives of the implementation and services organization
Program Manager – ALLIED TELESIS
PROGRAM MANAGER - ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL
Identified, prioritized, and drove program initiatives and process development in support of national Background Check Operations. Created and installed key processes for managing over 7000 background checks per month.
COMMUNITY & PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
LIVERMORE PHANTOM LACROSSE – Founder & President
· Founder of Non-Profit Public Benefit 501(c) 3. Launched in 2005 in successful effort to bring youth lacrosse to the community. Formulated business plan, budgets, and filed all incorporation documents including Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. Petitioned and attained tax-exempt status from State and Federal government. Gathered community support, formed Board of Directors, and launched venture by marketing the program in many public and private venues. The organization seeks to promote the physical and mental growth of young athletes by providing a positive environment to discover and develop personal and team goals and to guide their participation in competitive Northern California Lacrosse League play. This non-profit continues to flourish and enrich the lives of hundreds of families in the tri-valley area.
CAREER OVERVIEW / ENTREPRENEURIAL & FORTUNE 500 EXPERIENCE
Ironhead Lacrosse, Inc. – Founder & President – Jul 2009 – Present
Livermore Phantom Lacrosse, Non-Profit – April 2005 - Present
Robert Half International – Program Manager – Sept 2011 – July 2012
Allied Telesis – ProgramManager Jun 2008 – July 2009
Pyped Securities Trading – Sole Proprietor 2006 - 2008
Avaya/Expanets– Sr. Operations Manager 1998 – 2006
Ford Aerospace/Loral/Lockheed-Martin– Satellite Ops/Flight Director/Program Manager 1982 - 1998
US Air Force – Instrumentation Technician 1978 - 1982
AS Electronic Technology – Community College of the Air Force - 1982
University of Phoenix – Business Information Systems
Telecommunications Industry Association, CCNT – Certification Converged Network Technologies
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