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     Date Submitted:17-04-2013
     Last Modified:17-04-2013 (01:23)
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     Current job:General Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProgram Management, Customer Delivery, Operations



    A management executive with start-up and international experience in mobility, telecom and media services. A proven track record of introducing successful new products to market and growing business, while optimizing cost, technical, and operational performance. Highly skilled at building and leading teams, defining strategy, and creating relationships with customers, vendors and partners.


    ·         Executive Management

    ·         Business Development

    ·         Leading Teams

    ·         Product Management

    ·         Start Up Companies/Venture

    ·         Vendor Management

    ·         Program Management

    ·         M&A Integration

    ·         Mobile Services




    Prima venture llc, Atlanta, GA                       2010-Present

    Founder/General Manager

    Prima Venture is a Consulting Company that owns mobile technology and provides Business Development and Program Management services.



    ·         Consulted for various International and Government customers, including General Dynamics



    ·         Won my client over $2 million in new business and optimized their procurement process

    ·         Successfully bid and won ownership of MobileTag Inc intellectual property and source code of the technology selected by AT&T to power their Mobile Barcode Service



    Mobile tag, Atlanta, GA                                 2011-2013

    Head of Operations and Business Development

    A venture funded start-up company providing mobile marketing and m-commerce services and technology based on NFC and QR codes in partnership with AT&T. Completed 2 rounds of VC funding.



    ·         Reported directly to CEO

    ·         Responsible for managing client relationships with AT&T, business partners and US customers

    ·         Strategic planning, product roadmap and program managing product deliveries of software as a service (SaaS) and mobile applications

    ·         Managed on/offshore product teams to deliver mobile apps, websites and professional services



    ·         Exceeded service performance specified by strict AT&T SLAs for business customers

    o   Geographically redundant data centers that hosted a campaign management platform, mobile website builder and analytics tools

    ·         Achieved over 15 million preloads and downloads of a consumer mobile app for Android, iPhone and Blackberry smartphones. Partnered with all major handset OEM’s.

    ·         Pre and post-sales support for AT&T’s business customers with a product launch to over 800 of AT&T’s sales team and mobile application consultants


    Intelsat, Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC                         2006-2010

    Vice President – Program and Performance Management

    Intelsat is the world’s largest satellite operator, a $2.5 billion global communications provider.




    ·         Led a team responsible for new product deployment and customer program management. Tracked KPI metrics of operational and business performance.

    ·         Responsible for a portfolio of broadcast media, network and government customers

    o   Captured customer requirements and managed solution delivery

    o   Supported and managed services with over $300 million/year revenue



    ·         Successfully managed roll out of new products and major infrastructure projects and drove business strategy

    o   Member of the stage gate and capital funding steering committee with responsibility for  a $60+ million/year capital budget

    o   Deployed a global MPLS fiber network and hardened data center facilities

    o   Implemented networks to distribute BBC, NHK and CNN content globally

    o   Delivered a Disaster Recovery transmission facility for the Discovery Channel

    o   Conceptual plans for a next generation high bandwidth spot beam broadband satellite

    ·         Integrated operations of the $6 billion Panamsat acquisition and merged corporate cultures to create a powerful satellite operator with increased EBITDA and reduced cost of doing business

    o   Evaluated both company’s products and technology and selected the best products and back office systems. Sunseted obsolete platforms

    o   Identified and eliminated overlapping operational facilities

    o   Optimized and integrated internal process flows

    o   Developed roadmap, integration plans and associated budgets

    o   Defined a new corporate culture that incorporated best of both companies

    ·         Optimized organizational efficiencies through improved processes and product definitions. Reduced annual operating expenses by over $6 million/year

    ·         Ensured that KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) were exceeded for both Operational and Financial performance

    ·         Executive sponsor of a transformation software engagement; encompassing order entry, service assurance and inventory functions which resulted in reduced customer provisioning times

    o   Deployed a back office solution based on NetCracker and integrated with

    o   Managed internal and offshore project teams



    Intelsat, Washington, DC                          2001-2006

    Director – Major Programs (2001-2006) 

    Directed complex programs and created a new managed services business.


    ·         Led the corporate transformation from a fixed satellite organization to a managed network and media services company, resulting in new annual revenue of $300 million/year and 25% growth/year

    ·         Built a global network of teleport antennas, fiber, IP, data centers, and back office systems

    ·         Developed acquisition strategy, due diligence and execution of the Intelsat global terrestrial network

    ·         Integrated assets and operations from the $1.1 billion acquisition of the Loral Americas satellite fleet

    o   Took over operations of 5 Skynet Satellites and integrated new video monitoring and control systems

    ·         Managed media and network customer programs in North America, Europe, Africa and Mid East

    o   DOCSIS based satellite broadband network

    o   IPTV service for television broadcast to rural telephone companies

    o   Broadcast of World Cup and Olympic Games to a worldwide audience

    o   Construction of a Disaster Recovery facility

    o   Communications networks for US Navy and Government customers



    Intelsat, Washington, DC                                       1990-2001

    Senior Manager – Systems/Project Management

    Managed software and systems development within technical, budget and schedule constraints in a high reliability satellite environment. Drove fundamental operational and organizational changes.



    ·         Managed the development of systems used to automate the entire fleet of Intelsat satellites. Successfully delivered software from multiple international development teams

    ·         Led multiple networking and software multi-disciplinary project teams of over 60 people




    data general telecommunications, Rockville, MD                              Prior to 1990

    Manager, New Product Development

    Directed the product development of telecommunications equipment for Japanese and US markets


    GTE Communication Systems, Phoenix, AZ

    Manager Development GTD-5 telephone and ISDN switch


    Siemens, Congleton, UK; Munich, Germany

    Electronic Design Engineer, Summer Intern / Lab Assistant





    MBA, 2009 Mount Saint Mary’s University, MD – GPA 4.0/4.0

    BSc, 1981 Electronic Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London




    Atlanta Telecom Professionals (ATP)

    Member Project Management Institute (PMI)

    Winner of multiple Intelsat CEO Awards

    MobileTag, 2012 Winner Atlanta Best and Brightest Companies





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