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     Date Submitted:16-06-2014
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    Senior Manager with standout record of success in leading, managing and completing large-scaleprograms, with Profit and Loss(P&L) responsibilities, for commercialand government contracts. Experience includes consulting and direct management of proposals, contracts and programs for Operations, Information Technology and Application Development, Engineering and Client Relations in startup to Fortune 100 environments with a focus on Commercial and DoD aerospace, intra and exo-atmospheric, programs.

     

     

    Managed projects and proposals with value in excess of $62 million and 135 people for NASA, KSC.

     

    Managed $100M+ and Instrumental in winning $80M in contracts as part of $1.3 billion umbrella DoD contract.

     

    Increased value of e-commerce system by $75 million for handling $550 million in annual sales worldwide.

     

    Results-oriented leader who quickly pinpoints issues and creates solutions that satisfy corporate and client objectives.

     

    Catalyst who communicates effectively across organizations, builds top-performing teams and earns stakeholder confidence.

     

    Results oriented analytical thinker who brings order to chaos, turns around underperforming organizations and consistently guides teams to highestpotential.  Outstanding negotiation, strategy development, execution, leadership and decision-making capabilities.

     

    Consultant for major contractors including Boeing, Rockwell Collins, Harris Corporation, Allied Signal, Science Applications International, ITT Corp., Tracor Aerospace Inc., General Dynamics and United Technologies.

     

     

    PMP (2010) •  Six Sigma Green Belt  •  DoD Top Secret Clearance (active)  •  Published Author

    USCG Merchant Marine Officer (Captain/Master) •  CPFSM (exp: 08/17/16)

    BS – Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry Minor, ORU, Tulsa, OK, 1987

     

     

    Experience

     

    Sr. Consultant, The Goyak Group, Las Vegas, NV.  USAF DCGS Weapon  Proposal, Herndon, VA       06/2012 – 03/2014

    • Proposal Manager at General Dynamics Information Technology Intelligence Solutions Division for the United States Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Communication Modernization Weapon System proposal.  Initiated and managed team of 20+ to create and submit proposal for upgrading the DCGS system for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) collection, processing, exploitation, analysis and dissemination.

     

    Director of Operations, Production & Quality,TRACE Engines LP, Midland, Tx                    6/2013 – 8/2013

    • Retained as consultant; recruited to interim short term, full-time, position to assist the Pro Tem CEO to execute change management to posture this aircraft engine company for positive cash flow.  Responsible for transitioning the company from an R&D facility into a commercial entity that is selling product and becoming profitable. This turn-around effort included multi-site responsibilities in the following areas: Operations, Production, Quality, Purchasing, Customer Service and Sales; essentially acting as COO.  Product line: 600 and 750 HP aircraft engines and installation kits for Air Tractor 301/401, de Havilland (Viking) Beaver, Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft including TowBot remote control aircraft transporters.  Direct reports and subcontractors. Report to CEO.  Key objective assigned and completed: Put the Beaver aircraft, with newly developed  600 HP engine & kit, into flight ready status.

     

    Sr. Executive Consultant,The Highland Group, Dallas, TX                                3/2011 – 12/2012

    • Set up Enterprise Program Management Office for International Aerospace Corporation.  Implemented System for Managing for Final Assembly Production lines of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Mentored Senior and mid-level Management.  Increased production by 233%, reduced out-of-factory uncompleted work by 75% and established management practices for a new, second production line. Provide consulting to clients to address particular needs for unique situations.  Identify and address issues to allow clients to meet their sustainable goals. 

     

    Independent Executive Consultant; OT Trans, Inc.,Melbourne, FL                        12/2011 – 1/2012

    • Proposal Manager: developed $6.8M NASA TOSC subcontract transportation proposal. Advisor for other NASA contract.

     

    Sr. Project Manager, Systems and Project Integration,ASRC Aerospace, USTDC; NASA, KSC, FL        8/2007 – 2/2011

    • Attained 100% award fee by providing management for $62M Task Order contracts and assistance on other $15.5M Task Orders under the University-Affiliated Spaceport Technology Development Contract (USTDC) for NASA.
    • Senior Project Manager (PM) of portfolio of contracts for NASA’s Ground Support Systems (Spacecraft Processing Integration) atNASA, Kennedy SpaceCenter(KSC) for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Aerospace (ASRCA).
    • Produced and managed RFPs, Proposals, Contracts/Task Orders (TO) and change requests; included programmatic direction for planning, coordination, and integration of project & engineering disciplines. Ground Support Equipment (GSE).  Provided coordination with NASA-KSC directorates including LX and NE.
    • Business Development: Interfaced with NASA personnel for new capabilities and requirements for additional contracts.
    • Included cost, schedule, technical performance, purchase planning, budget forecasting, logistics, safety and training.
    • Managed contracts/projects/TOs with Software and Hardware development for this $420M NASA umbrella contract:
    • Command, Control, & Communications Element (CCCE), Launch Control System (LCS):  software, hardware.
    • Development Systems Support for Spaceport Processing Systems (SPS) Development Lab: System Monitoring and Planning; software engineering expertise for SPS Development Lab (SPSDL) for hardware and software.
    • Command and Control Ares (Ares 1-X):Project management consultants for the Ares 1-X launch vehicle.
    • NASA Engineering (NE) Information Security Protection (IT Security & Security Plan Consolidation):development & lifecycle for 1000+ IT devices located across KSC; Engineering Development Environment (EDE) and Labs. Included architecture, implementation, administration of controls for NE IT systems.
    • Cryogenic Component Replacement– Initiated Management for research & data for inline valve replacement.
    • Human Factors Analysis (HFA – analysis and reporting of GSE systems.HFEA White Paper.
    • Other proposals: $17+M CEV Mobile Launcher Element; GSE Logistics; Safety and Mission Assurance.

     

    Manager of Development, Space Range Engineering, ITT Corporation, SLRSC, Cape Canaveral/PAFB, FL7/2001 – 2/2007

    • Retained as consultant; recruited to full-time position overseeing a team of project managers for USAF high-visibility, mission-critical projects.  Acquired and managed contracts/projects/project groups for the Space Lift Range Systems Contract (SLRSC) in support of the Eastern and Western Launch Test Range Systems (LTRS), CCAFS and NASA.
    • Captured 96% award fees, 20% additional profit and $80 million in contracts as part of $1.3 billion umbrella agreement.
    • Worked with NASA/Kennedy Space Center, USAF and Space & Missile Command (SMC) in developing launch solutions,flight data displays, communications, networks, telemetry, command, radar, safety and surveillance systems.
    • P&L responsibility for $100M+ in contracts for financial, schedule, technical & contract performance.
    • Led and Directed 300+ direct & matrixed employees (cross-functional teams) for software centric hardware and software projects.  Engineering and support staff including Project Managers, IPT Leads, Cost/Control Account Managers and subcontractors.  CONUS & OCONUS.
    • Formal customer interface.  NASA/KSC, US Air Force (USAF), Space & Missile Command (SMC), USgovernment, including Patrick AFB, VAFB, CCAFS, Systems Program Office (SPO) & commercial customers.
    • Oversight of project EVMS reporting to senior executive staff.  Ensured SEI/CMMI and ISO 9000 compliance.
    • Missions and delivered products include Communications, Network, Control & Display, Telemetry, Command, Radar,

    Flight Safety, Near Earth Surveillance, Vehicle Uplink System, Weather, & Inter-planetary launch support systems.

    • Initiated online video/self-guided and live training program.  Authored white paper on proposal estimating.
    • Business Development: Air Force, NASA and civilian personnel (additional capabilities and requirements).

     

    Program/Project Manager, Maritz Inc., Fenton, MO                         10/1999 – 5/2001

    • Increased ASP, banking, fulfillment and POS system value from $10 million to $85 million.
    • Led redesign of system, slashed order fulfillment turnaround time 50% and reduced staffing requirements 15%.
    • Successfully delivered major international Banking and Fulfillment systems (software, hardware & logistics).
    • Directed redevelopment of e-commerce platform; improved order fulfillment cycle 200%.
    • Recruited to redesign, develop and implement state-of-the-art banking, fulfillment with logistics and POS systems.  $550 million international division of $2.5 billion company. 
    • Acting Deputy VP duties.  Direct report to Vice-President (VP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Responsible for financial, business, subcontract, and technical areas.  Prepared annual budget for senior executive review.
    • Increased retention of Fortune 500 & other clients including Ford, Merck., Chrysler, Bank of America and Mary Kay Inc.
    • Introduced & implemented industry project management & CMM disciplines, WBS/schedule/milestones & risk analysis.
    • Responsible for planning, costing, execution, and implementation of business systems’ ventures relating to                     e-commerce/internet & call center business systems in support of Fortune 500  & other major clients.

    Founder of Executive Management Institute (EMI), Prevost, Inc,St.Charles, MO                   2/2001 – 6/2002

    • Established this company to train and certify executives and senior managers in executive level skills.

     

    Sr. Project Engineer Consultant, Boeing Corporation, St. Louis, MO                        3/1996 – 8/1999

    Under contract to Boeing/McDonnell Douglas,Military Aircraft and Missile Systems.

    • Inherited and turned around multimillion-dollar project 9 months behind schedule; put contract back on schedule, within budget, enabling continuationof multipleDoD/Boeing contracts.
    • Aircraft Trainer Systems (F-15E Jet Aircraft & Apache Longbow Helicopter):

    Project planning and scheduling: managed development and testing activities to completion.  Simulator/Avionics.

    • On-site Special Assignment, Dynamic Controls-Hamilton Standard (DCHS), WindsorLocks, CT. (F-15E PACS):

    Appointed by president of Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems for on-site coordination of subcontractor for development/upgrade contract for PACS (nuclear and AAIM-9X missile capability).

    • Mission Support Systems (on-board and land based):

    Development of Mission Critical Software for classified USAF Mission Support System for F15E/S/I/K aircrafts. 

     

    Sr. Software Engineer Consultant, Rockwell-Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA               1/1996 – 3/1996

    Under contract to Rockwell-Collins, Air Transport Aviation Electronics, Advanced Technologies.

    • Increased value of initial multimillion-dollar contract 100% by upgrading communications system originally used for Air Force One to exacting government standards for government and commercial use.
    • Established management, performance schedule, and development of embedded software for satellite communications.  DualSATCOM-906 (Air Force One & commercial).  DO-178B.

     

    Sr. Systems Engineer Consultant, Harris Corporation, Palm Bay, FL                      7/1995 – 11/1995

    Under contract to Harris Corporation, Aerospace Division.  Aircraft MissionPlanning & Simulator.

    • Contributed to high-visibility proposal for avionics & simulator training system; functionality, costing and scheduling.
    • Coordinated team members in designing mission planning, nav, and flt mgmt systems, T-38C aircraft and Simulator.

     

    Sr. Software Eng. Consultant,Allied Signal Commercial Aerospace Sys. Corp., Ft. LauderdaleFL      10/1994 – 7/1995

    Under contract to Allied Signal.  IV&V; requirements, design, dvlpmnt, test; DO-178B level A; 777, Chinook aircraft avionics.

               

    Sr. Software Engineer Consultant, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)Orlando, FL         3/1994 – 6/1994

    Under contract to SAIC.  Embedded S/W development, DOD-2167A/498, requirements, Army logistics war simulator.

     

    Configuration Management Software Engineer Consultant, Harris Corporation, Palm Bay, FL             12/1991 – 2/1994

    Under contract to Harris Corporation.  Developed data automation tools; $1.2B FAA Voice Switching Control System (VSCS).

     

    Software Engineer Consultant, Tracor Aerospace Inc., Austin, TX                            2/1991 – 10/1991

    Under contract to Tracor Aerospace. Ada, assembly S/W, ALE-47 Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) / Dispenser system. 

     

    Director, Prevost Industries, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL                                              5/1986 – 1/1990

    • Co-launched franchise business; grew revenue to $500K annually via corporate and government contracts.

     

    Vice President and Director, Prevost Leasing, Inc., Melbourne,FL                             5/1985 – 7/1989

    • Co-launched aircraft leasing company.  Leased Cessna and Piper aircraft at Melbourne International Airport.

     

    Other:

    Author, White Paper: Understanding Factors that Effect Projects and Project Cost Estimations, Patrick  Air Force Base, FL            2006

    Author, White Paper: Proposal Estimating, Patrick Air Force Base, FL        2007

    Author, Book: Going Into Business to Stay in Business, Merritt Island, FL            2008

    Co-Author, White Paper: 1-G Human Factors for Optimal Processing and Operability of Ground Systems up to CxP GOP PDR, NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL          2010


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