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Engineering Management Professional
Broadcasting ~ Media & Television Production ~ Manufacturing ~ Engineering
Sales ~ Operations ~ Team-Building & Leadership ~ Project Management ~ Vendor Relations
Diverse management experience spans sales engineering, product management, business development, operations leadership, continuous improvement, corporate consulting, and post-sales support.
Hands-on leader who effectively trains, inspires, and directs high-performance teams.
Adept at strategic planning, product development, technical production support, client relations, contract negotiations, administrative management, and event coordination.
Considerable talents in project management including scheduling, Gantt charts, team direction, and cost control.
Able to effectively cooperate and communicate with individuals from all cultural backgrounds to achieve specific goals for product design, development, launch, and marketing.
Conceptual thinker with excellent collaborative, relationship-building, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Championed daily business operations for pro shop at golf club including staff leadership, merchandise management, inventory replenishment, golf event/tournament coordination, guest service, and golf instruction.
Fueled sales from $850K to $2.3M, and subsequently to $3M during three-year role at Telecast Fiber Systems.
Successfully developed and implemented award-winning product for Terminal Gear Series, as well as Terrapin Video DA and Fiber Optic Traffic Manager.
Pioneered revolutionary fiber optic product at Stratos which generated $500K within first three months of launch.
Played a pivotal role in evolving Harpo Productions engineering department from start-up phase to directly supporting #1 Emmy Award-winning talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show .
GIR Consulting & Engineering Services, Denver, CO; and Mesa, AZ, 2010 to Present
Owner 2013 to Present
Director of Engineering 2010 to 2011
Leveraged considerable business acumen to grow start-up to a successful and profitable organization.
Spearhead full-scope daily operations encompassing client needs assessments, sales, marketing, engineering, client relations, and studio/field support.
Specialize in sales and service of broadcast and security systems, golf club fitting and repair, golf swing mechanics instruction, and course management.
5280 Broadcast, Inc., Centennial, CO, 2013 to 2014
Contract Project Manager
Delegated tasks to project team members, orchestrated travel logistics and accommodations when applicable, created project schedules, and acquired equipment to complete initiatives within clients timeline.
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc., Worcester, MA, 2007 to 2012
Regional Sales Applications Engineer, North and Central Regions 2011 to 2012
Directed and supervised sales operations across all regions and for all government-related accounts.
Governed adherence to RFQs and RFPs, rendered technical documentation for fiber solution layouts, and oversaw all regional accounts comprised of system integrators, resellers, and various distribution channels
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Regional Sales Engineer, Midwest U.S. / Product Manager, Fiber Optic Terminal 2007 to 2010
Mentored, coached, motivated, and directed 50 personnel in generating $18M in annual sales.
Commanded all facets of development operations from manufacturing timelines and marketing communications to supporting entire fiber optic terminal product line.
Collaboratively introduced lean manufacturing techniques to slash production costs and heighten efficiency.
Transformed sales territory having no local sales representative into a progressive and thriving territory.
Stratos International, Inc., Chicago, IL, 2005 to 2007
Steered product management activities including market research, initial concept, sales support, forecasting, competitive intelligence, strategic planning, engineering, and creating compelling marketing materials.
Devised company s booth for National Association of Broadcasters Convention in 2006.
Delivered influential support to sales team, resellers, distributors, and system integrators in order to meet or surpass revenue targets.
Expanded product line from three individual products to seven comprehensive product solutions.
Harpo Productions, Inc., Chicago, IL, 1996 to 2005
Senior Video Engineer / Security Systems Engineer, Facilities
Oversaw security access and CCTV control, product procurement, logistical scheduling, and vendor contracts.
Programmed and continuously updated facility security systems to protect assets and personnel.
Resourcefully implemented automated response program for full-time and contract security personnel.
Devised robust security procedures and systems training in tandem with Director of Security.
Seamlessly consolidated fire alarm and pre-action systems into an automated notification system.
Applied sharp troubleshooting talents toward rapidly resolving production and post-production technical issues.
Pro Shop Manager and Assistant Golf Professional, Mountain Brook Golf Club, Gold Canyon, AZ, 2015 & 2016
Junior Golf Coach and Teaching Professional, Las Sendas Golf Club, Mesa, AZ, 2015
A.A.S. in Golf Course Operations and Management, Golf Academy of America, Phoenix, Mesa, AZ
B.S. in Communications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
A.A.S. in Video Engineering / Electronics, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA
Repair and Operation Certifications: Broadcast Equipment - Sony, Panasonic, GVG
PGA apprenticeship (in progress) - Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Product Specialist Certification & Fitting Specialist Certification - Callaway University
Certifications in Teaching, Club Repair & Fitting, Management, and Tournament Operations - Golf Academy of America
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Windows & Mac O/S; video engineering; fiber optics; digital workflow solutions; social media; V1 Digital Coaching System; TrackMan Golf; EZ-Link point-of-sale (POS), CCTV systems
Range Maintenance & Transportation, Waste Management, Phoenix Open, Phoenix, AZ, 2015
Caddie, Champions Tour Pro-Am, Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015
Scorer / Pace of Play Monitor / Rules Official, U.S. Kids Golf, Phoenix, AZ, 2014
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