SUMMARY

Emotionally intelligent leader, with a very diverse set of skills, that is hands on, and a solution-oriented executive. Passionate about problem solving and delivery. Adept in people development, strategy, operations, enterprise technology, accounting, finance, business transformations, mergers, and acquisitions. Really enjoy helping to drive scalable growth for companies and resolving complexity. Continue to strive to be a better trusted advisor and help make a positive impact on people and the organizations I work with. Able to provide executive and owner level decision-making.

In my career, I have progressed from an Analyst, to a Unix System Administrator, to Program Manager, to Managing Director and to CEO. I have been responsible for countless projects and programs involving product launches, mergers, government mandates, IT Security and e-commerce apps. Along the way, I have been very fortunate to contribute and lead several technology divisions and companies that range from Enterprise API Solutions, to Mobile Augmented Reality to Strategy and Management Consulting.

CEO                                                                                    
The Project Group USA, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
2015 - Present

TPG is headquartered in Munich, Germany. TPG is recognized as one of the world’s leading software company’s in SaaS based, integrated PPM solutions for ERP platforms (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Service Now, Dynamics). Serving the Aerospace, Defense, Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, High Tech, Automotive, Financial Services, and Retail industries.

Recruited to restart TPG's North American Operations. Responsible for business development, re-establishing key client relationships, sales and go-to-market strategy for the company’s products in North America. Sales and Delivery management and team development. Run weekly business development meetings and quarterly international strategy sessions.

  • Rebuilding TPG's presence in North America after the departure of their former CEO.
  • Increasing revenue by 80% in North America.
  • Some new customers include Intel, Bosch, Goodyear, Novartis, Airbus, GE, BMW, Harman, Raytheon, Siemens, and BAE.
  • Rebuilding the company's MSFT Partner relationship.
  • Plan, prepare, manage, facilitate Board of Directors meetings.
  • Set annual business and financial targets for overall business and led Leadership Team in development of tactical plans to achieve.

Vice President
Alten, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
2013 – 2015

US start-up for ALTEN, Inc. in the US. With Headquarters in Paris, France, ALTEN provides engineering services to leading global companies. Over 21,000+ employees in over 17 countries.

Recruited to head up start-up operations in the US for Alten. Created, owned and executed the operational and business development plans for the company in North America. Hired, mentored and managed new account leaders. Developed detailed proposals for new client pursuits. Engaged in all stages of client and relationship development.

  • Direct sales made up 60% of all company US revenue during tenure.
  • Grew key retail client revenues by 150% in 2014.
  • Opened 6 new client doors in 2014 / 2015 that became anchor clients in 2015.
  • Drove M&A activity ranging from $10M to $50M.
  • Opened offices in Seattle, Detroit, Houston and Santa Clara
  • Business Development efforts included the acquisition of Microsoft, Nordstrom, Costco, GE (Alstom), and Comcast as new clients for the company.

CEO & COO Advisory
Skyfire, Inc.
Seattle, WA
2010 - 2013

Following the sale of BluWater to Cap Gemini, provided executive, operational, technical, board development, turnaround, acquisition and exit strategy services for a number of companies. Focused on companies in transition.

Helped executives and teams plan, manage risk, implement technology road maps, complete platform selections, improve financial controls, create a strategic direction, and increase long term shareholder value. Worked to maximize Revenue, Client Satisfaction, Margin and Resource Utilization.

  • Provided Risk Management & Governance.
  • Operational & Financial Controls.
  • Business Development & Marketing Strategy.

CEO                                                                                    
BluWater Consulting, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
2000 - 2010

With headquarters in the Seattle area, BluWater was a national technology consulting firm with 150+ employees and offices in Bellevue, Chicago and Atlanta. The company delivered Software Development, BI, IT Security, Program Management, Infrastructure and Business Continuity services for Fortune 500 companies. Managed & directed all operational teams, strategic planning efforts, and delivery execution. Drove sales and marketing efforts to build the firm’s brand identity, attract new clients and secure top talent.

  • Responsible for growing the company’s portfolio with Boeing ($20M), Microsoft ($60M), T-Mobile ($15M), AT&T ($10M) and 36 other clients.
  • Achieved YOY revenue growth of 1,526% in 2006, 1,143% in 2007 and 51% in 2010.
  • Led the successful acquisition of BluWater by Cap Gemini in 2010.
  • Leading start to finish, from marketing of firm in partnership with investment bankers, to presenting to potential investors, executing 4-month due diligence process, to change management activities internal to firm post investment.

Managing Director
Inteliant, Inc.
Bellevue, WA
1998 – 2000

Inteliant was a national consulting firm with over 300 employees.  It focused on infrastructure, operational planning and program management services for Fortune 500 companies.

Built and maintained significant client relationships with Microsoft, VoiceStream, Western Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. Offered various services, including program management, application development, and process improvement.

  • Administered all facets of application development and integration effort for the firm’s ecommerce practice.
  • Managed strategic partner relationships with Microsoft, Peoplesoft, Oracle, BroadVision, Amdocs and Interwoven.

Executive Competencies

Board Leadership, Operations, Audit, Nominating & Governance, Compensation, People Development, Technology & Innovation, Strategic Planning, Turnaround & Reorganization, M&A, and Corporate Development.

Awards

  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company
  • 3x E&Y Ent. of The Year Nominee
  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Company
  • Inc. 500 Top 10 Companies in Seattle
  • Inc. 500 Top 15 Companies in Seattle
  • PSBJ Fastest Growing Company

Expertise

  • Global Solution Delivery
  • Accounting & Finance
  • GAAP
  • People Development
  • Executive Management
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • SaaS Solutions
  • Enterprise Integration
  • Portfolio Management
  • Operations
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Program & Project Management
  • Board Management
  • Investor Relations
  • Data Management
  • International Business
  • Change Management
  • Partner Channel
  • Business Transformation
  • Digital Strategy

Board Experience

Board of Advisers
2017 - Present
Founders Bay Technologies, LLC
Boston, MA

Board of Directors
2017 - Present
EmployHer, Inc.
Bellevue, WA

Board of Directors
2015 – Present
The Project Group, Inc.
Munich, DE

Board of Advisers
2016 – Present
Envorso, LLC
Seattle, WA

Board of Advisers
2015 – 2016
WINTR, LLC
Seattle, WA

Board of Directors
2013 – 2015
Alten USA, Inc.
Paris, FR

Board of Directors
2000 – 2010
BluWater Consulting, Inc.
Bellevue, WA

Technologies & Systems
JIRA, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX, Office 365 Administration, Deltek, Intacct, QuickBooks / QuickBooks Enterprise, ADP Workforce Now, ADP RUN, Divi, JavaScript, CSS, MS Project Online / Pro, Unix, Microsoft Windows 10, Networking, Azure, AWS, POS, Microsoft Teams, SAP, PSLINK, ServiceNow

Education
Gonzaga University
B.A. - Economics
Minor in Computer Science

Volunteer Work & Associations
Nat. Assoc.  of Corp. Dir. (NACD)
Director, SVVC – Cycling Team
Mentor for Gonzaga University’s
Assoc. of WA Business
CEO Member, Vistage