My Resume

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Chief Technology Officer | Board | Trusted Advisor

Influential technology leader and Trusted Advisor spanning multiple industries at large public global firms and PE backed companies. Deep knowledge in advanced software engineering disciplines delivering solutions blending software, cloud, infrastructure, and IoT technologies resulting in scalable enterprise software systems enabling innovative business outcomes. Held hands-on engineering, CTO/CIO, and trusted advisory positions over several decades with a keen ability in articulating technology vision of complex systems and business value to Boards, PEs, VCs, and executives. A history of delivering, building, and accelerating advanced technologies including Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, analytics, cloud, and machine learning enabling digital transformations with measurable business value.

Ability to build, restructure, and maintain highly talented and effective global teams that innovate and deliver profitable technology solutions, digital transformations, and electro-mechanical-software systems driving growth and business results for public, private, VC, and PE backed companies. Recently enabled a PE company 3x growth in 3 yrs resulting in successful exit strategy as well as enabled 4x shareholder growth for a large public company.

Unique experience leading small private equity backed companies to larger public companies with ability to scale both ways. Built, scaled, and managed technology budgets from startup funding levels to up to $350M, supporting up to $32B in sales, with over 3500 global resources across multiple countries, cultures, and industries.  


  • Company experience - General Electric, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Reuters, Sabre, DXC, Sterling, VNC, CA
  • Industry experience - Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy, Travel, Security, Home Automation, Information Systems, Industrial, Defense, Background Screening, w/ notable influences in Healthcare, Financial, and Retail
  • M&A / due diligence – 30+ acquisitions & integrations - GE, Sabre, CA, Honeywell, and Sterling 
  • Keynote speaker - IEEE, MIT, Georgia Tech, TAG, Notre Dame, Argyle CIO, Various Standards Committees 
  • Awards - Awards on leadership, courage, innovation, and technology. GE Edison Award in 2011 by CEO

Board Positions

  • Cegid Advisory Board   2019 – Today 
  • VNC Technologies Chairman of the Board    2017 – Today
  • Technology Association of Georgia Board  2005 – 2015
  • Systems Engineering & Smart Energy Chairman of Boards   2010 – 2015 

Education

  • Manhattan College | B.S Computer Science & Mathematics, Electrical Engineering

Highlight Projects

  • Small Company Growth – As a Trusted Advisor in Manufacturing and supply chain industries, regularly delivered growth and scale for small clients by enabling technology transformation, roadmap, leadership, communication to board and stakeholders. Technical direction and advice provided to PEs, Boards, and executive stakeholders.
  • Private Equity held Company Growth – As CIO in Background Screening Industry enabled 3x growth and PE exit strategy, through M&A, SaaS, and organic growth transforming monolithic platforms to cloud & services based (SaaS) embedding AI, ML and UX
  • Hospitality – As SVP in Travel industry, scaled PMS & CRS enabling integration of the largest hotel chain.
  • Digital Transformation – As SVP in Travel & Transportation industries, delivered digital transformation to micro services, AI, and ML systems laying the path for lower costs, time to market, and new opportunities
  • Energy - Smart Grid – As CTO within the Energy industry, transformed electric grid to a smart grid enabling efficient distribution and integration of renewables with fossil fuel energy sources using AI, analytics, and ML capabilities.
  • Home automation & security – As VP of within Security and Building Automation industries, integrated security systems with home automation (thermostats, appliances, internet…) – hardware, software, IoT solutions
  • Smart City / Building - Working with Georgia Tech (GT), enabled 2 Smart Grid & Smart City programs resulting in pipeline of GT students into GE engineering programs as well as smart city solutions on GT camp 

Positions

Chief Technology Officer – Manufacturing,  DXC Technology, Dallas TX  2018 – Today

Responsible for developing and driving innovation, opportunities, and digital transformation for global manufacturing and supply chain clients:

  • Delivered overall industry focused digital transformation strategy and approach including digital thread, digital twin smart building automation, and smart factory
  • Drove Efficiency and revenue growth encompassing AI, ML, analytics, SaaS, PaaS, and cloud capabilities. 
  • Current clients include General Electric, Goodyear, Toyota, Honeywell, United Technologies, United Rentals
  • Advisory Services delivering technical direction, org structure, leadership and core CTO and CIO services


Chief Technologist & SVP Software Services  Sabre Holdings, Dallas Texas 2014 – 2018 

Led large global software teams across 3 major development centers in India, Poland, and USA: 

  • $200M Budget enabling $3B in revenue delivering payments, profiles, reservations, GDS, shopping solutions
  • Drove Digital transformation & modernization programs for airline solutions, travel network, and hospitality.
  • Scaled Hospitality PMS and CRS enabling integration of the largest hotel chain  - performance, multi instance, SOA
  • Delivered core CRS enhancements – chain governance, CRM integration, rate mgmt, payment solutions
  • Delivered core PMS enhancements – integration, globalization, mobile
  • Delivered core connectivity enhancements for CRS and PMS – additional OTAs and performance


Chief Technology & Information Officer  Sterling Talent Solutions, Atl GA 2011 – 2014 

Created new global technology organization leading a global software and IT technology transformation: 

  • Enabled 3x revenue growth over 3 year span through organic & inorganic growth
  • Delivered new multi/hybrid cloud, SaaS/PaaS solutions enabling 50% cost savings & growth, 100% scale. 
  • Led successful pre & post due diligence and integrations of 8 mergers & acquisitions with 100% customer retention
  • Enabled Board’s exit strategy - enabling eventual sale of company to larger private equity after 3x growth.


Chief Technology Officer Systems, Software Engineering General Electric, Atl GA 2003 – 2011 

Led strategy and execution for GE Energy Global Systems Engineering for Smart Grid and Smart City programs:

  • Transmission & Distribution, Power Generation, and Industrial systems. $32B Energy Services; $60B Energy revenue
  • Directed, launched, executed 50 programs in Smart Grid, Smart Power Plant, Automation & Controls
  • Created GE Energy’s first cross functional software engineering and “systems thinking” teams in 2005
  • Championed business turnaround by transforming software & industrial systems to IIoT
  • Implemented Georgia Tech Smart City and Smart Grid programs resulting in innovation and pipeline


VP Software & Hardware Engineering  Honeywell (Ademco), Syosset NY 1999 – 2003 

Led electrical and software engineering Security and home automation programs:  

  • Enabled 1.2B revenue, 35% quality improvement, and 80% improved cycle time
  • Directed integrated & web based electronic security systems - Rapid Eye Video, and Video Security Panel.
  • Initiated Honeywell’s first home automation and security system integrating weather, heat, air, and security 


VP Software Engineering & Products Computer Associates, Islandia NY 1998 – 1999

Directed global engineering in software application development, QA, support and presales. Pioneered innovations driving growth with new software product & services while creating $250M new net revenue and 90% lower costs


Director & Senior Engineer  Reuters, Hauppauge, NY NY  1986 – 1998

Directed global software application teams around real-time and historical news information and processing. Launched web and server based software services known as News 2000 enabling real-time news to over 500K global clients


Senior Engineer  General Dynamics(EB),  Groton CT 1984 – 1986

Designed and developed submarine simulators & MCS, launching software systems and mathematical components.

External Appearances

  • Speaker                    2018  CloudXChange Forum. 
  • Keynote speaker       2017  Argyle CIO Forum. Subject: 
  • Keynote speaker       2011  IEEE International Conf on Systems of Systems. 
  • Keynote Speaker       2011  France Atlanta, French Consuls 
  • Keynote speaker       2011  American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 
  • Magazine Interview  2011  McAfee – Web 2.0 a balancing act. 
  • Speaker/Panelist      2010  MIT Enterprise forum 
  • Lecture / Speaker     2010  4thAnnual Notre Dame Energy Week. 
  • Radio Interview       2010  Special MIT invite to TAG TV. 
  • Speaker/Panelist      2010  Technology Association of Georgia
  • Keynote speaker      2009   Technology Association of Georgia
  • Lecture/Speaker       2009  Georgia Institute of Technology Smart Grid Technologies