My Resume

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Chief Technology Officer | Founder | Board | Trusted Advisor

 Influential technology leader spanning multiple industries at large public global firms and PE backed companies. Deep knowledge in electro-mechanical and software engineering disciplines with ability to deliver solutions blending software and hardware technologies resulting in scalable enterprise and IoT systems enabling business outcomes. Held various engineering, CTO/CIO, and trusted advisor positions over several decades with a keen ability in articulating technology vision of complex systems and business value to Boardsand C-Level. A history of delivering, building, and accelerating advanced technologies and changes including Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence, analytics, cloud, and machine learning enabling digital transformations and business outcomes.

Ability to build and restructure highly talented, productive, and effective global teams that innovate and deliver profitable technology solutions, digital transformations, and electro-mechanical systems driving growth and positive business results for public, private, and PE companies. Enabled a PE company 3x growth in 3 years resulting in successful exit strategy as well as large public company incremental revenue growth resulting in increasing shareholder value.

Built, scaled, and managed technology budgets up to $350M, supporting $32B in sales, with over 3500 global resources across multiple countries, cultures, and industries.  Also worked with budgets under $500K with teams as small as 5 local resources tasked to grow organically and inorganically.

Career Highlights

  • 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
  • Board experience – Technology Association of Georgia (Board), Systems Engineering Society (Chairman), Smart Energy Society (Chairman), VNC Technologies (Chairman), Tech Titans of Texas (Member)
  • Senior leadership experience - CIO/CTO/SVP, 20+ years - CA, Honeywell, GE, Sterling, Sabre, DXC 
  • Senior consulting experience – CTO (Digital Transformations), 2+ years - DXC & VNC - clients include GE, Goodyear, Toyota, UTC, Infomart, DISA, JM Family, Intellicorp
  • M&A due diligence – 30+ acquisitions & integrations - GE, Sabre, CA, Honeywell, and Sterling 
  • Partnerships – established partnerships and working relationships with key vendors – (Microsoft, AWS, DELL …)
  • Keynote speaker - IEEE, MIT, Georgia Tech, TAG, Notre Dame, Argyle CIO, Various Standards Committees 
  • Interviews/Panels - Radio, magazine, & TV interviews ... panels on various high tech and industry related topics
  • Awards - Awards on leadership, courage, innovation, and technology. GE Edison Award in 2011 by CEO

Education

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

Recent Highlight Projects


  • Enterprise Hybrid Cloud – As CIO at Sterling, enabled 3x growth and PE exit strategy, through M&A and organic growth transforming monolithic platforms to Services based (SaaS) embedding AI, ML and UX
  • Digital Transformation – As SVP at Sabre, delivered Digital Transformation of legacy mainframe technology to micro services, AI, and ML systems laying the path for lower costs, improved time to market, and new revenue streams. 
  • Energy - Smart City - 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 campus
  • Energy - Smart Grid – As CTO at GE, transformed electric grid to a smart grid enabling more efficient distribution of electricity and integration of renewables with fossil fuel energy sources using AI, analytics, and ML capabilities.
  • Home automation & security – As VP of engineering at Honeywell, blended new acquisition (Ademco) security systems with home automation (thermostats, appliances, internet…) – hardware, software solutions
  • Global teams, process, & leadership – At GE, Honeywell, CA, Reuters, Sabre and Sterling - transformed and built global organization improving talent, agile, and dev(sec)ops capabilities focusing on business goals and culture. Global organizations and experience spans across the Americas, Asia, Europe (east and west), Canada, and India. 

Positions


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

  1. Responsible for developing and driving innovation, opportunities, and digital transformation for large global clients including developing and integrating overall industry focused digital transformation strategy and approach. Digital transformations focus on efficiency and revenue growth encompassing AI, ML, analytics, and cloud capabilities. My current clients include General Electric, Goodyear, Toyota, JM Family, United Technologies


  • Chief Technology Officer (Advisor), Board  VNC Technologies, Dallas TX 2017 – Today 

  1. Provide advisory, implementation, and leadership driving technology solutions, digital transformations, and org alignment by combining deep industry and domain knowledge and leadership expertise with technology expertise. Industries include Background Screening, Energy, Travel, Financial, and Banking. Services and solutions include deep technology/organizational assessments, agile, devops, micro services, SaaS, cloud... 


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

  1. Led global software teams exceeding 2200 resources across 3 major development centers in India, Poland, and USA responsible for $200M budget, supporting over $3B revenue, delivering enterprise solutions for Travel industry:
  2. Chief Technologist delivering digital transformation roadmap for airline solutions, travel network, and hospitality.
  3. Led new technology creation & adaption across company – micro services, Multi-cloud, & organizational alignments
  4. Established funding through Board delivering services-based transformation enabling business value and margin. This plan is being executed today showing margin and business outcomes.
  5. Led global teams delivering products for all Sabre Bus for payments, profiles, reservations, and shopping


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

  1. Created new technology organization and led global software and IT technology resources enabling 3x revenue growth, and lowering cost, in less than 3 years through organic application development and acquisitions (M&A).
  2. Created services backbone, transformed disparate systems, integrated acquisitions enabling 3x growth
  3. Delivered new multi/hybrid cloud, SaaS/PaaS solutions enabling 50% cost savings & growth, 100% scale. 
  4. Drove efficiencies and SLA goals through data center and infrastructure improvements 
  5. Achieved Board exit strategy - enabling eventual sale of company to larger private equity.


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

  1. 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
  2. Directed, launched, executed 50 programs in Smart Grid, Smart Power Plant, Automation & Controls
  3. Created GE Energy’s first cross functional software engineering and “systems thinking” teams in 2005
  4. Championed business turnaround by transforming software & industrial systems to IIoT
  5. Implemented Georgia Tech Smart City and Smart Grid programs resulting in innovation and pipeline


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

  1. Led electrical and software engineering Security and home automation programs enabling over $1.2B revenue by partnering and directing product ideation from launch to roll out and facilitating the technical capabilities of solutions to build a new products and software services businesses.  
  2. Directed web based electronic security systems - Rapid Eye Video, and Video Security Panel.
  3. Enabled $300M incremental revenue, 35% quality improvement, and 80% improved cycle time
  4. 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

  1. Designed and developed submarine simulators, launching systems and associated software 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