Executive Manager: Technology, Operations, Finance, Associations, Startups, Nonprofits, Manufacturing



Operations Management                  Financial Management                    Board of Directors Management        Strategic Planning

Project, Process Management         Program Management, PMO           Industry Association Management    Nonprofit Management

Software Development Life Cycle   Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall                   Profit & Loss Management                 Business Planning

Event Management                           New Product Introduction (NPI)       Human Resource Management         Business Turnaround

Agile Zen - Basecamp - Drupal - Magento - MS Azure, Project, Office, SharePoint - NetSuite - Pivotal Tracker - QuickBooks - Zoho



Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University of Detroit            Masters of Business Administration, University of Oregon



ASHWOOD GROUP                                      Managing Director                                                                            2001 – Present

Co-founded management consulting company to perform project & program management, operations & finance management and strategic planning for companies launching new products and services.

·Social Venture Partner Encore Fellow: strategic, financial, and operations management at St. Ignatius Parish (2018-Present).

·Advise startup ventures on strategic & financial planning, resulting in successful sale & funding of ventures (2001-Present).

·Pro bono strategic & financial planning services to non-profits via committee and board membership (2001-Present).

·Managed remote team researching digital publishing innovations for Intel Corp.; resulted in funding two startups (2012-2013).

·Managed software development teams for Intel Corp. building new e-commerce sites for technologists (2011-2013).

·Grew professional services compensation management service from startup to 50+ independent contractors (2005-2014).

·Managed startup & growth of publishing business for Intel Corp. that published >150 technical books & journals (2003-2009).

NXTPUB                                                        Co-founder, Program Manager                                                      2015 - 2018

Led development team using waterfall software development process to develop K-12 learning platform that aggregated thousands of education resources into a digital library along with tools for teachers to assign resources and monitor student progress. Negotiated with leading education publishers to license >25,000 education resources at no upfront cost.

PUBBL FORUM                                             Founding Board Member                                                                2013 - 2014

Co-founded industry association with Intel Corp. to organize book publishing industry in evolving a digital publishing standard. Developed organizational blueprint including structure of entity, by-laws, financial model/budget and membership structure.

VERSAPUB                                                   Co-founder, Program Manager                                                      2013 - 2014

Led development team partnering with Intel Corp. to create Android, iOS mobile apps that enabled user-editable eBooks. Employed agile/SCRUM software development process, test-driven development and continuous integration processes.

VERILAN                                                       Board Member                                                                                 2011 – 2016

Strategic and financial planning and advisory services as board member of global event management services company.

AIVEA CORPORATION                                  Chief Operating Officer                                                                    2010 – 2011

Managed turnaround of Microsoft Gold Partner professional services company resulting in successful sale of the company.

·Overhauled accounting processes, established budgeting process; led offshore team revising support processes.

·Refined professional services delivery and software product development processes to incorporate agile methodology.

·Managed legal transactions, company health plan selection, 401K, performance review process.

·Created new revenue sources for SharePoint training and enterprise .NET e-commerce software platform; led reseller and development partner negotiations.

WIMAX FORUM                                             Director of Operations                                                                     2005 – 2009

Managed all operations and service aspects, set strategy for wireless technology non-profit association that grew to over 500 member companies from 50+ countries with >10,000 member company participants.

·Established and managed Program Management Office (PMO) team to provide program management for consortium’s nine worldwide Working Groups in cooperation with IEEE 802.16 working group.

·Managed approval of multiple certification labs to enable launch of certification services for WiMAX technology products.

·Led staff that executed 100+ events over four years for participants in US, Europe, Asia, South America.

·Managed enhancements of information technology to enable collaboration for members on a 24x7 global basis.

·Development of Public Key Infrastructure security infrastructure, process and vendor selection.

·Led strategic planning efforts across organization and key contributor to establishing human resource policies.

·Managed growth and retention of members, enhanced services to increase value of membership.

·Managed facilities and IT infrastructure including three office moves in three years to accommodate staff growth.

GADGET LABS                                               Co-founder, Program Manager                                                      1997 – 2000

Co-founded computer music company that achieved >150% revenue growth in 3 years serving >4,000 customers globally.

·Established manufacturing and engineering teams, managed development of all products. Led business development, recruited and managed international distributor sales in Europe, Asia and South America.

·Managed raising private investment capital including developing business plan, raising capital from angel investors, managing board of directors. Managed implementation of human resources policies and establishing physical office infrastructure.

Engineering Manager, Program Manager                                                                                                            1991 - 1997
  • Managed Program Management Office (PMO) team for complex technology development projects with local and international partners in Europe and Asia for business unit pioneering personal computer based analog and digital telecom and video-conferencing products.

  • Established hardware design group from ground up for new business venture that delivered first personal computer-based digital phones. Completed executive MBA sponsored by Intel while working full-time.

Project Manager, Materials Manager, Component Engineer, Quality Engineer                                               1980 - 1991

  • Established materials and assembly qualification and sourcing processes to reduce cost, improve quality for supply chain vendors in the US, Europe and Asia. Managed development of memory, fax/modem and networking personal computer products. Developed new product introduction and life cycle methodology and processes.

  • Qualified chip designs for production, discovered root cause of failure to improve quality & reliability of computer chip design, fabrication & assembly processes. Developed failure analysis techniques using scanning electron microscopes to improve product reliability. Served as quality assurance liaison for key customers.



Social Venture Partner Encore Fellow          St. Ignatius Parish

Board Member, Board Chair                           Business Education Compact

Board Member                                                 Oregon Technology Business Center

Committee Chair, Board Member                  Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Court Appointed Special Advocate                 CASA for Children

Member                                                             St. Vincent De Paul Society

Coach                                                                 Youth soccer, basketball, baseball leagues