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Founder CV

Professional Summary
Experienced Executive & Technical Manager with Professional Project, Business Development and Start-up experience Successfully executed demanding projects in FDA (ISO 14385) regulated environments, can inspire new product development, build & lead cross-functional core teams with multiple domain expertise, channel primary customer interaction, target & develop strategic alliances, design & improve enterprise process and drive profitability. Earned reputation for adaptability, thoroughness, meticulous attention to detail, the ability to “create order out of chaos” and just being fun to work with.
Technical Skills
Strong technical knowledge in Automation, Embedded Electronics, Software, Optics and Mechanics, Microsoft Project, Office 2010, Visual Studio, Windows O/S, WordPress (Web Design), LabVIEW programming for Industrial Automation, Data Acquisition & Automatic Test Engineering(ATE), PC systems integration, Network setup & system config./admin., wireless robotics with Atmel ARM uControllers with Embedded C++ programming. Investment Due Diligence Team Leadership (Moore Ventures & Angel Investment groups)
• Masters Business Administration (Executive, Management, Marketing) – San Diego State University 1992
• B.S. Engineering (Electronics) – State University of New York, Stony Brook University
Personal Attributes and Strengths
• Solutions-oriented hands-on manager can multi-task and successfully execute projects for on-time and on-budget performance with “win-win” approach with humorous and tactful style
• Optimistic, Enthusiastic, Decisive Technical team manager and complex problem solver with balanced judgment
• Strong Inter-personal, professional presentation, business writing and deep technical skills
Professional Experience
CEO/ Project Manager – Ouron Technologies Inc., San Diego CA 2010-2013 – In-Vitro Diagnostics & Digital Image Analysis
• Prostate Prognostic Cancer assay Program Manager leading NIH grant proposals, targeting & negotiating Strategic Go-To-Market Partnership with Perkin-Elmer and managed their Intellectual Property portfolio and business operations.
President/ Project Manager- Spincraft Engineering Inc., San Diego, CA 1990-2015– Professional Engineering Services
* Spincraft Operations summary with sample projects;
• Define the Work Plan with Project Objectives, Design Specifications, Schedules, Budgeting and Risk Assessment for all projects. Can target & win New Business Opportunities, responsible for all contract negotiations (SOW, T&C), Partnering Agreements, NDA, licensing and contracts negotiation, sub-contractor management, Primary Point of Contact for all customer interactions, Project Scheduling & Reporting, Change Control & Risk management and documentation, working knowledge of GMP’s and ISO standards including technical specifications, schematics, parts lists, acceptance criteria and ISO documentation package. Held bottom line (P&L) responsibility with Financial, Capitalization and Investment knowledge.
• Principal Investigator/Founder – Triad Diabetes for non-invasive glucose monitor based on Smartphone platform, secured the license rights via technology transfer, submitted a SBIR grant application to the National Institute of Health via Grants.Gov and received a favorable priority score. Negotiated a strategic partnership & equity investment with SmartCells-acquired by Merck, Dec. 2010.
• IR&D project developing wireless micro-robotics for medical applications, using embedded C++ firmware for Atmel micro-controllers and User Interface programming with C# and LabVIEW.
• Designed and launched new Q62TM Rugged 1U rack-mount Computing systems, prepared the exhibit for the ISA conference in Anaheim convention and captured over 100 leads resulting in selling 52 systems.
• Saved lab personnel hours of tedious micro-sample handling at Axys Pharmaceuticals by designing and installing a LabVIEW based micro-pipeting station for micro-arrays.
• ADTech, contract to develop and install the LabVIEW SCADA system responsible for monitoring and controlling the first mobile vacuum vapor control distillation (VVCD) plant.
• Alaris (IVAC Corp) Medical, multiple contracts to design and deploy LabVIEW based Automation systems & Test Equipment for mission critical functions of Signature Edition Infusion system, Vital-Check vital signs monitor, Temp-Plus and Core Check Thermometer products.
• Philometron Inc., contract to provide LabVIEW data-logger system for clinical trials of Congestive Heart Failure wireless mobile monitor that became Corventis PiiX monitor and received 510k approval.
Volunteer Activities
San Diego Hardware Hackers SIG – Founder & Host of this Special Interest Group for developing applications and communicating to all forms of electronic hardware including mobile devices. SIG meetings are held on 2nd Tuesday each month @ Microsoft (UTC). Supported the inaugural San Diego Maker Faire on Dec.7, 2013 held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
About Commitment to Engineering Community
Mentor to UCSD College of Engineering students with Cal-Space Institute, inspired team of multi-discipline undergraduate students to design, construct and fly a hi-altitude vehicle to measure radiation effects on semiconductor memory. Successfully retrieved the vehicle from +10k feet and processed data on radiation effects.