During my career, I've had the privilege of working with some of the worlds best people. At CCI, I learned complex, multi-product, multi-release software revision control, and engaged with a highly talented group of Bell Labs engineers, group leaders, market analysts, and even regulatory/legal experts. It changed my life, giving me a view into 100 million dollar business that I never had before.
CCI delivered solutions to AT&T, Sprint, British Telecom and others and my productive, professional team managed to keep US and International network systems working within millisecond tolerances.
When I jumped into more entrepreneurial startup Tandem Telecom, I managed projects in a chaotic world. Designing and coding TCAP SS7 test cases on Unix test harnesses to show our Service Control points and other AIN components handled the loads and met required reliability levels, before they were released to Sprint, MCI, and others.
Next I moved to Director at Protools.. I loved the hiking, beaches, water, and flying in the Pacific Northwest. I led my team in developing a Unix based Internet management system interacting with dedicated RMON agents. Again, a Startup company, with 30 employees, great leadership, and marketing. My engineering group lifted OS/2 code, designed new features and delivered demonstrations of a distributed, unix based network management system that we dreamt about in previous years. We were so successful, we were acquired by the packet Sniffer company - Network General.
I went on to pursue my love, the Internet, in 1995, helping to create 5 individual ISPs, using the day's dialup technology and Unix servers. From Aspen to Florida, my ISP work gave me a deeper insight into how Internet services would form the foundation of services like Facebook. In 1995, I went back to design and development and created one of the first DSL modems, and a business model to make it possible for independent broadband companies to rapidly switch from dialup to broadband.
Specialties:Mobile Broadband market, applications and technologies. Key project management and team building.