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Reserach Professor of Computer Science
Washington, DC
Country United States  
Interests Science and Technology  
Degree: Ph.D  
I have had the privilege to have a classic R&D career that has included key positions with technology leaders, including MCI, BEA Systems, Neustar, Brooktrout, Centigram, and Cable & Wireless. My career track has gone from being a Research Engineer and Member of the Technical Staff, Program Manager, Engineering Director, VP Engineering, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, as well as General Manager and Center Director. As for entrepreneurial and startup experience, I was Founder and CTO of SnowShore Networks, a top-tier VC-backed company with a successful exit. I was founding CTO (through merger) of Cantata Technology, a top-tier PE-backed company. I have a track record of creating value and explaining that value to the marketplace, the corporation, and investors, measured by industry recognition, thought leadership, patents, and market capitalization / value at exit. Moreover, I stayed on with the surviving company in four out of five acquisitions (no one can buy Oracle, so why bother?). As for international experience, I have developed and executed growth strategies for penetrating and partnering in major Asian markets including China, Japan, and Korea as well as Europe. I lived in Europe for over five years, establishing an R&D center for a US company as well as serving as a major account manager to one of the largest companies in Europe. One of the perquisites of being a professor is the right and expectation to consult to industry. I have some limited availability to help steer a company to the next level of industry leadership, product capabilities, and recognition. Given that I have sat in the CTO seat of NYSE, NASD, top-tier PE, and top-tier VC companies, no company is too small nor too large for me to consider bringing to the next level. Specialties: Expert witness; industry credibility; intellectual property creation; navigating standards bodies; dealing with large and small telecommunications service providers; concept creation; corporate communication; product development; and operations. See for more information.
Focus Telecommunications, Networking, Internet, Policy  

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