Seasoned, goal-focused Satellite Communications Technologies operations, business and product development leader with a demonstrated track record of managing and leading teams in producing and selling specialized government and military grade systems. In-depth military communications systems operations and team leadership experience. Proficient at developing and establishing new business relationships through presentations to top executives and government officials. Top Secret clearance – SBI/SSBI-PR certified.
O3b NETWORKS– GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, Washington, DC
Vice President, Government Operations and Product Development, 2012 to 2016
Effectively led company’s government solutions and operations’ team in developing a specific products and services strategy and roadmap, including identification of requirements for development of a land transportable hybrid terminal product with AvL Technologies. Proficiently directed Naval and Maritime business development efforts, promoting partnership opportunities.
▪ Effectively demonstrated company’s high data rate and low latency capabilities to government agency leaders, including the Department of Defense Chief Information Office (DoD CIO), U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Combatant Commands and Intelligence Communities/Agencies.
▪ During the first year of O3b operations, proficiently conducted 16 land, maritime and aeronautical demonstrations, resulting in modified requirements and rapid acquisition for current operations.
▪ Skillfully developed a Congressional outreach program and briefed various Senate and House members and professional staffers on O3b Networks’ strategies, benefits and offerings.
INMARSAT GOVERNMENT SERVICES INCORPORATED (IGSI)/ INMARSAT INC/ INMARSAT PLC, 2004-2012
Vice President, Product Development- Inmarsat Government, Herndon, VA, 2011 to 2012
Successfully managed and created services strategies and roadmap, prioritizing projects based on projected revenues for Government Product Development Division. Introduced “BGAN Converge” (to deliver high-speed, secure mission-critical communications) capability to government and commercial markets in collaboration with business development, sales and marketing teams.
▪ Developed and demonstrated “BGAN Converge” channel bonding capability to DoD CIO, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command aeronautical and land forces leadership.
INMARSAT PLC-Director, N. America & Global Naval Programs, Washington, DC/London, UK, 2004- 2011
Directed government services business development strategies, including North America and Global Naval Programs, company’s Lease Transition Program, the Discreet Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Program and DISA – Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) and Direct Connect Remote Access Service (BGAN RAS) Program.
▪ Proficiently developed company’s government business development strategy and presented to the Board of Directors. The naval strategy presentation garnered Board of Directors accolades for its clear, concise strategy and roadmap to obtain future revenues.
▪ Authored business development strategies; earned distribution channel winning key contracts with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Military Sealift Command, U.S. Army Intelligence Command, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Australian Defence Force’s satellite communications architectures, among others.
▪ Conducted Government Services BGAN awareness campaign and presentations for VIP and end-user customers of U.S. government agencies. Specifically targeted the Department of Defense (DoD), service staff, defense agencies, and combatant commands. Efforts resulted in an increase of BGAN services in Iraq and Afghanistan during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
▪ Established and maintained close working relationships with CEOs, presidents and business development VPs of distribution partners, integrated service partners and manufacturers, including: Stratos Global,
Stratos Government Services Incorporated (SGSI), EADS/Vizada, Network Innovations/GMPCS, MVS USA, US SecureNet; Globecomm; Segovia, Artel, Harris Caprock (Arrowhead), L-3Comm/GCS, Harris Rochester, Harris Melbourne, Cobham Chelton/Thrane & Thrane, and Hughes Network Systems (HNS).
▪ Coordinated and worked with DISA on BGAN and BGAN RAS Direct Connect initiative to integrate network directly into the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).
▪ Organized and led the Stratos – Vizada Lease Transition Program, resulting in optimized satellite and network resources. Initiated and sponsored the development of several new terminals and flyaway kits such as the Klas Telecom Pioneer Kit (U.S. Army GRRIP (AN/PSC-15)); Harris Corporation inclusion and development of BGAN in the PRC-117G Falcon III land mobile radio system; and SAIC Corporation inclusion of BGAN for use in remote ground sensors.
▪ Co-led the Discreet Operation Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Policy and Procedures Working Group, resulting in clear policy, guidance and procedures.
▪ Contributed to an overall increase of 10 – 20% per annum in revenue as a result of led initiatives.
UNITED STATES NAVY HEADQUARTERS, Washington, DC, 2001-2004
Head, Satellite and Tactical Communications Branch
Head, Space Section/Space, Information Technology/Information Management Policy
Chief of Naval Operations Staff – Space
Information Warfare/Command and Control Directorate (OPNAV N61/N6F)
Managed Transformational Communications Architecture (TCA) collaborative team of 170 Naval space and communications experts and engineers in future satellite communications strategy and architecture, approved by Senior Warfighter Forum (SWarF), Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC), Intelligence Community’s Mission Requirements Board (MRB), NASA Board, and DoD and Intelligence Communities Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council. Developed communications plan that became the OPNAV N61 POM04 Investment Strategy.
▪ Led team in the ASD (C3I) directed Transformational Communications Study (TCS), representing Navy in transforming future satellite communications and incorporating advanced laser communications.
▪ Identified and solved numerous space, communication and information technology/management policy, strategy and architecture challenges such as Naval Space Strategy and Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Communication Architecture.
▪ Served as Executive Secretary for Naval Research Advisory Committee (NRAC), identifying shortfalls in Navy’s FORCEnet Science and Technology (S&T) investments.
▪ Managed $7.8 billion budget for Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) and managed the policy, plans, and implementation of 26 programs, including Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), and a staff of 15 Action/Requirements Officers.
Joint Staff Action Officer, Joint Monthly Readiness Review for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JMRR ISR)
Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) Requirements Officer
Deputy, Year 2000 (Y2K) Intelligence Task Force
Chief, U.S. Intelligence Systems/Defense Intelligence Agency/Joint Chiefs of Staff J2, 1997-2000
Identified critical worldwide C4ISR deficiencies for Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) and delivered specific, prioritized resolution for deficiencies and JMRR reporting process. Improved National Military Strategy focus on significant key risk elements and readiness posture definition to CJCS, SECDEF, the President and Congress. Skillfully defined future Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) network strategy and architecture. Developed strategic plan for Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Information Dissemination Management (IDM) and GBS integration into National Intelligence Support Team (NIST) communications architecture.
▪ Led Joint Staff and Combatant Commanders’ Year 2000 (Y2K) preparations and date rollover testing of the Intelligence Community’s mission critical C4ISR systems. Organized and served as Team Chief for 100-person Y2K Intelligence Task Force and 50-person analytical team. Quickly integrated analysts into a seamless watch team and coordinated 11 combatant commands, four services, and four intelligence agencies’ Y2K repair and operational evaluations, readiness assessments, service integration tests, and contingency plans for mission critical and support intelligence systems.
▪ Reviewed all combatant commands’ operational evaluations, agency readiness assessments and service integration tests to ensure congressionally directed intelligence functional end-to-end testing was
accomplished for 615 mission critical intelligence systems and for 1,400 mission support intelligence systems prior to Y2K.
ADDITIONAL U.S. NAVY EXPERIENCE:
1994-1997– Assistant for Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM), National Imagery and Surveillance, CNO Special Project Challenge Athena Commercial Satellite Communications Officer, Chief of Naval Operations Staff, Space, Information Warfare and Command and Control Directorate (OPNAV N6), Washington, DC.
1990-1992– Multi-Sensor Interpretation (MSI) Officer, Tactical Support Center, Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC), USS RANGER (CV-61), San Diego, CA.
1987-1990- Assistant Operations Officer; Collections Manager; Training and Special Programs Officer; and Watch Officer/Division Officer, Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility, Western Pacific (FOSIF WESTPAC), Kami Seya, Japan.
1984-1987- Intelligence/Targeting Officer/Division Officer, Tactical Air Control Squadron 22 (TACRON 22), Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia.
Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies (with Distinction) ▪ Naval War College, Newport, RI.
Master of Science, Systems Technology-Space Systems Operations ▪ Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry-Molecular Biology ▪ University of California at Santa Barbara, CA.
Joint Professional Military Education Phase I (2000) ▪ Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
Joint Professional Military Education Phase II (2001) ▪ National Defense University-Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia.
Tactical Watch Officer Course, San Diego, California.
Operational Intelligence Analysis Course (OIAC) ▪ Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Naval Intelligence Officer School ▪ Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center, Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado
Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Associations (AFCEA)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
U.S. Naval Institute (USNI)
Association of U.S. Army (AUSA)
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP)
Naval War College Foundation (NWCF)
University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) Alumni Association
Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Pack 1570/Troop 1570, Herndon, VA-Committee Chair, High Adventure Chair, Advancement Chair, Den Leader
Herndon Youth Soccer (HYS), Herndon, VA-Coach (U-6 through U-18 and All Stars)
Drainesville Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Herndon, VA-Volunteer, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Legion of Merit Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards) Meritorious Service Medal Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) Navy Achievement Medal Presidential Year 2000 (Y2K) Medal