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RssManagement Professional

Money is not my driving force. I'm looking to get into a company that will challenge me and allow me to use my skills and abilities to take them to the next level. I also want to part of a company that is making a difference in the world.


Dixon, IL

About Me


Management & Business



Education level:


Will Relocate:



Dixon, IL

Work Experiences

5/2003 - Present



  • Complete responsibility for managing the North America Validation teams. Lead all aspects of the new product development lifecycle for the Transport Product Division. Managed a diverse team of 20+ engineers. Accountable for budgeting, staffing, strategic directives, and training of design verification teams.

7/1999 - 5/2003

Tellabs, Inc.


  • Managed various Tellabs Graphical User Interface software validation teams. Developed and tracked detailed schedules throughout the entire project lifecycle. Coordinated with Marketing, Systems Engineering, and Development to formally identify the proposed product with regards to feature set, cost, size, and schedule constraints (risk analysis). Facilitated all aspects of supervision, staffing, appraisals, and administrative issues within the project/department. Created and managed multi-million dollar expense and capital budgets. Promoted teamwork within the project and developed training programs for staff. Lead and drove continuous improvement activities that resulted in the enhancement of the design, development, coding, and testing processes for the EMS validation teams.

4/1997 - 7/1999

Tellabs, Inc.


  • Full responsibility for hiring, leading, and supervising multiple validation teams. Mentored and trained team members. Identified and implemented team goals and objectives. Integrated required applications to create and test customer solution configurations in a scaled and non-scaled environment. Evaluated requirements and design of new products against all applicable Bellcore and TMN documents. Performed customer solution planning. Additional responsibilities included development of validation test strategies/plans, design of test bed configurations, development, debug and execution of semi- and fully-automated test procedures. Provided oral and written result analysis reports.

4/1993 - 4/1997

Tellabs, Inc.

Individual Contributor

  • Executed applications, scalability, and interoperability testing of the Tellabs 5500 wideband/broadband SONET core digital cross-connect. Focus on customer real-world solutions. Identified capital and prototype equipment for feature and maintenance loads. Managed the project throughout the entire product life cycle.



Bachelor Degree

Lewis University

  • Computer Science


Associate Degree

Signal School

  • Electrical Engineering


High School/GED Degree

Polo High School

  • General Education