Responsible for the product strategy and development of Microsoft Expression Web
Responsible for setting the strategic direction, and determining the requirements and feature sets for Autodesk’s Civil Engineering and GIS line of products
GoThisWay is my consulting practice which is focused on Marketing, Business Development and Product Strategy. I serviced a variety of clients in arenas that included location-based-services, enterprise applications, online stock photography, and photo-community.
Developed the pioneering web site that introduced next-generation Web-based applications to the Internet. The Halfbrain.com team developed the world’s first browser-based DHTML spreadsheet and presentation programs. AlphaBlox acquired Halfbrain in June of 2000. IBM purchased AlphaBlox in 2004.
Zing was the #1 photo community on the web. The company was originally oriented towards rich-media advertising, and marketed an Internet “player” that delivered entertaining shorts while users waited for web pages to load. I was a key executive involved in helping the company explore its original business model, and transition to the new one.
At Macromedia I managed the product marketing and demand-generation groups for the company’s largest division—responsible for Macromedia Director, Flash and Dreamweaver.
Managed all Marketing and Business Development functions for this startup, taking them through IPO, and growing the company from 35 – 120 people.
At Adobe I was the first Photoshop product manager, a product which I helped launch in 1989, growing its revenues to over $90 MM per year. I was promoted to manage Product Marketing for all Adobe’s Macintosh graphics applications, contributing over $120 MM per year (about 1/3 of Adobe’s total revenue).
PMB is a subsidiary of Bechtel, which specializes in structural design, analysis and programming. In my various engineering roles, I performed structural analyses, created reports and presentations, and developed a number of software tools (on mainframes, minis and micros) for clients including Shell Oil, the Navy, Chevron and SOHIO. As an engineering manager, I was responsible both for supervising engineering work on specific projects as well as coordinating the career paths for 5 engineers in my group.
MBA, June 1989
MS in Structural Engineering, June 1981
BSE in Civil Engineering, June 1979
Graduated with honors