Jim has held numerous leadership roles with both fixed price development in addition
to fixed price production contracts. His experience with requirements based early
demonstration of requirements, enabled customers to obtain performance results which
exceeded the performance objectives. His thorough understanding of capability and
capacity planning were basis for the business space utilization improvement project
with double digit impact. He has experience in assessment of both Technology Readiness
Level (TRL)and Manufacturing Readiness Levels (MRL) of potential team members. Jim’s
focus on the customer’s perception of risk, and asking the customer for lessons learned
before acquisition window closes has delivered both competitive wins and numerous
cost savings by all parties
Jim has leveraged lessons learned including application of earned value for internal
capital projects enabled the business to see where the investment money was directly
tied to capabilities and sales. Additionally, his sharing of lessons learned about
Capital Investments is appreciated by clients who are more tactically focused.
Jim’s experiences with major aerospace and defense contractors includes the transfer
of technology and offset management for countries in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
This has been key to understanding how to work with the Government and Contractors
for full compliance, and no surprises. The documentation of Intellectual Property
(IP), accounting for the source of funding and the application of the IP has been
an area that many clients have leveraged. His active duty and reserve experiences
included enlisted time as an aviation electronics technician at the squadron and
intermediate levels of maintenance and competitively selected for direct commissioned
Navy Intelligence Officer.
His work with Mentor Protégé programs started in 1990 and has continued. Jim understands
the challenges of small business and the impact that the Protégé program has for
the growth of the small business.
Jim has been active with the Pathfinder Association of Unmanned Systems International
(AUVSI) Board of Directors in Huntsville helping to establish the Classified Emerging
Threat Briefings as a new venue for both Government and Industry dialog. In addition,
his work with the US Space & Rocket Center & Pathfinder AUVSI Chapter to create a
new outdoor safe netted space for hobbyist, industry and government will be on line
during Q2 2017.