Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Technology & Solutions Diversified
Executive with over 20 years of technical experience and expertise resulting in a reputation of operational excellence. Strong leader who has directed teams of 100+ professionals by fostering an environment of consistent, open and direct communication. Also responsible for leading cross departmental initiatives which requires overseeing multiple teams across the enterprise to resolve complex issues and/or build improved workflows. Manages annual operational budget of $60M+ by influencing capital purchasing and integration. In addition to driving and delivering operational excellence, guides strategic initiatives, participates in corporate long-term planning and ensures positive client experience. Manages many aspects of the operation including distribution, play out, transmission, program scheduling and manpower allocation. Is highly engaged with all vendors by managing relationships from front line management up through the CEO level by representing the company during negotiations, developing partnerships to drive positive SLA results and ensures proactive communication to leverage advancement of technologies. Is Six Sigma trained and has been presented both the NBCU President’s Award as well as National recognition for Broadcast Engineering Excellence in Station Automation. Is committed to the industry by supporting up-and-coming executives through exposure and mentoring.
Specialties: File-based delivery for network television, multi-channel facility design and implementation, master control, acquisition, and team building. Additionally, Six Sigma trained GE Black Belt.