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									                        Monument, CO 80132 • 719-243-1277 cell • •

                                      GABRIEL J. LAWSON
                       “An Expert in maturing software development projects and IT organizations”
Software Development Executive With Solid And Progressive Experience In All Facets Of Software Application
   Development, Deployment & Support; Program & Project Management; And Business Product Strategy.
• Repeated success in leading the development, delivery, maintenance, and support of software products & projects.
• Adept in maturing projects & organizations to improve quality, delivery accuracy, productivity, & effectiveness.
• Skilled in collaborating with all levels of the organization to drive key initiatives and achieve business objectives.
                                               CORE COMPETENCIES:
      • Software Development (SDLC) & Project Management (PMP)                          • Leadership, Innovation & Technology
      • Process Improvement & Change Management                                         • Planning & Scheduling
      • Product & Strategic Planning                                                    • Human Performance & Mentoring
      • Budget & Multi-Site Management                                                  • Communication & Presentations
                                                     WORK HISTORY:

Executive Director / iOdyssey / 2010-present                                                                  Software & Productivity
Consultant specializing in all phases of Software Development, Project Management, and organizational effectiveness.
• Developed EasyEV, an MSProject add-on that simplifies and enhances Earned Value Management using MSProject.
• Authored the productivity book: “A Successful Life”, Published June 2011.
• Writing: “The Five Myths of Being Productive” Target Publication 2012

Executive Director of Software & Technologist / Seagate / 2004-2009                                                  Computer Storage
Directed 72 software, firmware & quality assurance engineers in building an advanced high transactional & high
availability data storage array. Recruited to implement a more disciplined and structured environment in order to improve
quality and delivery accuracy. Implemented earned value management techniques and change control to improve project
planning, tracking, & oversight while simplifying project status to upper management; mentored engineers to improve
requirements, design, & test practices; & modified human behavior practices; thus increasing organizational effectiveness.
• Reduced software development lifecycle (SDLC) by 23% and reduced schedule variances from 30% to 4%.
• Managed annual budget of $15M and the hiring of 47 new software & QA engineers. Skill sets included Java, C#, XML,
  HTML, & SOAP for interface and C++, C and assembler for the data array engine.
• Authored three performance patents correcting critical design flaws in an existing high-performance storage system.
• Group Lead for Seagate Software Best Practices Committee and member of Seagate Software Architectural Committee.
• Provided Project Management Direction and Guidance for multiple Directors, Managers, and PMs.

Senior VP, Software Product Development / Encoda Systems / 2001-2003                                                Broadcast Solutions
Managed 230 software development engineers, VPs, Directors, PMs, business engineers, QA, support & documentation
personnel in multiple sites and projects across three lines of business in the Americas & Europe including establishing an
off-shore development site (India). Balanced an annual budget of $25M. Technologies included .Net, visual C, RPG, DB2,
Various OSs, Oracle and other relational databases on mainframes & mini-computers for various broadcast IT solutions to
process advertising orders, schedule rule-based content & advertising, and control real-time automation of broadcasts.
• Optimizing product portfolio across a variety of products from newly developed systems to 20 year old legacy systems.
• Averted a $50 million dollars loss by turning an underperforming product with wide-spread client dissatisfaction of time
   and quality of deliveries into the flagship product of the company with strong client references.
• Successfully implemented Earned Value PM management practices resulting in better tracking, risk management, and a
   more consistent planning and delivery of product releases.
• Created standard project management, business engineering, and product release practices & processes.
• Initiating development of a .NET technology framework that abstracted database and 2nd tier logic from business
   application logic; significantly reducing time-to-market of new functionally.
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Vice President of Software Engineering / ChannelPoint / 1999-2001                                                 Web Insurance
Directed 120 software engineers in creating a scalable, web-based, service oriented architecture (SOA), Java solution for
order placement, policy processing, & policy issue of insurance claims in a distributed processing, client/server topology.
• Defined and implemented processes to establish a baseline methodology (both management and engineering) that
  successfully delivered an object-to-relational data base foundation product.
• Promoted from Director to Vice President to establish PM & engineering practices for the applications development
  group. Transformed group from consistently missing deadlines to making over 80% of their deliverables on-time.

Vice President of Product Engineering / New Era of Networks / 1998-1999                                                 Banking
Managed a software product group of 20 software engineers. Hired to revitalize a disarrayed group struggling to meet
deliverables & maintain clients. Restructured team, implemented strong change controls to manage clients, implemented
project management processes, and rewarded a positive culture and team environment; thereby transforming the team
and product line into a solid performer with sound client references. Team enhanced, maintained, and supported a middle-
tier messaging system that delivered banking transactions to host banking database applications. Product developed
using C++ for HP, SUN & NT Platforms with Oracle & Sybase DBs.
• Rebuilt a dysfunctional relationship with a Fortune 100 client, preventing the loss of major funding.
• Collaborated with marketing and sales to establish strategic and tactical product direction.

Director of Product Development / Peak Inc / 1995-1998                                                  Warehousing & Barcode
Managed 45 software engineers in 6 product development sites building transaction based warehousing solutions for
inventory, order fulfillment, and shipping. Established an R&D group to leverage technologies and new products based on
strategic planning with sales and marketing. Developed strategic shrink-wrap and custom product strategic plans.
• Improved bidding accuracy 76% in six months; thereby, improving & ensuring profits for fixed-priced contracts.
• Implemented consistent project management practices across six development sites in the Americas and Europe.

Program Manager / Booz Allen and Hamilton / 1993-1995                                                  Satellites and Simulations
Directed a team of 12 system and software engineers. Hired as technical manager but assumed project management
duties when client threatened cancellation. Proposed new program oversight approach to client and delivered 2% under
budgeted cost and on schedule; resulting in additional follow-on work.
• Saved a $5 million dollar development project by implementing disciplined project management practices and
  establishing a close working relationship with the client.
• Invited by client to write program management chapters for a textbook on Simulations and Modeling.

Program Manager and Technologist / Prior to 1993                                           Avionics, Satellites & Communications
• Software Developer, System Engineer, Technical Lead and Project Manager for SAIC, TRW, and Hughes Aircraft
  designing and developing real-time distributed processing embedded systems.
• Eliminated an 18.5 million dollar loss by proposing a new state-of-the-art solution; thereby signing a new contract with
  sufficient funds to deliver the project.
• Saved a $120 million dollar avionics project by taking over as the hardware / software integration lead and meeting a
  critical final demo deliverable to the Secretary of Defense.
• Architect of the 1st real-time Artificial Intelligence system for the stealth fighter aircraft.
• Performed engineering and management roles for programs such as GPS, Milstar, ATF aircraft, Early Warning Radar
  systems, and simulations systems (satellite & avionics).
                                                    EDUCATION & OTHER:
• B.S. Math, Minors in Sociology and Education, Graduate Work in Studio Art
• Speaker & Consultant (2004 – Present) Presentations and Training on Emotional Intelligence & Productivity
• Hospice Volunteer (1997 - Present)
                        Gabriel J. Lawson • APPENDIX •

    Avionics - Banking - Broadcasting - Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing – eCommerce Insurance - Satellites -
    Storage - Telecommunications – Warehousing
    AI Expert Systems - Auto Data Collection - Client/Server Database - Command & Control - Communications -
    Distributed Processing - Embedded Systems - Graphical User Interfaces - Information Management Systems -
    Middleware Messaging - Real Time Embedded Systems - Simulations & Modeling - Tool Development - Windows
    Development - Web Development
    Earned Value – Microsoft Project - Timeline - Cost Schedule Status Reporting - Photoshop - Excel - Word –
    Rapid Prototyping - Spiral (Agile) - Incremental - Waterfall - Object Oriented Design - Object Based Design -
    Structured Decomposition
    Python - C++ - Visual C++ - MODSIM - Ada - Borland Paradox
    JOVIAL - PASCAL - PLM86 - FORTRAN - Assembly – MySQL
    Web / HTML / CSS - Object View GUI Development Tool Set - GPF GUI Development Tool Set FrontPage -
    VisualBASIC - TAE-Plus X
    Program Management (PMP), Software Engineering Capability Maturity Model (CMMI)
    Former Top Secret Clearance
• A Successful Life, Gabriel Lawson, iOdyssey LLC, Book, June 2011
• Maximizing Productivity — How to Do Less & Accomplish More, iOdyssey LLC brochure, 2009
• Beyond CMM, Gabriel J Lawson, Offshore Advocacy newsletter, 2003
• Developing an Acquisition Strategy, Gabriel J Lawson, Chapter 7 of the book 'Applied Modeling & Simulation: An
  Integrated Approach to Development and Operation', U.S. Air Force Academy, March 1998
• Cost and Schedule Estimation, Gabriel J Lawson, Chapter 21 of the book 'Applied Modeling & Simulation: An Integrated
  Approach to Development and Operation', U.S. Air Force Academy, March 1998
• Is Ada Ready for Real-Time Avionics?, Jerry E. Goodwin and Gabriel J Lawson, Journal of Electronic Defense, Vol. 11,
  No.12, December 1988

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