After 30 years in the Aerospace and Defense Markets, with the vast majority of my career leading Global Business Development teams for Fortune 500 Companies. I bring experience, insights and lessons learned to accelerate the learning for your leaders, teams and individuals in the art of successfully leading talented and engaged teams and winning new business!
I founded Make it Memorable consulting in 2019 to leverage my 30 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense Markets. I have always had passion for teaching and now I share my knowledge and experiences gained to help accelerate other individuals, leaders and teams drive their careers and companies growth.
Before founding Make it Memorable I was the Vice President and Managing Director, Americas for Rockwell Collins, a division of the company’s International and Service Solutions. In this role I was responsible for operations, facilities and business development of commercial and government products, systems and services in North America (outside of the U.S.), Central and South America. I was also responsible for the Global Service Solutions Business Development.
I was a 28-year employee of Rockwell Collins and held several positions in business development & program management. Prior to being promoted to Vice President, I was the Senior Director of Sales and Business Development Operations where I was responsible for the global pursuit and orders capture of new business for Government Systems with a combined order intake of around $3 billion a year.
I am native of the United Kingdom and came to the United States in 1999. I am based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has been a citizen of the United States of America since 2007. I have an HNC in Electronic Engineering from the University of Reading, and hold ONC’s in Computer Science and Telecommunications
During my career I have Chaired the Defense and Security Task Force for the Brazilian United States Business Council and served on the board of directors of the Marion Economic Development Company, Marion Chamber of Commerce, and Iowa-Illinois NDIA Chapter.