Everyday, technology changes the world around us. The way we drive. The way we shop. The way we communicate.
While technology is at play everywhere, I focus on the exciting intersection of technology and operations. How robots reinvent the supply chain. How data enables process improvement. How smartphones transform package delivery.
This combination of technology and operations creates symbiotic benefits: (1) The ability to solve operational challenges with technology and (2) The ability to accelerate technology development with operational thinking.
My unique background in both topics provides me with a powerful skillset to tackle complex business challenges. This inlcudes the following areas of deeper expertise:
Connecting cutting-edge hardware, software, and process technologies to create better customer experiences and more profitable companies
Pushing forward a new era of Business Strategy with data and analytics serving as the foundation of the decision-making process
Bringing together high-performance individuals that add energy and accelerate productivity to tackle the hardest problems
Growing up I always wanted to be an Inventor. I voraciously read books about "how stuff works" and took apart any household items I could get my hands on. After building ziplines and potatoe cannons during middle school, I took on a bigger challenge in high school with the restoration of a 1968 Pontiac Firebird. While I learned that "Inventor" is not an available College Major, I found the next best thing with Mechanical Engineering.
At Cornell I dove headfirst into hardware design, spending many hours in the machine shop. I found a perfect outlet for this passion when I joined the Formula SAE racing team. By senior year, I led two sub-teams to conceptualize, design, prototype, test and optimize components of our Formula SAE racecar; we placed in the top 10 (1st and 9th) in the World Championship in 2 of the 3 years I participated.
Upon graduation I was accepted into GE Aviation's prestigious Edison Engineering Development Program where I spent two years refining my engineering skillset through a combination of graduate-level coursework and targeted job rotations designing and assembling jet engine components.
Although my grandparents would certainly disagree with leaving a job at General Electric, the chance to work at a rapidly growing robotics company was too exciting to pass up. In 2010, I joined the Client Performance team at Kiva Systems, taking on responsibility for the performance of deployed systems at small eCommerce startups and large international retailers. During this time I also developed a performance reporting web application that won multiple internal awards for innovation and currently serves as the performance monitoring software for all Kiva equipped Amazon fulfillment centers (Kiva Systems was acquired by Amazon in May 2012).
My role at Kiva Systems exemplified how technology combined with operations could disrupt an entire industry. With an end-goal of finding the next disruptive marriage of technology and operations, I returned to school at MIT and earned Master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration with a focus on Supply Chain Operations and Logistics.
During my graduate coursework at MIT, I spent 7 months conducting industry research in the Global Operations Strategy group at Nike, Inc. During this time, I developed a predictive model to study the financial impact of strategic initiatives and business growth variability on inventory across the supply chain resulting in enhanced visibility to senior leadership of the $4 Billion in inventory currently on Nike's balance sheet.
Shyp provides the easiest platform to ship anything, anywhere. We empower small and medium businesses to focus on their customers and leave the shipping to us. Our pickup and packaging services are currently available in four markets (SF, NY, LA and CHI) with more to come. My Global Operations team works with the rest of our organization to drive technology and process improvements and develop growth and infrastructure strategies.
Technologty & Operations
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