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Don Clippinger's Work Experience


Principal Consultant

Greater Chicago Area w/ Global Reach


Marketing Ecosystem Sr Manager (Embedded Security)

2016 to 2017

Austin, TX



2015 to 2016

USA based (Charlotte NC) w/ Global Reach

Don Clippinger's Education

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

EMP, Kellogg Management Institute (KMI)

Purdue University

BSEE, Telecom & Computer Systems

North Park University

MBA, Finance, Operations, Non-Profit Management

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[email protected]➨ Technology, product, operations consulting to established & emerging companies & organizations. Foster RELATIONSHIPS, collaboration, & innovation (internal & external)➨ CLIENT Engagements: product dev, biz dev, funding, ops, partners, sourcing, quality, marketing, strategyComm Networks (IoT, Enterprise IT/OT, wireless, broadband, data centers, managed services) planning, deployment, operations, services, applicationsIoT strategy, IoT partnerships, IoT deployments (IIOT, smart city, vehicles,...

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Principal Consultant @ ClipWorx [email protected]➨ Technology, product, operations consulting to established & emerging companies & organizations. Foster RELATIONSHIPS, collaboration, & innovation (internal & external)➨ CLIENT Engagements: product dev, biz dev, funding, ops, partners, sourcing, quality, marketing, strategyComm Networks (IoT, Enterprise IT/OT, wireless, broadband, data centers, managed services) planning, deployment, operations, services, applicationsIoT strategy, IoT partnerships, IoT deployments (IIOT, smart city, vehicles, Big Data, VR/AR) Non-profit mgmt, trade assn, tech standards, & academia advisor--2Q18 - Engagements & projects include:--Network Infrastructure market dev -,, silverip.comVR/AR Services planning & biz dev -,, (uilabs), VRmpg, SmartVizxIoT Services strategy & biz dev -,,,,,, realwear.comIoT Partner Ecosystem consultant - NIST GCTC ( &,, enterpriseiotsummit.comProduct Dev & Innovation consultant -,,,, 3point14innovation.comSoftware Dev Services consultant -, overactive.comPromo Products & Events advisor -,, alumni clubs (UC Davis, Purdue, Northwestern)PDMA Events -,, (meetup)Tech in Arts/Media Summit (Apr '17) - & Design Competition (1Q17 & 1Q18) -,, Center advisor (programs, partners, mentors) - nHUB88,,,,,,, IN IoT LabMember - Bosch Connectory, mHUB, UI LABS, Global Water Center, 1871, ITA Greater Chicago Area w/ Global ReachMarketing Ecosystem Sr Manager (Embedded Security) @ ARM ➨ Engage with the ARM embedded device security ECOSYSTEM in the SECURE IoT VALUE CHAIN (silicon partners, software partners, OEMs, electronics distributors, service providers, telecom carriers, & other suppliers) Educate, influence, & enable PARTNERS to supply secure & robust systems for the benefit of all IoT stakeholders.Develop and execute market expansion & ecosystem strategies to facilitate the adoption of ARM-based security solutions) -- broad-based evangelism & marketing communications to business development engagementsCreate pull across IoT verticals (industrial, infrastructure, connected cities, vehicles, operators, healthcare, wearables, ag-tech, etc)Provide market feedback to ARM product roadmap planning & regional teamsIdentify emerging market requirements & opportunities -- support partner alliances & business developmentCoordinate with standards activities & industry associations in security & functional safety areas (IETF, SAE, IIC, IEEE, UL, etc.) From 2016 to 2017 (1 year) Austin, TXDirector @ Accelerance ➨ Responsible for developing the Chicago & Central Region including client acquisition, account management, and key partnerships➨ Accelerance removes the risks and delivers on the promise of global software development – access to talent resources & development best practices, decreased expenses, and accelerated time-to-marketAccelerance helps evaluate software development needs & resourcing options for our ClientsCombine a quantitative balanced scorecard approach, with over 70 years of collective software outsourcing experience, to match the Client's global development needs to the best Certified Partner & team of resources from our current base of 50 Partners in 30 countries.-- FREE SERVICE to prospective Clients is a simple 3 step process -- • Interview(s) to understand Requirements & Business Case• Accelerance Scorecard Assessment of global software development options and Referral Proposal with Recommendation Rationale• Introductions to 1 or more best Global Software Development Options and Oversight of the Due Diligence Process until a Client/Partner Relationship launchesCONTACT & INFO: From 2015 to 2016 (1 year) USA based (Charlotte NC) w/ Global ReachDirector @ Memorylink ➨ Responsible for revenue generation including: sales, business development, partnerships, distribution channels, marketing, and new product & service management.➨ Memorylink designs & manufactures industry-leading products for data, video, & voice communications over IP links. Our GIGAhertz Radio line & other products provide superior performance, value, and deployment flexibility.Our products and services provide "carrier-grade wireless broadband solutions" for global customers including: cellular carriers, broadband carriers, telcos, wireless ISPs (WISP), IoT connectivity, utility/industrial/SCADA applications, Enterprise IT, campuses, public safety & governments, specialized interconnect & backhaul, and microwave networking. From 2014 to 2015 (1 year) Greater Chicago AreaSr Mgr, Product Management - Software & Devices; Procurement & Partnerships; Biz Dev & Ecosystem @ Google (Motorola Mobility) ➨ During Google acquisition, coordinated transition activities for partners, licensing, and product development including advanced imaging planning with Google ATAP (Advanced Technology & Projects) and Android Multimedia Framework teams➨ Responsible for key software & embedded domains to identify and lifecycle manage strategic global technology & services partners for all product lines globally. Manage 50 direct & over 150 indirect partners to support product development & ecosystem initiatives for Android & proprietary consumer electronics devices (DROID, Lapdock keyboard/screen, MOTOACTV fitness device, China/Korea ODM handsets, XOOM, Bluetooth & Automotive accessories, GPS units, Home Networking, Broadband & Streaming Video Access products)• Realized managed cost savings of ~$16M annually from new and renegotiated contracts and oversight of all software procurement activities• Extensive use of CRM for pipeline management, cost analysis, and contract compliance• Lead enhanced camera, imaging, multimedia, videoconferencing, gaming, connectivity, security, & location services partner-related initiatives including contracting, product planning, and innovation assessments• Support multiple processor platform teams for device engineering & ecosystem development (MotoDev)• Leverage key partnerships for sustainable advantage to product & technology teams• Drive cost efficiencies & risk mitigation into partnership & licensing efforts by using benchmarking & RFQs• Coordinate partner issues with Legal, Finance, Supply Chain, Product Mgmt, Technology, M&A (Corp Development), IP (Intellectual Property), & Go-to-Market teams to ensure effective ROI on licensing costs & strategic engagements• Evangelize mobile opportunities in Chicago & Silicon Valley tech communities and global industry From 2008 to May 2013 (5 years) Greater Chicago Area & Sunnyvale CASr Mgr, Product Management - Software & Devices; Procurement & Partnerships; Biz Dev & Ecosystem @ Motorola ➨ Responsible for key software & embedded domains to identify and lifecycle manage strategic global technology & services partners for all product lines globally (Motorola Mobility, Solutions, Public Safety, Symbol Logistics, Home Broadband Products)Transition activities related to acquisition by Google from Aug 2011 thru close in May 2012Transition activities for separation of Motorola Solutions & Motorola Mobility in Jan. 2011Related activities to shut down more than 6 software platforms in 3 months to fully support only Android platform starting in early From 2008 to 2013 (5 years) Greater Chicago Area & Sunnyvale CAExpert Advisor - Technology, Strategy, Operations @ GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) Consultant to leading investment firms & consulting practices specializing in global technology deployment, business process outsourcing, competitive positioning, industry trends, and innovation management. From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) Advisor @ AirCast Mobile, Inc. ➨ Working to secure seed-stage funding, expand partnerships, scale customer base, support development activities, add product features➨ Multimedia messaging company; launched AirCastLive service in late 2012 w/ Roku - added Vizio, Google, NetRange, and Amazon as platform partnersCapture all of life's big (and not so big) moments with the AirCastLive mobile app and send them directly to another user's TV. From Anywhere to Anywhere!aircastmobile.com1871 Alumni CompanyCatapult Alumni Company From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) United StatesAdvisor @ LYNKtec ➨ Established new B2B channels & marketing processes for promotional products and distribution partnerships; working to secure follow-on angel funding, partnership & business development➨ Lynktec is home to the Apex Fine Point Active Stylus, TruGlide Stylus, 360 Tablet Stand, the Reeljuice Power Pack, Smartie Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, and other high quality accessories for life's mobile technologies. Lynktec offers upscale yet practical products for iPads, tablets, smart phones, eReaders, & more that are designed to link with your technology.Launched new stylus product (APEX) in late 2013 via Kickstarter (Top 10 2013 Chicago) Launched new portable power product (REELJUICE) in late 2014 via Kickstarter new smart stylus product (FLIP) in October 2016 via Kickstarter Alumni Company From 2008 to 2012 (4 years) Greater Chicago AreaMgr, Strategic Services Management - Customer Services Operations; Services & Materials Procurement @ Tellabs ➨ Responsible for all outsourced technical services for North American Customer Services Operations including sourcing suppliers, contract negotiations, supplier management, financial controls, and operations support on over 1,200 projects per year. Supported $80M in annual revenue with $20M contractor expense management and supervision of 10 staff. Led supplier services transition during $1B acquisition of another OEM• Negotiated 20% labor savings for $20M customer network construction program (Verizon FIOS)• Achieved supplier scorecard results of 96% or above consistently with customer & project team feedback• Initiated (and doubled) new staffing suppliers nationwide for field service technician and professional services requirements to support sales growth and network programs for 400 customers (top 15 - 75% activities - AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, CenturyLink, US Cellular, Level 3)• Initiated supplier support services for new access, data, and transport products & services, including installation & manufacturing supply chain improvements• Implemented process management & controls to monitor and improve hybrid service delivery (engineering, materials, installation, professional services)• Completed development of new tablet-based engineering tool to streamline field engineering process From 2004 to 2008 (4 years) Greater Chicago AreaDirector – Business Development & Account Mgmt @ Aloha Print Group ➨ Responsible for establishing and supporting client relationships in professional service companies primarily in legal, financial services, and consulting. Involved in marketing, IT, and daily operations for six person, start-up company that provides specialized copying and document services• Initiated over 200 prospects, 20 new accounts, and increased total revenues by 15%• Formed new partnerships for shared services and equipment From 2002 to 2004 (2 years) Greater Chicago AreaSee Below @ Other Technology and Management Experience Married & daddy-cared 2 babiesGut rehabbed 3-story flat while doing aboveCompleted MBA programResurrection Health Care - ConsultantDivine Interventures - ConsultantIndependent Investor (self-employed) From 2000 to 2004 (4 years) Greater Chicago AreaDirector - Engineering & Operations Support; Systems Procurement @ ALLTEL/360 Communications (now Verizon Wireless) ➨ Responsible for engineering and operations staff support including: technical standards, supplier management, operational planning, capital management, building engineering, regulatory (FCC, FAA, EPA, state/local zoning), recruitment, staff development, real estate support, and research/training center. Directed 4 managers and 40 staff to support the 200 member engineering staff, all market operations, and corporate staff.• Implemented 10% annual capital efficiency improvement and initial capital database modeling & analysis system. Managed $300M capital program within 1% to achieve network & financial goals• Negotiated 36% reduction in primary vendor’s annual $100M supply agreement• Demonstrated success with strategic sourcing initiatives including service and product contract negotiations, supplier/vendor management, inventory control, logistics, and warehousing• Led task force to standardize real estate acquisition process & system including tower leasing• Expanded scope of research/training center to support customer equipment and technology trials From 1997 to 2000 (3 years) Greater Chicago AreaDirector - Network Engineering; Infrastructure Procurement @ ALLTEL/360 Communications/Sprint Cellular (now Sprint & Verizon Wireless) ➨ Responsible for overall wireless network planning and design, site acquisition, project/construction management, and network operations support. Managed 3 supervisors, 14 project engineers, and 5 real estate staff to support a 5 state area including network operations• Completed over 75 major projects ($500k each) and 300 total projects per year• Managed during 30%-50% annual growth and initial wireless competition. (10x customer, 7x network, 5x engineering staff increase and Sprint PCS start-up) • Led and supported due diligence and transition team activities including technology & network integration, network assets valuation, transition services agreements, and operating best practices• Extensive team and taskforce experience including quality improvement, disaster planning &recovery, new product & service introduction, and new business start-up From 1993 to 2000 (7 years) Greater Chicago AreaGeneral Manager - Network Services & Technology Planning; Systems Procurement; IT Operations @ Centel Communications (CenturyLink acquired) ➨ Responsible for overall technology planning, network planning, network engineering, project management, and network operations support for various communications service providers. Directed engineering staff to support operations including IT systems, call centers, data networking, software support, capacity planning, building engineering, and capital budgeting. Consultant to FTS2000 federal telecom project and regulatory FCC filings• Led departments of 6 to 70 team members with operating budgets of $2M to $6M to implement projects and process improvements to support customer requirements and strategic goals• Managed during digital switch & transport conversions; initial data, broadband, & business services competition; and initial central office collocation• Deployed Operations Support Systems and building systems (power/electrical/cabling/HVAC/fire safety/security) From 1989 to 1993 (4 years) Chicago and Minneapolis

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