Vice President of Govt and Industry Programs @ Resilient
Chairman, Executive Board of Directors @ Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc.
Technical Director, Cyber and IT Division @ TASC, Inc.
MSEE, EE/MS&E @
Mr. Cruz-Rivera has over 20 years in engineering solution development, consulting, and corporate management, serving multidisciplinary and complex projects in both the private and public sectors. Luis Cruz-Rivera has a breath of experience in setting the direction of new business opportunities, tailored solution development, intellectual property exploitation, and partnership development to effectively meet growth, technical, financial, and
Mr. Cruz-Rivera has over 20 years in engineering solution development, consulting, and corporate management, serving multidisciplinary and complex projects in both the private and public sectors. Luis Cruz-Rivera has a breath of experience in setting the direction of new business opportunities, tailored solution development, intellectual property exploitation, and partnership development to effectively meet growth, technical, financial, and business objectives. His technical management experience includes developing key performance indicators, developing teams, and executing plans to meet near-term goals and long-range strategies in cyber and system engineering, architecture, and R&D. Mr. Cruz-Rivera has focused his career on the effective management of technical and business innovation, always striving to achieve and maintain a competitive edge and enduring value that adapts to the dynamic and demanding requirements of national and corporate priorities.
A U.S. Army veteran and a member of numerous professional and civic organizations, Mr. Cruz-Rivera obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and graduate work from Stanford University and GA Tech where he supported the Intelligence Community, as a consultant through SAIC, on cyber security, cyber-physical vulnerability, and supply chain risk. As a serial entrepreneur for over a decade, he supported venture capital and hi-tech venture development organizations. Before coming to Resilient in 2014, Luis Cruz-Rivera worked as a Technical Director at TASC supporting Cyber and IT and the DHS DNDO programs in solution development, systems engineering, business development and project management. Within the sector he has been instrumental in the identification of business and technical models for multiple customers.
Vice President of Govt and Industry Programs @ Resilient, a pioneer in the ﬁeld of resilience metrics, uses innovative big data analytics to measure the capacity of the world's leading businesses, governments and institutions to anticipate disruptions, adapt to events and create lasting value. As Vice President of Government and Industry Programs, I support business and market intelligence, strategic planning, process innovation, development of data science initiatives, information security solutions, among other responsibilities. Exciting times... From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Chairman, Executive Board of Directors @ Enhancing community engagement and collegiate membership services to increase volunteerism and multi-cultural graduation rates across the US. Providing non-profit strategic planning and operational assessments to impact social justice and organize community outreach to increase access to higher education within un-served and under served population. From June 2012 to December 2014 (2 years 7 months) Technical Director, Cyber and IT Division @ Leading the cyber, information assurance, IT modernization, data research and innovation program strategies supported by the division. Additionally serving as solution architect and senior consultant on multiple system engineering and development opportunities. Responsible to grow and leverage organizational resources, identifying technical strategy, mitigating risks, and measuring performance across the CIT division portfolio. Provide cyber and innovation services to transform business agility within division and sector. From April 2014 to September 2014 (6 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaSenior Section Manager, Programs @ Supporting complex DHS and Fed Civil customer engagements and solution development projects. Led technical and business management roles. Responsible for technical direction, enterprise and service improvements, and systems engineering discipline for several DHS engagements. Interest in driving enterprise innovation, business assessment models, intellectual capital strategy, partnership development, and enabling strategic direction for products and services. From September 2011 to April 2014 (2 years 8 months) Technical Director @ Senior manager for DHS system engineering and acquisition support program. Overall responsible for project team KPIs, QA framework, and cross-functional integration efforts in support of solution development mission. Primary customer point of contact for expert knowledge of solution development across ideation, prototyping, frameworks, design, development, and testing phases. From February 2007 to September 2011 (4 years 8 months) Principal, Technology Manager @ Managed BPR and ERM portfolio clients. Responsible for solution development, innovation efforts, and intellectual property strategy management.Led business strategy for telecommunications and manufacturing accounts, client business development pipelines, client strategic alliance development, and ensured talent sourcing and development plans ensure performance metrics were met. From February 2008 to August 2011 (3 years 7 months) Partner @ Partner investor in entertainment venues and events within the Ft.Walton Beach area. Also support business development and financial services with region. From March 2009 to May 2010 (1 year 3 months) Program Manager @ Program Manager in charge of RF MEMS lifecycle from concept inception to limited production and testing.Engineering Lead for wireless security and surveillance design and product development. From March 2003 to October 2007 (4 years 8 months) TI:GER Student GT @ Solution and Market Development Lead for electronic kiosk deployment for e-government and retail solutions. From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) CTO @ Responsible for technology commisioning and deployment of pre-Wi-Max services for niche data markets supporting university and residential markets. From April 2002 to December 2004 (2 years 9 months) grad student @ From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) 1/4 CAV; 7/158th Aviation Regiment @ From 1992 to 1995 (3 years)
EE/BioE @ Georgia Institute of Technology From 2003 to 2005 MSEE, EE/MS&E @ Stanford University From 2001 to 2003 MSE @ University of Minnesota-Twin Cities From 2000 to 2001 BSEE, EE/Math/Mil.Sci. @ Prairie View A&M University From 1996 to 2000 Luis Jose Cruz-Rivera is skilled in: Systems Engineering, Technology Scouting, Program Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Process Improvement, Product Development, Engineering Management, Business Development, Proposal Writing, Six Sigma, Team Leadership, Agile Methodologies, Process Engineering, Nonprofits, Requirements Analysis
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