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VP Engineering Telecommunications Software in San Francisco Bay CA Resume Brian Gawick

VP Engineering Telecommunications Software in San Francisco Bay CA Resume Brian Gawick

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Brian Gawick is a hands-on telecom system supplier engineering executive with 30 years of experience.
Brian Gawick is a hands-on telecom system supplier engineering executive with 30 years of experience.

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Brian Gawick 1 San Francisco Bay Area
Brian Gawick 
 Mobile: (214) 499-7856  brian.gawick@gmail.com 
VP Engineering Performance Profile
Hands-on telecom system supplier engineering executive with 30 years of experience. Specifically selected to transform a number of poor performing engineering organizations and successfully achieved high performance teams. Successfully lead engineering teams of all sizes designing and developing new technology from start-up phase to profit generating mature  businesses.
Core Competencies
Building Engineering Teams Hiring Excellent Engineers Customer Satisfaction Leading Engineering Teams Executive Team Collaborator Customer Technology Partner P&L Management Achieving ISO&TL Quality Sales Collaborator System Architecture Product Planning Customer Network Architecture Systems Engineering Software Lifecycle Ethernet Hardware Lifecycle Agile Methodology Certified Scrum Master Low Cost Country Engineering Systems Engineering Distributed Engineering Wireless Networking IP Networking SDN Optical Networking Telecom Access Product LTE  Network Management Products Telecom Voice Products Network Planning Products Start-ups DWDM Fiber Optics
Engineering Team Leadership: from Start-up to Profit Generating Business
Lead engineering teams from 15 members that ultimately grew to 1100 full-time employees plus 500 contractors (Fujitsu Network Communications). Most recent experience involved beings selected by Tellabs CEO and Tellabs EVP to takeover team leadership (400 team members) from founder of start-up firm Vivace developing multi-service router product in 2006. Grew revenues from $53 Million (net loss $40M) in 2006 with many dissatisfied customers to $305M (net profit $160M) in 2010 while meeting customer expectations of network availability of 99.999% or  better
Multi-discipline, Geographically Distributed Engineering Teams
Lead teams consisting of multiple engineering disciplines including product planning, systems engineering, hardware development, ASIC and FPGA development, mechanical design, embedded software development, network management software development, system and validation test, and field support. Members of engineering team have been based in United States, India, China, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Australia.
−−− Professional Experience −−−
Tellabs (Advanced Data Products), Santa Clara, CA
VP and General Manager
Selected by Tellabs CEO and EVP of Development to turn-around troubled Vivace acquisition into profitable business. Senior executive in charge of product development, marketing, product line management, technical and sales support of Tellabs 8800 Layer 2/Layer 3 multi-service router and Tellabs 8890 Element Management System. Responsible for Profit and Loss of Tellabs 8800 product line. Led team of approximately 325 full-time and 75 contract employees based in 6 different locations in United States, India, and China.
Brian Gawick 2 KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Transformed Tellabs 8800 product line from significant money loser (2006 - $53M revenue; $40M net loss) to Tellabs high revenue and profit achieving  product line (2010 - $305M; $160M net profit) Achieved TL 9000 Quality certification for the Tellabs 8800 program. Upgraded certification to TL 9000 v5.0 standard in 2012. Established strong relationships with Layer 2/Layer 3 Network Architecture, Planning and Operations organizations of large telecom carrier customers based in  North America, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Italy, Indonesia, Europe, and elsewhere.
Tellabs (FTTP Products), Petaluma, CA
 SVP Engineering
Hired by Tellabs CEO and EVP of Development to turn-around troubled FTTP  program (deployed as Verizon FIOS service) as part of AFC acquisition Senior executive in charge of product development, technical support, and sales support of Tellabs 1000 and 1600 product lines focused on Fiber To The Premises  product offering. Led team of approximately 305 full-time employees based in 4 different locations in  North America KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Resolved major technical issues in FTTP product that ultimately achieved Verizon target for high quality Network Report Rate. Major product contributor to Verizon FIOS placing 1
 in PC World Best ISP Survey for 2007. Won GPON FTTP business at Verizon based on next gen product
Fujitsu Network Communications, Richardson, Texas 2000-2005
SVP Engineering
Senior executive in charge of all North American product development of Fujitsu telecommunications equipment including SONET, DWDM, packet transport and Access products Functional areas of responsibility included embedded software, hardware, ASIC, mechanical, systems engineering, network management software, validation test, and quality. Led team that at its peak was approximately 1100 full-time and 500 contract employees located in 6 different locations in United States, Northern Ireland, and India. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Achieved #1 market share of SONET Add/Drop Multiplexers in North America Established strong relationships with all large North America telecom carrier  Network Planning and Operations organizations
Brian Gawick 3
Fujitsu Network Communications, Richardson, Texas 1992-2000
VP Software Engineering
Executive in charge of Richardson and San Jose based software development of Fujitsu telecommunications equipment including embedded software and network management software. Products being developed included SONET ADMs, DWDM, packet transport,  NGDLC, all controlled by single Network Management system. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Built effective software development team from approximately 15 members to over 500 full-time and 250 contract employees Key contributor to SONET Interoperability Forum
Raynet, Menlo Park, CA 1990-1992
Director Software Engineering
Management of software development of RIDES OSS used for service management of Fiber To The Home and NGDLC network elements Led team of approximately 35 members involved with architecture, project/feature feasibility, software development, validation test, and customer technical support KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Successfully launched RIDES OSS as a multi-vendor platform for FTTH and  NGDLC systems Established RIDES in Bell Atlantic as sole service management system for FTTH and NGDLC deployments
Siemens Transmission Systems, Hauppauge, NY;Phoenix, AZ 1986-1990
Software Engineering Manager
 Management of 18 member software team developing common operating system, data communications, database, user interface, and command processing for SONET and Digital Loop Carrier products Successfully maintained project schedules and code size within 5% of initial estimates
Mitel, Kanata, Ontario, Canada 1982-1986
Software Engineering Manager (Operating Systems Group)
W.L. Wardrop and Associates, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1981-1982
Consulting Engineer
 Numerical analysis of nuclear reactor thermohydraulic stability
Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1979-1981
Member of Scientific Staff
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