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Jim Rogers

Fairfax, VT

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Work Experience

Director, Custom Logic & Custom Processor Business

IBM
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Essex Junction, VT
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October 2010 to Present

 P&L owner for IBM’s industry leading standard cell ASIC business and custom processor business with world wide revenues of >$1.0B/yr 
 Responsibilities include business development, product strategy, product definition, portfolio management, product development execution management, product life cycle management and expense management.  
 Successfully changed technology strategy driven by feedback from key customers 
 Developed and executing a growth plan leveraging new 3DIC and multi-chip module technologies  
 Established focus on productivity improvements to improve gross profit

Manager, Analog and Mixed Signal Foundry Business

IBM
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Essex Junction, VT
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July 2007 to October 2010

 P&L owner for IBM’s Analog Foundry business 
 Executed business plan developed as a Senior Strategist, growing revenues from ~$100M/yr to >$400M/yr 
 Responsibilities include business development, product strategy, product definition, portfolio management, product development execution management and expense management. 
 Developed relationships with new customers in targeted growth markets 
 Closed technology development partnership deals to broaden portfolio 
 Managed operations and developed tactical and strategic business plans  
 Established and lead a cross functional team with manufacturing and development leaders to improve foundry customer program execution

Senior Strategist, 200mm Wafer Manufacturing & Analogy Foundry

IBM
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Essex Junction, VT
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June 2005 to June 2007

 Developed a new business strategy to grow revenue and profit from IBM’s 200mm wafer manufacturing facility in the face of increasing competition from low cost suppliers in Asia 
 Surveyed available differentiated capabilities, market needs, and identified multiple product offerings with target markets and customers 
 Secured customer design-in awards for the new product offerings

Director, Structured Digital Business

AMI Semiconductor
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Pocatello, ID
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April 2004 to June 2005

 Developed and executed a product investment plan balancing strategic goals and near term financial commitments 
 Instantiated cross functional program management processes for key initiatives and customer projects 
 Developed and executed a gross margin improvement plan 
 Developed a financial model of the digital business to establish metrics and actions needed to achieve financial commitments 
 Managed business unit priorities and dependencies in service organizations (product development, test, packaging, and manufacturing)

Chief Technology Officer, PowerPC Product Line

IBM
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Essex Junction, VT
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July 2003 to April 2004

 Provided technical & strategic leadership for IBM’s PowerPC Products.  
 Developed customer solutions and drove key customer engagements. 
 Directed a cross functional team to identify target market segments and key functional requirements for IBM’s high performance processors. 
 Developed and championed a low power strategy and value proposition. 
 Led engagements with key customers such as Sony and Nokia.

Manager, PowerPC Enablement

IBM
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Essex Junction, VT
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July 2002 to June 2003

 Managed a team which developed and executed enablement plans for IBM’s PowerPC products. 
 Coordinated enablement relationships with third party vendors. 
 Developed and managed expense plans to meet all budgetary targets.

Manager, Broadband Business

IBM
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Essex Junction, VT
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August 2001 to July 2002

 Managed the business, marketing and project management aspects of IBM’s broadband and low power semiconductor products. 
 Defined target market segments and new product development. 
 Project managed IBM’s games & multimedia processor project. 
 Engaged key customers in strategic partnerships.

Technical Assistant of the VP of Semiconductor Products

IBM
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East Fishkill, NY
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April 2000 to August 2001

 IBM NextGen Executive Development Program.  
 Assisted in developing business plans for the $2.5B/year division. 
 Planned & coordinated key customer engagements. 
 Worked with manufacturing to resolve customer supply/demand issues. 
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DRAM Design and Applications Engineer

IBM
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Essex Junction, VT
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June 1995 to April 2000

 Designed analog circuits (I/O, regulators, sense amplifiers) for IBM’s memory products.  
 Represented IBM at JEDEC JC42. Assisted in the definition and development of next generation memory standards.  
 Co-taught a graduate level ASICs design course at the University of Vermont. 
 Author or co-author on four U.S. Patent Applications.

Education

MS in Electrical Engineering & Materials Science

University of Vermont -
Burlington, VT

1993 to 1995

BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Vermont -
Burlington, VT

1989 to 1992

Skills

Strategy, Business Development, Business Planning, Operational Management, Project Management, Product Life Cycle Management, Team Leadership, Employee Development, Mentoring

Additional Information

Energetic leader with a unique blend of proven technical, business, and management experience. Strong customer focus and proven customer experience. Proven ability to develop and execute a new business or growth strategy on a global scale. 
 
Looking to make a change and interested in business executive, business development executive, or development executive positions in the technology sector.