Managed licensing business and software development
Vice President Licensing (Former Employee) – Carlstadt, NJ – January 7, 2015
Responsible for all contract negotiations for use of Pantone intellectual property in 3rd party software (ex., Adobe, Corel) and color output devices (ex., Xerox, Ricoh).
Part of senior management team providing corporate direction and strategies for company.
Led effort to adopt Lean manufacturing precepts and principles on a company-wide basis. This required encouraging changes in employee behavior and as such was sometimes difficult in getting employees to adopt new thought processes and systems. While people are not always prone to accept change, it was important to me to communicate the positive aspects of change and the need to modify our processes.
The hardest yet the most enjoyable part of the job is managing a team of high achievers. It was most satisfying when we were able to advance and employee to a new position.
Travel, exposure to new technologies