1996 - Present
Nimon Consulting, Inc.
Served as chief architect for a major inter-exchange carrier
to manage the definition of architectural requirements for equipment in a
Served as chief technology officer for a publicly held media
compression and streaming firm
Founded a firm that provides telecommunications software,
hardware, and overall system design consulting services.
Served as VP of Engineering for a firm manufacturing an
hardware/software solution for IP traffic QoS policy management.
Served in interim senior management positions for two
startup companies producing wireless multimedia peripherals.
1981 - 1996
DNA Enterprises, Inc. Dallas, Texas
Founded and managed DNA Enterprises, Inc. DNA grew to over
100 engineers providing services in software, hardware, signal processing
and overall system design consultation. Sold the firm to a public company
Supported architectural development for a switching and
video conferencing product manufacturer.
Served as Vice President of Engineering for a special
services switching system provider.
Designed a 64K switching system with unprecedented cost,
call throughput, conferencing, and voice processing characteristics
supporting a virtual service logic execution environment.
Designed a high capacity interprocessor communication
subsystem supporting 1,000 processors with an aggregate throughput greater
than 300,000 messages per second. Supported the development of a large
Signal Transfer Point using the communication subsystem.
Designed a proprietary operating system communication and
maintenance subsystem to support redundant fault-tolerant parallel
Designed, and served as chief architect for, a large
multi-rate cross-connect system that included SONET, DS3 and DS1 services.
Responsible for introducing object-oriented analysis and design techniques
as well as Smalltalk and C++ into the client's development program.
Patented an SS7 call control arbitration scheme.
Design and developed a 32K redundant matrix subsystem
capable of 1,000 matrix transactions per second.
Led integration test activities for several projects
including a large Class 4 tandem and a Class 5 central office.
Designed a test software development environment to allow
hardware engineers to develop diagnostics without the aid of programmers.
Designed a system software automatic regression tool suite.
Designed a Call Platform prototype and associated
development environment to support a programmable switch. Demonstrated the
capability of developing a new call feature in less than one day. The
system supported features such as automatic call delivery and automatic
1974 - 1981
Director of Software Engineering
Designed various subsystems in a store and forward data
Responsible for design and project management of a 4K tandem
switch used as a distributed corporate network communication facility.
Designed proprietary network communication and management
scheme similar to SS7.
Member of Technical Staff
Designed embedded process control systems
Designed an object methodology for control algorithms