Head of Advanced Manufacturing Operations
2016 - Present (over 3 years)
Our customers use Instrumental to find and fix issues on their assembly lines, preventing development schedule slips and beginning production at higher yields. Our equipment...more and data service is deployed on multiple global assembly lines at top-tier manufacturers.
Led development of the company's unique product from scratch, sourced and established an end-to-end supply chain and logistics solution to manufacture and bring the finished...more product to retail shelves, spearheaded sales and marketing to grow revenue, devised and executed on an IP strategy to protect our assets and ensured smooth day-to-day company operations. Highlights include 2 issued patents, 300% quarter-over-quarter growth, TODAY Show appearance and multiple product awards.
Communications Manager, Asia Pacific
2009 - 2012 (about 3 years)
As Communications Manager I built and led the company’s public relations function in the Asia Pacific region, requiring strong strategic planning, communication and project...more management skills as well as extensive cross-functional teamwork. I also managed the department’s annual budget, all related vendors, spearheaded special projects and led a team of internal staff as well as external service providers.
2007 - 2009 (about 1 year)
Led special projects across most company functions requiring strong communication and project management skills as well as creative, strategic and logistical planning. A highlight...more of my time in this role was my position in the integration of a Chinese molecular diagnostic company as the principle associate and translator to the regional integration director. I also developed expertise in funding of biotech in China in order to advise the country sales manager on adjustments to sales strategy.
I'm a die hard tinkerer and crafts fanatic. Whether it's building land yachts, renovating apartments or building global manufacturing and supply chain operations, I'm always looking to getting my hands dirty, learn new skills and solve new puzzles.
I'm a hustler who gets things done. After undergrad I wanted to work in China, so I bought a one-way ticket to Shanghai with no job and lived out of a hotel for 2 months before joining a large multinational. I quickly established myself and became a key player in the integration of the company’s largest local acquisition, I lead major projects and then built the company's Asia Pacific communications division from scratch.
I applied the same hustle at DigiPuppets. After founding the company I dove straight in to prototyping and operations, becoming a mini-expert in materials and manufacturing processes. To commercialize the product I moved to Shenzhen where I sourced multiple agents and factories, debugged three different product versions and finalized our scaled supply chain from end-to-end.
I love puzzles and find operations fascinating. Beyond manufacturing I’m deeply experienced in day-to-day operations, I have strong communication skills and I'm fluent in Mandarin Chinese.