JOHN  PAUL  ROSSIE
6454 South Datura Street
Littleton, CO  80120
Voice - 303-762-9540
                 
     
GENERAL SUMMARY

        Middle and Senior management since 1978 in telecommunications,
signal transmission and Information Technology services. Strong background 
in business development, technical support, technology assessment, system 
feasibility and planning, project management, product development, strategic 
planning and financial analysis, teaching/training, and Sales/Marketing
Operations. International consultant for telecommunications, computer, and 
educational technology projects. Technical writer, video script writer, and 
documentation specialist. Skilled in Team Resource Development.
        Experience with satellite, microwave, cable and fiber transmission
for video, voice and data, telephony services, and alternative access.
        Graduate-level training in computer systems operation, analysis and
design, with emphasis on communication networks. Internet experience since
1978; World Wide Web experience since 1994. Webmaster for multiple Web sites. 


EDUCATION

MASTERS:        
MS -  Computer Science, incomplete, University of Denver -- 3.73/4.0
MBA - Information Systems, 12/90, Regis University  -- 3.78/4.0
MS -  Telecommunications, 12/81, University of Colorado -- 3.8/4.0
MA  - Philosophy, 12/77, University of Colorado -- 3.71/4.0

BACHELORS:    
BA  - English, 5/74, University of Colorado

ASSOCIATES:     
AA  - Business Management, 5/81, Arapahoe Community College

PROFESSIONAL:   
- Senn-Delaney Management Leadership Course, 9/88-4/89
- LIGHTECH Fiber-Optics Workshop, 1986

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY:
- UNIX, MS-DOS, Macintosh, Windows 
- Internet Expert

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:   
- Thai (minimal)
- Spanish (minimal)

                
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

CONSULTANT, Terra Firma Technologies, Information Technologies 
Consulting  **International telecom, computer, and distance education technology 
Consultant**
        9/90 to present - Develops training materials and technical writing 
for converged network technologies and applications.  Provides consulting 
services in business development and technology feasibility for domestic and 
international telecommunications, aerospace, education, and computer industries.  
Provides business assessment and project management for conventional and entrepreneurial 
ventures.  Provides Internet training, web page design, and Internet research 
services.
        11/00 to 11/01 - Provided technical writing and technology training 
to Avaya Communications and Avaya University. Developed on-line and hard-copy 
training materials for Avaya Communications technology including IP networking 
and switching equipment.
        6/96 to 3/98 - Completed multiple consulting projects in Southeast
Asia for the Asian Development Bank (educational technology specialist); Thai
Dept. of Non-Formal Education (technology assessment); UN Development
Projects Office (computer and Internet training); Mekong Development Project
(computer training development).
        6/93 - 4/94 - Vice President, Business Development, 
Commercial Space Management Company, Denver, CO,
Prepared marketing materials, oversaw marketing staff, developed business 
customer base and contacts for sale of satellite launches aboard the Russian Zenit 
rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Managed internal company computer 
network and databases for Denver headquarter office.
        10/90 to 5/98 - Part-time Faculty, Webster University Graduate
School, Aerospace Systems Program and Metro State College, Computer
Management Science Division.


DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Western Tele-Communications, Inc., 
(a TCI subsidiary)
**WTCI Division annual revenues increased from $19M to $57M between 1982 
and 1990**
        6/89 to 9/90 - Directed product development of domestic and 
international common carrier service offerings, developed Customer Service 
program, and directed all product and service promotion, implementation and 
support activities with a team of 18 individuals.       
        10/83 to 6/89 - Managed all marketing and sales staff activities.  
Responsible for direct interface with customers, technical support, sales 
closings, and follow-up customer care services.  Guided new service and 
product development and implementation.  Conducted capital investment 
studies, final contractual negotiations, and development of business plans for 
new service offerings.  Performed rate analysis and tariff studies.
        9/82 to 10/83 - Coordinated new market development using satellite and 
terrestrial facilities. Responsible for writing proposals and formal business 
plans, detailing service agreements and service contracts,  market research and 
field analysis, interface with design engineering, and analysis of construction 
and operation costs on new / proposed projects.


PRESIDENT AND SENIOR CONSULTANT, Terra Firma Telecommunications, 
Ltd. 
**Was instrumental in bringing PBS services via satellite to rural Western 
areas**
        7/81 to 9/82 - Provided consulting services for telecommunication 
systems, specializing in satellite technologies, including TVRO installations, 
teleconferencing coordination, and FCC applications.

TECHNICAL PLANNING MANAGER, Public Service Satellite Consortium
**Was a key figure in developing and sustaining revenue stream from 
consulting services**
        4/80 to 7/81 - Principal Investigator on major telecom project for South 
Carolina. Managed proposals, budgets, and economic model development. 
Directed project control system for tracking schedule, cost and manpower 
trends in system construction and engineering. Developed company-wide 
Management Information System. Assisted design, assembly and installation of 
equipment for Transportable Earth Station (TES).
        10/78 to 4/80 - Arranged end-to-end signal distribution for satellite 
teleconferences, including cost analysis, space segment, and production. 
Scheduled U.S. experiments on Communications Technology Satellite (CTS). 
Acted as interface between satellite users and NASA spacecraft control centers. 
Compiled biweekly statistics of spacecraft usage and on-board functions. 
Coordinated mobile ground station deployments.


PUBLICATIONS

        "Evolve or Face Extinction", (An Expert's Panel Analysis), CO Magazine, 
Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1997
        "Not Just the Bike Guys", (An Expert's Panel Analysis), CO Magazine, 
Volume 1, Issue 1, November, 1997
        "Zenit at Baikonur," (co-author Jeff Forrest), Spaceflight, Vol. 36, October, 
1994
        "Russia's Rockets: Countdown to Competition," Satellite 
Communications, December 1993
        Handbook Two For Aerospace Education, Prakken Publications, May 
1991 
        Handbook One For Aerospace Education, Aerospace Educational 
Development Program, June 1989  
        "The Aerospace Education Development Program", Teaching Space, 
Volume III, No. I, August, 1988 
        Teleports and the Intelligent City,  contributing author, "Planning the 
Teleport (Chapter 10)", Dow  Jones-Irwin, 1986.
        "Remote Services Via Satellite", Communications, December 1983
        "Teleports, Teleports, Teleports",  Satellite Communications,  November 
1983
        "Satellite SCPC Applications For Remote Telephone Services", Satellite 
Communications, April 1983
        "Perspectives On A Successful VideoTeleconference", TeleConference, 
Vol. 2, No 3, January/February, 1983    
        "Shopper's Guide To Satellite Services In Denver", Satellite 
Communications, September 1982
        Report on the Future of Non-Broadcast Telecommunication Services for 
the State of South Carolina,  co-author,  June 1981
        "Production Guide To Satellite-Assisted Teleconferencing", Satellite 
Communications , June 1980
        "Medical Aspects Of Satellite Technology", Telecommunications, 
December 1979

Additional: Link to Teaching Experience Resume

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