CV

S. John Cruchon-Dupeyrat, Ph.D.

sjncd2000 at gmail.com – based in Seattle, WA (NOT open to relocation at the moment)

Senior Technology Manager | Data Scientist | Architect

15+ years of post-Ph.D. experience


TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

  • PRODUCT AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
  • MANAGEMENT OF LARGE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAMS

DATA SCIENCE / DATA ARCHITECTURE

  • DATA ANALYSIS AND GOVERNANCE
  • INFORMATION RETRIEVAL / SEARCH
  • TEXT MINING
  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

SOFTWARE / CLOUD ENGINEERING

  • BUSINESS ANALYSIS, REQUIREMENTS
  • SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE
  • BIG DATA
  • CLOUD-SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

  • TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
  • COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Seventeen years of experience in R&D and software engineering, including 10+ years in Data / Analytics.

  • Senior manager and technologist with the demonstrated ability to develop a product vision, translate it into an innovative architecture, and bring the product to commercial release.

  • Managed large cross-functional teams (30 – 200 people, on-shore/off-shore), worked with C-level executives.

  • Record of success with complex, high-profile projects: veteran of very large business deals with Fortune 500 companies resulting in more than $2 Billion of revenue.

  • Early employee in multiple startups. Inventor with 11 US patents.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2014 – Pres. Data Scientist Salesify

Salesify is a B2B sales lead generation and customer intelligence company (~1,000 employees in three countries).

Sole data scientist for the entire company. Reports to the CFO / Chief Product Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Built from the ground up “B2BSignals.com”, Salesify’s sales lead search engine and analytics platform (first senior management hire for the project).

  • Responsible for all aspects of data management and processing: analysis and requirements; vendor selection, technology and algorithm choices; proofs of concept; information architecture, standards and processes; reference data / taxonomy management and data stewardship.

  • Build the company’s business ontology. Develop natural language processing solutions (named entity recognition, keyword extraction). Engineer cloud systems.

  • Supervise multiple teams of managers, research analysts, database administrators and engineers (> 30 people) in the Philippines and USA.

Accomplishments:

  • Commercially launched B2BSignals in July 2016. The product delivers tens of millions of sales contacts in 50,000+ companies and tracks the install base of 22,000+ products and technologies.

  • Designed the underlying cloud-based, distributed data processing engine that extracts structured information from hundreds of millions of records in 20+ data sources.

  • The launch of B2BSignals was a key driver for the eight-figure acquisition of Salesify by Ziff-Davis / J2 Global, a Russell 2000 company.

Technology stack:

NoSQL (MongoDB), ElasticSearch, data warehousing (RedShift), cloud (AWS and Google Cloud Platform), ETL (Alteryx), business intelligence (JasperSoft, Kibana), data visualization (D3.js), Java, Python, Hadoop ecosystem (Spark / AWS EMR).

2010 – 2014 Technology & IP Consultant MBO Partners / self-employed

Served as an analytics consultant and interim CTO / CIO for a number of small companies and startups in southern California - working on machine learning projects from image analysis to marketing analytics for the gaming industry. 

Services:

  • Statistical analysis and data mining (R, Knime, SQL, AWS, Python) for the management of intellectual property and financial assets (loan analysis, portfolio optimization).

  • Technology consulting: information architecture, design of software systems used for intellectual property asset management (business intelligence & analytics, document search).

  • Technology commercialization consulting: technology & competitive analysis, patent analysis, strategy.

Accomplishments:

  • Redesigned the portfolio management system of the owner of over 30,000 patents (data management and quality).

  • Created a (fixed-income) portfolio optimization algorithm producing an 11+ percent internal rate of return.

  • Guided institutional investors through multimillion investment decisions based on an analysis of the target companies’ technology and patents.

2006 – 2010 Licensing Manager (promoted from Technical Analyst) Intellectual Ventures

Intellectual Ventures is a family of investment funds with more than five billion dollars under management, specializing in intellectual property licensing.

Duties as the Quantitative Analyst for the office of the CTO:

  • Created metrics, statistical analyses and data visualizations (Mathematica, SQL, R, Excel) in preparation for major licensing deal negotiations.

  • Analyzed large patent and business datasets.

  • Performed document search and classification.

  • Developed financial models.

  • Key actor in the development of the company’s IP management tools (.NET, SQL Server, IP Manager) and its overall business intelligence system (process reengineering, requirement analysis, information architecture).

Duties as a patent portfolio manager:

  • Analyzed patents, performed due diligence & valuation. Developed new licensing programs and business models. Reported to the General Manager.

Accomplishments:

  • While managing a team of 200+ external analysts, reviewed, analyzed and priced hundreds of deals and thousands of patents across a wide array of technologies (including telecommunications, software, optics), resulting in the purchase of $200 million worth of patents.

  • Part of a global acquisitions team that evaluated an average of 35,000 patents a year and achieved a 650% portfolio growth in 5 years.

  • Provided vision and key design elements for a company-wide ERP and business intelligence toolset supporting billion-dollar-scale patent acquisitions, portfolio management and licensing.

  • Designed dozens of prototypes, tools and multiple databases to automate patent-related statistical analyses.

  • Quantitative analysis work was crucial to dozens of large licensing deals with Fortune 500 companies in the software, consumer electronics, financial services, mobile phone, and e-commerce industries, contributing more than $2 Billion in revenue.

2002 – 2006 Senior Staff Scientist (promoted from Instrumentation Engineer) NanoInk

NanoInk produced nanoscale-manufacturing tools for the semiconductor, life sciences and anti-counterfeiting markets.

Duties:

Managed the R&D for lithography tools. Wrote the instrument control software (VB.NET, C#). Created and managed the company’s intellectual property portfolio. Reported to the VP of Engineering.

Accomplishments:

  • As NanoInk’s first engineer, developed its key technologies and shaped its technological and scientific roadmap. This nanotech start-up grew into a 75-person company and a recipient of $150M+ in venture capital.

  • Designed NanoInk’s first product and, as part of a two-person team, brought it to commercial release in 4 ½ months. Completed four release cycles in 18 months. Wrote the software for a second-generation instrument (five major releases).

  • Authored scientific papers and grant proposals to obtain close to $1M in SBIR research funding.

  • Created from scratch a portfolio of over 100 patents and patent applications filed worldwide.

  • Developed the IP strategy.

  • Main inventor of a patent named “fundamental” in a third-party peer-reviewed article.

Early Career (7 years)

Graduate research and teaching assistant. System & database administrator. Quality assistant in an aerospace wire and cable company. Software developer for aeronautical, military electronics & semiconductor equipment companies.

EDUCATION

2001 Ph.D. in physical chemistry Wayne State University

Nanotechnology / instrumentation. Multiple academic awards. Rumble fellowship. GPA 4.0 out of 4.0.

1996 Master’s in engineering CPE Lyon

Engineer’s diploma from the graduate school of chemistry, physics and electronics of Lyon (France), after undergraduate studies in physics, mathematics and computer science.

US Citizen. Bilingual (French).

Nine peer-reviewed scientific publications and 30+ US and foreign patents / patent applications.

DB / DW: MongoDB, RedShift, RDS, MySQL, SQL Server • DM / ML: R, KNIME, scikit-learn, MLlib, NLTK, gensim • C#, Visual Basic, Microsoft .NET, Python • Source control: Git, GitHub, BB, TFS • Agile Project Management: Rally, CloudForge • ETL: Alteryx, SSIS/SSAS • Reporting: SSRS, BIRT, JasperSoft, Kibana, Tableau • Search / IR: ElasticSearch, Solr • ECM / CMS: Documentum, SharePoint • OS: Windows Server, UNIX / Linux, Solaris • AWS: EC2, S3, Glacier, RDS, RedShift, VPC, IAM, Route 53, SQS, SNS, API Gateway, CloudWatch… • Google Cloud APIs • Docker, VMware • CloudHealth, WhiteHat Security • Labview, IDL, Mathematica