Professional History

Invention & Commercialization Leader at Five Fortune Fortune 500 Companies


Innovator, ReleaseGENIUS

Founder & President

ReleaseGENIUS  LLC, Mercer Island WA – Innovation firm delivering technical solutions

 Founder & President




STARBUCKS CORPORATION, Seattle WA – $13 billion International coffee company

VP R&D Advanced Technology, Appliance, Manufacturing Process and Packaging


DIAGEO, Norwalk, CT  – $14 billion international spirits, wine and beer producer

Vice President R&D North America, Latin America, and Caribbean


SARA LEE, Chicago, IL – $11 billion bakery and meat food corporation

Vice President of Innovation, Food & Beverage Division


KELLOGG, Battle Creek, MI – $10 billion international cereal and snack food corporation

Senior Director R&D of Fruit Snack & Cereal Innovation


FRITO LAY (PEPSICO), Plano, TX – $12 billion international salty snack food corporation

R&D Manager – Lay’s and Ruffles Innovation – Led 2nd Lay’s reformulation in 50yrs

R&D Manager – Tostitos Scoops Innovation – Led Tostitos Scoops! invention

Research Manager R&DDoritos and Tostitos Innovation – Led commercialization of new Doritos

Research Manager – R&D Business Strategy

Research Engineer and Tech Manager – Technical expert for 8 manufacturing plants

Engineer in Process Design and Capital Implementation Group – Led design and start-up of manufacturing lines