1 Laurie Court

Kanata, Ontario, CANADA K2L 1S2

phone: (613) 836-7697




A challenging career in the computer industry that will allow me to use my skills as part of a team to develop leading edge software products or services.


  • Managed software development teams of up to a dozen developers and successfully delivered high quality products on schedule

  • Experience with software design from real-time embedded systems to graphical desktops on all major operating systems and programming languages

  • Experience developing both Open Source and commercial software

  • Have given formal and informal training on technical topics to software developers and user groups

  • Published author of computer books and articles in computer publications

  • Co-inventor, US Patent 5,386,459

  • Active contributor to and member of Linux and Open Source development community; maintainer of Linux HOWTO documents


Senior Software Development Manager, Desktop Computing

Xandros Corporation Ottawa, Canada 2001-Present

  • Founding member of spinoff company formed from Corel Linux division

  • Managed team of developers responsible for desktop components of Linux-based Xandros Desktop product

  • Design, coding, documentation, and debugging of desktop software

  • Worked on open source KDE Linux applications as well as proprietary Xandros applications

  • Successfully brought several products to market on schedule

  • Researched new product opportunities and evaluated third party software

Project Leader, Desktop/Wine Team

Corel Corporation Ottawa, Canada 1999-2001

  • Managed team of developers responsible for Linux versions of Corel Office, PHOTO-PAINT, and CorelDRAW using open source WINE software

  • Successfully brought products to market on schedule and within budget

  • Managed team working on Corel Linux desktop applications based on open source KDE project

Group Leader, Design Environment Group

Mitel Corporation Ottawa, Canada 1991-1999

  • Managed team responsible for software design environment for R&D organization of more than 500 developers

  • Developed specialized software development tools (compilers, CAD/CAE tools, operating systems)

  • Supported several hundred commercial software development tools on multiple operating systems and CPU architectures

Group Leader, Test Engineering

Mitel Corporation Ottawa, Canada 1986-1990

  • Design, coding, and testing of test software for functional test equipment

  • Writing of functional test specifications

  • Design and debug of hardware used in test equipment

  • Evaluation of commercial test equipment.

  • Administrative duties included writing weekly group status reports, project scheduling, and assuming the duties of the department manager in his absence

Test Engineer, Functional Board Test Engineering

Mitel Corporation Renfrew, Canada 1983-1986

  • Design, construction, and testing of manufacturing test equipment

  • Writing of software in various assembly and high-level languages for microprocessor based test equipment

  • Formulation of test plans, strategies, and specifications for new products

  • Direct production floor support and problem solving on several product lines

  • Supervision of several Test Engineers

  • Monitoring and making improvements to the manufacturing test process

  • Writing of test procedures and documentation of test equipment

  • Testing of electronic equipment used in research

  • Writing of software in assembly language and BASIC


Bachelor of Engineering Science (Electrical)

University of Western Ontario London, Canada 1983


  • Active in Linux community and Ottawa-Carleton Linux User's Group

  • Holder of Advanced Operator Certificate in Amateur Radio

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Beer home brewing

  • Restoring vintage radios

  • Ham radio and shortwave listening

References will be provided on request.