Prior to joining Kalypso, Lee managed Applied Materials' E-Business Group, where he led the strategy and execution of numerous IT initiatives, including implementations of Agile, MatrixOne, Oracle, and i2 Supply Chain solutions. Prior to his tenure at Applied Materials, Lee was Vice President of Engineering, Quality, and Business Development for Smith-Blair, a leading piping products manufacturer. In addition, Lee worked in the chemical process industry, holding various management roles at International Paper Company including engineering, R&D, manufacturing, product development, capital project management, and technical service. Lee received an MS degree in Paper Science and Engineering from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin.
Lee leads Kalypso's Oracle PLM Technology Services and manages large-scale business transformation programs for clients. His extensive product development process experience, coupled with his strong IT background, enables Lee to assist clients with both the business strategy and operational tactics needed to ensure program success. He has expert knowledge of Agile, in particular Agile PPM, and has served as an advisor to Agile Product Managers.
On his career with Kalypso, he comments: "I am having more fun and enjoying my work more than any time in my career. I now have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained over my diverse positions to help clients in a variety of industries. It is refreshing to work with a company that really values client satisfaction over all else and has the opportunity to create significant value for their clients. Kalypso's ability to focus solely on PLM is a refreshing change from other consulting companies who try to be experts in all disciplines."
When Lee isn't traveling for business, he frequently does so for pleasure. An avid Green Bay Packer and Texas Longhorn fan, he travels to as many away games as possible. He also spends time with his family and friends at his cabin in the mountains of New Mexico. He enjoys golf and furniture-making, but is waiting for an extension of the 24 hour day so that he can devote more time to these activities.