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Jim Laurance

Jim is a well versed Project Manager with over 20 years of successfully managed and executed large scale Information Technology (IT) projects and programs. He is able to manage diverse teams, coordinate integration efforts and handle multiple projects concurrently. Well proven management skills with extensive experience implementing multi-faceted IT solutions. A team player with well rounded inter-personal skills that can be leveraged to define, develop and integrate solutions, using new and existing technology  to solve complex business problems of today and tomorrow.


Partner Management, Program Management, Technical Project Management, Business DevelopmentWork Experience

Director Partner Product Managment
Savi Technology,Inc

October 2006 -October 2011 (5 years 1 month)

Project Management / Business Development / Solutions Consultant, encapsulating customer demands for advanced products and solutions.  As Project Manager, planned and executed innovative products and services for customer and internal company initiatives alike. As Solutions Consultant, influenced product design features and formulated message delivery to the Gov’t. As Business Developer, created, monitored and strengthened strategic relationships with various Gov’t agencies and key systems integration partners.

  • Negotiated contracts and Strategic partner relationships valued at over $500M.
  • Coordinated and compiled Technical Proposal volumes for RFID III, $480M IDIQ contract win.
  • Spearheaded $2M product line enhancements for ISO 18000-7.
  • Directed and executed $1M investment for a global tracking product using SATCOM, GPRS, GPS and RFID.
  • Oversaw ISO 18000-7 Infrastructure upgrades and rollouts worldwide.
  • Facilitated contract and product management support for RFID II & III contracts.
  • Executed and managed 3rd party pRFID software integration into Savi SmartChain™.
  • Recommended Technical Support and Strategic concepts for RFID III procurement.
Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
October 1999 -October 2005 (6 years 1 month)

Program Manager for multiple hardware, software and systems integration projects in the Williamsburg Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) center. Instrumental in the establishment and implementation of the software development guidelines and process improvement plans established for the facility.

  • Consistently delivered accurate, achievable schedules, contract deliverables and total customer satisfaction.
  • Provided leadership, mentoring and career advancement to the software development staff.
  • Supervised software development teams consisting of up to 10 people each.
  • Recommended enhancements to Software Development Process, ultimately achieving SEI Level 5, CMMI.
  • Directed multiple RFID integration and deployment efforts targeting warehouse and supply chain activities which improved manpower utilization by 40%
    • Standard Army Retail Supply System (SARSS)  - Wi-Fi and RFID rollout to over 400 sites
    • Standard Army Ammunition System (SAAS ) – Wi-Fi, Mobile Device and RFID to multiple sites
    • Standard Asset Tracking System (SATS) – Wi-Fi, Mobile Devices and RFID to over 40 sites
  • Experienced with Spiral, Incremental, Waterfall, Prototyping and Agile software development methodologies, all of which encompass variations of: Systems Design, Test, Acceptance, Requirements Development, Validation, Resource Allocation, Schedule, Cost and Project planning.

Program Management / Technical Engineering Services
Intermec Technologies
1997 -1999 (2 years)

  • Organized and executed hardware, software, and solution services for the DOD, USPS and State government task orders on the AIT II contract.
  • Facilitated  Technical Support  activities for Army, Navy and Marine TES programs
  • Engineered and fabricated holographic scanner installations   at multiple USPS airport mailing centers.
  • Planned , supported and installed multi-warehouse RFDC systems for National Guard in multiple states
  • Conceptualized Future Product requirements based on Government end-user feedback.
  • Analyzed and translated product concepts and relayed information to product managers and engineers


Systems Analyst / Software Developer
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
1985 -1997 (12 years)
  • Created mobile and desktop applications related to Communication, Logistics and Supply Chains
  • Development Environment Experience:
    • Java, Pearl, Python, C, C++.
    • 4GL database environments: Oracle, Webs Sphere and Progress.
    •  DOS, UNIX, Linux and MS Windows.
  • Programmed  serial and TCP/IP interfaces for:
    • 900Mhz and 2,4Ghz  Data Collection devices,
    • Active and Passive radio frequency identification (RFID)tags , mobile and fixed readers,
    • Barcode label printers, Smartcards and various memory devices.
  • Established and directed R&D efforts to incorporate cutting-edge technology, helping establish the Williamsburg AIT Center as a center of excellence with regards to integrating AIT technologies.
  • Key Technology Programs:
    • Prototyped the initial Common Access Card (CAC) developed by the DOD community. Initial fielding in Hawaii as the MARC program.
    • Material Release Order Control System (MROCS) developed to bring wireless data collection into SARSS, the US Army supply system. Automated all the warehouse functions with mobile devices and near real-time information processing. Vastly improved overall supply operations and readiness.
    • Standard Asset Tracking System (SATS) is being enhanced to encompass the changes and new requirements, defined by the Air Force supply system personnel. The new system was  deployed to over forty sites.
    • Business Process Server (BPS) linking USAF transportation and USARMY supply systems in Europe by integrating, testing and evaluating for the Gov’t how to incorporate the 2D-MSL (PDF417), Optical Memory Card and Active RFID tags into the DoD’s Global Supply Chain.


  • BSCS, Computer Science, 1982 -1987, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

  • Technology and Management classes and seminars

  • Karrass Effective Negotiating