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nDash Writer Profile for David Kranzler


Tech Executive / Frustrated English Teacher

About Me

I am a seasoned tech executive based in Silicon Valley who has spent a career doing Silicon Valley type things:  managing people, launching products, leading both startup and established businesses, etc.  But I've also long harbored a passion for writing and public speaking which typically finds outlet only in emails and team meetings.  Now that the children are grown and flown, I have time to explore these interests and possibly channel them into a second career.

Here are some domain areas where I have knowledge and career experience:

* Engineering and people management

* P&L management of a tech business

* Turning around low performing teams

* Internet of Things networking, including utility, industrial, and consumer applications

But here are some skills I possess that can be useful across any domain:

* Expository writing

* Copy editing

* Building and delivering PowerPoint presentations

* Telling the story with data

* Public speaking

I do work full time so this is a hobby for me, but one informed by my continued immersion in the tech industry.

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My Writing Samples

Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions

I was the lead author of chapters 13 and 23 of this comprehensive overview of Internet of Things technologies and their applications to utility automation and modernization.


Management 101: Draper University

I gave a multi-part seminar on the basics of management to a group of budding entrepreneurs. This series showcases my speaking and presentation skills, along with some real-world lessons on people management. Add'l segments: https://www.drapertv.com/speakers/learn-the-basics-of-management/building-a-human-network https://www.drapertv.com/speakers/learn-the-basics-of-management/agenda-&-priorities https://www.drapertv.com/speakers/learn-the-basics-of-management/the-learning-orginization



EVP Engineering

Combining IoT, cloud, computer vision, and machine learning to create unique and high value security solutions for the home and enterprise.

Company: SkyBell Technologies

I worked there from 11/2020 until now

SVP Product Development

Responsible for all product development in a leading Industrial IoT technology company, with design centers in Research Triangle Park and Quebec, and over 30M customers worldwide connected to our communications and software platform. Our SecureMesh wireless network has enabled Hydro One to win awards for "Best AMI Project", and Central Maine Power to win JD Power awards for customer satisfaction; it is now being deployed at CFE in Mexico City and Tenaga Nasional Berhad in Malaysia. Our Smart En

Company: Trilliant Networks

I worked there from 2/2011 until 11/2020

VP and General Manager, Sync and Timing Products

Responsible for P&L, product roadmap, and all engineering, product management, and operational functions of the Synchronous SRAM BU as well as the Timing Solutions BU. Achieved #1 market share in SYNC, while delivering the highest operating profit in the Company.

Company: Cypress Semiconductor

I worked there from 10/2007 until 2/2011

Content I Write