Kate Cunningham



          Experience implementing iterative software development processes.

          Proven track record of successfully driving / delivering difficult projects.

          Demonstrated skill in defining a clear project vision, clarifying objectives, identifying critical path deliverables, creating a plan and schedule, and tracking milestones.

          Proven ability to write clear product specifications and rapidly create prototypes.

          Strong communication and leadership skills.

          Proven ability to lead, direct and motivate cross-functional teams and to communicate responsibilities, clear roles and desired outcomes

          Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts and issues.

          Demonstrated ability to manage complex expectations, drive trade-off decisions, and manage risks.



Wireless application development


Graphic and Image Processing

Document Layout

E-Commerce/Payment Processing

Membership Services

Search Engines

Localization and translation

Digital/Physical Good Fulfillment

Content Management

Internet/Intranet Sites

Data integration with legacy systems



MS IIS, Windows/NT, VB, VSS, ASP, Project, SQL Server, SiteServer, Linux, Perl, Apache, Cybersource, PayLinx, XML.



Thinkshare 12/00 03/01 Consultant

Consulted with wireless application software company on development strategy.  Established project processes.  Delivered sample application for vc presentations.


iCopyright 9/99 11/00 Technical Services Director
Responsible for technical implementation of publications using the iCopyright Instant Clearance Service across multiple platforms.   Recruited, hired, and managed technical staff of 6 for new functional group. Developed initial processes for coordinating schedule, issues, and technologies. 


Director of Web Applications

Responsible for web applications development. Recruited, hired, and managed technical staff of 4 for new functional group. Coordinated contracts/activities for out-sourced web design and information architect firms.


Senior Program Manager

Led cross-functional team of 25 to deliver initial launch of iCopyright Instant Clearance Service.  Defined project vision, managed complex expectations, drove trade-off decisions under intense schedule pressure.

Instant Clearance Service

LA Times Implementation

Layout Engine


Bowne Internet/ Sitewerks 10/98 9/99 Technical Architect

Consulted with existing and potential clients about web applications.  Defined requirements, conducted design and analysis, and created specifications.  Led developers in implementing projects.  Coordinated project activities with third parties such as hosting companies, payment processors, banks, software suppliers.

Membership and E-commerce Site for SurveyPlanet

Extranet for Apex

On-Line Ordering for Apex

Intranet for Fleet Leasing


Getty Images / Photodisc 6/96 10/98 On-Line Project Manager
Coordinated and directed activities of engineers, web developers, UI architects, graphic designers, test lead, and contractors.  Managed project schedule and plan.  Managed business and technical issues and escalated any that affected project progress.   Actively managed requirement changes and complex expectations.  Worked with business units as internal consultant to define and/or improve business processes.

Credit Card Processing

New Search Engine

Cd-Rom Store

English to Japanese KeyWord Translation

Enhancements to e-commerce system


Pacific Biometrics  11/92 6/96 Information Systems Manager

Developed a complex, mission-critical Lab Information System under intense schedule pressure to handle the receiving, workflow, reporting and billing of specimens. Analyzed requirements, modeled data, designed system, wrote code.  Managed testing, conversion and implementation.  Supervised programmers and contractors


Generation Systems 6/89 11/92  System Analyst/ Programmer

Managed projects, analyzed and designed systems, wrote specifications, and coded programs for various clients. Developed database models.  Directed programmers.  Developed company-coding standards for programmers. 



9/85 6/89 Programmer

Designed and programmed Work Order and Time Tracking System for engineering group.  Prepared and executed long-range information processing plan.



Microsoft Solutions Frameworks

Site Server Commerce
Construx: Software Estimation
Visual Basic 6.0
Transact Web Commerce; OpenMarket
Team Dynamics; Impact Group
Project Management; Project Mentors
Project Management; Lafleur/Cadence
Creative Thinking; Battelle



BS Physics; Western WA University