Staff and Volunteers
Bob Cutillo joined the Professional Development Collaborative in October 2014 as its Facebook marketing director. Bob comes to us as an experienced software product management professional specializing in hi-tech.
Bob’s experience includes managing projects using both Agile and waterfall methodologies. With 4+ years experience in Agile product management, Bob has recently earned certification as both a Scrum Product Owner® and ScrumMaster®. Bob also has expertise with salesforce.com and Jira Agile as an admin.
Leveraging a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a passion for achieving results through teams, Bob has worked with B2B and B2C customers in mobile, IT, cloud computing, desktop and commercial printing, desktop publishing, color management, fonts, and wide format digital color printing.
Bob enjoys music, fitness and supporting local sports teams.
Bill Dowd is a senior operations manager with extensive domestic and international experience in logistics, transportation, management, project management and safety, working in corporate environments in both private as well as governmental situations, working directly for the Commonwealth and in both for profit and non-profit organizations. He has been recognized by local, federal, and international governments for his organizational excellence resulting in savings and procedures taking the organizations in new and exciting directions. He has managed turnarounds of sustainability in all of them and represented Massachusetts at the White House Conference on Aging.
Bill’s professional career includes work with the U.S. Navy, shipping companies, Transoceanic Cableship Company, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. He has also maintained a presence with Robson Forensics serving as an expert witness providing testimony in transportation safety cases. He holds an undergraduate degree from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He is fluent in French.
Bruce Hemeon has a varied background. He has worked on computer hardware and written software. His previous job titles include lab manger, Homeland Security instructor, and general manager. He started his career with Digital Equipment Corp (DEC) as an electronic technician. At DEC he worked his way up to electronic engineer, designing power supply test equipment. He then managed several computer labs doing computer simulations. He became a software engineer after his first project of incorporating Windows 95 software in equipment before shipping to customers. He continued with pre-installs after DEC was purchased by Compaq. In 2002 he became an instructor for Home Land Security for their 9/11 project to create the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). With the training contract completed, he became a retail manager for Home Depot and later, a general manager for Advance Auto Parts. At the PDC Bruce is a Marketing Customer Support Coordinator and his first role is to coordinate the social media endeavors for marketing the PDC. Bruce enjoys traveling and restoring classic cars.
David I. Heimann
David I. Heimann has worked in government, industry, and academia. His expertise includes software analysis and metrics, software process improvement, database management systems, reliability modeling, simulation, and probabilistic modeling. He is currently serving on the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Technical Working Group developing the upcoming new version of the IEEE International Standard 730 for Software Quality Assurance. He also is a long-time member of the Executive Board of the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter, including a term as Chapter Chair.
In addition to holding a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.S. in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, he is a Certified Software Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and Certified Reliability Engineer. He has numerous published articles based on his work in the areas of software analysis and complexity, software reliability, metrics implementation, and the use of metrics in an Agile development environment.
David R. McGill
Dave McGill is a senior sales and business development executive who grows revenue through targeted sales initiatives. He has strong sales experience with Fortune 1000 firms at both the corporate and operational levels. A strong leader of corporate sales teams, and channel sales organizations he routinely elevates sales discussion from product focus to improvement of client bottom line. He consistently meets or exceeds annual sales goals of $6.5 million with individual sales ranging from $200,000 – $2,000,000. He builds relationships yielding additional sales to his customers.
Dave’s career spans office furnishings and wellness products where he has achieved substantial targeted results with companies including Steelcase, Wellness Business Group and Desks. He’s now Director of Business Development for the PDC, where he is engaged with development work for professionals-in-transition, under-employed professionals, and area employers.
Originally from Bronxville, New York, Dave and his family now call Marlborough, Massachusetts home. Dave received his undergraduate degree from Colgate and his MBA from Boston College. In his spare time, Dave is an avid reader, skis (water and snow) and enjoys hiking.
Tyler Putnam received a Masters’ in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and has developed firmware in embedded communications equipment at companies including Motorola. Tyler has performed various functions including process specifications, process improvement, testing, web design implementations, and Tier-3 technical support. He has certifications in Cisco, Microsoft, Apple and CompTIA. In his off time, Tyler enjoys painting with watercolors and has shown pieces in several local art shows. He also sings and performs in bell-ringing concerts around Eastern Massachusetts.
Marie Silk is an administrative professional who excels at organization, streamlining office processes and time management procedures. Her background includes 16 years of support for workers’ compensation, personnel lines and claims operations insurance with a property casualty Insurance company. Born and raised in Norwood MA, Marie graduated in 1991 from Middlesex Community College with a Certificate in Business. In 2012, Marie completed a certificate in Microsoft Office Proficient and QuickBooks. She has volunteered with hospitals and is currently volunteering with the Professional Development Collaborative, Inc. and the Toastmasters International Norwood club. When she has time to have fun, Marie likes folk dancing, singing in a choir, and enjoys listening to music.
Jeff Stevens has experience in museum administration and grant writing with the Robbins Museum of Archaeology in Middleboro, MA. He’s worked in the local college and university libraries and archives. In addition, Jeff has sales and service experience in the life and health insurance industries as well as in the retail grocery and home furnishings businesses. In his spare time, you may find Jeff hiking through the hills and mountains as well as sailing the ponds, lakes and coastlines of New England.