Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae - Frank Reid

Postsecondary Education

Arizona State University

Master of Business Admin.
Business Administration

Teaching Experience

AustinCommunity College(ACC) Austin, TX                                                                                    2007-2009

Adjunct Professor of  Management   


AustinCommunity College(ACC) Austin, TX                                                                                    2009-Present

Professor of Management   

Department Chair of Management   

Professional Publications



                                    •  Book Co-Author-“Design and Architecture of ASIC Products”

Work Experience

Exemplar Technologies Austin, TX                                                                                        2007-2010


Responsible for all Management of a 5 person startup.  Doubled revenue in 12 months, reduced external debt by 50%, released three products. 

 FREESCALE Semiconductor Austin, TX                                                                               2005 to 2007

Chief of Staff, Head of Program Execution- World Wide Design Division                                                     

Responsible for all program management, Operations and Program Execution for a Division with 1000 engineers worldwide.

  • Implemented a consistent project reporting methodology including set reports, meetings and reviews to track progress of over 40 major projects across seven sites comprising IP, Cores and SOC development.

  • Created a Resource management tool and methodology to track, allocate, and predict resource needs, gaps and skillsets requirements for 1000 engineers over a 24 month window.

  • Responsible for a $100 million multinational expense budget. 

 AGERE SYSTEMS    Allentown, PA                                                                                      2002 to 2005

Director of Strategy, Partnerships and Program Management                                                 2003 to 2005

Managed a team of 15 people responsible for all program management, strategy and partnerships for the Computer Connectivity Division.

  • Analyzed the existing structure, created an integrated strategy and partnership methodology which led to 25% increased productivity enabling the closure of 12 intellectual property partnerships and the generation of three acquisition proposals ($50 to  $300 million).

  • Standardized program management methodology and drove the migration to new program and business management toolsets which enabled 50 development programs to be developed with a 25% decrease in PM headcount, increased financial visibility which resulted in 90% of the programs staying on or returning to plan.

Product Line Director, High Volume Wi-Fi Segment                                                                              2003

Business and P&L manager for a $100 million 802.11b multi-platform product line.  Responsible for portfolio and program management, priority setting, pricing business model, strategy, and product roadmap generation.

  • Accelerated a key development program from 30 to 20 months through an innovative development partnership, realignment of resources restructuring the roadmap and moving to The Netherlands for six months to ensure smooth startup, team focus and motivation.

Director Program Management Corporate Initiative                                                                2002 to 2003

Improved the overall execution of development programs by enhancing and standardizing program management using industry and local best practices for a $3 billion company.

  • Executed a three pronged improvement plan after detailed a detailed evaluation (including assessment of 68 program managers and 8 General Managers and divisions). Focused on Tools, Best practices/training and common methodology. Created a company wide program management development plan.  Developed and instituted common metrics for improvement tracking.


JUMPSTART REVENUE  Austin, TX                                                                                                 2001

Senior Consultant

General Management, marketing and product development consulting for pre-IPO companies.Generated funding proposals, marketing and operating plans.

  • Acting CEO for a wireless software pre-IPO company, securing legal and financial representation. Created funding proposals and presented to Angel and Venture Capital organizations.

  • Marketing Consultant for a call center software development company.  Generated marketing themes, value propositions and explored new target markets.

  • Startup consultant for a business services organization focusing on post funding activities.  Generated collateral, value propositions and authored business plan with founders.


MOTOROLA, INC. - Semiconductor Products Sector  Austin, TX                                         1998 to 2001

Director of Networking Memories Operation                                                                            2000 to 2001

General Manager with full Profit and Loss responsibility for a 150 person organization which included design, marketing, test, failure analysis, product engineering, and business planning.

  • Conducted a detailed evaluation of product lines and personnel which provided a framework for a swift and comprehensive major restructuring that was executed in four months (two months ahead of schedule).

  • Decreased revenue from $300 million to $200 million in order to increased profit from a projected $34 million loss to breakeven and improve inventory by $15 Million.

  • Developed new revenue sources while redirecting headcount to three key programs and instituting program management for all development programs.

  • Reduced headcount from 150 people to 90 placing 90% of displaced workers within the company.


Director of New Product Development                                                                                      1999 to 2000

Manager of a 45 person Digital and Analog design team specializing in high speed communications including ADSL (Full Rate and G-LITE), and Cable Modem design as well as sustaining for Codecs and ISDN.



MOTOROLA, INC.-Semiconductor Products Sector   Austin, TX                                          1998 to 1999

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES, INC. Micro-Electronics Division                   1997 to 1998

IBM/Motorola joint Somerset Design Center

Program Manager G4E PowerPC                                                                                                                

Program Manager for the G4E PowerPC. The design team consisted of over 100 engineers from IBM and Motorola. Managed a budget of over $20 million. Responsibilities included leading a cross-functional development team, product management, customer relations, product specification, contingency planning, personnel management of 50 people, process design, strategic and tactical planning.  Transferred to Motorola when IBM exited the joint development center. Met or exceeded design goals and milestones.


MOTOROLA, INC. - Semiconductor Products Sector, Phoenix, AZ                                       1988 to 1997

Systems Engineering Manager                                                                                                  1994 to 1997

Phoenix Technology Center, World Marketing - Program Manager for system and semiconductor level projects in the multimedia market segment. Program manager of a worldwide 22-person design team.

Applications/Product Marketing Manager                                                                                1988 to 1994

ASIC Division - Responsible for marketing and applications support including portfolio management, pricing, revenue projections, literature, competitive analysis, product roadmaps, training and presentations.


Previous Employment - CPU and ASIC design and marketing positions at Fairchild Semiconductor, Cydrome Computers, Tandem computers, and Digital Equipment Corp.

Associations and awards

Boards and Associations



  • Austin Metro YMCA Vice-Chairman Board of Directors
  • Agere Community Investment Council
  • Blom Wireless Inc.  Board of Advisors
  • IBM Austin Diversity Oversight Council
  • IEEE Member
  • ACC Management Advisory Committee
  • National Black MBA Association-Lifetime Member
  • National Society of Black Engineers- Member
  • National Association of Black SCUBA Divers
  • National Brotherhood of Skiers
  • Odyssey of the Mind Competition Coach




                                    •  Science Spectrum Magazine – National Trailblazer award 2006

                                    •  National Black Engineer of the Year Nominee and Finalist

                                    •  Sigma Iota Epsilon-MBA Honors Society