Carolina Altafulla


15659 Avenida Alcachofa #D, San Diego 92128, CA | +1 858 201 9265 | Carolinaaltafulla@gmail.com

Profile

Project manager with 17+ years of leadership, negotiation, and regulatory experience applicable to a wide range of management positions. Managed worldwide projects for Hewlett-Packard (HP), which required creating and implementing new product development processes, procedures, and workflows. Expert in Color Management workflows. Expert in leading teams and channeling work streams to ensure long-term projects meet P&L commitments. Oversaw projects for Nuevas Tecnologias Espaciales, for which I instituted quality processes for biomedical devices, as well as for NASA and European Space Agency projects. Adept at overseeing relationships across departments to guarantee that organization operations meet client-focused goals.

EU citizen able to work in Europe; able to work in the USA by holding an EB1 Multinational Executive green card. Willing to travel.

Experience - Hewlett Packard. Digital Web Presses, San Diego, California


BUSINESS ENABLER TECHNICAL ARCHITECT, JANUARY 2014–AUGUST 2015

Managed and conducted high-profile and complex technical demonstrations in inmature systems to enable sales of pre-release products. Coordinated customer need and system application with account sales managers to ensure the relevance and success of the demonstration of the HP PageWide Web Presses

PROJECT MANAGER, JANUARY 2011–AUGUST 2015

Opened adjacent markets by creating new and innovative products to meet new customer requirements; developed and implemented a portfolio of prepress color workflow management accessories to complement the existing product line.

Forged and maintained long-term partnerships with partner companies to deliver technology. Trained sales force on technical knowledge.

QUALITY LEAD, SEPTEMBER 2008–JANUARY 2011

Directed qualification for HP’s product line for the commercial printing market: oversaw all aspects of quality, from prototype construction to customer installations; designed and executed QA plan to ensure product quality in the early stages of development. HP PageWide Web Presses
Established, trained, and led team of 8 engineers.
Coordinated the revenue recognition process to test sold units against customer contract specs; designed the criteria by which products were tested; negotiated acceptance criteria with customers and managed product upgrades.

PROGRAM MANAGER, JUNE 2007–SEPTEMBER 2008

Prepared feasibility studies to determine which products would add value to consumers and guided development team in their production.
Served as requirements manager for a new series of products; improved the quality control process, workflows, and reporting for new product creation; trained team in guiding a product’s successful release to the market. HP Print Modules
Led crisis meetings during final stages of product development; resolved issues to increase efficiencies and maximize project throughput; ensured quality while meeting deadlines for releasing products to the market.

Experience - Hewlett Packard. Large Format printing, Barcelona, Spain


PLANNER, FEBRUARY 2006–JUNE 2007

Collaborated, scheduled, and tracked dependencies across functional teams for the development of an innovative large-format latex printer.
Drove individual project processes; organized and led the program team in passing checkpoints along the product life cycle.
Served on the program management team responsible for project planning of the HP Latex printers

PROGRAM MANAGER, FEBRUARY 2005–FEBRUARY 2006

Developed the quality control process to determine how projects were executed and measured through milestones. HP SmartStream Composer
Trained a team of 60+ engineers within one year; deployed new processes in 7 development efforts to bring products to the market.
Managed sponsors’ interface with HP: assessed HP’s internal structure via 50+ interviews with staff, measured the company’s effectiveness across departments, reconciled conflicting personnel complaints, prepared and presented final reports on findings.

PROGRAM MANAGER, NOVEMBER 2004–FEBRUARY 2006

Oversaw key development partnership program: led the management team, resolved roadblocks and personnel issues, determined when program was ready to launch to the market.
Designed and managed the quality control process for HP; negotiated requirements with customers based on need, timing, and scope of requirements; guaranteed efficient use of R&D resources.
Managed and standardized a quality assurance team across 3 continents.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER, JANUARY 2003–NOVEMBER 2004

Established and delivered a roadmap of technological improvements around color management workflows; coordinated with HP businesses throughout the country, demonstrating knowledge of market requirements and evolving technology.
Cut maintenance costs by creating the plan, evaluation, and migration of legacy products to an updated platform of drivers and installers.

SOFTWARE QUALITY LEAD ENGINEER, DECEMBER 2001–JANUARY 2003

Managed quality testing across 4 programs.
Outsourced test rounds to partners and vendors throughout the world to reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and maximize project throughput.

Experience – Nuevas Tecnologias Espaciales, Barcelona


SOFTWARE ENGINEER, JUNE 1999–DECEMBER 2001

Developed software and helped pass FDA regulations for blood and gas testing devices.

SOFTWARE QUALITY ENGINEER, JANUARY 1998–JUNE 1999

Collaborated with US-based partner to provide quality assurance for medical devices; ensured devices passed regulatory and FDA processes required for sale in US market, demonstrating expert knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and codes.
Developed qualification strategies, black-box and white-box testing to ensure internal structures and functionality of software application, as well as coding standards for biomedical devices.
Supervised quality standards for projects with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Education

Master’s degree, Business, 2004, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Master’s degree, Quality Management, 2000, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

B.S., Software Engineering, 1993, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Languages

ENGLISH, SPANISH, CATALAN, FRENCH AND SWEDISH