Professional Experience

The Zahn Innovation Center, a business and social impact venture incubator, has made the stimulation of critical thinking and the expansion of opportunity into center elements of its operation.  It was launched in 2012 as a program of the City College Fund to empower the CCNY community to develop entrepreneurial skills while incubating the most promising technology start-ups and social impact ventures. management.
2015 – Present
Member - Board of Advisors
  • A. T. BRODY & ASSOCIATES, INC., Short Hills,NJ
A. T.Brody& Associates, Inc.specializes in telecommuni­ca­tions, networking and multimedia issues, high-tech business management, expert witness services, intellectual property evaluation and licensing,product management andproject management.
1990 – Present
President and Principal Consultant
ADK is a Joslyn Corporation company providing network monitoring andoutside plant (loop) support products to the telecommuni­cations industry.
1988 – 1990
Director - New Products- P&L responsibility for new product planning, development and sales, focusing on products for both existing and new customer bases. Managed multi-$MM budget and development team of 20 people including various contractor and sub-contractor organizations. Directed development and release of four new products resulting in several large contracts and entrance into new markets.
Technicom was a subsidiary of TIE/communications, providing network monitoring, cable pressurization and loop test products.
1985 - 1988
Vice President of Marketing and Sales- Managed Marketing and Sales staff of 14 with a budget of $1MM+ (excluding commissions). Both direct sales force and manufacturer's representatives were used. Had P&L and customer service responsibility. Activities covered both domestic and international customer bases. Planned and introduced to the marketfive new prod­ucts, culminating in sales of products tofive of theeight majorU.S.telephone companies, and a successful joint venture with a major Japanese firm.
1984 – 1985
Technical Manager- Managed group ofsix Members of Technical Staff (MTS) generating product-marketing strategies, application architectures and plan­ning tools for digital transmission and switching systems. Group output had direct impact on $300MM+ of product sales and 100+ MTS development activities annually.
1981 – 1984
Member of Technical Staff- Lead engineer in R&D area responsible for network Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning products and procedures for leased line service assurance. Championed and engineered new OSSs designed to streamline customer operations and increase revenues with respect to network management, testing and surveillance products.
1978 – 1981
Research Associate - High Energy Physics Group