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June 20, 2014
Randal attends the Cumberland County Technical Education Center Completers' Ceremony in Millville, NJ.
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June 21, 2014
Randal kicks off the Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee 2nd Annual Advocate. Connect. Empower. (A.C.E.) Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN.
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June 26-28, 2014
Randal speaks at the FraserNet in Dallas, TX.
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About Randal


"I try to live according to the 7 F’s:
Faith, Family, Friends, Fellowship, Fun, Fitness, and Finance."

Résumé

RANDAL D. PINKETT, PhD, MBA
     
Education MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Cambridge, MA
1998-2001

MIT Media Laboratory, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Media Arts and Sciences, November 2001
Lucent Technologies Cooperative Research Fellowship Program (CRFP), National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow
Thesis: "Creating Community Connections: Sociocultural Constructionism and an Asset-Based Approach to Community Technology and Community Building"

     
1996 - 1998 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Cambridge, MA
  MIT School of Engineering, Master of Science (S.M.) in Electrical Engineering, May 1998
MIT Sloan School of Management, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), May 1998
Thesis: "Product Development Process Modeling and Analysis of Digital Wireless Telephones"
MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program and MIT Center for Innovation in Product Development
    
1994 - 1996 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD Oxford, England
  Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science, May 1996
Thesis: “Hardware/Software Co-Design and Digital Speech Processing”
Rhodes Scholar, University of Oxford Graduate Scholarship, NCAA Walter Byers Graduate Scholarship
     
1989 - 1994 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY New Brunswick, NJ
  Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering, May 1994
GPA 3.9/4.0., USA TODAY College All-Academic First Team, NCAA Academic All-American
     

Honors
and
Achievements

Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA) Hall of Fame Inductee (2005)
Achievements Leadership New Jersey Fellowship (2004)
Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship (2003)
MOBE Innovators and Influencers of the Internet Award (2002)
MIT Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award (2002)
New Jersey Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission Triumph Award (2001)
National Society of Black Engineers-Graduate Student of the Year (2001)
Parade Magazine “They Are Changing the World” (2001)
Ebony Magazine "30 Leaders for the Future" (2001)
Black Enterprise Magazine “30 Leaders for the Future” (2000)
CNN "The Changing Face and Image of Science and Engineering" (1999)
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship (1998)
Lucent Technologies Cooperative Research Fellowship (1997)
University of Oxford Graduate Scholarship (1996)
Rhodes Scholarship (1994)
NCAA Academic All-American (1993)
USA TODAY All-Academic First Team (1993)
National Society of Black Engineers, National Member of the Year (1992)
National Society of Black Engineers, Distinguished Fellow Award (1992)
     
Experience    
2001 - Present BCT PARTNERS, LLC. Newark, NJ
  Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer (http://www.bctpartners.com)
Launched management consulting, information technology consulting and policy consulting firm that works with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to improve organizational effectiveness and support strategies for change. The company combines industry- and sector-specific knowledge with a unique ability to translate customer needs into innovative and transformative solutions. BCT’s target sectors/industries include the following: housing and community development, economic development, human services, nonprofit and community technology, and education. BCT has also provided telecommunications solutions for real estate projects.
 
  • Established corporate headquarters in Newark, NJ with approximately twenty full-time staff.
  • Expanded client base to include Fortune 500 corporations, federal government agencies, and large nonprofit organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Citigroup, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, United Way, and others.
  • Grew company to over seven-figures in revenue in just four years with no start-up capital.
     
2001 - 2004 ACCESS ONE CORPORATION Plainfield, NJ
  An Affiliate Organization of BCT Partners and One Economy Corporation
Access One was a joint venture between BCT Partners and the Washington, DC-based One Economy Corporation. Access One’s mission is to equip residential and commercial real estate for the 21st century by implementing innovative, sustainable, broadband network solutions. This was accomplished using a combination of emerging wired/wireless technologies.
   
2000 - 2001 INNER CITY CONSULTING GROUP Kansas City, MO
  Co-Founder and Director of Technology
Launched management consulting and business consulting firm specializing in the development of effective strategies to assist public sector and private sector organizations. ICCG’s formula for lasting change was: Leadership + Strategy = Results. Worked closely with the executive leadership of our clients, ICCG endeavored to craft comprehensive strategies that achieved measurable, lasting results.
 
  • Established corporate offices in Kansas City, MO.
  • Directed the company’s overall technology strategy and technology solutions including the design and implementation of web applications, databases, networks and systems.
  • Served as an integral member of the company’s cross-functional consulting team that included experts in research, organizational development, economics, IT and business administration.
     
1997 - 2000 MBS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES & TRAINING, LLC. East Windsor, NJ
  Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Launched new business venture providing educational services and training in the areas of leadership, negotiation, mentoring, project management, professional development and organizational development. Established company’s competitive strategy and targeted new market segments such as Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, and large non-profit organizations.
 
  • Raised start-up capital and developed business plan.
  • Expanded client base to include General Motors, Lucent Technologies, Exxon, Merck & Company, Corning Incorporated, PNC Bank, Citigroup and others.
  • Worked closely with associates to develop content, facilitate presentations and ensure customer satisfaction.
     
1997 - 1998 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES Piscataway, NJ
  Global Wireless Products Group, Member of Technical Staff
Performed product development process modeling and analysis of digital cellular handsets. This research was a joint project between the MIT Leaders and Manufacturing (LFM) Program and the MIT Center for Innovation in Product Development (CIPD).
 
  • Used the Design Structure Matrix (DSM) to analyze information flow and dependencies.
  • Used Signal Flow Graphs and the Reward Markov Chain to characterize cycle time.
  • Designed an elaborate user interface to perform calculations quickly using Excel, Visual Basic, MATLAB, and UNIX shell scripts.
  • Recommendations and modeling tools were incorporated into the development environment.
     
Summer AT&T BELL LABORATORIES Murray Hill, NJ
1993-1995 Speech Coding Research Department, Member of Technical Staff
Researched and developed new technologies in digital speech compression and decompression. Applications included mobile and cellular communications, personal digital assistants, digital answering machines, and other multimedia products.
 
 
  • Designed comprehensive test procedure for speech coder testing and verification.
  • Conducted feasibility study of development platform for rapid prototyping of new systems.
  • Developed software library for performance measurement/diagnostic evaluation of algorithms.
     
Special
Skills
HTML, Java, Javascript, Visual Basic, Oracle Enterprise Server, AOL Server, TCL, SQL, Perl, Microsoft ASP, IIS and SQL Server, Dreamweaver, SPSS, MATLAB.
     

Professional
Affiliations

Vice-Chairperson, Board of Directors, New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute (NJPPRI)
Board of Directors, Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN)
Member, Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS)
Member, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Member, National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
Board of Advisors, Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet)
Who's Who Among African-Americans
Who's Who Among American Entrepreneurs
     
Personal Member, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Somerset, NJ. Captain, Rutgers University Men’s Track and Field Team (1989-1994). Currently co-authoring a book, tentatively entitled, Black Faces in White Places, with Dr. Jeffrey Robinson and Sakina Spruell-Cole. Enjoy movies, music, exercise, amusement parks, and travel.

 

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