Drinks & Drones at Pendleton UAS - July

Daniel Head

Operations Manager

A hands-on adaptive Operations Manager with 13 years of experience thriving at the intersection of Business, Ops and NPI. Passion for building and managing diverse teams of data driven problem solvers with an insatiable desire for strategy development and process improvement. My experience spanning Project Management, Design Engineering, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain and Operations, provides an insightful lens to build relationships and achieve program objectives. I manage client engagements and a cross-functional team of direct reports to strategize and implement methods to bring concepts to life through all stages of a product life cycle.

I enjoy taking a human centered approach to solving problems to provide valuable insights to solving my clients', team and organization's challenges. This approach empowers my customers and team to make prudent data-based decisions.
Daniel Head   Operations Manager

Questions & Answers

How do you make people laugh?

Dry humor. My humor aligns well with shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Abbott Elementary and Bob's Burgers.

If you were a tool or piece of equipment, what would you be and why?

I'd be a computer mouse. Sure we could all use the trackpad on the laptop, but for most, the computer mouse makes our lives easier when using a laptop. That is what I aim to do for my customers and team. Make the job/process easier, simpler and faster where needed based on data.

What's your favorite productivity hack or time-saving trick?

I am a big fan of Tableau and automating reporting capabilities. Reporting to the client et al can be time intensive based on a pre-defined cadence. By developing a standard and automating the process through Tableau, I have reduced the administrative reporting time, freeing myself and team up for more value add work.