As Alliance and VAR Program Manager for National Instruments, I define partnering strategies, develop partnering practices, and work with NI Alliance Partners and Value-added Resellers to promote their products and services. I have nearly 15 years experience in partner development. In the earlier 1990s, I served as LabVIEW Product Marketing Manager for 5 ½ years; prior to that, I worked as an applications engineer. I earned my B.S. in electrical engineering with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1988.