Darren McQueen has worked with both the public and private sectors to develop innovative solutions that revolutionize the way we see interoperability and interactivity. Darren has a strong background in research and development, which makes him perfectly suited to provide industry insight and market trends for anyone looking to pursue business within the public safety sector. He also is interested in providing guidance to anyone who wishes to pursue inclusion with the FirstNet national public safety broadband network (NPSBN).
His work history makes him uniquely qualified to serve as Principal for NGN Consulting. At Motorola, Darren worked his way quickly up the ranks to work in a variety of senior executive positions. As Vice President and General Manager of the Integrated Command and Control Solutions, he was responsible for leading the organization’s growth within the Applications and Data Solution’s space in the Government and Safety Segment. In his other roles, he also drove business performance for commercial and public sectors, both nationally and globally.
Darren’s wide-ranging experience in LTE-based solutions at Motorola and Harris Corporation inspired him to help other aspiring startups, small, and mid-level businesses find their own niche in the public safety sector and drive their own growth.
President and GM
October 2013 - November2015
PRESIDENT AND GM
THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS (PSPC) BUSINESS PROVIDES ADVANCED LAND MOBILE RADIO AND NEXT GENERATION BROADBAND MISSION CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS TO THE GLOBAL FIRST RESPONDER, UTILITY AND TRANSPORTATION SEGMENTS. FULL P&L RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDED SALES, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, SERVICES, SUPPLY CHAIN AND OPERATIONS. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAM EXECUTION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Corp VP and GM LTE Broadband
2009 - August 2013
Wireless Broadband (LTE) Next Generation Public Safety (PSLTE)
- P&L RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE $400M+ WORLDWIDE IDEN BUSINESS (SALES, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, SERVICES, DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN).
- LED THE GROWING NEXT GENERATION COMMAND AND CONTROL ORGANIZATION IN ADDITION TO LEADING THE NEXT GENERATION PUBLIC SAFETY START UP BUSINESS TO DRIVE REVENIUE EXPANSION WITHIN THE CORE PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAND MOBILE RADIO MARKETS.
- WON MULTIPLE NEW STATE AND LOCAL CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH) CONTRACTS ON NEXT GEN PLATFORM
- BUILT IMPRESSIVE $1B PUBLIC SAFETY LTE SALES FUNNEL LEADING TO MULTIPLE LTE SYSTEM WINS GLOBALLY
- iDEN PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
VP, Product Management
2004 - 2009
VICE PRESIDENT AND GM
WIRELESS BROADBAND (NETWORKS DIVISION) (2007 TO 2009)
FULL P&L ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEADING STRATEGIC PORTFOLIO DECISIONS ON WIRELESS BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES (WIMAX, LTE AND IMS/VOIP PACKET VOICE SOLUTIONS). LED TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE END-TO-END DEVELOPMENT AND RELEASE OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOFTWARE PRODUCTS. SCOPE OF ACCOUNTABILITY SPANS OVERALL PRODUCT DEFINITION AND LAUNCH, TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP, PROGRAM AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, O&M, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND VENDOR MANAGEMENT.
2000 - 2002University of ChicagoMaster of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, General
1988 - 1991Stevens Institute of TechnologyMaster of Science (MS), Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management.