Zachariah Peterson
Entrepreneur, Technology Researcher
  • Portland,
  • Oregon,
  • United States
Member Since: 2019/08/08
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Professional Background
Owner
Northwest Engineering Solutions LLC
June 2017 – Present
Portland, OR
DUNS# 080996092, CAGE# 80W03, Oregon Certified COBID ESB# 11291, Primary NAICS 541715, Registered AWS Partner, Registered Microsoft Partner

Current and past clients include: Altium LLC (San Diego, CA), Amazon (London, UK), Upverter (Toronto, Canada), Unival Logistics (Los Angeles, CA), Brown Deck Innovation (San Francisco, CA), Penn Foster University (Scranton, PA), BuildingBits (Portland, OR), Tonbo Imaging (Sunrise, FL), Pyro-E (San Francisco, CA), Cactus Global (Trevose, PA), Crimson Interactive (Mumbai), Inforce Computing (San Jose, CA), Digital Reach (San Francisco, CA)

• R&D services, thought leadership marketing for technical products, and software development.
• Published over 300 thought leadership pieces focused on PCB design and manufacturing for major PCB design software companies.
• Custom blockchain development (coding, cryptography, and architecture), research, platform architecture, and project management for several software projects, cryptocurrency hedge funds, and blockchain startups.
• Designed curricula for 11 STEM courses under the asynchronous learning model.
• Writing and editing technical documentation for PCB design software, additive manufacturing, blockchain, alternative energy, telecom, and analytics systems.
• Reviewing and editing scholarly articles in the physical sciences, computer science, and mathematics as part of the peer-review process.
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Education
Adams State University
MBA
Leadership and Finance
2017 – 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Post-graduate coursework
Ultra-fast Optics and Optimization Methods
2016 – 2017
Portland State University
Ph.D.
Applied Physics (ABD)
2010 – 2015
• Dissertation focused on zinc oxide (ZnO) random lasers in both theory and experiment. Research has focused on threshold improvement, the origin of random laser emission fluctuations, theoretical modeling, localization, and emission coherence.
• Received the 2013 and 2014 Sigma Xi awards for outstanding research.
• Research supported a Department of Energy research grant (2011-2015).
Portland State University
Master of Science
Physics
2008 – 2011
• Master's research focused on a polymer-based chemisorptive gas sensor for low-level NO2 detection in collaboration with the Environmental Sciences Department.
Southern Oregon University
Bachelor of Science
Physics
2004 – 2008
• Capstone focused on two-phase fluid flow in microgravity in collaboration with NASA.
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Full Biography

Successful entrepreneur and researcher with 11 years of professional experience.

- Education: Ph.D. Applied Physics (ABD), MS Physics, B.Sc. Physics, MBA (Finance and Leadership), Post-graduate coursework in ultra-fast optics and optimization methods

- Successful entrepreneur: Experience building my own consultancy and consulting with technology startups. My role as a consultant includes designing technology architecture, go-to-market strategy, and team management.
- Seasoned researcher: Multiple articles published in top-tier journals, presentation credits at multiple conferences since 2013, and honorable mentions in top-tier journals. My areas of expertise include optics, semiconductors, electronics, financial analysis, and evolutionary computing.
- Proven thought leader in the electronics design industry: Published over 300 technical papers for the PCB design industry. As part of a comprehensive thought leadership marketing strategy, my work has driven clients' YOY revenue growth to double digits and engaged millions of unique organic visitors. Currently engaging with two of the world's largest EDA software companies, where I advise and implement a comprehensive thought leadership marketing strategy. This strategy spans across my clients' core products and their recent acquisitions.

My clients include major EDA software companies, an innovative electronics additive manufacturing company, the world's largest eCommerce company in collaboration with University of Cambridge, and many smaller companies in logistics, real estate, publishing, and education.

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Languages
English
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