Principals:
Susan Slater Ph.D.
Phillip Glen Armour
Angela Nyimba

Corvus International Inc. comprises the principals and a group of associates that cover a wide 
range of experience and skills.

We can call upon the capabilities of such diverse talents as senior corporate vice presidents, 
family counselors, programming language hacks, software quality gurus, OD experts, and leaders and 
managers at many levels of many industries.

Many of our associates are themselves principals of their own highly successful companies

 

 Susan L. Slater Ph.D

Dr. Slater received a doctorate in Industrial Psychology from The Illinois Institute of Technology in 1984. In her role as International Market Research Manager for United Airlines, Susan designed and executed numerous evaluation programs and executive assessments.  As Cargo Pricing Manager for the startup Pacific operation, she was responsible for optimizing over $250 million in annual traffic.  She has also served in a support role in the aftermath of airline disasters, providing assistance to families of victims and survivors as well as United's crash support staff themselves.

Susan has been a program developer and Master Instructor for numerous organizations: IIT, United Airlines, Motorola, Disney, AT&T, GenCorp, Ameritech, PathoGenesis, MTN Cameroon and many others.  Her specialty has been in the areas of evaluation and skills assessment, and in team building, especially in technical areas.  Working with a wide range of non-technical and technical staffs, from communications engineers and software systems developers to medical and pharmaceutical  firms to construction and automotive companies, Susan has both a great range of experience, and a significant depth of knowledge in the real-world application of Human Resource programs.

Susan's particular area of professional expertise is in coaching and personnel development within the medical profession.  She has some of the Midwest's leading medical practices and hospital groups as clients.


 

 Phillip Glen Armour             

Phil has been in the software development business for over 30 years.  In this time Phil has built industrial process control and management systems for steelworks, native language parsers for communications systems, data management systems for large retail operations, and support systems for airlines.   Phil was a database administrator and led the implementation of two major projects for United Airlines, worked at the DoE's Argonne National Laboratory for two years, has been a consultant to many project teams, and has developed many different kinds of systems on many different platforms.  Phil was a software process engineer in the mid '80s before there were such things. 

He has consulted with and implemented changes to the systems development processes and organizations of many companies large and small.  Phil has personally taught systems development processes, design methodologies, and technical team development to over 20,000 software engineers, analysts, programmers, managers, and executives. 

With Corvus since 1989, Phil has been Master Instructor at Motorola's corporate university, a design consultant with manufacturers and software development companies in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Phil has developed programs, taught, and consulted to Motorola, DEC, Honeywell, Siemens, Unisys, Nortel, Abbott Laboratories, Landmark Graphics, General Dynamics and many other companies.

Phil obtained a degree in Physics and Pure Mathematics from the University of Sheffield in 1972.  He is a contributing editor and author of a regular column in the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) flagship magazine Communications of the ACMThe column is entitled "The Business of Software" and appears quarterly. 

Phil is also the author of The Laws of Software Process: A New Model for the Production and Management of Software Published by Auerbach/CRC Press (ISBN
0-8493-1489-5) October 2003.

Phil is a member of IEEE, ACM, and the PMI.


 

Angela Nyimba         

Angela brings to Corvus a wide range of experience in Sales, Marketing, and especially Human Resources.  A graduate of the University of Malawi, Angela has worked in and delivered high value to a variety of businesses on the African continent.  

 

She was responsible for conference coordination and event planning for one of the larger South African banks, and managed the expatriate program for BP throughout South Africa.  From 1996 through 2000, Angela was the Human Resources Manager for the South African Division of Electronic Data Systems (EDS), responsible for industrial relations, employee motivation, and training—providing the HR support for EDS’s technical, banking, and government strategic business units.

 

In 2000 Angela became the Human Resources Manager for the telecommunications enterprise MTN in the Republic of Cameroon.  Her job was to create, from scratch, the entire HR infrastructure for the company, operating in startup mode in a new country.  This involved creating and implementing programs as diverse as manpower planning and development, succession planning and leadership development.  

  

In addition to her degree in Business Economics, Angela has postgraduate diplomas in Communication and Human Resources obtained from the University of South Africa in 1996 and 1998.  Angela heads up the Accelesys accelerated learning solutions company in South Africa.

 


 
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