Senior Director, Data Reliability Engineering
The Walt Disney Company
"Lowell joined the Data Reliability team earlier this year as a Technical Program Manager and made an immediate impact on our product delivery plan and execution. His leadership, technical, and relationship skills accelerated our cross-group collaborations and kept multiple teams on track, helping us always deliver on schedule.
Lowell excelled in the Technical Program Manager role, and after we lost our Product Manager, he happily jumped in to fill the gap by assisting with product development, risk mitigation, and strategic planning. His time with me was focused on the following verticals:
• Data Reliability Engineering
• Data Measurements, Alerting, and Rules
• Ads Platform
• Data Quality Platform
I have no doubt that Lowell would be an asset to any employer."
Senior Manager, Data Engineering
The Walt Disney Company
"I am writing to recommend Lowell Sandoval for Technical Program Management work. As the Senior Manager of Data Engineering at Disney, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Lowell over the past 18 months on several highly technical projects:
• Identity Graph for The Walt Disney Company
• Data Science Feature Engineering
• Executive Reporting Resiliency
These projects had significant visibility across our organization and demanded a high degree of technical expertise. Lowell excelled in understanding the challenges, aligning disparate teams, and driving projects to completion. He is an adept communicator who tailors his message to his audience and conveys points effectively.
His insights in Data Reliability Engineering have set new best-practice standards, ensuring our executive leadership's utmost confidence in organization-wide reports.
I am confident that Lowell will be an invaluable asset in any future program management role he pursues."
Senior Technology Manager
"I had the pleasure of working with Lowell on several occasions over his 4-years contracting at T-Mobile HQ. I was his direct manager for 2-years of this time. His role as a Senior Technical Delivery Manager and formally Senior Technical Project Manager, was focused on the delivery of enterprise software development solutions for our national partners and national retail channel. Lowell's breadth of expertise was extremely valuable as he was able to wear many hats.
Lowell is focused and detail oriented in his work and always strives for the best. Lowell is professional in his approach and delivers above expectations all the time. His devotion radiates across his teams and inspires others to reach for the stars. Lowell is tenacious in listening, digesting and understanding complex problems and delivering real results. I have complete confidence in his abilities and fully recommend his services without hesitation."
"I had the pleasure to work with Lowell at FedEx. I was impressed with his well rounded business expertise, customer focus and use of technology. He was always available to help.
Lowell has an ability to uncover and fix unknown issues that had significant impact on our operations and efficiency. Things just run better when he is nearby. Very talented person. I recommend him with complete confidence."
Area Vice President
"Lowell has the rare ability to come into an environment filled with complexity and confusion and very quickly identify the most expedient path to resolution. Once a plan has been identified Lowell has the additional skill sets to execute on that plan. It was a pleasure to work with him."
Director, Information Services
Korry Electronics (Esterline)
"Working with Lowell and his personnel was a great experience. They are competent and possess fine interpersonal skills. They met and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend their services. Working with them was a pleasure."
Physician Information Systems, Inc
"Lowell worked in our marketing group and drove a number of initiatives for us. He was extremely creative and possesses a mission orientation to whatever tasks he undertook. He always maintained a high energy, positive attitude towards his work and was well liked by all his coworkers.
I would not hesitate to employ Lowell in a similar role, either as an internal employee or a consultant. He is someone who could take a somewhat vague assignment, work out what needed to be done and deliver an excellent result in a surprisingly short amount of time."
Senior Tax Associate
"To say Lowell has helped shaped my career is an understatement. Beginning from my time as a student at the University of Washington, he has time and time again provided great mentorship and guidance to the various speed bumps I’ve encountered during my journey. His vast knowledge is impressive in itself, but it’s really his ability to take that knowledge and know how to appropriately apply it to almost any situation that really sets Lowell apart — both as a mentor as well as a contributor to any engagement. I highly recommend collaborating with Lowell at any capacity."
Director, Enterprise Technology Services
Community and Technical Colleges
"I worked with Lowell in a business intelligence technology startup and highly endorse his marketing savvy and his ability to find fresh approaches to launch products."
Principal Data Engineer
The Walt Disney Company
"I wholeheartedly recommend Lowell Sandoval for Senior Technical Program Management. He is data-driven, personable, and extremely organized.
I have been a data professional for over two decades. I began my career with startups during the dotcom boom, which led to roles at Nordstrom, Microsoft, and, currently, The Walt Disney Company.
During our collaboration, Lowell expertly guided our team through a complicated reorganization. He ensured we remained on track with our objectives, even in the face of a swiftly evolving business landscape. Under his leadership, our Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experienced significant improvements. Most notably, he introduced the STAR Method as a pivotal tool for our operations. Furthermore, he injected much-needed rigor into our development cycles and ceremonies, aiding in the crafting of clearer user stories and moving away from the previous approach where developers had to decipher cryptic, often single-sentence descriptions.
Lowell understands the importance of iterative change and is well-acquainted with the dynamics of working in an agile organization. It is often said that the first casualty of any war is the plan; product and program management are no exception. In the face of real-world challenges, Lowell's approach has always been characterized by grace and aplomb.
I am confident in saying that Lowell will be a valuable asset to your team, especially if you are facing challenges in translating vague business requirements into a cohesive action plan."
"In the time I have been working with Lowell, it has been an exciting, insightful, productive, and provocative process. He has great ideas and is incredibly knowledgeable on many different topics in a very wide variety of industries and applications.
Lowell is professional and meticulous in the process of helping people to move forward with their ideas, so that they are more than just good ideas, in terms of achieving results and reaching goals that were discussed at the outset of the project.
Lowell is committed to his clients and works tirelessly in many arenas to move a company forward, bring ideas to fruition, and does the necessary research to make sure he has as much knowledge as possible to make the business a successful endeavor. I highly recommend Lowell Sandoval to partner with you or your business because he can help you in so many ways, with his multitude of talents and strengths."
Senior Technical Project Manager
"I’ve worked with Lowell for over 2 years now at T-Mobile HQ and have always been impressed with him. We started out together on a strategic project that served the mutual needs of T-Mobile and our national partners.
Lowell worked closely with our product owners and software development teams. He ensured that we delivered all the promised functionality to Apple, on-time, every time. I couldn’t have made some of our deadlines without Lowell’s assistance.
The two projects we worked on together were huge, high visibility and critical to T-Mobile. They were successful with wonderful people on them like Lowell.
He wears so many hats to get the job done. He finishes everything he says he’s going to, he recommends better ways of doing things, process improvements, always proactive and asking how he can help. Lowell is a tremendous asset to any company and team, and I’m so lucky to have worked with him."
Managing Principal Consultant
"I have now worked closely with Lowell for over 14 years, in various executive roles and dealing with a wide range of complex business situations. I value his commitment, strategic views, and his ability to be highly flexible regarding getting the right things done to meet client expectations.
Lowell can be very creative in providing effective, real world solutions. He delivers on his promises - keeping the big picture within focus."
Principal Architect, Technical
"I worked with Lowell at T-Mobile when he managed various projects across teams in the Retail and National Retail sectors.
In one of his primary assignments, he was responsible for tracking multiple projects spanning different development and product teams. Going above and beyond, he devised an improvement assessment and a strategy to achieve a more cohesive product suite. This initiative laid the groundwork for several enhancements we introduced to streamline our efforts.
I highly recommend Lowell. His ingenuity, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to maintaining open communication are invaluable assets in complex projects."
Supply Chain Manager
"I had the pleasure of working with Lowell on several occasions. Lowell is passionate about his work and always strives for the best. He is professional in his approach and delivers above expectations all the time. He brings a sense of enthusiasm that is contagious and helps motivate others to strive for excellence. He is very strong in analyzing and understanding complex problems and providing real solutions "
Tile Pro Roofing Inc
"Tile Pro is very pleased with Lowell and his team's work. We are thankful for all of the hard work they have done. The hard work paid off.
Their team combined the ideal amount of style and information needed to capture customers' interests. Lowell guided our way, from creating the image that was in our heads to the reality of implementing our corporate vision."
"Lowell has only recently come into my life, but I do feel the need to make a recommendation, as though sometimes even new relationships can be ones worth talking about.
Lowell has shown me the definition of "businessman" in the sense that, a good boundary between "morals", "ethics", and "business" is always incorporated when I speak with him. This is rare in a person, let alone someone of his status.
I would recommend him, his services, and his developments to the highest of standards. Without him, I do not know how far I would be able to go. With him, I have a strong feeling that I can both better myself through his experience, as well as form a Fortune 500 company under his guidance. I thank him for the opportunity to work with him."
Engineering Program Manager
"Without Lowell, I wouldn't be where I am now in my career. His resilience and motivation to help was beyond any expectation I had. I had the opportunity to receive career coaching from Lowell right after graduating with my BA. I was particularly impressed with the vast amount of knowledge he had in the industry; he was truly prepared for any scenario. Lowell would be an incredible asset to any team."