Dorota Shortell
Chief Executive Officer

Portland Metro Office


    • MSME, Stanford University
    • BSME, Loyola Marymount University (summa cum laude)


    • 2017 Executives to Watch, Portland Business Journal
    • Portland Business Journal Forty under 40 Award winner 2013
    • Conference speaker, Society of Women Engineers, Columbia River Section
    • Conference speaker, NSF Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing for Smart Goods, Portland, OR, Title: Pushing the Limits of Smart Products Design
    • Oregon Health & Science University, Invent Keynote and Seminar Series speaker, Commercializing Discoveries in Translational Research: The Basics, Topic: Testing your Concept
    • Fellow, Institute for the Advancement of Engineering
    • Fellow, Tau Beta Pi
    • Fellow, National Science Foundation
    • Best of Program in James F. Lincoln Awards Program
    • Scholar of the Year (Valedictorian), Loyola Marymount University
    • US patent holder

Interests / Obsessions

    • Being an advocate for work/life balance in engineering and technology
    • Yoga, CrossFit, staying active
    • Nature and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest

Favorite Quote

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- Mahatma Gandhi


    • Executive leadership
    • Simplicity in engineering and product development
    • Business development
    • New product design and development
    • Public speaking
    • Engineering and project management
    • Client relationships


    • Almost 20 years experience in engineering and new product development, including 10 years in leadership roles
    • Extensive experience working on Hewlett Packard projects as an engineer or project manager on over 15 unique printer programs
    • Oversaw Simplexity team in design of Microsoft's first wearable product, the Microsoft Band
    • Project manager for various engineering programs, including multiple locations, both nationally and internationally
    • Mechatronic design, including gear trains and mechanisms
    • Mechanical engineering of electro-mechanical products like DVD vending kiosks and voting machines
    • Design for manufacturing of injection-molded, sheet metal, and machined parts
    • Design of composite material forearm crutch, published in Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
    • Part-time faculty for mechanical engineering graduate department at Loyola Marymount University. Taught Elements of Design master's level course and co-taught New Product Design & Development with the chair of the entrepreneurship department