As a professionally trained and certified project manager, I have realized through my hands-on experience that project management (logic) and product management (dreams) go hand in hand. In fact, they are the perfect pair, since blending logic with vision allows you to realize what is truly possible – while also having the skills to turn ideas into action, thoughts into results.
If you can master both of these skills – coming up with the ideas and turning them into reality – you have something special. Something that can serve as a ground-breaking asset to a team. Someone who can not only think outside the box but also devise a plan to make things happen with positive results in a timely way.
Entrepreneurship and ownership are adrenaline rushes. Creation is thrilling. And in a forward-thinking, Agile environment is where I excel. I have the experience and knowledge to take small or large companies to the next level, and I have the ideas to keep products and teams evolving.
Rue La La, Product Manager
April 2011 - Present, Boston, Ma, United States
Product Manager and Business Analyst for the Rue La La eCommerce store front Django/Python re-platform project
Leads requirements definition and design phases for new product features and enhancements
Responsible for Product Backlog grooming and prioritization
Responsible for the creation of user stories, acceptance criteria and use cases used to develop features
Provides ROI assessments and metric analysis to support the Agile concept of build measure learn
Leads continual ongoing improvement projects of feature development process and tools
Untappd, Product Manager
June 2011 - May 2012, Boston, Ma, United States
Product Manager & Scrum Master of Untappd mobile apps and website
Responsible for project and product management duties
Responsible for community management and user support of the mobile apps and website
Responsible for lead generation and business development and strategic partnerships
Lead a panel on Social Media & Location Based Services and it’s impacts on the beer industry at SXSW 2012
Oracle , Project Manager/Scrum Master
February 2009 - April 2011, Boston, Ma, United States
Converted the development team to Scrum and Agile methods and created a Product Owner framework.
Defined project and product management processes and methodologies for the development team
Organized, managed, and prioritized project portfolios and multiple product backlogs
Managed multiples projects with globally distributed teams through the entire project lifecycle
Streamlined communication and improved efficiencies for virtual teams
Managed complex and robust software projects built on Oracle software platforms
PayPal, Project Manager
June 2007 - November 2008, Phoenix, AZ, United States
Managed programs/projects for eBay and PayPal in Customer Shipping, Seller/Buyer Registration, Buyer Incentives, and Check Out
Managed multiples projects with virtually distributed teams through the entire project lifecycle
Lead process improvement projects for both eBay and PayPal. Leader of several process steering committees to improve internal and external project management processes.