Michael O'Rourke


Product Manager, SoftLayer, an IBM Company

Location: Plano, TX


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

DFW Scrum (Dallas/Fort Worth)


I am a forward-thinking product manager in Product Innovation and Development. I have earned a reputation for creating actionable strategies, accelerating time-to-market, and turning around under-performing products.

I am tech-savvy, creative, and analytical with working knowledge in Agile and Lean. I thrive in fast-paced environments with the autonomy to work creatively and motivate teams.

When time permits, I write articles and blogs about product management on LinkedIn, Medium and Gist. It is my belief that PM's have a responsibility to prevent other PM's from parroting mistakes.

Connect with me on LinkedIn or on Twitter (@caleorourke).

Work experience

SoftLayer, an IBM Company, Product Manager
September 2012 - Present, Dallas, Texas, United States

Manage strategic and technical avenues for a growing portfolio of cloud infrastructure (IaaS) products. Conduct analysis and synthesize market insights to identify business opportunities and recommendations for input into strategic planning. Collaborate with Development and Innovation to capture market needs, opportunities, requirements and transform them into cutting-edge products and services.

Neopost ID, Sr. Product Manager
July 2003 - August 2012, Austin, TX, United States