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Senior Technical Project/product Manager Resume

New York, Ny

SUMMARY

Detail-oriented Technical Project/Product Manager with successful record of managing cross-functional teams to create and deliver innovative mobile/web projects on time and within budget. Strong leadership skills and involvement in all aspects of large scale development starting with: client engagement, conceptual pitches, wire-frames, user journeys, developing critical path schedules, metrics of progress, content management, detailing action steps, sprint definitions, managing change requests, resolving issues and risks and all aspects of document creation. Extensive background in product definition, project goals and breaking complex goals into manageable tasks. Years of experience using Agile project sprint driven methodologies and managing global teams for the execution and delivery of innovative services.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE SELECTED RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Project Management

  • Project Planning
  • Critical Path Management
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Close Development Team Engagement Global Releases
  • Oversaw the simultaneous development of Android, iOS and tablet releases for Victoria’s Secret PINK with over 4 million downloads--one of mobile’s most successful and profitable applications generating millions in yearly mobile sales. The largest use of mobile Augmented Reality using image recognition to bring instant e-commerce to catalogs, posters, and clothing
  • Managed Mobile/Web Projects with yearly budgets of up to 4 million dollars with global teams of up to 23+ headcounts for execution and delivery of innovative mobile/web services including location-based services, retail commerce, and media related services
  • Structured and revised development processes for delivering new product releases on time and within budget for Victoria’s Secret PINK for all mobile and tablet deliveries of innovated products. Fully revised the processes for interactive wires, asset delivery, cloud document sharing, analytics and tagging creation, detailed task-driven project plans sprints and UAT delivery, Go Live and support process
  • Full lifecycle management skills including client needs, cost estimates, wireframes, building development team, tasks assignment, time estimations, bug tracking, development sprints, UAT and delivery. Plus point releases and legacy replacement
  • Devised detailed hourly project plans that quickly determined development bottlenecks in cross- functional teams. Both client facing project plans and internal projects plans
  • Strong technical background allowing for minimal development blockage and quick client change request responses

Client Engagement

  • Gathering Requirements
  • Client Communications
  • Statement of Work
  • Client/Board/VC Presentations
  • Client Demos
  • Worked closely with stakeholders (internal and/or external) to fully understand product needs to generate detailed proposals, product roadmaps, and statement of work
  • Full client engagement with business stakeholders, design and branding teams, client IT teams, client analytics and sales groups. Presenting all sprint and UAT demos
  • Created leading innovative mobile applications and services based on key business drivers to take advantage of the convergence of content and mobile devices for the second largest wireless Telecom in Europe with over 200 million subscribers in over 30 countries
  • Architected and founded one of the first ‘social networking’ services for connecting users in real-time based on their music listening habits. Raised $6.5 million in VC funding

Recent Technology

  • Mobile and HTML5 Based Products
  • iOS and Android
  • Bluetooth, QR
  • Augment Reality
  • CMS, CRM
  • Amazon Cloud
  • Global business development experience with years of Asian and European product introduction and adoption by subsidiaries or external vendors. Demonstrated skills in developing and leading globally diverse teams for design and implementation for launching global services
  • Extensive use of CMS services built on top of Amazon Cloud to deliver content to millions of users
  • Innovation included millions of push notification based on real-time location for time sensitive coupons and marketing campaign materials. Using Urban Airship for app screen level notifications
  • Development of personalized mobile barcoded coupons integrated with legacy CRM
  • Pioneered the early development of location-based services, social networking, mobile blogging and mobile cloud-based services and seamless Bluetooth consumer devices. Prototypes of full mobile QR ecosystem services
  • Keen understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of innovative new services for upfront budgeting, cost estimations, and team requirements
  • Oversaw development of large-scale e-commerce stores that support both Amazon products and merchandise. Completed SEO redesign for company that handles 350,000 tickets for live shows to support Google location-based services and social network strategy
  • Developed PopTube, one of the first prime time syndicated pilot game show concepts designed to leverage the immersive nature of HDTV, social networking, and competitive game play
  • Published articles on the future convergence of data-mining, voice and object recognition, location and social networks applied to advertising and push content

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Independent Project/Product Consultant 2006 - Present

Consulting to global media, publishing, retail and technology companies for new product planning and development. Project/Product Management focused on the full life cycle product development and innovation. Concentration on media and mobile centric applications, location-based push services, scale-able CMS solutions cloud base services, contextual advertising, location gaming, e-commerce and retail mobile delivery.

Selected Consulting projects include:

Senior Technical Project/Product Manager

Confidential New York, NY

  • Project consulting to startups: cost estimations, budgets, pitch presentations, project plans and product roadmaps
  • Concentration on media and mobile centric applications, location-based push services, scaleable CMS solutions cloud-based services, contextual advertising, location gaming, e-commerce & retail mobile delivery platforms

Confidential (Short Term Pilot Project) New York, NY

  • Coordinated the technical development, design, branding and UX/UI to sync with on-air pilot broadcasts
  • Worked closely with all aspects of show development and responsive website development, including senior executives’ input, branding and design teams, sales and marketing, show and line producers, on-air talent selection, internal video streaming and technical teams and cross-promotional teams
  • Researched next generation video and live broadcast experience

Confidential New York, NY

  • Oversaw simultaneous development of Android, iOS and iPad releases for MXM Agency’s largest client
  • Generating millions of yearly mobile sales with over 4 million downloads (one of mobile’s most successful applications)
  • Managed the development of large scale CRM and used mobile push notifications to handle up to 5 million daily notifications
  • Managed complete life-cycles of new products from concept, story-boarding, wire-frame, team selection, engineering development and cycled releases
  • Developed detailed wire-frames and user journeys to tasks and development effort for sprints and cost estimations
  • Created critical path schedules and detailed project plans for evaluation of progress, detailing action steps, issues and risks resolutions (sprint driven tasks aligned with all groups)
  • Managed all Analytics, Event Tagging, Asset Management and Tracking
  • Ensured extremely tight development releases with up to four to five yearly major releases for all mobile and tablet platforms
  • Managed the development of all backend services include all CMS cloud services
  • Inspected the integration of many 3rd party services including image enhancement libraries, location services, push services, analytics, CRM, digital couponing, and enhanced mobile augmented reality services for scanning and mobile commerce generating up to $350K in monthly sales

Condfidential New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai

  • Project and Product consulting to global media, publishing, retail and technology companies for new product planning, full life cycle product development and innovation
  • Managed complete life cycles of new products from concept, story-boarding, wire-frame, team selection, engineering development and cycled releases
  • Focused on creating cost-effective content for traditional broadcast, internet and mobile, including original production and script development for broadcast/broadband/mobile media content
  • Developed PopTube, one of the first prime-time syndicated game shows designed to leverage the immersive nature of HDTV, social networking, and competitive game play
  • Designed globally launched mobile music service with integrated billing, DRM, and delivery
  • Devised iPhone social networking interactive gaming and location-based services
  • Published articles on the future convergence of data-mining, voice and object recognition, location and social networks applied to advertising and push content

Principal Innovation Leader for Strategy, New Global Services, Product Development

Confidential Boston, London

  • Created new mobile applications and services based on key business drivers to take advantage of the convergence of content and mobile devices for the second largest wireless Telecom in Europe with over 200 million subscribers in over 30 countries
  • Licensed global media deals including film, music and mobile gaming
  • Worked closely with local country managers to advance and promote projects to trial and launch within each European country
  • Managed small global teams to create both small and large-scale profit-driven mobile services
  • Handled projects built on technologies including .NET, C++ for mobile, H.264 video streams, PHP and AJAX, JavaScript, social networking design, UI design, WAP 2.0 delivery, SMS and MSM delivery
  • Led all phases of innovative new mobile services from idea creation to business plan writing, team selection, product development and delivery, including server-side multi-language support

Mobile Blogging

  • Led a global team to create the first location-based blogging service
  • Seamlessly incorporated location meta-content, satellite imagery, localized news and weather, and real-time tracking of nearby friends
  • Completed as internal project years ahead of any other mobile company
  • Liaised closely with European country managers to create mobile blogging native to each country

Social Networking Wireless Music Service

  • Collaborated with global teams from the UK, Scotland, France & US to interact directly with my prior startup to implement first mobile music application for music recommendation, user presence, user profile matching for dating and message exchange
  • Partnered directly with the UK-based music team to provide original content and interfaced with various record labels on client branding and promotions

First Web-Based Only Aggregator and Syndication Service

  • Architected and led the development of the first web-only aggregator and syndication service that allowed Orange researchers to remotely subscribe to or publish any RSS feed

Created Global Services

  • Joined directly with European country managers to rollout or trial numerous new services for our 190 million mobile subscribers
  • Worked closely with leading Japanese handset manufacturers, carriers and content gaming companies to better understand the direction of hardware and mobile services

World’s First Bluetooth-Enabled Voice Recognition Bedroom/Office Clock

  • Led the design and development team based in the UK and Boston to create the first Bluetooth-enabled clock that featured both context and location intelligence. Features included user presence detection, seamless text to speech capabilities, custom personalities, direct pull of news content, full voice control

Founder, CTO, Principal Design Engineer and GUI Designer

Confidential Boston, MA

  • First to create a seamless service that integrated Instant Messaging, Presence, Social Networking, Location, Music Meta Content and collaborative filtering to provide recommendations for new music and new people to meet
  • Architected and founded one of the first ‘social networking’ services for connecting users in real-time based on their music listening habits
  • Raised and secured $6.5 million from two of the top east coast VCs. Over 30 employees at its peak
  • Incorporated advance collaborative filtering technologies for recommendations and highly targeted advertising and profile matching
  • Designed a patent-pending video annotation engine and toolkit to add interactively streaming video.
  • Created proto-type service around contextual based mobile advertising based on real-time location, nearest friends, time of date and music and gaming habits

Principal Engineer Manager, CTO, Information Architect

Confidential Boston, MA

  • Led the conversion of an analog video computer training company into a fully interactive digital video company
  • Managed engineering and UI development of a custom video engine and an easy-to-use visual graphical training toolkit, which allowed graphic artists to visually customize each of the video’s UI

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