Product Manager/Producer

Six Sigma / Product Management / Agile SDLC / SCRUM / Project Management / Business Analysis / Strategy / E-commerce / New Media / Social Networking / Streaming Media / Video Production / Video Editing

Speaks the language of Technology, Business, and Media, bridging the gap between them all. Transforms unique and disparate ideas into powerful decision-making knowledge management tools. that will bring value to the organization. Rolls up sleeves to craft compelling stories, award-winning strategy, clear processes, creative visuals, and concise management reporting. Leverages Six Sigma Green Belt skills to lead virtual matrix-managed teams to a consensus-driven solution across business and organizational units that will be a business success and a wise spend. An accomplished public speaker and published author.

Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2010 - Present

Associate Producer / Assistant Director / Editor

After Stonewall Productions

Knowledge Management Officer / Associate Producer / Assistant Director / Editor

Determine copyright status and licensing requirements for project footage. Promote in-production film via search engine optimization of web publishing/digital content on social networking sites, blogs, and production company website. Negotiate with potential donors on fundraising for film production. Represent the production company in research visits and interviews at museums, galleries, archives, and libraries. Edit high definition video footage using Final Cut Studio. Leverage left brain analytic and right brain artistic strengths to creatively animate still images using Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion, and Cinema 4D.

  • Developed workflows and versioning standards for group editing and collaboration on film scripts and edited film segments.
  • Enabled remote collaboration on scripts, still images, video footage, and edited film segments.
  • Builtdigital asset management application using off the shelf technologies.
Oct 2009 - Feb 2010

Product Development Consultant


IN THE LIFE is seen on more than 246 television stations in the United States and Canada, reaching more than 75 million households.

  • Recommend new product and distribution opportunities
  • Edit Broadcast Video Footage using Apple Final Cut Studio, including sound correction and color correction.
  • Research multimedia content related to current broadcast video projects.
  • Compile digital reference library.
Apr 2009 - Feb 2010

JumpStart NYC Fellowship Participant

The Levin Institute

Out of 200+ applicants, selected as 1 of 50 participants in inaugural JumpStart NYC Fellowship program. Conceived by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), JumpStart NYC is new program for recently unemployed New York City financial services professionals. Program goal is to provide tools, skills and opportunities for select group of talented professionals to reposition themselves to contribute to NYC entrepreneurial ventures.

Helping to coordinate and design curricula for 6 JumpStart programs over the next 2 years.

Mar 2005 - Aug 2009

E-commerce Web Product Manager

The Bank of New York Mellon

Established product vision for institutional electronic banking website. Ensure continual innovation of Securities, Cash, FX, and Platform product components. Ensured integration of acquired company/technologies into product line, using Waterfall software development methodology. Pioneered Agile SDLC methodology for software development, and SCRUM cycles for design of new Adobe Flex based replacement of legacy Java Swing based instruction capture system. Represented divisional interests in enterprise-wide social networking pilot of IBM Lotus Quickr and QuickPlace. Director of Harvey Milk High School mentoring diversity program. 

Six Sigma Process Improvements:

  • Reduced product development costs by over $2.1 million. Facilitated construction of transparent product development process. Harnessed the cooperation and buy-in of key stakeholders across Product, Sales, Account Management, Operations, Implementation, and Technology functions worldwide.
  • Decreased operating expenses by $750,000 per year. Evangelized enhancement request to correct longstanding condition resulting in malformed securities instructions incurring yearly repair fees. Cost to build request was $8,000.

Product Management:

  • Pioneered 5-year Strategic Roadmap. Targeted market opportunities, competitor product offerings, product capabilities, business goals, and existing synergies. Took client-facing instruction management product offering to next level, with vision of competitive superiority. Upgraded product from Java Swing technology to Adobe Flex technology.
  • Created Product Release Marketing Plan. Translated technical accomplishments into intriguing, accessible, polished, and professional collateral materials, generating excitement and communicating ongoing innovation to end-users.
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

New Media Product Manager


With more than 130 million broadband subscribers, MediaMerx is a venture-funded start-up syndicating TV shows and movies to Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

  • Co-Produced 6-episode proof of concept for web news and feature show.
  • Grew viewership of 60,000+ in 2-months.
  • Developedeconomically viable business model to put series into mainstream production.
Apr 2009 - Jul 2009

Business Consultant


Conducted business readiness assessment in preparation for inaugural SAS-70 audit of venture-funded entrepreneurial firm aimed at solidifying framework of Internet, Mobile and IPTV Video. Compiled findings, offering both tactical and strategic solutions for areas in need of improvement for principals of MediaMorph, who include some of most respected and experienced individuals in broadband media and Internet ad serving.

Apr 2006 - May 2009

Video Producer

The Center
  • Produced over 30 mini-documentaries for televised and online newsmagazine.
  • Trained 2 teams of new volunteers with no prior video experience in Final Cut Pro.
  • Filmed over 17 live events and documentary interviews using Sony PDX-10 video camera, Sennheiser E100 wireless lavalier & handheld microphones, Lowell lighting kit, etc.
  • Certified Manhattan Neighborhood Networks Final Cut Pro Producer.
  • Edited footage using Apple Final Cut Pro, Color, Soundtrack Pro, LiveType, Motion, Avid, and Adobe After Effects.
  • Mastered DVD's and subtitled foreign language footage using DVD Studio Pro.
Jan 2003 - Mar 2005

Technology Infrastructure Program Manager


Led aggressive 90-day regulatory project with Chief Intellectual Property Counsel to remediate Citigroup electronic communications services to comply with SEC 17-A4 ruling. Led ancillary regulatory projects related to SEC 17-A4, SEC 17-A3, and Sarbanes-Oxley Acts. Liaise with approved electronic archiving vendors. Partnered with General Counsel's office and senior management on resolution of technology related issues. Received personal commendation from CEO, Global Corporate and Investment Banking Group. Coded website in Dreamweaver as acting departmental Webmaster. Senior Business Analyst for Retail Branch Scanning and Viewing projects.

Program Management:

Defended combined revenue at risk of $3.16 billion.  Completed 90-day SEC 17-A4 regulatory project on time, within scope, and under budget. Mitigated risk of potential revocation of Corporate and Private Client Services North America and Investment Management North America's trading licenses, with corresponding loss of annual revenue. 

Jan 1999 - Jan 2003

E-commerce Web Program Manager


E-commerce Web Program Manager             (2001-2003)

Program managed 8 e-Commerce web initiatives for Americas, Europe, and Asia Corporate Financial Services clients. Conceptualized, iterated, and produced visual wireframe prototypes for interactive input forms and financial reporting. Conducted face-to-face client usability reviews and testing in laboratory environment. Oversaw all UAT testing efforts. Translated business needs into technical specifications. Liaison and Subject Matter Expert between Product Management and Java, Crystal Reports, and Data Warehouse Development. 

Business Leadership & Profitability:

  • Expedited $80 billion asset transfer. Facilitated client transfer of assets held at another custodian, contingent upon timely delivery of web-based securities trade instruction functionality.
  • Increased revenue by $3 million and increased share of wallet by $1 million.  Delivered on schedule and within budget interface to third party vendor platform, resulting in superior product offering and corresponding increased sales in Scandinavia. 
Jan 1993 - Jan 1999

Electronic Banking Business Manager


Project managed deadline-driven queues of proprietary bank Sybase SQL client-server workstation software fixes and enhancements. Produced custom software solutions and acted as business consultant for global and domestic securities clients. Designed and promoted HTML web site. Sold software to prospective clients using written and oral communications skills. Acted as Interface and Securities Subject Matter Expert between Product Management and C++ Applications Development.

Jan 1990 - Jan 1993

Relationship Manager, Accounting Team Leader


Managed a department of seven trust accountants. Responsible for staff reviews and promotions. Mentoring and coaching of newly hired accountants. Interface between Trust Accounting and Trust Administration. Forecasted and oversaw annual departmental budget. 

Jun 1987 - Jan 1990

Early Career History

Citigroup & MONY Financial Services

Progressively responsible positions in Mutual Fund Accounting, Master Trust Accounting, Equitable Share Accounting, ERISA Reporting, and Participant Recordkeeping.


Sep 1983 - May 1987


Colgate University
Chairman, Student Affairs Residential Committee. President, La Maison Française (French House). Senator, Colgate University Student Senate.
1980 - 1983


Rye High School
Managing Editor, Zephyr Art Magazine 1st Chair Cello, Rye High School Orchestra


Mar 2007 - Present

Six Sigma Green Belt

The Bank of New York Mellon