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Summary

Aloha,

I'm a product tactician looking to work on great projects with reasonable people.  

I work well in growth mindset environments and I believe I can always improve with effort. I embrace challenges, and treat them as opportunities to learn new things. 

 

Work History

Feb 2014Present
VVELD

Founder

VVELD engineers business software. 

At VVELD I lead Customer strategy,  UX design, & Product Development. I also help our customers embrace the transition to DevOps and Product Lifecycle Management.

We've contributed to the evolution of these sectors:

Real Estate - CRM for Property Management company 

Finance - FA Partner App for BMO Nesbitt Burns

Telco -  Retail Analytics Platform for Telus 

Modeling Industry - Product strategy and planning for Model Mob 

Supply Chain - Product strategy for Direct Tap 

Apr 2013Feb 2014
Life

Dad 

I took time away from the grind to be with my newborn daughter. One of the best decisions I could have made. In so many ways. 

I was able to focus on what was important during that time. Which lead to my interest in creating my own company.  So I worked on my business roadmap and planning while she was asleep.

Jun 2012Apr 2013
The Development Factory

VP Client Partner

Partnered with Odette Cancer Centre and Cancer Care Ontario on the production of a web app. The product provided analytics to cancer treatment patients suffering from treatment related fatigue.

This project required me to interview various stakeholders (top to bottom) within the hospital, develop personas and user stories, and run design sprints with UX and UI teams.

Sep 2011Apr 2012
BNOTIONS

VP Client Partner

Client lead on two large web platform projects. Projects included customer journey mapping, media buying, site and competitor analysis, analytics platform integration.

Clients:

Red Bull Canada

JTI MacDonald 


I also mentored start up founders while at BNOTIONS. We had a venture fund and incubated several companies. These founders were running consumer focused apps and needed advice on getting features to market quickly and hacking their apps growth. 

Mar 2010Sep 2011
SCC

Product Owner

At SCC I managed the development of an Investor Relations product. It was my first kick at the can. I had no experience and we did a pretty good job.

I also found time to help with corporate and client strategy. It was an inspirational time and I worked extremely hard there. 

Clients:

RioCan REIT

New Gold 

MTCC

Mar 2007May 2009
Rypl

Product Marketing Manager

At Rypl I worked with product teams to create digital strategies, assets, landing pages and websites to market all of Rypl's offerings. 

We had lots of traffic, so performance marketing took up most of my time. 

Education

Jan 2015Sep 2015
University of Alberta 

Software Product Management Specialization

The specialization focuses on current approaches to software product management, including the principles of efficient and effective software development using Agile methodologies.

Jan 2016Mar 2016
University of Washington

Machine Learning Specialization

This Specialization provides a case-based introduction to the field of machine learning. I learned to analyze large and complex datasets, build applications that can make predictions from data, and create systems that adapt and improve over time. 

stuff I've used 

Google Apps 

Axure 

GitHub, & Pivotal Tracker 

Angular, React, React Native, Express, NodeJS, MongoDB, Redis, & Neo4j

Grunt, & Gulp

Firebase, & AWS

Mixpanel, Google Analytics & Baremetrics

Mandrill / Mailchimp & Active Campaign

LInkedin for Business 

Stripe, Recurly 

Driver, 2 iron-PW, 50', 56' 60', & Putter 

A BBQ (weather permitting)

A Calculator