Jeff Wilcox

  • Overland Park, KS

Product Management and Operational Leader


I have over 15 years of award-winning experience in all facets of Product Management and Operations, earning respect as a trusted advisor to CEOs with a history of successfully initiating, transforming, and executing high caliber projects. I am a passionately committed, client-focused leader in which quality is never compromised, though accuracy, speed, and cost-savings are the focus of my entire team. I have been highly involved in Sales, IT, Marketing, Legal, and Customer Service functions. This affords me the unique perspective to simplify complex situations, see and understand the strategic vision, and present my solutions where both the executive expectations and my peer/subordinate needs are balanced. Throughout my career, I have managed large scale initiatives, earning a reputation as an exceptional trainer, mentor, and communicator.

► Operational Turnaround Expert

► Successful in Cost Containment & Revenue Generation

► Broad Leadership Experience


● Product & Project Management

● Quality Control

● Process Development/Improvement

● Training

● RFP Development

● Budget Administration

● Vendor Management

● Sales Support

● Marketing

Key Skills:

◆ Strategic visionary focused on gaining efficiencies

◆ Diplomatic leader

◆ Solutions focused problem solver

◆ Current in evolving technologies

◆ Earns respect of executives, team members and clientele through a reputation built on genuine relationship development, integrity and trust

◆ Strong communicator/rapport builder

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2013 - Present

Consultant & Director of Product Management

The Persimmon Group

Lead and participate on teams that develop business objectives, strategic plans, project plans, functional specifications, business and technical requirements, use cases and business flow processes.

● Improved the client's ROI by 6 months on a project with 150 team members.

● Created an implemented tool to integrate schedules and scope to focus team members.

● Doubled the terms of a client contract boosting revenue by $150k.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

Commercial Product Leader

Quest Diagnostics

Revitalized a product that helps employers engage employees in their health by tracking in-range lab and biometric screening results and rewarding when target values are achieved.

● Named "Rookie of the Year" after stabilizing a product and increasing sales.

● Drove development teams and worked with sales teams to bring in an incremental $800k.

● Understood the "pain points" of teams to improve functionality.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012


The Persimmon Group

Led and participated on teams that developed business objectives, strategic plans, project plans, functional specifications, business and technical requirements, use cases and business flow processes.

● Created teamwork between conflicting business area to finish a RFP 17% faster.

● Chaired multifunctional teams of business and technical analysts and project managers.

● Published Author.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2010

Senior Product Manager

H&R Block

Increased product penetration and drove incremental revenue for a general purpose re-loadable prepaid debit card used for everyday purchases, bill payments and ATM withdrawals.

● Identified issues in a pilot program showing the loss of money if the product launched.

● Worked with a $100M P&L and increased product penetration rate by 13%.

● Presented to audiences of 300+ people.

2005 - 2007

Senior Product Manager 

UnitedHealth Group

Increased revenue for a product category of comprehensive healthcare databases available for one-time or periodic extracts and data services that help standardize, augment, and correct provider data.

● Assisted in closing deals of up to $1M.

● Self-managed a product category producing an extraordinary 230% shot of revenue.

● Respected by supervisors, clients & peers for a consistent commitment to excellence.

1996 - 2005

Associate Director


Directed and supervised teams consisting of exempt and non-exempt employees. Held various positions of increasing responsibility across functional areas such as product management, product marketing, CRM & database marketing, call center client services and sales & service center management.

● Received "Key Contributor" Award, created a process that increased accuracy by 42%.

● Managed budgets up to $250k.

● Led teams of up to 30 direct reports.


Jan 2003 - Jan 2005


University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management
1991 - 1995

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Kansas State University



Operations Management

Operational Excellence

Operational Planning

Operational Efficiency

Operational Strategy

Operational Streamlining

Quality Improvement

Quality Control

Quality Assurance

Quality Management

Turnaround Specialist

Revenue Growth

Cost Reduction

Cost Control

Problem Solving

Solution Focused

Client Relations

Productivity Improvement

Analytical Skills

Team Building

Strategic Vision

Project Management

Project Planning

Budget Management

Agile Methodologies


Project Portfolio Management


Management Consulting


Business Intelligence


Vendor Management



Business Process

Business Process Improvement

Process Improvement

Cross-functional Team Leadership

Functional Requirements

Product Requirements

Business Requirements

Business Analysis

Program Management


Strategic Planning

Product Marketing

Product Launch

Product Development

Product Management