Mike Komadina / Director of Product Management at Tellagami
"Jessica Gifford worked for me in the Product Management team, leading Web and mobile social, digital animation, and storytelling products.
Jessica is a great product and project manager. She has the ability to understand the market and drive products to successful completion. She is well respected by her colleagues and is well organized, professional, and team-oriented. She is able to balance complex tradeoff decisions and is successful in removing roadblocks.
She has demonstrated the ability to make effective decisions. She is able to bridge requirements from customers, business development, partners and engineering. She has a keen eye for design tradeoffs and is level headed until pressure and adaptive to change.
I highly recommend her and hope to work with her again in the future."
Drew Hampton / Sr. Manager, Display and Facebook at Vantage Media
"Jessica is an extremely sharp person. She can quickly analyze something and break it down to its essential pieces. While I was unfortunately never able to work directly with her, I was consistently amazed by her insights and impressed by how effectively and efficiently she was able to manage product development, no small feat when the majority of the engineers are based in Guatemala."
Diana Janiga / Account Manager at Circle Graphics
"A product manager is someone who is not only technically savvy, but is also one who understands the people that are part of the product creation, implementation and the users consuming said product. That is Jessica. She can translate the technical language to all fluently and with ease. Excellent communication skills, warm-hearted and a remarkable attitude full of zest. She has taken product management by the horns and delivered the most user-friendly platform one has ever seen."
Liz Derenja / Corporate Marketing at Katch
"Jessica is an extremely organized and detail-oriented project manager who makes sure no small aspect of the project falls through the cracks. She successfully led our technology team through important and tough product migrations. I used Jessica as a resource many times for various marketing efforts and was always impressed with her eagerness to help and ability to explain technical things to non-tech people."