Accomplished Product Management and User Experience executive with 15+ years experience as a key driver in the successful design and implementation of innovative new products, solutions and strategies in the interactive and mobile spaces, across a broad range of business models, resulting in products optimized for key performance metrics such as user adoption, growth, and revenue

Work experience

Work experience
2014 - Present

Associate Director, Innovation and Product Strategy


Currently leading the definition and build out of a new Innovation practice within the Interactive consulting division to drive solutions and revenue for clients through the application of best practices in design thinking, product innovation, and lean startup principles. Guide and mentor internal and client teams to optimize existing infrastructures and create platforms and products for the launch of new ventures.

Recent Client Work as Lead Consultant

  • Manage overall multi-year program focused on redesigning and deploying responsive customer experience across device types for a top global bank
  • Lead creation of Future of eCommerce Vision and Three (3) Year Technology Roadmap project for a major global retailer
2013 - 2014

Strategic Advisor


Advisory role with a startup in the ConnectedTV and mobile advertising space, focused on business planning and product development strategy to support early stage growth.

2011 - 2013

Senior Product Management Consultant


Managed global Yahoo Movies site as Product Owner. Devised and executed product development initiatives designed to move specific metrics and KPIs, including subsequent testing and iteration. Short-term consulting contract was extended multiple times.

  • Defined and tested of innovative mobile advertising and sponsorship opportunities across Entertainment portfolio
  • Launched first mobile responsive web offering for Yahoo Movies
2010 - 2011

Vice President, Product Development


Recruited to early-stage startup company as a founding executive team member responsible for creating consumer facing products and platforms to harness cloud-based semantic technology that was in development. Defined core product positioning and end user experience to accelerate growth and expansion and helped raise funding.

  • Crafted Product roadmaps and drove implementation for mobile and social-media applications that leveraged big data and personalization technology on web, iOS and Android platforms
  • Directed efforts to create elegant interface solutions to future-looking user experience models including facet/node-based semantic navigation and social feed configuration and filtering
  • Built and managed top-performing product team consisting of UX, visual design, product, and content curation teams
2009 - 2010

Product Strategy Consultant (and Principal)


As an independent consultant, conceptualized, designed and implemented product strategy and competitive analysis projects with a strong focus in the mobile app space; representative clients included Talk3 and Hyatt.

  • Developed the first consumer application and workflow based on semantic technology for a startup, created custom business plans and customer proposals, and was hired on to lead Product after two (2) months
  • Led International and Localization strategy research initiative for and Hyatt mobile apps (including vendor recommendations)
2008 - 2009

Vice President, Interactive


Directed and managed all online strategy and product development for an established luxury travel ratings and content provider; assisted in the transition of the company from primarily print-based to a digital travel startup, including negotiation with and successful acquisition by Forbes.

2006 - 2008

Product Manager


Led product development, front-end development, and visual design for a product suite focused on rapid-growth student-oriented demographic. Crafted and launched new features and products including the successful redesign and relaunch of Developed plan for in-house user testing studio.

2004 - 2006

Senior Information Architect & Strategy Consultant


Directed large-scale tactical consulting engagements for diverse clients in the areas of user experience and interactive strategy. Led major visioning initiative to define the future of brand promise “Seamless Mobility” for Motorola; other clients included HP, Wells Fargo, and Grainger.

2003 - 2004

Senior Associate

2001 - 2003

Information Architect

2000 - 2001

Information Architect




Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate

 Stanford University Online
1991 - 1995

Bachelor of Arts (English - Creative Writing)

Miami University