Mindspark (annual revenues of approx. $250 million) creates consumer web and desktop applications. IAC is a global internet leader with a combined network of sites that ranks in the world’s top 10 by number of visitors.
As Senior Director, managed P&L for cross-functional product development teams of up to 25 professionals, including 3 direct reports. Worked closely with design, editorial, and software leads to oversee product creation / delivery. Set and tracked goals, budgets, deadlines. Promoted twice for ability to execute and develop talent.
Grew Zwinky, a teen-focused social networking and virtual world product, from approx. 6 million registered users worldwide in Jan 2007 to 25+ million in 2010.
Identified and seized new strategic opportunities based on changing user behavior:
Generated new revenue streams for Zwinky:
Repeatedly tapped to lead special projects that were of strategic importance to Mindspark.
Consistently coached and mentored direct reports resulting in 6 promotions between 5 direct reports.
Defined and led execution of product strategy and marketing for this custom web application developer for Fortune 1000 companies. Praxinet’s clients include American Express, Pitney Bowes, and Swiss Re.
Key contributor to firm’s doubling in revenues from 2001 to 2005. Successfully helped expand Praxinet’s mission from developing custom B2B web applications to commercializing application platforms as well.
Recruited by alma mater to create and execute new fundraising strategies.
Tapped by a professor to collaborate on case studies based on my independent study research.
Recipient of W. Franklin Spafford Prize for outstanding academic achievement and career promise.
Member, Sigma Chi Alumni Advisory Board, Rensselaer Chapter, 2006 – present.
Director, Sigma Chi House Corporation Board, Rensselaer Chapter, 1994 – 2006.
Senior Internet executive with 10+ years of internet product strategy and product management experience.
Success in translating understanding of online behavior into comprehensive yet flexible product roadmaps.
Market research and Product strategy ∙ Product development and deployment ∙ Acquisition marketing
Product P&L Management ∙ Online community management and Site partnerships ∙ Talent development
Published case studies on Technology Commercialization and New Product Development: