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Summary

Highly motivated product management leader with a passion for designing and building great software. Proven ability to drive product initiatives with outstanding business results by creating products that customers use and love. 

Work experience

11/16Current

Director, Product Management - Engineering & Construction Software

Trimble
  • Lead Product Management and UX function for a $ 65M B2B construction software product portfolio comprised of multiple cloud, desktop, and mobile applications which were generally assembled through acquisitions with a vision to bring them all together into a wholistic family, integrated onto the company's cloud/data platform. Directly managing an organization of 5 Product Line Mangers, 15 Product Managers and 4 User Experience Designers. 
  • Driving change within Trimble for modern software practices  across the organization (user-driven prototyping, to building cloud/SaaS/data "first", to using updated software engineering methods and standard API and integration approaches) 
  • Responsible for introducing industry standard Product Management practices and Product lifecycle approaches into the organization (agile roadmapping & validation, dual-track agile, effective use of UX, design sprints, lean tools and discovery/experimentation) 
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Trimble Women's Council. Mentor at Galvanize Boulder.
7 /15 10/16

VP, Product Management  - Email Optimization Solutions

Return Path
  • Oversaw an $87M B2B software-as-a-service business, directly managing Product Management, User Experience, Service Design, and Data Science functions. Implement RP's Product Management Practice. Resulted in 17% YOY growth in new business growth in a mature product line. 
  • Responsible for setting & executing Return Path's new vision for the company's core product portfolio, considering extensive market segmentation and competitive threats, setting product and service strategy and securing executive business case approval for substantial incremental investment.  
  • In partnership with engineering, responsible for creating a culture of innovation where product teams are experts in markets, users and the "what and the why" and developers have a deep empathy for users allowing them to be creative in engineering the "how".
  • Return Path's executive sponsor for NCWIT technical women's council. Presenter  at NCWIT annual conference 2015 & 2014. 
9/137/15

Director, Product Management - Data Solutions

Return Path

Responsible for vision and roadmap across six product lines including consumer mobile applications, data  pipeline and API, and 'big data' delivery products.

  • Drive strategy across multiple data product managers and data delivery products, through a major technology platform transition. Drove strategy for early stage Consumer Insights data business as well as established internal business line "data" customers.
  • Built a highly effective product management team, including all hiring decisions, career planning and development of those individuals, as well as day-to-day management and coaching
  • Developed an integrated planning and roadmap model that allowed the business to chart out clear deliverables and derive business outcome accountability for complex projects that tie out to quarterly plans, Agile Epics, and story breakdowns.
6/089/13

Senior Software Product Manager 

Ricoh (Formerly IBM)
  • Lead a flagship but fledgling software product portfolio from near $0 revenue to over 20 million dollars of business driving triple digit year-over-year growth in revenue and installs by rebuilding the user experience, business model
  • Recast product strategy to emphasize simplicity, alignment with corporate direction, and clarification of user value and needs.
  • Transitioned product development methodology from Waterfall to Agile.
5/07 6/08

Product Manager, New Business Initiatives

Seagate Technology
7/06 5/07

Product Manager

Epsilon Data Management, LLC
3/04 7/06

Product Manager and Worldwide Marketing Programs Manager 

IBM
6/00 5/04

Staff Software Engineer & Team Lead

IBM