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Product Manager

QA Lead/Engineer

Acting Project Manager/QA Mgr

Program Manager

Co-Founder & CEO



Product and Program Manager with extensive experience in mobile and web consumer products. Strong leadership experience in shaping and managing global, cross-functional organizations, products, and development lifecycles. Manages programs and projects that deliver on time and on scope while building strong relationships and managing priorities. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Building, managing, and coordinating program schedules
  • Defining and managing innovative product requirements and project scope
  • Communicating and negotiating with partners and executive leadership
  • Managing globally distributed teams and outsourced vendors
  • Managing and aligning resources with priorities

Work experience


Product Manager

Vesta Corporation

Created prepaid payments solution for mobile handsets (Android/iPhone apps, Mobile Web, etc.). Owned overall product vision, requirements, and roadmap. Developed Mobile Wallet and Mobile Commerce product strategy.

  • Reduced cost of overall channel operations by moving customers from expensive channels to highly cost-effective mobile handset channel
  • Optimized ARPU and reduced churn by providing a great user experience and leveraging smart in-app upsells
  • Won (back) several large MNO accounts with superior product and presentation
  • Presented to internal staff and accounts
  • Defined requirements and customizations with accounts

Co-Founder and CEO

Taggr, Inc.

Designed and implemented the product allowing easy creation and hosting of mobile multimedia websites in conjunction with the generation of QR and Microsoft Tag codes. Developed corporate and product strategy. Performed in-depth competitive analysis.

  • Winning product of 2010 Portland Startup Weekend
  • Designed and prototyped the product mainly targeted at bands and concert promoters who print codes on offline marketing such as posters. End users scan the codes with mobile phones to listen to the performers and buy tickets to the event.
  • Incorporated the company and designed corporate structure to maintain compliance with all legal requirements
  • Directly managed communication with media and venture capitalists yielding investment interest of over $1M
  • Directed business development efforts leading to beta trials with target customers

Product Manager

Starbucks Digital Network

Launch and manage the Yahoo! / Starbucks co-branded product “Starbucks Digital Network” with over 30 integrated, premium content partners on 5 device platforms – Laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry – in all 12,000 Starbucks corporate retail stores nationwide. Co-manage relationship and expectations between Yahoo!, Starbucks, an outsourced design agency, and content partners.

  • Define product requirements, strategy, roadmap, and metrics for more than satisfactory product experiences for the partners
  • Manage overall product development, operations, and content production, ensuring on-time launch and delivering engagement of almost 4 minutes per user
  • Communicate directly with engineering, design, quality assurance, legal, marketing, partners, customer support, and other key stakeholders to ensure full functionality and provide a quality end user experience with optimal visibility and minimal risk
  • Determine, manage and analyze product metrics reports to influence product priorities

Front Page (mobile and desktop)

Expanded, launched, and managed several features and product development aspects for the Yahoo! Front Page on desktop and mobile devices (2 most trafficked sites worldwide). Managed product requirements and coordinated efforts of Product Management and Design teams. Directed several high impact projects such as the integration of the new Yahoo! Local Beta into the Front Page, and the next evolution of the global Front Page.

  • Reduced customer support inquiries for mobile products by 48% through the design and launch of an integrated mobile customer care solution
  • Designed and analyzed the instrumentation of the mobile Front Page, influencing content strategies resulting in optimized engagement based on CTR, time spent, and user retention
  • Created product requirement documents (PRDs) for the market configuration tool, enabling global regions to easily customize the product to their local needs without core development efforts
  • Coordinated roadmap and adjusted priorities and schedules for Product Management and Design teams to maintain on-time, on-budget project deliverables.

Founder, Engineer, Consultant, Translator


Founded, provided PHP, MySQL and JavaScript development for Sound design and audio engineering for Dialogue in the Dark and translated for Inlingua Deutschland.


Program Manager

Owned the global, cross-organizational product roadmap for Yahoo!’s Mobile efforts. Implemented and governed end-to-end product development processes and operations across products and groups on several consolidated platforms. Worked closely with sales and business development to identify possible advertising and partnership opportunities. Developed strategy for mobile Front Doors (incl. the mobile Front Page) and facilitated cross-product mobile strategy development process. Facilitated internal communications on mobile efforts, including presenting roadmap, progress, and strategy to senior executives and CEO. 

  • Directed launches and operations of over 20 products in 37 countries, generating over 130M monthly users and $100M yearly revenue
  • Headed effort to align mobile product development headcount against strategy by increasing resources 25% to 320 with investment of only $7 Million by designing optimal on/off-shore distribution
  • Acted as PMO to support and project-manage beginning phases of various products and projects, such as the Yahoo! Local re-launch. Included creation of project plans, schedules, and Gantt charts to organize ideation phase and allow for fast-paced, iterative development
  • Reduced localization cost significantly by optimizing processes and effectively managing outsourced vendors
  • Specified requirements, developed, and managed the Yahoo! Mobile Blog to evangelize Yahoo!’s mobile efforts. Articles were referenced by many renounced industry reporters, such as the Huffington Post, Techcrunch, and Crackberry

Portfolio included: Mobile Front Page, Mobile Mail, Mobile Messenger, iPhone mail, stocks, and weather app integration, Mobile Search, Mobile Web Platform ("Blueprint"), Mobile Sports, Mobile Finance, Mobile News, Yahoo! iPhone app, Mobile Monetization and AD Solutions, OEM/carrier integration, Local, and Mobile Customer Support Management


QA Manager/Acting Project Manager

Implemented and managed end-to-end product development lifecycle and managed quality assurance, including a team of 5-10 direct reports. 

Optimized processes to allow for extremely fast paced development of the most successful mobile products, including Front Page, Mail, Messenger, iPhone mail, stocks, and weather app integration


Lead QA Engineer

VerdiSoft / Yahoo! Inc.

Led the Quality Assurance for Yahoo! Mobile clients and platform components ultimately selling the company to Yahoo!, Inc. in 2005.


Yahoo! Inc

Successfully accomplished the following trainings: · Annual/Focal Reviews: How to optimally assess and deliver annual reviews · "Leading Big": Managing to drive high performance · "Preventing Harassment in the Workplace": Preventing harassment, mandatory by California law · "Interviewing for Results": How to optimize interviewing and recognize the legal aspects of the interviewing process

Bachelor of Science

SAE Institute

Focus and diploma thesis on software synthesizer development German Diploma equivalent to U.S. Bachelor of Science

Mar 2011

Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM)

Stanford University

Expected to complete in March 2011. Note: Not bound to location. Program Description: The Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program provides professionals with advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios. The program consists of a curriculum of noncredit short courses and combines Stanford University's academic and research expertise with the proven project management methodologies of IPSolutions, Inc. The result is a dynamic curriculum that provides advanced skills and practical instruction on the processes, organizational structure, and tools that assure that project work yields the desired business results.