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Summary

Leads the design and production of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies that promote a company’s brand, generate revenue and expand its consumer base while supporting the business strategies.

Identifies and sources clients, generates leads, and manages diverse teams at pre-IPO/startup, private and public companies.

Utilizes video, gaming, and pre-and post- production experience to partner with clients, licensor and licensees to develop products that exceed expectations.

Manages resources, creative development and timeline to ensure high ROI.

Leverages military and public sector leadership experience to create long-term relationships and partnerships with customers.

Projects

To Be Announced VR Experience

Ghostbusters Dimension VR Experience

redditmade.com ( web )

TETRiS ( iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire )

glasses.com VTO Augmented Reality App ( iOS )  

Erie PC )

Rapunzels Fight Knight ( XBOX 360 )

Work experience

Apr 2016Present

Producer

THE VOID
  • Lead cross functional team in day-to-day development of leading location-based VR content production
  • Facilitate creative development of VR properties by implementing stakeholder vision 
  • Refine business case of VR properties by conducting continuing customer-focused testing and product iteration with a focus on quality and execution of design goals
  • Drive innovation in VR product design to break new ground in guest experience with an emphasis on communication of immersive narrative and games & learning theories
  • Own product delivery from ideation to live service with an eye on overall product vision
  • Create and maintain product backlog, capacity planning, prioritization, scheduling and risk management
  • Ensure that team has necessary resources to deliver against project goals
  • Coordinate with internal R&D, as well as, hardware partners to develop, test, and implement new VR technologies
  • Manage change across product development process to accommodate changes to features, functionality, and feedback from company leadership, partners, and users
  • Work with Quality Assurance teams to create and execute testing plans and release readiness
  • Interface with partners on project-specific initiatives towards shared goals
  • Maintain and strengthen a team culture of innovation, collaboration, and agility

Aug 2015Apr 2016

Senior Product Manager

Overstock.com
  • Improve existing products based on analysis, market conditions, and company strategies.
  • Recommend new opportunities based on market analysis, industry trends and customer inputs
  • Turn high-level project objectives into a comprehensive set of requirements by leading intensive, multi-discipline, and collaboration sessions.
  • Develop & document requirements, specifications and use cases for new product features
  • Balance internal & external demands with available resources by prioritizing requirements, scoping features & setting expectations
  • Drive product usability & acceptance testing with UX Research Team
  • Translate technology features into business benefits and help marketing relate current and future attributes into customer value
  • Evaluate potential products to determine priorities based on ROI.
  • Analyze the successes and failures of products and learn and iterate if necessary. ​
Apr 2014May 2015

Product Manager

reddit.com
  • Manage and lead creation of reddit’s latest platform
  • Identify and develop both community and third party partnerships to drive content and opportunity for new platform
  • Lead a cross-functional team of designers, artists, developers, and marketers
  • Monitor and adjust timelines and deliverables to drive product towards launch
  • Develop and implement lean process with a stated paradigm that “our process is only as good as its outcomes”
  • Work with communities to assess platform needs, lead feature development and feedback loop to grow user base and monthly active users
  • Produce tutorial media to assist moderators in better serving their communities and reduce staff overhead via proactive education regarding policies and best practices.

Aug 2013Mar 2014

Associate Producer

Electronic Arts
  • Managed design and implementation of $1.6M - $6M products for a $4B public, global gaming company.
  • Worked with Product Development team to create mobile games.
  • Created and monitored schedules for the creative development of a fast-growing games.
  • Identified resources and project assignments for in-house and external developers, designers, and artists.
  • Monitored deadlines for each stage of all projects: brainstorming, kickoff, prototyping, and builds from alpha to live product.
  • Used web-based software tools to update app status/production reports, schedules, and tracking software on a title-by-title basis.

Key projects: TETRiS and TETRiS Blitz

  • Established design and implemented strategy that focused on popular saga mode, while considering player expectations and licensing constraints
  • Collaborating with internal and distributed teams in design, development, and project management • Embracing best practices in free-to-play model and micro-transactions
May 2012Jul 2013

Technology Product Manager

Glasses.com
  • Managed and led a team of 22 people to create and design iOS platform product requirements for 3Dfit technology and applications
  • Developed, presented, and received approval for solutions directly from senior leadership, including CEO
  • Developed and implemented production strategy by collaborating with design, content, technology, social, legal, marketing, and 3rd party partner teams
  • Managed R&D for product innovation for mobile platforms and 3d asset production
  • Ensured the timely delivery of projects which met and exceeded established feature, usability, content, and quality requirements
  • Key Projects: 3Dfit Technology

Facilitated Outcomes:

  • Identification of optimal methods for facial detection and scaling
  • Definition of which processes occurred client-side versus server-side
  • Determination of how to transport and manage data flow between client and server
  • Creation of the best method for rendering glasses on a face by designing and implementing a strategy with our partners and out-sourced experts in computer vision, augmented reality, and 3D art.

Glasses.com apps Created a first-class augmented reality shopping experience by –

  • Developed the vision, branding, and business linkage for all future apps (none existed previously) to handle 3D rendering on mobile devices
  • Developed positive on-boarding experience • Securely integrating customer information with ecommerce backend
  • Ensured legal protection and HIPAA compliance

Education

20102012

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

University of Utah
Studied film, new media, game design, game production, and game scholarship.
20072010

Bachelor of Arts

University of Utah
Studied film, new media, game design, game production, and game scholarship
20052007

Associates of Science

Salt Lake Community College
General studies

Skills

  • Agile Project Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication
  • Process Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Task Prioritization
  • Project Planning
  • Distributed Team Management
  • Business and Partnership Development
  • Social Media Management
  • JIRA