I turn customer requirements into successful software products.
As the first and only Product role at StackAdapt, I help drive product development efforts from conception to launch, and work to shape our product into the most powerful platform in the space.
At D2L, I fulfilled the role of a Product Owner on Agile development teams. This required making sense of big problems and making product decisions by putting myself in users' shoes.
I've also held positions at RedFlagDeals.com and Blackberry in the past.
I graduated from the Engineering & Management (B.Eng.Mgt.) program at McMaster University, which blends technical expertise with business skills. My engineering major was in Mechatronics (a fancy word for robotics), which taught both hardware and software development.
My technical inclination was apparent at an early age when I built a computer at 12 and started learning C++ at 13.
Today, I enjoy walking the fine line between business and technology.
I graduated from a unique 5-year program that combines a complete Engineering degree with the core teachings of a Business degree. My Engineering focus is in Mechatronics - a field that is usually generalized as the study of robotics.
As the first and only Product role, I help drive product development efforts from conception to launch, and work to shape our product into the most powerful platform in the space.
As the voice of the customer, shipped custom products built by Agile software teams. Typical project tasks include eliciting "true" requirements out of ambiguity, delivering product demos, assessing scope/feasibility, writing user stories, drawing design mockups, and producing go-to-market material.
I developed internal web tools used by R&D while also maintaining & supporting already deployed solutions. One project involved doubling the speed of a web product by implementing a back-end cache. Another project involved building a responsive webpage by re-writing the CSS.
I ensured a problem-free user experience on RedFlagDeals.com - a top Canadian deals website. Here I developed a sharp eye for technical flaws (code) as well as logical flaws (user experience).