I'm a life-long techie who walks the line between tech and business.
As a Product guy, I live-and-breathe to deliver successful results. I strive for this daily in my role as the Head of Product at StackAdapt.
I also teach the Product Management course at a local tech bootcamp called BrainStation.
My more techincal past includes software roles at RedFlagDeals.com and BlackBerry. My technical inclination was apparent at an early age when I built a computer at 12 and started learning C++ at 13.
Other interests include spontaneous travel, strange beers, and strong coffee.
I graduated from a 5-year program that combines a complete Engineering degree with the core teachings of a Business degree. My Engineering focus was in Mechatronics (a fancy word for robotics).
I own and oversee product management end-to-end, from vision through to execution.
I teach a tech bootcamp class covering product management principles.
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, I 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. In one project I doubled the speed of a web product with a back-end cache. In another I made a site responsive webpage by re-writing the CSS.
Ensured a squeaky-clean bug-free experience for deal hunters.