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Resume Number : 50021
Category : Information Technology
Desired Position : senior product manager
Education : Master of Science Computer Science
Skills :
Proponent of integrated advertising concepts and expert in how brands can execute on the "Converged Media" concepts of Paid, Owned, and Earned Media deployments5 Yr
Effective communicator and negotiator between business and technical teams and can politically translate to both sides. 8 Yr
Entire software development life cycle (analysis and design, budget planning, road mapping, estimating, coding, quality assurance [test plans, test scripts], product training including train-the-trainer, integration, documentation, go-to-market launch etc7 Yr
Expertise in text analysis, data mining and visualization, Big Data - curation, storage, data capture, SaaS and multi-tenancy, User Experience (UX), UAT, and functional/marketing specifications.5 Yr
Proven relationship building, account management, and program management successes6 Yr
Tax Terms: Contract Corp-to-Corp
Location : New York, New York
Current Company : NetBase Solutions, Inc.
Current Salary : Up To $140K
Experience : 10-20 Yr
Date : 09-05-13
Info :

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Technical Product Management Expert

-          Proponent of integrated advertising concepts and expert in how brands can execute on  the "Converged Media" concepts of Paid, Owned, and Earned Media deployments

-          Effective communicator and negotiator between business and technical teams and can politically translate to both sides.

-          Entire software development life cycle (analysis and design, budget planning, road mapping, estimating, coding, quality assurance [test plans, test scripts], product training including train-the-trainer, integration, documentation, go-to-market launch etc.)

-          Expertise in text analysis, data mining and visualization, Big Data - curation, storage, data capture, SaaS and multi-tenancy, User Experience (UX), UAT, and functional/marketing specifications.

-          Proven relationship building, account management, and program management successes

-          Managed remote teams of developers, QA and support services; hired freelancers, expertise in set up of BPO.  Lead and Influence without formal authority

 

                                                      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director, Product Management                NetBase Solutions, Inc.    NYC/Mountain View, CA                2010 -  Present

Responsible for ideation and functional specification of social media listening platform that NLP mines and leverages 10’s of terabytes of data to address marketing, sales, PR, and CRM use cases.   Within an Agile / Lean Startup methodologies engineering group, authored user stories, leveraged concepts to iterate on Minimum Viable Product (MVP) two week customer-facing releases, and participated in daily scrum meetings.  Elicited constant user feedback to apply to Lean UX process.  Most recently served as Director, Technical Alliances.

 

  • Maintain daily communication between sales, marketing, and development
  • Performed numerous presentations at trade shows and conferences - US and Global.
  • Interacted with industry analysts (e.g. Altimeter, IDC, Forrester, Gartner) to project insights and company/product/services value proposition.
    • Spearheaded sales enablement for internal and alliance partners (VARs). 
    • Managed a pre-sales team for solutions architecture and systems engineering in order to customize the sales messaging and demo the product.
      • Evaluated outside opportunities for partnerships and alliances
      • Developed API specifications, embedded widget designs, documentation, developer training. and fostered alliances
        with 3rd parties for data integrations
      • Produced a mix of product marketing materials including white papers, eBooks, competitive intel briefs, sales strategy docs


Director, Product Management                   Nielsen Online 
New York, NY                                                 2007 -  2010

Responsible for information architecture, specification, product management, scheduling, and delivery of high-revenue B2B, SaaS self-service dashboard product for monitoring and mining social media (Blogs, Boards, Groups, MicroBlogs, Social Networks, video hosting sites).  Dashboard product saw 20% month-over-month increases in revenues for over a year serving over 200 Fortune 500 clients.

  • Designed Social CRM customer engagement component.
  • Applied internationalization and localization expertise to SaaS Web-based products.
  • Designed interoperability components (impl of 3rd party APIs and design of a token-secured public API).
  • Responsible for internal research software platform, training, methodology.
    • Ensured company-wide readiness by collaborating with and coordinating support services, marketing, sales teams and engineering (served as the Agile “Product Owner”)
    • Worked on setting internal and customer product delivery expectations, timing for problem resolution, feature prioritization, bug tracking.   Manipulated Agile SCRUM backlog and monitored burn down.
  • Mentored junior product managers.
    • Presented company-wide product future/vision/methodology presentations.  Worked on business cases and drove initiative acceptance with CxOs.  
    • Worked closely on most sales situations to help to qualify prospects, as the individual responsible for answering RFPs and RFIs, performing Webinar and in-person demos and providing pre and post-sales support. 

 

 

 

 




Senior Product Manager
                            EDGAR Online   New York, NY                                                     2005 - 2007          

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Responsible for the V1.0 roll-out of a high-revenue flagship XBRL-based financial data content product.

Technical consultant in all business partnership negotiations.

  • Analyzed choice of software and data vendors.
  • Created functional specifications, technical bulletins & release notes.
  • Maintained direct interaction with developers; provided project planning; track bugs; discussed performance  / implementation / timetables / priorities to guarantee timeliness of version deliveries.
  • Spearheaded process for user acceptance testing (confidence and performance testing). 

 

Senior Technical Product Manager      Praedea Solutions(Acquired by Mergent / Xinhua Finance)  New York, NY   2003 - 2005      
Transformed what was originally an internally used machine learning text mining software product into a commercially viable offering for market data vendors, IBs, and other financial services companies.   
.. 

  • Drove the redesign effort to support a UI uniformity and best practices initiative.  Authored PRDs.
  • Met with potential customers (Thomson, Bloomberg LLC, Reuters, Morgan Stanly Bank, Merrill Lynch, Capital IQ … and investors to discuss technical and business benefits of product
  • Wrote documentation material to serve VC firm investors and other interested parties (RFIs, RFPs) and authored disclosure information for filing U.S. software patents
  • Developed marketing collateral including fact sheets as well as Flash product introductions (demos).
  • Trained customers in product use, integration factors, and best use practices and methodologies.
  • Experienced with managing offshore, outsourced software development and am familiar with the legal, language, and cultural challenges. Familiar with due diligence concerning international employment tax and intellectual property protection issues.

Senior Technical Product Manager      Juice Software (Acquired by Proclivity/Microsoft)         New York, NY         2000- 2002                       

  • Authority on program functional use for enterprise software platform for investment banks that delivers online information directly into desktop applications
    • Drew on the software architectures to design schedules and assisted in generating code development time estimates (project plans), made scope decisions and mitigated risks.  Decided on build or buy, selection of best of breed, and feasibility of open source incorporation.
    • Authored proprietary architecture specification document.
    • Synthesized product functional specifications using input from sales/marketing, knowledge of competitive products and general technology landscape channeling usability findings into positive design changes.

 

Product Manager                                  Information Builders,     New York, NY                                                1997- 2000    

 

  • Grew an 8 million dollar/year Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence performance management product used by over 400 Fortune 500, government, and foreign companies.
  • Expanded the product from a Mainframe-based market area into Windows NT, Unix, and midrange systems and leveraged the web-based 3-tier client/server technology of WebFocus to make the product more accessible and marketable.
  • Coordinated and supported / supervised development and QA staff in 3 locations ( 7 FTEs).
  • Provided presentations, seminars, and collateral for pre-sales efforts; trade show demos.
  • Integral in risk analysis decisions – determined the best approach for the project’s technical successes based on tradeoffs as to when to incorporate a certain feature (cost/time/reusability of existing codebase) and when not at the risk of perceivable loses and worked  closely with sales and customer support to anticipate and resolve issues that would affect the product’s success.  Decided on special pricing. Oversaw product trials (Beta testing).

Senior Software Developer       Level Five Research (Information Builders Subsidiary)                             1995 - 1997

Configuration Manager                           Information Builders,     New York, NY                                      1986 - 1995                

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Languages: Java, HTML5, Javascript, JQuery, JSON, XML, C++, CSS, ASP.Net, SQL (Oracle, UDB, MS SQL Server)

Software, Applications, and Concepts: Agile / SCRUM and Lean Startup / Lean UX development methodologies, SOAP,

JDBC, Tomcat, Apache Lucene, Solr

Software, Applications, and Concepts: Agile / SCRUM development methodology, SOAP and/or REST web services and service-oriented architectures (SoA), Visio, Jira, Bugzilla, HP Quality Center 10, CVS,  Microsoft Project, Object Oriented Programming, Ajax, JDBC, Tomcat, Apache Lucene


EDUCATION

Master of Science – Computer Science            Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey             

Bachelor of Science – Computer Science, cum laude:     The City College of the City University of New York,     (School of Engineering)

LANGUAGES:  English, Hebrew, Japanese (read, write, int. level speaking)