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I lead teams to create products that people love. 15 yrs in web and mobile, 5 yrs managing. Builder of data- and user-centered design teams. Surprisingly good at strategy, tech, design, and process. Lover of hard problems.

Work History

VP Product
New York, NY
Apr 2018 – present

  • Managing product, UX, and tech for a rapidly growing startup

Director of Product
New York, NY
Feb 2015 – Aug 2017

  • Managed a team of 3 PMs creating web and mobile marketing products for consumers and clients
  • Set the product roadmap and KPIs, led new product development, and revamped the design & dev process

General Assembly
Product Management Immersive Instructor
New York, NY
Aug 2014 – Dec 2014

  • First teacher hired at GA’s full time, 10-week training course for new product managers
  • Wrote lessons, conducted classes, and mentored 20+ students on design, business, and tech skills

Product Manager
Mountain View, CA
Apr 2011 – Feb 2014

  • Owned policy reviews for ads. Coordinated international legal, operations, policy, and engineering teams
  • Designed a new ad review tool used by 90% of operations resulting in 100% increased productivity
  • Led cross-functional teams to launch dozens of policy changes and new ad format reviews
  • Shipped accessibility improvements and NFC upgrades in Google Wallet for Android

Senior Product Manager
San Mateo, CA
July 2008 – Feb 2011

  • Managed and designed new features for a fast-growing marketing automation company
  • Led product and design on Sales Insight, Marketo’s second major product launch
  • Launched Marketo’s community, growing from 0 to 1000+ users including design, content, and forums
  • Supported internal teams and customers with product expertise and digital marketing best practices

Product Manager
San Francisco, CA
Mar 2007 – Apr 2008

  • Launched and designed features for a teen-focused social networking service
  • Designed a new forum and content management tools, applying user-centered design principles
  • Launched white label experiences on partner sites, bringing in 20% of daily visits
  • Revamped friend invite features over several releases, increasing friend referral traffic 30-40x

Technical Producer
San Francisco, CA
May 2005 – Feb 2007

  • Created PRDs, functional requirements, and mockups for a digital music promotion and distribution service
  • Conducted usability tests, presented results, and made product improvements based on test results
  • Redesigned and reorganized the corporate website, managing a consulting graphic designer
  • Designed a new metadata import process using Perl, Java, and MySQL

Applied Research Laboratories: University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Scientist Associate
Austin, TX
June 2000 – July 2003

  • Developed and documented C++ code and build processes for a GPS satellite tracking platform


  • Product management, team management, strategy development, requirements definition, project management
  • Agile development, web and mobile design, user-centered design, data analysis, SQL, HTML, Javascript, CSS


University of California at Berkeley
Masters of Information Management and Systems
GPA: 3.8/4.0
Aug 2003 – May 2005

  • Conducted a final project studying how Berkeley freshmen use communication and media technologies
  • Co-president of IMSA, the SIMS student organization

Washington University in St. Louis
B.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Computer Engineering
GPA: 3.6/4.0
Aug 1996 – May 2000