EXECUTIVE PROFILE

Experienced business leader and innovator with proven product development track record and entrepreneurial spirit. Results driven manager and problem-solver with a passion for technology and innovation. Extensive experience bringing new products to market and achieving high growth rates in market share, revenue and satisfaction in technologically complex business environments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ExecOnline, Inc.
Head of Product
January 2016 - current

ExecOnline is the leading provider of online educational leadership development for senior leaders through programs co-developed with business schools including Columbia, Wharton, IMD, MIT, UC Berkeley, and Yale.

 

Spectral VR
Founder & CEO
August 2015 - current

Marketplace for immersive storytelling experiences.

 

Seattle Sounders FC
Acting CTO (1 year contract)
March 2014 – March 2015

♦ Technical lead managing spin-off of the Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) from the Seahawks (NFL)
♦ Oversaw move and complete build-out of new 12,000+ sqft office space and new data center and integration with CenturyLink Stadium (capacity: 67K seats) and Starfire Training Facility & Stadium (capacity: 4K seats)
♦ Managed migration, set up, build-out and maintenance of data warehouse, CRM, ERP, sports science infrastructure
♦Planning and coordination of all digital initiatives and integration with web, mobile, social and gameday activities
♦ Lead technical resource for construction of new 3,000 sqft Clubhouse “The Ninety” and Fan Innovation Center

 

kgb, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Feb 2011 – May 2013
♦ Global head for product management, UI/UX design , email operations and online marketing teams
♦ Managed product portfolio, prioritized, coordinated and lead projects across verticals in all markets
♦ Established kgbdeals as 3rd largest global flash sales Site (ranked #2 in UK & France)
♦ Grew yearly revenue for commerce division by 300%+ in less than 12 months
♦ Successful integration of multiple marquee partnerships (Facebook deals, Google Offers, Foursquare deals) as well as multiple acquisitions (TheDealist, WTD, DCGirls)
♦ Lead development of mobile Apps for 4 major platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry) resulting in over 750K downloads and top 20 category placement in the UK (Sept 2011)
♦ Directed global pivot and re-platforming initiative for “118 Digital” division (118.com, 118218.fr, etc)


Orbitz Worldwide
Sr. Director, Retail
Nov 2009 – Feb 2011
♦ Ownership of comprehensive global content strategy across all verticals and distribution channels with specific focus on hotel and destination content
♦ Product and business strategy planning of global content roadmap for 2010 and beyond, and oversight over specific product implementation for content acquisition, contribution, translation and distribution
♦ Negotiation of new content partnerships and maintenance and reevaluation of existing partnerships
♦ Product strategy lead for optimization and growth of existing global telesales operation

 

Imagekind.com (wholly owned by Cafepress, Inc.)
Acting CEO / General Manager
Apr 2007 – Sept 2009
♦ Lead the company post acquisition through business and technology integration while maintaining operational
independence
♦ Continued ownership of strategic planning, product roadmap and Site architecture
♦ Successfully modified product pricing, subscription model and internal costs to reach near-profitability, while
maintaining revenue growth of +40% YoY despite macro-economic recession
♦ Negotiated new production facility lease and oversaw successful migration of entire facility with zero downtime
♦ Negotiated a number of new partnerships and continued to maintain existing partnerships

 

Imagekind.com (launch through sale to Cafepress)
Chief Technology Officer
♦ Ownership of business strategy and product roadmap including all aspects of product development, design, partner integration, headcount, internal IT, product manufacturing and business analytics
♦ Increased revenue from nearly zero to multi-million operation in less than two years
♦ Successfully lead 10+ partner integrations including Flickr, Snapfish, Walgreens, Smugmug, HP and Costco
♦ Architected overall Site infrastructure and exceeded all internal and partner requirements regarding scalability, uptime, security and performance
♦ Managed multiple teams and external vendors and grew company infrastructure through rapid growth establishing market lead position and maintaining lead until final acquisition
♦ Successfully gained provisional patent for ‘Online platform for designing and generating framed products’
♦ Key stakeholder during secondary fundraising rounds and final successful acquisition by Cafepress

 

IAC Search & Media – Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves)
Sr. Product Manager, Vertical Product Management Group
Aug 2005 – Apr 2007
♦ Managed complete product lifecycle, including all aspects of strategic planning, software development, launch and maintenance for all geographical products and local search
♦ Successfully oversaw development completion, launch and subsequent improvements for Ask.com Mobile Platform "Ask Mobile' - Winner of Webby Award for ‘Best Mobile Product 2007’
♦ Successfully planned, oversaw development and launched two versions of a development API for the Ask Maps product, and managed integration across partners (Citysearch, Evite, RealEstate.com, etc)

 

IAC Search & Media – Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves)
Sr. Product Manager, Search & Yield Management
Aug 2005 – Apr 2007
♦ Managed external partner relationships for Ask’s primary revenue stream (Google, Yahoo) and oversaw majority of yield management initiatives
♦ Responsible for analytics of various new features on Ask properties, including impact on yield, user satisfaction, retention and other KPIs
♦ Responsible for generating regular state-of-the business reporting as well as competitive overview for executive leadership at Ask and parent company (IAC/InterActiveCorp)

 

Expedia, Inc.
Product Manager, Product Management Group
Jun 2001 – Aug 2005
♦ Acted as business planner and product manager for marketing covering Search Engine Marketing (SEM), distribution deals, affiliate channel, retention and loyalty programs, email initiatives, site analytics and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
♦ Planned and oversaw site-wide integration of new web analytics solution (Omniture)
♦ Continued managing Expedia’s SEO strategy and consulting throughout IAC

SEO Manager, Customer Experience Group
♦ Drove overall SEO strategy for Expedia, and managed all aspects of tactical implementation of supporting technologies across the Expedia infrastructure
♦ Consulted on SEO strategies and tactics across the entire IAC portfolio of Sites
Program Manager / Product Planner, Platform Technologies Group
♦ Managed transition and expansion of internal tools development team to “Internal Technologies team”, supporting large number of business critical back-end tools and initiated SEO initiative for Expedia

Program Manager, New Channel Development
♦ Sole program manager for Expedia telesales operation, growing business from small operation to multi call-center operation supporting double-digit share of Expedia revenue
♦ Responsible for SDLC on products for telesales and WWTE Private Label businesses

Rose-Hulman Ventures, New Product Development Labs
Aug 1998 – Jun 2001

EDUCATION

Columbia University, New York, NY
SCE, M.A. Mathematics of Finance (2013, on hold)

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
B.S. Computer Science, cum laude, February 2002
B.S. Economics, cum laude, February 2002
Management Studies Program
Technical Translators Program