Internet | Greater New York City Area, US
Hi! I am a product manager with 15+ years of experience in product development, roadmap and portfolio management, agile software development, user experience design, mobile commerce solutions, taxonomy and metadata management, developer ecosystems. I believe I have a proven track record of building successful product development teams and driving products from conception to delivery and beyond, through product strategy, data-driven design, development, launch, promotion and post-launch optimization. This is not my first goat rodeo.
2013 - Present
Vice President, Product Management / Ray
I was hired as employee #2 and I currently am the head of product at Ray: a consumer technology company focused on developing the next generation of hardware and software products. Ray is the home of the Ray Super Remote, a CES 2016 Innovations Awards Honoree product. While at Ray, I delivered an industry-changing product I am extremely proud of, together with a team of which I am even prouder. Ray was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as the remote that “rescues disorganized TV lovers” and “a ray of hope” in the living room.
Director, Product Management / Huge
I developed product and user experience strategy work targeting multiple platforms (web, smart TVs, mobile devices, game consoles, set top boxes) for clients like HBO, Newsweek, American Express and others.
Sr. Manager, Product Strategy & Planning, Business Mobility / Nokia
I created the Nokia with Windows Phone application ecosystem strategy for Nokia's B2B channel and created the enterprise developer ecosystem story for the Windows Phone 7 launch in global markets. I also created requirements for business mobility enablers (HTML5, Security, MDM, and MAM) and built the business case for them, working with stakeholders in Nokia and Microsoft. Additionally, I helped secure platform support for Windows Phone in the enterprise channel by working with major operator accounts and IT partners.
Head of Product Management, Nokia Store - Web / Nokia
I was the leader of a team responsible for the product/roadmap planning, user experience design, and feature development of the web presence of Nokia Store, the world's third largest mobile app store serving 10 million downloads daily (as of October 2011) for users in 190 countries. Nokia Store was, as of August 2011, the #1 app store in China with 65% share (iResearch), the second fastest growing mobile app store by revenue in 2010 (IHS Screen Digest) and was hailed as “particularly pleasant to use” (Engadget) and “hitting its stride” (AllThingsD).
Latin America Manager, Forum Nokia / Nokia
I helped conceive, develop and deliver the first full-track mobile music download service in Latin America, offered by America Móvil across 14 different operators. I also introduced and managed the business of Nokia’s own mobile content download service in Latin America, including go-to-market activities, partner management, operations, and regional support. Additionally, I successfully deployed and managed the Latin American developer and operator partner relationship program, signing up several key regional partners for the Forum Nokia PRO program, and developing technology evangelism activities reaching tens of thousands of developers.
Project Manager, Future Solutions / Nokia Technology Institute
I created a value-added services offering for major Latin America operator customers such as America Movil and Telefonica: UI/UX work, smartphone application localization and development, mobile content download platforms and analytics. I also developed a series of studies aimed at selecting content and technologies for distribution through Nokia channels such as a global study of Content Delivery Platforms in the Nokia environment.
Product Design Manager / Telecom Italia
I designed core products in the Telecom Italia value-added services global portfolio, marketed to consumers in Latin America and Asia under the “blah!” brand. I helped deliver products such as an SMS-based Info-services platform, mobile downloads platform, social gaming service, several SMS-based games, and several other SMS, SIM toolkit, Symbian and J2ME-based applications.
Product Manager / Globo.com
I established a technology and brand licensing deal between Globo.com and Pyra Labs, the creators of Blogger, for the creation of blogger.com.br, the Brazilian version of the Blogger service within the Globo.com portal. I was also responsible for leading the implementation process of Blogger.com.br with teams from Globo.com and Pyra Labs, launching blogger.com.br in August 2002. Within months, Blogger.com.br became the leader of the blogging segment in Brazil. Pyra Labs was acquired by Google in February 2003.
Information Architect, Web Applications / Globo.com
I led the user experience design and development process for web applications in this web portal’s portfolio, such as: free web-based e-mail, web-based chat server, bulletin board system and a free web hosting product, which went from newcomer to market leader in eight months, in one of Brazil’s most competitive online segments at the time. For several months, our free web hosting product was among the top 5 internet properties in Brazil in unique visits.
Founding Partner / TN Internet
I founded and managed a web development studio that grew to 30 employees and reached local market leadership. We provided web development services for a wide range of clients, such as mobile operators (Telemig Celular, TIM, Teletrim, Americel), media groups (Diários Associados, Rede Itatiaia, Grupo O Povo), and industrial conglomerates (FIAT, Toshiba).