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Hudson, MA, 01749
August 14, 2012

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Steve Bowler

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Hudson, MA *****


Software Product Management Executive, Consultant


Seeking Vice President Product/Program Management role in fast-paced, high-growth technology



Co-founder of 3 software companies in the role of VP, President, or COO

Documented complete baseline product roadmap and associated marketing, sales and product


Domain experience in enterprise software, SaaS, cloud, CRM, PLM, K12 and post-secondary ed.

Process Improvement consultant for Financial Services, Automotive, Defense & Aero, Consumer

Expertise in Product Management, Program Management, Product Portfolio, Analytics, Quality

Vast toolset including Agile, Lean, Six Sigma, project management

Former Division Director of Quality for Raytheon


2004 – 2006, 2011-Present HotChalk, Inc., VP Product Management (co-founder) Campbell, CA

A software and services company with vast network of properties serving K12 and post-secondary


Developed entire product roadmap, MRD’s, PRD’s, FRD’s, patents and testing for LMS and


Implemented Agile Development and KanBan process and managed off-shore development team

Performed market and competitive analyses

Evaluated and contracted third party software vendor products

Produced company strategic plan

Released upgrade to to maintain #1 Google ranking

Jan. – Mar. 2011 Backupify, Consultant Cambridge, MA

Produced high value deliverables related to product management process for cloud-based SaaS social

media and business application backup products

Authored company product roadmap

Produced product briefs for Google Apps, Social Media and Search products

Developed custom product management and support process plans, QA test plan

Captured high level architecture document for Cassandra, Redis, Resque platform on Amazon

Web Services

Performed detailed analysis of customer capture process

2007 to 2010 Venalytica, Inc., Founder, President Hudson, MA

Invented and marketed SaaS-delivered product selection software to improve online retail conversion

rates and gather fine grained analytical data on consumer purchase trends for electronics, computers,

autos, real estate, audio and fashion markets. Named by MassHighTech as “A Startup to Watch” in 2009.

Wrote and filed patents and trademarks to establish I/P value

Completely defined and managed agile development of search software for TV’s and laptop


Designed and released corporate website and customer-facing eCommerce site

Established sales channels and trained sales representatives

Built team by recruiting CTO, VP Sales & Marketing, VP Finance, BOD and Advisory staff

Created and presented investor pitches to Angels and VC targets

2006 - 2007 ClearStory Systems, Inc., Director Product Management Westborough, MA

Award-winning content management software delivering marketing applications to the digital supply


Captured and delivered requirements for workflow and video modules for Digital Asset Management

Created requirements for presentation management and creative suite integration modules

Wrote specifications for dynamic publishing application for marketing data management

Developed custom software development process to improve delivery performance in agile


Performed companywide assessment

2000 – 2004 ProductFactory, Inc., VP Product Management (co-founder) Maynard, MA

A Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software vendor created to operationalize best practices in

Program Management and Product Portfolio Management. Utilized n-tier, Java and SQL/Oracle platform

for installed and SaaS models.

Built internal processes for development and test, sales engineering and documentation

Documented requirements – Product Roadmap, MRD, PRD, FRD, patents

Managed offshore development and quality processes.

Identified/nurtured reference-able early adopters

Launched Product Portfolio Management software for major networking products company

Managed integration of product portfolio management product with Agile Corp’s document

management product

Assisted with acquisition and integration into Agile Corp.

Led network of senior consultants available for nationwide on-site engagements post-acquisition

1999 – 2000 Iris Graphics, Inc., Director of Quality Billerica, MA

Leading analog and digital proofer manufacturer in the graphic arts industry.

Reengineered quality and document control functions that lead to field liability reduction of $5M

Planned and implemented reliability and certification tests for new products

Maintained ISO9002 certification and prepared company for ISO9001 certification

1995 – 1999, Meritus Consulting Services, LLC, Senior Consultant Boston, MA

Boutique professional services firm formed as a joint venture of Coopers & Lybrand and IBM Consulting.

Specialized in Supply Chain, Systems Engineering, Quality Improvement and IT.

Employed Quality Cost Reduction techniques including Six Sigma and industrial Design of

Experiments, improving production process and saving client $1M

Trained and deployed executive-level Six Sigma teams at GE Capital as part of their corporate-wide


Performed shelf data analysis, recommended and implemented solutions for clients Ford, Visteon,

TRW Automotive, General Electric Capital, United Fixtures, Corning Consumer, AGFA and R.R.

Donnelley & Sons

1982 – 1995, GTE, Magnavox, Varian, Raytheon Boston, MA

Increasingly responsible assignments in quality and program management in the defense industry

culminating with a tenure at Raytheon as Division Director of Quality.


BSEE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982

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