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Manager Product Development

Smyrna, Georgia, United States
January 29, 2018

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A High-performing, impacting leader with extensive experience in the software industry. A proven track record of hands-on leadership whether delivering solutions to customers, transforming teams into a cohesive unit, or participating in business development activities. Highly skilled in understanding how underlining technology drives business objectives. A highly proficient communicator, possessing the ability to manage relationships with technical personnel, strategic leadership, third-party vendors, and clients.


þ Product Management and Roadmaps þ Technical Team Building and Partner Relations

þ Cross Functional Team Leadership þ New Product Launch and Management

þ Business Process and Requirements Gathering þ Process and Productivity Improvement

þ Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) þ Startup and Maintenance Organizations

þ Project Planning and Agile Development þ Strategic Planning and Tactical Execution

þ Matrix Management þ Onshore, Offshore and Remote Expertise

Professional Experience

WorldPay -

Product Platform Manager – (Jul 2017 to Present)

Product Manager responsibilities for a Electronic Payment Customer Information System (CIS) modernization project; using agile scrum and Rapid Application Development (RAD) involving customer interviews, rapid prototyping, and iterative delivery to call center users of the application.

Delivered incremental business value by releasing the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to production for beta testing in 8 weeks by minimizing development time with the prototype testing and customer time studies.

Product Owner responsiblities helping to write the user stories, interacting with the developers, tracking progress in Jira, backlog grooming, sprint planning, and helping to communicate to the respective stakeholders.

Product Management mentoring role by helping a new team of product managers identify the positives and negatives, dependencies, and value associated with features and enhancements.

Brightstar Device Protection LLC

Senior Product Manager – (Jul 2016 to Mar 2017)

Led a cross-functional team of 8 resources delivering features in an agile environment for fraud prevention, billing and ERP integration in the global wireless device services platform.

Translated finance business requirements into user stories and performed User Acceptance Testing for a large Norwegian wireless provider launch. Project required tight deadlines for delivery which included penalty clauses if all features were not delivered by the contracted date.

Led integration project to gather requirements for integrating to an SAP Financial system from a Great Plains (GP) platform through an API. Mapped current file layout to the SAP format to discover any gaps that would require data transformation.

Used previous knowledge of billing systems to drive functional requirements necessary for a new daily billing module for wireless subscriber recurring charges.

Facilitated the Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions with architects, QA, and Developers to gain consensus on the final design for what was being delivered

Hansen Technologies (Formerly Ventyx)

Senior Advisory Business Consultant – (Jan 2015 to Jul 2016)

Subject Matter Expert (SME) to both internal teams and customers on topics related to Banner (CIS) functionality and the utility industry.

Communicated across matrix managed organization from business analyst to executives on a tactical operational issues, as well as strategic direction for application

Assisted in new business development, by working with account managers to answer questions regarding existing customers and responding to RFP/RFI proposals for Banner.

Created business requirements for moving the credit card processing logic from the application to an API based interface with a 3rd party cloud credit card processing system. Project would result in cost savings from avoided cost of having to maintain PCI-PA level 1 compliance.

Product and Project management responsibilities for releasing quarterly defect patch releases.

Director of Product Development –(May 2014 – Jan 2015)

Responsible for maintaining and documenting the PCI-PA processes in order to satisfy the PCI-PA level 1 standards for the Payment module in the billing system

Responsible for leading the transition of people and processes in the development organization of the Banner CIS product into Hansen Technologies.

Helped to establish remote Agile standup meetings with teams spread across time zones

Led the development effort for various API integrations including: Meter Data Management Systems (MDM), GL systems, Bill Presentment, Credit Card Processing, and Field Services.

Leadership of software development activities throughout the product development life-cycle associated with Banner product

Delivered the first major release of a business workflow product Call Center Express from concept to Minimum Viable Product (MVP) under Hansen.

Ventyx, an ABB Company

Director of Product Development – (March 2011 – May 2014)

Responsible for leading and coordinating software development activities for 18 (Office, Remote, and Offshore) functional and technical resources throughout the product development life-cycle.

Launched the first agile scrum team for Banner and functioned as the Product manager/Owner and Development Manager.

Translated business goals and customer needs into product strategy; communicated direction and product priorities to the development team, other matrixed teams, and third-party partners

Lead team through Capability Maturity Model (CMM) audit to measure the maturity of the organizations processes and to improve the quality of the software.

Key participant in merger and acquisition activities that lead to the sale of the Banner product and business. Assisted in due diligence interviews regarding technology, roadmap and processes.

Received the prestigious 2011 Circle of Excellence Award for Product Development which is the highest award an employee can earn. Award is given based on an anonymous nomination along with an executive sponsorship.

Attended CS Week Trade Show to highlight the roadmap and to assist with demonstrating the newest release of Banner

Ventyx, an ABB Company (Formerly Indus International)

Software Development Manager – (Jun 2009 to March 2011)

Responsible for managing a team of 11 software professionals both in North America and Bangalore, India

Built cohesive development teams that worked through adverse circumstances (job relocations and office closures) with clear expectations and objectives, coaching, career development, and smart recruiting

Maintained a 98%retention rate of resources over a 6 year period.

Transformed a product that had a limited budget for new development into a strategic limited release product. Maximizing bang for the buck for customer retention.

Functional Lead Analyst - Development – (August 2007 to Jun 2009)

Responsible for working with all stakeholders (customers, analyst and developers) to execute functionality changes to the Banner product through new releases and/or defect corrections.

Lead a team of four functional consultants; Responsible for the final review of all functional specifications written.

Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsibilities for the product - Making the functionality decision when a question is raised about a proposed defect correction

Lead a focus group with clients to determine desired functionality in the Banner 4.2 release

Senior Technical Support Engineer – (May 2004 to August 2007)

Able to help bring faster resolution to client issues which increased client satisfaction.

Accomplished 90% resolution while increasing volume of issues 60% from 2005 to 2006.

Built trust and client relationships as the Client Advocate positive relationships for many large and key accounts which improved client retention of maintenance dollars

Attended and delivered valuable training and presentations during the Users Group Conference

Functional Consultant - (May 2000 to May 2004)

Consultant for clients to help them understand how various functionality in BANNER CIS impacted their business requirements

Responsible for delivering training on specialized complex BANNER modules to clients (Bad Debt, Master Summary Billing, Financial Balancing)

Performed business flow analysis for clients to help them understand how they will perform day to day activity in BANNER CIS

Lead the business analysis for customer service related business procedures to streamline their processes decreasing call times.

Wrote the functional specifications from the requirements analysis

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst - (July, 1997 to May 2000)

Responsible for developing test plans, test scenarios, and executing tests to ensure the functionality of modified software in a client server environment

Served as testing lead of multiple client testing implementations while consistently maintaining high client satisfaction levels.

Co-presented two topics related to testing during the 2000 SUMMIT Conference and received the 2nd place Presenters Award

Skills and Education/Training

SKILLS CIS System: BANNER CIS; Customer Suite; Call Center Express

Cloud Systems: PaaS (Platforms as a System)

Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8.1, UNIX, Linux

Language: SQL

Managed teams consisting of: (Java, PL/SQL, pro C, .net, C++, COBOL)

Software Tools: Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point; Access, Visio

Database: Oracle Application Server: WebLogic

Agile Tools: VersionOne, Confluence, Jira

Industries: Utilities, Wireless Device Protection, Fintech

TRAINING Wilson Learning Management Leadership Development, Wilson Learning Leadership Challenge, Leading Agile Training Bootcamp, Capability Maturity Model (CMM) training, Fagan Software Inspections, Rapid Application Development (RAD)


Atlanta, Georgia

Bachelor of Science in Economics, June 1997

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