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Manager Project

Apex, North Carolina, United States
April 13, 2018

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** ***** ** ************ ********** in high technology, covering B2B and B2C segments.

Senior brand advocate, entrepreneurial, with know-how in connecting new technologies, brands with all users in emerging markets.

Multi-lingual digital marketing leader expert at driving corporate brand advocacy, social-based, product testing, brand proliferation, country-level penetration, and crowdsourcing.

Directed major budgets, global teams, and revenue-based outcomes.

Go-to-Market Ops & Change Management

Ocentiv AI, San Francisco, CA 8/2015-Present

A new startup company focused on connecting brands, people of all languages with new technology.

Ocentiv helps brands enter new markets faster by using a proprietary product and marketing testing methodology.

Created strategies and global programs to help large and small companies’ rollout of effective product and brand engagement initiatives. Raised market penetration by an average of 12%.

Deliver winning product marketing plans for Google and Fortune 100 companies in user experience testing of new AI products, to reduce their time to market. Consistently save 3 quarters on Time-to-Market on average.

Led the localization of digital and social content for Google, targeting more than 250 million users globally.

Associate Director, Change Management Office 4/2013-8/2015

Cognizant; San Francisco, CA

An American multinational corporation that provides IT services, including digital, technology, consulting and operations services.

Created the most original strategies to raise employees’ involvement which increased new customers acquisition by 8%.

Directed 8 project managers, 16 offshore engineers and 3 scrum teams to launch projects

At GlaxoSmithKline, created business and technical requirements to select a collaboration platform for 18,000 employees and partners worldwide.

Drove go to market strategies, social programs for Fortune 100 clients on IT solutions and measurable business processes.

Implemented a global rewards program within Cognizant, raising employee retention by 12% in our department.

Directed Project Portfolios and resources pipelines, contracts negotiations and customers’ escalations.

Developed a standardized approach to assess and validate new initiatives; this led to an efficient distribution of resources and budget.

Localization Product Lead (Consultant) 10/2010-10/2012

Google Inc; Mountain View, CA

A multinational technology company that specializes in internet related services and products.

Increased the output to more than 3 Billion words per quarter with a smaller budget of $2.7M, by automating the entire translation workflow.

Articulated a brand marketing strategy to convert 13 million daily visitors into active global ambassadors by showcasing the integration of Google Docs with Google Maps and Google Photos.

Spearheaded department initiatives including product quality, process improvements and vendor strategy.

Global Change Manager Lead 9/2004-8/2010 Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Multinational technology conglomerate that develops and manufactures and sells networking hardware, and telecommunications equipment.

Enhanced the Cisco brand value through a relentless advocacy and by successfully launching the Francization initiative with Canada which confirmed Canada as the number one Cisco market with a revenue of more than $8B each year.

Developed a Change Management plan for the Cisco Partners Annuity Initiative (CPAI) for a revenue of $250M in new deals.

Managed change management plans and communications of global marketing initiatives.

Conceptualized RFPs, SOWs, PRDs and business requirements.

Developed KPIs and proofs of concepts for new platforms and massive projects.

Led the socialization and End-to-End efforts of the Francization initiative.

Designed success measures for all Tier 1 Cisco partners globally to ensure CPAI's adoption.

Web Marketing Product Manager 7/2003-9/2004

WebEx Communications Inc., Santa Clara, CA

A global company that provides on-demand collaboration, web conferencing and videoconferencing applications.

Managed the re-branding of WebEx online products portfolio by expanding the company’s positioning into the EMEA and ASIAPAC markets which led to the launch of more than 18 international sites for a revenue of more than $ 23 million.

Fostered successful partnerships with internal and external stakeholders for continued revenue generation.

Managed localization, designs, content and releases of 18 international sites at WebEx.

Heavily monetized WebEx online communities by launching prioritized and relevant features for 23 global online stores.

Global Marketing Product Manager 2/2000-6/2003

Leapfrog Enterprises Inc., Emeryville, CA

An educational and electronics company. Leapfrog designs, develops, technology-based learning products and content for the education of children.

Managed all aspects of go to market programs to launch French localized products targeting 75 million customers in France and Canada.

Led project internationalization for EMEA markets.

Directed the digital localization of approximately 2,500 pages of content.


Stanford University - Certified Project Manager (PMP)

Leadership Institute of Politics - Certified Campaign Manager

University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon - Master of Political Sciences

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