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Product Development Project Management

Redondo Beach, California, United States
February 16, 2018

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Jesse Moore

Redondo Beach, CA *****

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Technology Product Development: Product Management Solution Development & Delivery Technology Strategy Business Analysis

Technology Solutions Professional who blends extensive experience as a developer, business liaison, and development lead for a broad range of applications, products, and services. Proven history coordinating all phases of technical project management. Excellent communicator using strong listening skills to gain a deep understanding of business needs and how technical innovation can impact organizational effectiveness. Big picture perspective with background in finance, accounting, operations, and technology. Problem solver adept at defining core business issues, discovering solutions, and simplifying complex technologies.

Core Competencies

IT Strategy, Application Development, Web/Mobile (iOS/Android), Solution Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, Technology Integration, Systems Design, Technical Documentation & Training, Team Leadership, Business Requirements, Needs Analysis, Agile, Test-Driven Design, Data Solutions

Professional Experience

Skylift Global, Inc., San Diego, CA, July 2015 Present

Product Development Leader Co-Founder & CTO

Lead cross-functional product development team in all aspects of R&D, engineering design, product development, delivery, and support for this developer of patented unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, drone) solutions for innovative business applications. Manage engagements with business teams and client stakeholders to understand functional needs and define technical requirements. Create product strategy and product development schedule, estimates, and deliverables. Oversee third-party vendor/supplier contracts. Coordinate risk management and regulatory compliance for product development initiatives.

* Transitioned R&D engineering team into development organization creating and supporting commercially viable products for drone-based logistics services.

- Identified commercial market for existing R&D solution, validated via extensive market research.

- Developed 4 product prototypes (presented prototype at Jet Propulsion Laboratory wind tunnel), 3 commercial products, and 1 service for customers.

* Drove connection of business applications and use cases to align with technology innovations.

* Created product strategy, product development schedule, financial model, and market entry plan.

* Built and managed relations with investors, vendors, regulators, commercial and military clientele. Closed investment funding round at valuation of $5.2M; secured FAA approvals for use of UAV/drone products.

Start Pure, LLC, Irvine, CA, November 2014 July 2015

Product Delivery & Supply Chain Management Consultant

Performed in-depth analysis of operations, supply chain, and product management functions to recommend strategies for new product development, growth, and profitability at this developer and distributor of oral care product line using all natural ingredients. Defined target customers, buying patterns, and product value proposition. Oversaw process engineering and contract negotiations.

* Transformed operations and scaled for sustainable growth, turning margins from negative to positive.

- Re-engineered manufacturing, assembly, warehousing, and inventory management processes.

- Deployed ERP system with Kanban to optimize order fulfillment with only one full-time employee.

- Managed negotiation of supplier agreements to reduce landed costs by 24%.

* Led product prototyping and product management initiatives (NPI) to boost revenue above $1M.

- Developed 2 new consumer products and revamped legacy products for B2B market.

* Implemented network infrastructure, IT policies, and cybersecurity solutions to expand capabilities.

PetMend, Philadelphia, PA, June 2010 November 2015

Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) Co-Founder

Defined and executed strategies governing business operations, finance, accounting, and product marketing at this provider of low-cost alternatives to invasive surgeries using stem cell-based regenerative medical procedures. Created go-to market strategies and commercial pricing/promotions framework. Established and nurtured relationships with potential investors, vendors, and strategic partners.

* Grew market presence and product brand by developing high-volume distribution network partnerships.

* Optimized profit margins to 35% while cutting overhead to zero in between production cycles by creating Just-In-time (JIT) supply model.

Ridgaway Philips Company (now ResCare), Philadelphia, PA, 2008 2010

Director of Information Technology

Managed 30-person IT department in technology strategy, infrastructure operations, service delivery, budget and project management for this provider of medical staffing solutions; acquired by ResCare, the largest healthcare workforce provider in the U.S. Oversaw vendor management, RFPs, sourcing, selection, and negotiations. Launched and chaired Executive IT Committee to drive collaborative decision-making for technology solutions.

* Led largest project in company history to overhaul enterprise IT infrastructure, enabling transition to highly scalable, adaptable co-located Cloud solutions that cut infrastructure costs by 86%.

* Developed digital ecosystem of integrated solutions for accounting, billing, EMR, and T&A.

* Established KPIs and negotiated vendor SLAs that resulted in IT operating cost reduction of 16%.

* Directed financial positioning, analysis and negotiation for company sale to Onex subsidiary ResCare; led M&A integration projects in data migration, business continuity, and operations change management.

ING Direct, Tokyo, Japan, 2006 2008

IT Operations Specialist

Supported IT project management as member of Financial Services Project Monitoring Team at this leading global provider of direct branchless banking products and services. Facilitated attainment of FSA license for Japan banking services and operations. Built and managed relations with local vendors and partners, including Accenture, Cisco, HP, IBM, and SMBC. Trained and mentored new employees.

* Configured and deployed enterprise solutions for banking, trade, operations, and regulatory compliance.

* Managed large-scale fiber optic implementations to attain necessary communications infrastructure.

* Leveraged data-driven analytics and data reporting solutions to surpass project cost variance goals.

Tech Start-Up Advisory

CyberTech San Diego Lightspeed Accelerator Last-Bench, 2012 Present

Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) Cohort Board of Advisors

* Created technology access and networking enablement solutions to advisors, investors, and technology experts related to global Internet of Things (IoT).

* Facilitated best practice development and relationships for start-up incubators in cybersecurity (CyberHive), IoT (iHive), co-work (NEST), and emerging technologies (xHive).

* Selected to prestigious leadership advisory role for premier aerospace start-up factory.

* Drove strategy and tool development to fuel growth/profitability for space and aviation entrepreneurs.

* Partnered with professors and peers from Wharton to advise in business development and application strategies for launch of online technical education services organization.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Global Finance

Thunderbird School of Global Management (2013)

Post-Graduate Executive Management Program

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2010)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Asian Studies

Temple University Japan (2006)

Bachelor of Science (BS), Information Science & Computer Science

Johnson and Wales University (2003)


Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Agile Project Management Certified

ITIL Foundation Certification

COSO Framework Certification

Certified HIPAA Officer

Selected Technologies

Microsoft (Server, Office 365, Great Plains, SharePoint), IBM WebSphere, VMWare, Google Productivity Suite, Mobile Development (iOS, Android, Windows), MDM, Jira, Tivoli, Crystal Reports, HP Mercury Suite, Essbase, Hyperion, NetSuite, QuickBase,, Zoho

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