Internationally tested problem solver and highly-adaptable leader capable of launching “market-fit” products and services, with a successful history of hiring, developing teams, and managing them through periods of change and growth.
Drives small teams to big results by driving new business models that result in customer-focused products delivered to market.
- Launched Nokia’s 1st global ODM product (Nokia 1255), validating ODM business model for mobile phone development and manufacturing. Lessons learned led business unit to move completely to new model.
- At Intel, developed and implemented the requirements framework for division’s “unbranded” business model, enabling sales to Asian OEMs after four months. Framework extended globally within following year.
Assembles fast-impact teams expanding capacity and expediting time-to-market.
- Hired, mentored, and fully integrated new Nokia Beijing ODM Product Management team, greatly expanding local site’s launch capability.
- Heavily contributed to development of external ODM partners’ requirements review and product launch processes, speeding up overall product launch timeline.
LET’S POWWOW – Beijing, China
Director of Product Development (Consultant) October 2010 to March 2011
Acting Product Owner for Let’s Powwow’s overall concept. Drove development activities for Let’s Powwow software team, with focus on requirement creation and execution as well as error tracking and resolution.
- Prioritization: Re-focused team on software stabilization and error reduction, enabling first App Store submission and subsequent approval within one month.
- Detail-Oriented: Authored UI specification for 3rd party vendor to guide Android porting activities.
NOKIA CORPORATION – San Diego, CA and Beijing, China
Manager, Product Planning June 2007 to October 2009
Responsible for product planning and concept creation of non-North American products within CDMA business unit. Special emphasis on China, India, and Indonesia.
- Concepting: Developed product stories, requirements, and offerings based on target segment, price and cost targets, as well as technical feasibility.
- Financials: Developed new product business cases, with focus on profitable cost and trade price targets.
Product Manager April 2003 to June 2007
Responsible for the product definition, delivery, and marketing readiness of Nokia CDMA internally-developed and ODM products. Acted as product owner and interface between customers, sales, engineering, and 3rd party vendors. Varying levels of cradle-to-grave responsibilities for over 10 products.
- Change Agent: Launched Nokia’s 1st global ODM product, proving ODM business model as feasible development alternative.
- Peer Development: Hired, mentored, and developed Beijing Product Management team. Increased staff from one to total of five.
- Managing Complexity: Successfully launched Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS, and US Cellular within one month, guaranteeing Christmas sales. Later launched four hardware variants and seven software streams, enabling increased North American sales.
INTEL CORPORATION – San Diego, CA
Senior Product Marketing Engineer June 2000 to March 2003
Responsible for global product marketing and management activities of multiple products for Intel’s Network Equipment Division (acquisition formerly known as iPivot). Overall product line revenue at $6 million / year.
- Life Cycle Manager: Managed entire product life cycle, from collecting market and customer needs to developing product requirements. Also created launch materials to assist sales force. Planned end-of-life to ensure smooth transition to next-generation products. Many activities led to pre-launch orders.
- Business Development: Initiated partnerships with key industry participants to ensure market success. Co-developed marketing collateral and interoperability tests used to enable new sales channels.
- Jack-of-all-Trades: Other responsibilities included sales training, beta program management, analyst briefings, pricing strategy, and demand forecasting
- Recognition: Assumed responsibilities for star product line (SSL Accelerator) within 1st year and promoted to Senior Product Marketing Engineer within 2 years.
MBA, emphasis in Marketing/Finance
University of Mississippi May 2000
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
University of Mississippi May 1998
- English: Native Speaker
- Mandarin Chinese: Conversational; Reading ~1000 characters.