More than 15 years of product management and design experience of mobile, web, and TV products, platforms, and APIs, with a focus on eCommerce, developer and consumer applications. Ability to identify new product opportunities, reinvigorate and grow product lines, set long-term strategy consistent with brand promise, and champion a product internally and externally. Strong technical skills combined with business acumen applied to identify the problems to be solved and work with all the constituents to prioritize, plan, and deliver.
Michael was Principal Product Manager for Personal Media at Comcast which included casting photos, videos, and live video streams on TV from XFINITY mobile apps. Prior to Comcast, Michael was at Walmart responsible for Mobile Web Services WalmartLabs. MWS provides APIs for all the mobile platforms at Walmart and has responsibility for the production servers and analytics. He has many years of experience in mobile apps, APIs, web technologies and developer tools.
Prior to WalmartLabs, Michael was at Apigee which are defining the rapidly growing "api-economy". He also has built products for mobile app developers at Nokia and he was the Senior Product Manager for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) at Adobe where he launched SVG and served as Senior Product Manager for the SVG Viewer and guided SVG authoring strategies in Adobe products. Before joining Adobe, Michael was with the Java marketing team at Sun Microsystems, and spent two years as a Product Manager at Microtec/Mentor Graphics working on compilers for embedded systems. Michael was also Senior Product Manager at eBay.
Principal Product Manager, Personal Media
Lead initiatives for casting photos, videos, and live video streams on TV from XFINITY mobile apps. Created new ways of acquiring and retaining users of our X1 set-top apps through features like Personal Screen Saver, improved user flows, and making an amazing experience for sharing media in a 10' experience.
Principal Product Manager, Mobile Services
Walmart does eCommerce at incredible scale. Mobile Services enabled a dozen mobile applications across four platforms (Android, iPhone, iPad, and mWeb) and three properties (ASDA, Sam's Club, and Walmart). As the Product Manager for Mobile Services, I collected requirements for new APIs to orchestrate internal and 3rd party APIs which enable end-to-end mCommerce, including in-store and multi-channel features, which optimize for mobile clients by reducing number of calls and payload sizes, reducing client resources (battery, CPU, bandwidth, etc.), while keeping as much business logic out of the client as possible. Projects include a Pharmacy make over, Checkout, payment and shipping enhancements, and holiday promotions. My team also has responsibility for Security, Operational Analytics, and Production Support.
Principal Product Manager, API Tools
Lead cross-product initiatives like Single Sign-On to consolidate eight unique user stores and experiences. Created developer tools such as Console, which enable a developer to make an API request in minutes by providing an overview of all the API‘s methods, parameters, default and required values, contextual help, and authentication. Consoles include a social component: allowing developers to share their API requests and responses with other developers and support engineers via Facebook, twitter or in blogs. Applied agile principals to achieve monthly release cycles that allowed for rapid innovation and predictability.
Lead Product Manager, Web Tools
Managed the WRT developer toolchain from a blank slate. The Nokia Web SDK [video], Web SDK Simulator; Nokia Designer, a rapid prototyping tool; Nokia Web Runtime plug-in for Eclipse, WRT extension for Adobe Dreamweaver and WRT plugin for Microsoft Visual Studio. These enabled the full life cycle of mobile application development, from concept and ideation to publishing. Challenges included aligning diverse and sometimes conflicting requirements and roadmaps for the many devices and services in Nokia’s portfolio. An innovator in mobile web, Nokia was the Nokia shipped a WebKit-based browser on mobile devices two years before Apple.
Advised Silicon Valley startups including Product definition, requirements, and roadmaps. Recommended changes to improve usability, accessibility, and development processes for Assist Guide Information Services and others.
Senior Product Manager
Conceived and launched new products based on Adobe Flex, a Yahoo! Map mashup (patent pending). Developed a platform for a new line of business focused on advertising.
Senior Product Manager, Internet Marketing & Community
Launched new products, such as eBay Blogs and redesigned the Product Description pages, to enhance the eBay Community and maximize natural search traffic and decrease eBay’s paid search expenditure.
Consulted for a number of companies on a variety of product management and marketing areas including: Adobe, BEA, enScaler, Ideaburst, Open Design Alliance, and Software Mechanics.
Senior Product Manager & Evangelist
Managed the Adobe SVG Viewer, a browser plug-in similar to Flash. As SVG Evangelist, influenced the Creative Suite-SVG authoring features and created a vibrant developer community. Represented Adobe at conferences such as Seybold, Builder.com, and FlashForward. Managed a staff to create and evolve a developer a developer network including demos, whitepapers, and authoring guides to educate and inspire SVG adoption. Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is the W3C’s XML-based language for scriptable 2D vector graphics that enables data-driven graphics for web, mobile and print, and is now supported in all popular web browsers.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is the W3C’s XML-based language for scriptable 2D vector graphics that enables data-driven graphics for web, mobile and print, and is now supported natively in all popular web browsers.
Product Manager, Java Source Licensee Engineering
Marketing Project Manager