Austin, Texas - United StatesIndustry
My roles in product creation and management began while an undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma. I led the effort to co-create test-generating software to accompany the secondary level Saxon Publishers textbooks. Shortly after moving to Austin, TX to begin a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education at the University of Texas, I founded Sleek Software Corporation with two other founders. We entered the Texas K-12 test preparation software market for students. I led all Product Managment efforts serving as the liasion between the school and district clients and the development team. MySatori, LLC was a new business entity that continued the Platform as a Service (PaaS) work that Sleek had evolved to by 2012. My Product Management efforts turned from schools and distrricts to the small to mid-sized publishers that we started providing a fast and economical way to take their existing print titles and create a cloud-delivered subcription-based version from them. MySatori, LLC was acquired by Mentoring Minds where I spent the majority of my time with the digital development team in the functional role of the Product Owner in the Scrum Team. Now as a Senior Consultant with IWE Ventures I share my experience with publishers and startups.
Skills and Expertise
- Innovation - Creation - Product Management - Project Management - Product Development - Market Expansion - Business Development - Entrepreneurial Endeavors