Publisher, Nimble Books LLC 2006 - now
Created successful multi-book product lines using experimental publishing formats and technologies for genres including popular culture, international politics, naval history, military history, religion, law, and strategy.
Increased Nimble Books lifetime revenue by ~30% by early adoption of e-book publishing beginning in Mobipocket era, >100 books in KDP including traditional, public domain, and experimental titles.
Reduced time required to layout book covers in Scribus by 90% by writing Python program that automatically creates and positions all the necessary layers, fills, text, and image objects; designed interior & exterior for 300+ books.
Wrote customizable Alexa skill enabling medium-sized publisher to offer voice briefings including selected author tweets, book excerpts and publisher news.
Product Manager II, Cengage Learning May 2017 - October 2019
Delivered innovative new product for public library market that met key pain points for target customers as measured by qualitative and quantitative research methods by commissioning research, analyzing results, providing user stories, and prioritizing JIRA queue. 2020 Codie Finalist for Best CRM Solution
Founder, PageKicker Corp. 2015 - 2017
As sole founder secured $165K in angel funding, carried out all aspects of product development, and deployed algorithmic publishing product with paying customers.
Defined algorithmic writing personalities who continue to be revenue-positive as measured on CreateSpace/KDP for PageKicker open source publishing pipeline, including stylistic, biographical, and behavioral attributes – see their GitHub config files.
Product Consultant, LexisNexis, August 1997 - November 2002
Fully migrated the customers for LexisNexis’s $1B legal research service from Windows client to Web, resulting in shift in law student preference from 37% to 53% during a major change in interface paradigms.
- Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School, 1996. 21st/322.
- MFA candidate, Cinema Production, University of Southern California, 1985.
- Bachelor of Arts in External Examination Program, History and International Relations, Swarthmore College, 1982.