Notoriously creative product manager, voice developer and scientist who has built personality-driven writing robots. (full CV)
Publisher, Nimble Books LLC 2006 - now
As Samsung Bixby Premier Developer, defined & built multimodal voice publishing system for content owners.
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
Improved availability of product from “one 9” to “three 9s” by emphasizing quality and accuracy, introducing measurement and analytics, securing additional resources, and implementing agile practices such as prioritizing JIRA backlog, protecting developers from interruption, and utilizing retrospective reviews.
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
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.
Research Scientist, ISciences LLC June 2003 - March 2015
Enhanced US national capacity to monitor climate change, as measured by tasking options, by reviewing scientific literature to identify climate phenomenologies amenable to remote sensing. Analyzed customer needs, drew on academic resources, and wrote seven chapters of final technical report in four months.
Secured multiple contract extensions for employer by creating multimedia knowledge portal for classified Intellipedia on a scientific topic, including rescuing primary documents, writing historical and methodological essays, assembling standards-compliant metadata, and creating visualizations.
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.