I am a problem solver with start-up experience and a ‘whatever-it-takes’ mentality. My favorite role is a product designer and sales hybrid where I contribute to developing a business strategy, building a great product and acquiring new customers.


experience

PROJECT ENGINEER

Gigster, San Francisco, CA, Jan 2016 - Present

  • Own initial client chats and educate potential customers on the Gigster development process
  • Qualify leads to accelerate new/existing business
  • Gather project info, document specs, and draft initial product roadmap based on customer requirements
  • Answer ongoing product and technical questions
  • Collaborate with project managers on existing projects
  • Provide technical feedback, RFIs and RFQs to clients

mobile designer

Contractor, Dallas, TX, Sep 2015 - Present

  • Create a business strategy
  • Design branding and logos
  • Build mobile and web prototypes
  • Create landing pages

co-founder - coo

Hango, Dallas, TX,  May 2014 - Present

  • Broad exposure to all aspects of start-up operations, business development, product management and finances
  • Led the agile development using Jira for both the iOS/Android apps through 3 app store releases
  • Created timelines, roadmaps, wireframes and mockups
  • Effectively stretched a $450K budget over 18 months
  • Managed our legal convertible notes, equity allocation and contract/employee forms with Orrick
  • Recruited a CTO and multiple developers, both as contractors and full time

technical sales engineer

Texas Instruments, San Jose, CA, Jun 2012 - Apr 2014

Focused World Wide Accounts - Mar 2013 - Apr 2014

  • WW Account Manager for growth accounts: Netgear, Pebble, Ambarella, Tivo
  • Exceeded revenue goals by growing accounts to over $5.1M with 118% growth YoY
  • Worked and traveled to 6 Design Manufacturers in Taiwan, China and the US to grow Netgear 3 quarters in a row, with over 200% growth YoY
  • Worked with Ambarella (TI Competitor) on a strategic design partnership in the US and Taiwan that resulted in better relationships and higher revenue for TI at multiple customers

Mass Market Accounts - Nov 2012 - Mar 2013

  • Hunt, qualify and close new Bay Area leads
  • Leverage and incentivize distribution partners to prioritize the TI line over competitors across 50+ accounts
  • Grew overall account base of $1.2M by 150% quarter of quarter

DESIGN EXPERTISE

Design

  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Zeplin

Websites

  • Squarespace
  • CSS/HTML Basics

Prototyping

  • Proto.io
  • Invision
  • Flinto

Testing

  • UsabilityHub
  • UserTesting.com
  • Lookback.io

education

UI/UX DESIGN

Bloc.io, January 2016

 

BS, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

University of Cincinnati, June 2012