A decade of experience.
Dozens of companies and industries. 

 

Having worked or consulted with over fifty companies across various industries, Tami leverages her experience to design products that solve real problems.

 

Cyrus Innovation
CEO

Pivotal Labs
Senior Product Consultant

Cornerstone on Demand
Product Manager

 

Consulting Engagements

Just Not Sorry
Founder / PM

Humana
Mobile Product Consultant

JP Morgan
Agile Product Coach

MLB Advanced Media
Product Manager

MeetMax
UX Advisor

VenueBook
Product Consultant

XO Group
Agile Product Trainer

Booker.com
Product Marketing Trainer

AXS.com
Product Manager Consultant

CityGrid Media
Product Marketing Manager

 

SimpleReach
Agile Product Consultant

ChromeRiver
Tools Designer

StarTrax
Founder

Uncovet.com
Product Manager

American Jewish University
Marketing Consultant

The Future Project
Lean + Agile Product Advisor

Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Donor Recruitment Consultant

IKAR
SaaS Implementation

Hillel International
Event Manager

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Program Manager

Summary

Product leader with 10 years experience who turns good ideas into great products. Leads cross-functional teams at B2B companies to deliver great service to clients and partners. Employs Agile and Lean methodologies to design, develop, and test features driven by data. Iterates on product and marketing to improve customer acquisition and retention based on established KPIs and OKRs.

 

Skills

  • Agile Product Management - backlog and roadmap prioritization, user stories, wire-framing, prototyping, stakeholder communication, A/B testing
  • Sales and Marketing - CRM management, sales collateral creation, funnel optimization, social media, partnerships, event planning
  • Team Development - job matrixes, recruiting, training, 1:1s, professional development, performance, compensation

Professional Experience

Principal Product Consultant at Good 2 Great Product Strategy
November 2006 – Current

  • Consulting with various NYC + LA startups on product strategy, MVP, UX, and integrations
  • Improved UX and internal development processes for Venuebook marketplace/SaaS product
  • Assisted with launch of video monitoring product for SimpleReach / CondeNast partnership
  • Specced out administrative tools for ChromeRiver’s self service administrative tools for platform
  • Defined requirements and prioritized features for AEG’s new AXS.com platform and ticketing site
  • Launched Uncovet.com a daily deals site for the style addicts to over 10k users in 3 weeks
  • Founded StarTrax a suite of iPhone app RSS aggregators for celebrity gossip and political news
  • Managed implementation of Memberclicks at IKAR to manage member families and donations
  • Created web-based marketing strategy for American Jewish University to double applications
  • Promoted Nike Women's Marathon for LLS Team in Training, increased participation by 35%

Product Management Instructor at General Assembly        
March 2015 – October 2017

  • Teaches classes of 25+ students about basics of product management and software development
  • Demonstrates tools to help assess the market, prioritize features, and build user-friendly products
  • Provides real world examples to exemplify the concepts covered in the 10 week course

CPO & Turnaround CEO at Cyrus Innovation
March 2015 – June 2016

  • Joined 12-yr old Agile consultancy to enhance product, positioning, pricing, & placement
  • Managed full-time staff of 12 developers + 2 ops personnel as well as product contractors
  • Introduced culture initiatives driven by employee requests to reduce employee churn to 0%
  • Created, launched, and promoted Just Not Sorry which reached 100k users in first month
  • Leveraged market research to improve positioning & sales channels to turn company profitable
  • Prioritized backlogs for internal and non-profit client projects to reach business objectives
  • Developed partnerships with clients and tech community to create new Diversity programs
  • Updated job matrix, interview process, and promotion protocol to engage employees

Sr. Product Management Consultant at Pivotal Labs
September 2013 – March 2015

  • Worked with large enterprise clients to launch products while improving development processes
  • Enabled clients with Agile/Lean best practices so they could build new products on their own
  • Created internal processes to improve client management and skills of Pivotal consultants
  • Co-authored Client Product Manager Playbook: a primer for new clients to ramp up on Agile/Lean
  • Blogged about relevant topics pertaining to Agile/Lean, client management, and product design
  • Organized events for PMs, entrepreneurs, VCs, and developers in the NY Tech community

Product Marketing Manager at CityGrid Media
May 2012 – April 2013

  • Created self enrollment funnel for local advertising services to generate $50k/month
  • Optimized funnels using Google Analytics, Optimizely, and Mixpanel to triple conversion rate
  • Designed integrations for Salesforce, Facebook, and Responsys for self enrollment funnels
  • Trained Product managers to effectively communicate releases to marketing and sales teams
  • Rolled out new pages on CityGrid.com to promote full suite of products for local businesses

Sr. Product Manager at Mota
August 2011 – November 2011

  • Improved integrations with eBay, Oodle, EchoSign, and VAST APIs to increase conversion 200%
  • Managed relationships with strategic partners (AutoTrader.com) and prioritized requests

Product and Project Manager at Cornerstone on Demand
June 2009 – August 2011

  • Devised integrations with 3rd party APIs for SSO providers, USCIS E-verify, WebEx and others
  • Managed implementation projects for strategic clients (PwC, Flextronics, and 50+ more)
  • Collaborated with dev teams to meet needs of 400 clients and 5.2M subscribers on SaaS portal
  • Defined strategy, workflows, and design for Mobile website and native applications
  • Founded first Agile development team to create Integration Suite self-service tools for scalability
  • Launched SMB product with streamlined functionality for easy setup and administration
  • Supported Sales & Account management teams to define feature requests of large clients

Associate Product Manager at Farmers Insurance Group
August 2007 - November 2008

  • Instituted new interactive product lifecycle management tool to optimize product development
  • Facilitated interdepartmental teams to improve products and automate processes for efficiency
  • Enhanced user experience, content, and calls to action of Farmers.com to increase leads by 25%

Program Coordinator at Muscular Dystrophy Association
June 2005 - October 2006

  • Analyzed data on ZIP codes and marketing to enhance branding, resulting in 2x donations
  • Led team to have a balanced budget by improving donor and volunteer recruitment 50-100%
  • Created training materials to improve effectiveness and morale of call center employees

Passions

 

Tami is passionate about brining experiments into every day life and business practices. She talks about how to do this in "Everyone Should Be a Scientist".

She also wishes that everyone would demo their products in a way that gets to the Why and results in more excitement from the audience. "Demo This!" captures the basic advice.

Recently, Tami has done a lot of talking about effective email communication and Lean/Agile launch because of Just Not Sorry. Stay tuned for a recordings...