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Joshua Burgin

Director of Product Management at Amazon.com

Location
Greater Seattle Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Previous
  1. Zynga,
  2. Rieschling Press, Inc (RPI),
  3. QL2 Software
Education
  1. Haverford College
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Haverford College

Haverford College

Philosophy

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Background

Summary

I ship enterprise and consumer-facing technology products that delight customers.

- 15 years experience growing and leading high-performance, cross-functional teams
- Demonstrated ability to present clearly and compellingly to all levels at companies
- Excels at partnering across organizations to drive alignment, focus and execution
- Delivers business results on time and on budget

Specialties: Product Management, Product Strategy, Financial Modeling, Analytics, eCommerce, Online Advertising, Mobile Advertising, A/B testing, Iterative Development, Agile/Scrum

Experience

Director of Product Management

Amazon.com
– Present (3 months)Greater Seattle Area

Managing Product, Design, User Research and Business Development for Amazon's AWS-powered Silk browser.

Ownership of strategy, roadmap, business model and P&L, customer segmentation and pricing, and demand generation.

Want to do something game-changing, innovative and impactful at massive scale? We're hiring across all areas (dev, PM, QA, design). Contact me directly for more info!

Senior Director, Product Management

Zynga
(3 years 4 months)Greater Seattle Area

Owned roadmap, product strategy and financial performance for a geographically distributed, cross-disciplinary team of 50 across Product, Engineering and QA. Drove the development of Zynga's Advertising Platform from concept to production, powering advertising revenue growth over 450% in 3 years – from under $25M in 2010 to $114m in 2013.

Built innovative social cross-promotional and user-acquisition products, improving conversion rates up to 10x while creating 15% more paid ad space.

Spoke as Zynga's representative to a 300-person audience at GDC 2013 (Game Developers Conference) on monetizing games through ads.

Named inventor on 7 patent applications in gamified and reward advertising.

Senior Manager, Product Management

Rieschling Press, Inc (RPI)
(1 year)Greater Seattle Area

Owned product strategy, vision and interface design for a print-on-demand technology platform at the leader in the mass customization market.

Managed product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle - partnering within the organization and with our customers to prioritize product and feature roadmap. Drove company-wide adoption of analytics and business-intelligence platform (Tableau).

Product Manager

QL2 Software
(1 year)Greater Seattle Area

Led go-to-market strategy, vision and roadmap for on-demand solutions providing real-time competitive market intelligence to businesses in the travel, hospitality, entertainment and gas industries worldwide.

Developed a unified pricing model that accurately reflected the business value of QL2's SaaS solutions, increasing margin/profitability growth across all customer segments and simplifying the sales process.

Senior Project Manager

Perkins Coie LLP
(1 year 4 months)Greater Seattle Area

Managed firm-wide infrastructure, application and business process re-engineering projects. Developed and evangelized new project management methodology and IT operations processes within an Enterprise Project Management Office (PMO). Mentored and advised project managers and technical leads across the organization on project management best practices.

Senior Manager, Projects & Planning

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
(3 years 6 months)Greater Seattle Area

Led strategic planning, IT governance and multi-year budgeting processes. Managed large-scale clinical, research and administrative IT initiatives up to 2 years in duration, 50 people in size and $4 million in budget. Mentored project managers and technical leads on project management best practices. Consistently delivered on-time, on-budget results that met business objectives with a high degree of stakeholder engagement and satisfaction.

Consulting Project Manager

Purestuff.com
(3 years 9 months)Greater Seattle Area

Consulted as full-lifecycle program manager on web and technology projects for Microsoft, RealNetworks & several early-stage tech startups. Specialized in feasibility analysis, rapid development through prototyping and in achieving consensus with C-level stakeholders through effective presentations, plans and roadmaps

Senior Systems Engineer

Amazon.com
(3 years 1 month)Greater Seattle Area

Owned design, development and maintenance of infrastructure and software for managing Amazon's farm of international web sites. Built software to automate "hot standby" process for Amazon's most critical customer-facing Oracle databases, improving availability and decreasing failure response time. Ensured that despite hyper-growth of company and constantly shifting demands, what I built was robust, highly scaleable and easily maintainable.

Skills

  • Product Management
  • E-commerce
  • Agile Methodologies
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Mobile Devices
  • Online Advertising
  • Business Intelligence
  • Start-ups
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Team Leadership
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Business Development
  • Mobile Applications
  • Software Development
  • Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Go-to-market Strategy
  • Product Strategy
  • Leadership
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Education

Haverford College

Bachelor's Degree, Philosophy

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