Paul Ortchanian

Paul Ortchanian

Vice President, Technology and Operations at Edelman

Location
Montreal, Canada Area
Industry
Internet

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Paul Ortchanian's Overview

Current
  • Vice President, Technology and Operations at Edelman
Past
  • Founder, Creative Technology & Engineering consultant at Leading San Francisco agencies and Montreal Companies
  • Industry Speaker and Teacher at Web Design Events and Technology Schools
  • Lead Designer and Technologist - Department of New Media at Fabrica (Benetton)
  • Designer and Technologist | Workstudy at The Banff Centre
Education
Connections

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Paul Ortchanian's Experience

Vice President, Technology and Operations

Edelman

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Montreal, Canada Area

* Oversee all digital production from Canada, incorporating both Creative and Technical output
* Run production unit as a discreet hub that can be utilized by other Edelman North American offices.
* Recruit and manage a cross-functional team of 16 technologists
* Inform and instil best practices in the technology production space
* Devise technical strategy for new business development and orchestrate our RFP responses
* Create an operational PMO to set expectations on delivery of all work and the processes for validating new projects and staffing of teams
* Introduce new tools and processes to improve the traceability and prioritization of digital tactics, requirements, functional specifications, and test cases
* Spearheaded the development of Edelman’s all-in-one Social Insights SaaS tool Blender.

Product Manager SaaS Platform & API Products

RealGravity

June 2012February 2013 (9 months) San Francisco

Technical Experience Director

Blast Radius (member of WPP's Wunderman network)

December 2007May 2012 (4 years 6 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Creative Technologist | Lead Front End Engineer

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

February 2006October 2007 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Founder, Creative Technology & Engineering consultant

Leading San Francisco agencies and Montreal Companies

November 2001February 2007 (5 years 4 months) Montreal, Canada Area

Industry Speaker and Teacher

Web Design Events and Technology Schools

January 2002January 2007 (5 years 1 month)

Lead Designer and Technologist - Department of New Media

Fabrica (Benetton)

January 2001January 2002 (1 year 1 month) Treviso, Veneto, Italy

Designer and Technologist | Workstudy

The Banff Centre

October 1998January 1999 (4 months) Calgary, Canada Area

Paul Ortchanian's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Board Of Directors, President

      H2O Lofts Homeowner's Association
      June 2011 present (3 years 4 months)

      Elected for a 2-year term to the board for a 28-unit loft condominium.

Paul Ortchanian's Skills & Expertise

  1. Product Management
  2. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  3. Creative Development
  4. Technical Innovation
  5. Conceptual
  6. Influential
  7. Anticipating problems
  8. Problem Solver
  9. Product management
  10. User Experience
  11. Information Architecture
  12. Analytic
  13. Data visualization
  14. User Interface Design
  15. Process Establishement
  16. Agile development
  17. Scrum
  18. Time Management
  19. Front end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  20. Website analytics
  21. Conversion optimization
  22. SEO
  23. Front-end
  24. Creative Direction
  25. Agile Methodologies
  26. Web Analytics
  27. Analytics

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Paul Ortchanian's Education

Concordia University

Graducate degree, Interactive arts and Design art practice

20012003

Master's Thesis: "Reconceptualizing the semantics of interaction design as a method to visualize narratives." Thesis Advisor: Michael Longford.

Concordia University

Bachelors of Science, BSC in Mathematics

19951998

Minor in Digital Imaging in the Fine Arts taken in combination with the option in Computer Applications offered by the Department of Computer Science.

Activities and Societies: President Mathematics and Statistics Association

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