Tariq West

Tariq West

Design & Tech Capable Product Guy

San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

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Tariq West's Overview

  • Explorer at Travel / Learning Sabbatical
  • Product Manager at XIF
  • Chief Tinkerer at Cooqery

500+ connections


Tariq West's Summary

Product guy with design and tech sensibilities, living and working at the intersections of tech, business, art and advocacy. I've spent some time learning and doing at Stanford, AKQA, Booz Allen, Microsoft, PayPal and Deloitte among other places. I've helped build beautiful, functional things for Nike, Delta, T-mobile, Nickelodeon, Fox, Orbitz, National Geographic, US Postal Service, among many others. I love poetry, scifi and dancing to soulful, funky music.

Tariq West's Skills & Expertise

  1. Product Management
  2. Web Development
  3. User Interface Design
  4. Business Analysis
  5. Project Management
  6. Strategy
  7. Competitive Analysis
  8. Social Media
  9. Spanish
  10. E-commerce
  11. Mobile Devices
  12. HTML
  13. Agile Methodologies
  14. Information Architecture
  15. User Experience Design
  16. Python
  17. Mobile Applications
  18. Market Research
  19. CSS
  20. Web Applications
  21. JavaScript
  22. Entrepreneurship
  23. Web Analytics
  24. Web Design
  25. Java
  26. SQL
  27. Requirements Analysis
  28. Software Quality Assurance
  29. PHP
  30. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  31. Product Marketing
  32. Technical Documentation
  33. Skunkworks
  34. Linux System Administration
  35. Offshore Outsourcing
  36. Contractor Management
  37. Adobe Creative Suite
  38. Requirements Management
  39. JIRA
  40. CQ5
  41. Adobe Experience Manager
  42. WordPress
  43. User Experience

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Tariq West's Experience

Sr. Business Analyst


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; pub; Marketing and Advertising industry

November 2013Present (11 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Currently, helping Stanford Hospitals & Clinics overhaul their digital - re-design, re-platform, responsive web.

Previously, helped T-mobile imagine and build digital experiences - focus on responsive web for marketing and ecommerce.

Other minor work for technology and automotive brands.


Travel / Learning Sabbatical

May 2013October 2013 (6 months) Colombia

Spent several months traveling and learning in Colombia and across the US. Among other things, explored near-shore technology outsourcing models and startup opportunities around the emerging middle class in Latin America.

Product Manager


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2012May 2013 (1 year) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Product manager / technical project manager. Product Manager for XMS digital asset management platform serving Fox, Disney-ABC, National Geographic, Away.com (Orbitz), Findlaw and Real Simple. Project Manager for technical and creative projects serving Fox, Nickelodeon, Inergize and UniteHere among others. Also, administered dev and production environments, designed and coded front-end/back-end solutions, engaged in biz dev, conducted technical / creative recruiting.

Chief Tinkerer


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

November 2012March 2013 (5 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

A startup experiment in monetizing the excess capacity of commercial kitchen spaces. Proved unviable at the time. Ask and I'll tell you what I learned.

Business Analyst


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

February 2011May 2012 (1 year 4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Business Analysis, Project Management and Strategy work in support of Nike, USPS and Delta digital accounts.


Booz Allen Hamilton

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BAH; Management Consulting industry

September 2010February 2011 (6 months) McLean, VA

Systems Development & Business Analytics. Supported technical implementation, deployment and testing of information assurance architecture components and maintained related documentation. Researched aircraft fuel efficiency technologies and developed cost savings models for business case development.

Technology Fellow

Be A Good Doctor (BAGD)

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

January 2009January 2010 (1 year 1 month) Stanford, CA

Led design and technology initiatives for medical social enterprise incubator supporting six social ventures.

Product Manager Intern


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

June 2009September 2009 (4 months) Redmond, Washington

Windows Live. Developed strategy for dealing with rogue agents in Windows Live service ecosystem from a legal and business development standpoint. Supported several business development and legal actions.

Product Manager Intern


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EBAY; Internet industry

June 2008September 2008 (4 months) San Jose, CA

Email Payments. Conducted competitive and gap analysis on SP/SMB online invoicing tools to support business case and product spec definition for PayPal invoicing product overhaul.

Project Engineer

Stanford Student Enterprises

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2007September 2008 (1 year 9 months) Stanford, CA

Stanford Internet Solutions. Managed and executed web design and development contracts for University and small business clients.

Business Technology Analyst Intern


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

June 2007September 2007 (4 months) McLean, VA

DHS, TSA projects. Built a requirements management and QA solution and evaluated software engineering management tools.

Web Designer / Developer


20052007 (2 years) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Web design/development and branding/identity work for small businesses and nonprofits in Washington, DC mostly building on open source CMS's using LAMP stack + HTML/CSS and Adobe Creative Suite. DBA as SIT Studios, Savvy IT and Cubit Enterprises.

Tariq West's Education

Stanford University

BA, Science, Technology & Society


Concentration in Management Science & Engineering.

Coursework in Programming Methodologies, Human Computer Interaction, Interface Design, Technology & Media Entrepreneurship, Organizational Science, New & Sustainable Product Development, Managerial Accounting, Public Policy, Economics, Sociology, Economic Sociology, Statistics.

Activities and Societies: SBSE, NSBE, SIS, SSE, BPBS, ASSU Executive Cabinet

Washington International School

International Baccalaureate, Economics, English, History, Spanish


Tariq West's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Board Member; Mentor; President's Council; Alumni Council

      Higher Achievement
      • Education
      September 2010 present (4 years 1 month)
    • Volunteer

      Stanford Alumni
      • Education
      June 2010 present (4 years 4 months)
    • Scholar Volunteer

      Ron Brown Scholars
      • Education
      May 2011 present (3 years 5 months)
    • Advisor

      Palindrome Advisors
      • Education
      April 2010 present (4 years 6 months)
    • Leadership Committee; VP of Events

      Stanford Entrepreneurship in Washington
      • Economic Empowerment
      September 2012 May 2013 (9 months)
    • Co-Founder; Technical Lead

      Peninsula Press
      • Arts and Culture
      April 2010 July 2010 (4 months)


    • Executive Cabinet; Chair of Web Initiatives

      Associated Students of Stanford University
      • Science and Technology
      April 2008 April 2010 (2 years 1 month)
    • Technology Chair, Region VI

      National Society of Black Engineers
      • Science and Technology
      May 2008 June 2009 (1 year 2 months)
    • Technology Chair

      Stanford Society of Black Scientists & Engineers
      • Science and Technology
      May 2008 June 2009 (1 year 2 months)

Tariq West's Honors and Awards

  • Commencement Student Speaker

    Stanford: Science, Technology & Society Program
    • 2010
  • Innovative Member of the Year

    Stanford Society of Black Scientists and Engineers
    • 2008
  • Boothe Prize for Excellence in Writing

    Stanford University
    • 2007
  • Ron Brown Scholar

    Ron Brown Scholarship Program
    • 2006
  • Washington Metropolitan Scholar

    Washington Metropolitan Scholars Program
    • 2006
  • National Achievement Scholar

    National Merit Scholarship Corporation
    • 2006
  • Robertson Scholarship; Carnegie Mellon Scholarship; Kluge Scholarship; Ingram Scholarship; Emory Liberal Arts Scholarship

    Duke/UNC; Carnegie Mellon; Columbia; Vanderbilt; Emory
    • 2006
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Washington International School
    • 2006
  • Barbara Thomas Community Service Award

    Washington International School
    • 2006

Tariq West's Languages

  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

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