Tim Leehane

Tim Leehane

Principal Product Manager at Amazon Lab126

San Jose, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Consumer Electronics

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Tim Leehane's Summary

Ambitious and accomplished executive with 17-year record of success in high-tech consumer and business-to-business product development. Offer extensive international product management and marketing experience with responsibility for product lines delivering over $400M in revenue and 170M monthly active users. Intuitive leader with acute business acumen and expertise in channel development and market penetration. Offer adept development and control of international teams and multimillion-dollar budgets while promoting disciplined, research-based, consumer-focused product development process and methodology.

Core Strengths:
Product Management ~ Product Marketing ~ Long Term Strategic Planning ~ Research, Forecasting & Analysis ~ Market Segmentation Strategies ~ Innovation Management ~ Marketing Communications ~ Product Development & Launch ~ Complex Portfolio Management ~ Matrixed Offshore Team Management ~ Budget / Resource Control ~ Global Pricing Strategy ~ Media / Industry Relations ~ Training & Staff Development

Tim Leehane's Experience

Principal Product Manager

Amazon Lab126

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

January 2014Present (9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Leading hardware product management for the company's signature, Kindle Fire HDX tablet portfolio.

Developing next-generation, signature product line from concept to business requirements documentation. Spearheading go-to-market planning for current generation of products by developing strategic positioning and acting as product spokesperson to key stakeholders.

Selected Contributions:
** Presented new product concept to the CEO within the first three months of employment.
** Developed detailed business requirements for next-generation product.
** Created comprehensive go-to-market document for internal stakeholders for upcoming product launch.

Director of Product Marketing

BitTorrent, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

July 2012January 2014 (1 year 7 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Built the company's first product marketing team, focusing on customer acquisition, user engagement, and go-to-market planning and execution.

Designed marketing strategies for entering new markets with new customer behaviors to diversify the company's revenue stream. Developed market insights and a forecasting methodology to evaluate the current business and identify new opportunities.

Selected Contributions:
** Launched BitTorrent Sync, a disruptive peer-to-peer file syncing product, on desktop and mobile platforms.
** Developed and launched the company’s first marketing campaign for mobile devices, growing installations to over 12M in less than six months.
** Developed a methodology for tracking user engagement from the moment of acquisition through to end-of-life to better understand customer lifetime value (LTV) and product virality.

Director of Product Management

Logitech, Inc.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; LOGI; Consumer Electronics industry

2005July 2012 (7 years) Newark, California and Vancouver, Washington

Managed worldwide P&Ls of up to $418M for audio, digital home, and video business units spanning PC speaker, iPod speaker, headphone, set-top-box, and webcam product lines.

Built revenue through skillful program leadership and supportive direction of product management and marketing professionals. Maintained overhead through careful planning and control of operating expense (OpEx) budgets of up to $4M. Promoted staff development by providing training, constructive performance evaluation and review, and opportunities for professional growth.

Selected Contributions:
** Developed five-year long-term strategic plans for each business unit, driving profitable growth through expansion of existing categories and evaluation of new markets.
** Created two-year and three-year technology, platform, and product roadmaps, and deployed new portfolio management methodology that made process scalable, repeatable, and innovation-driven.
** Devised comprehensive, worldwide marketing plans that included pricing, positioning, target customer definition, channel development, promotional activities, sustaining product marketing, and end-of-life plans.
** Matrix-managed international product development teams, adeptly coordinating efforts of engineering, operations, marketing communications, program management, customer support, and sales groups.
** Recognized company spokesperson, effectively representing product lines to customers, retailers, industry analysts, and press representatives.

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Oregon Scientific, Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

20032005 (2 years) Tualatin, Oregon

Crafted U.S. business plans generating $27M in revenue for high-tech consumer electronics categories.

Prepared roadmaps for multiple product lines including digital cameras, MP3 players, digital voice recorders, home audio / video products, telephones, and two-way radios. Coordinated product development proposals, and oversaw product planning, forecasting, analysis, research, and promotion.

Selected Contributions:
** Developed complete marketing plans and strategies that detailed pricing and positioning strategies, defined customer targets, and drove channel development. Managed campaigns from launch through sustained marketing and end-of-life.

Senior Product Manager

SONICblue Incorporated, Rio Division

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Consumer Electronics industry

20012002 (1 year) Tigard, Oregon

Implemented global business plans for $13M product line, strengthening market position for current and next-generation Rio MP3 player lines, including flash memory, hard disk drive, and networked audio products.

Matrix-managed international teams, providing direction and oversight of all product development and marketing efforts. Led planning, analysis, development, and execution projects, working effectively between departments to align all roadmap deliverables toward successful, on-time launch and ongoing revenue generation.

Selected Contributions:
** Captured industry attention through outstanding promotion, forging productive relationships with customers, retailers, analysts, and media outlets.

Technical Product Manager and Marketing Program Manager

Intel Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; INTC; Semiconductors industry

19972001 (4 years) Hillsboro, Oregon

Directed business-to-business (B2B) marketing plans for streaming media hosting service and business video conferencing product line.

Planned and implemented wide range of end-customer and channel marketing communications including websites, video presentations, printed collateral, trade shows, advertising, and press relations. Managed matrix teams within other Intel groups during product launches, coordinating personnel from sales and marketing, legal, press relations, and field sales.

Selected Contributions:
** Developed comprehensive, global go-to-market strategy for brand-new line of business.

Tim Leehane's Skills & Expertise

  1. Product Marketing
  2. Product Development
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Interaction Design
  5. Product Management
  6. User Interface Design
  7. Portfolio Management
  8. Innovation Management
  9. Go-to-market Strategy
  10. Roadmap Creation
  11. Consumer Electronics
  12. Mobile Devices
  13. Product Launch
  14. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  15. Strategy
  16. Marketing Strategy
  17. B2B Marketing
  18. International Management
  19. Internet
  20. Marketing
  21. P&L Management
  22. General Management
  23. Strategic Planning
  24. Start-ups
  25. Competitive Analysis
  26. Positioning
  27. Marketing Communications
  28. Pricing
  29. Development of strategic marketing plans
  30. Market Analysis
  31. Strategic Partnerships
  32. Leadership
  33. Partner Management
  34. Product Lifecycle Management
  35. Management

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Tim Leehane's Education

University of Portland

Masters, Business Administration

Regis University

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Tim Leehane's Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

    • Scrum Alliance
  • Certified ScrumMaster

    • Scrum Alliance

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