CV

Professional Summary

Currently:

I'm Ben, currently employed as a Senior Product Manager, responsible for the product pages (40% of all site sessions) and brand pages on Nordstrom.com.  I work with a team of 14 geographically distributed agile engineers, a program manager, and a designer.  Since joining I've had an AB testing promotion rate of over 70%

Before:

Before Nordstrom, I was a Senior Product Manager for Trunk Club (one of the first to market in at-home personalized styling acquired by Nordstrom in 2014) responsible for their native app across iOS and Android (~50% of revenue).  Before Trunk Club, I was a Product Manager for Vistaprint responsible for their cart, checkout, and order management experiences.  

Skills

Product Management  Agile Methodologies     Scrum    Data 
Product Marketing 
  AB Testing    Thought Leadership    Entrepreneurship

Work Experience

2020-Present

Senior Product Manager: Nordstrom.com

At Nordstrom, I am responsible for their Product Pages, and Brand Pages (~40% of total site traffic) across both desktop and mobile optimized web formats.  I work with an agile engineering team that is geographically distributed (Seattle & Kyiv) running Kanban, a program manager, and a designer.  During my time at Nordstrom I've maintained above a 70% promotion rate for the tests the team has run.

2020-2020

Senior Product Manager: Trunk Club

At Trunk Club (Nordstrom owned first to market online styling SaaS / Subscription hybrid), I was a Senior Product Manager for the Trunk Club iOS and Android app experiences (more than 50% of revenues).  I supported one direct report and worked with a team of 13 engineers and a designer based out of Chicago IL running scrum.  

2013-2020

Product Manager: Vistaprint

I worked at Vistaprint for 7 years in a few different capacities, starting as a Product Marketing Manager, and ending as a Product Manager.  When I left, I was the Product Manager for the cart, checkout, and order management space.  This included payments, fraud, and the UI front ends.  I worked across 3 scrum teams across 19 engineers and partnered with a 3rd party agency designer.  

Education

2009-2013

Babson College

Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Concentration in Marketing

2017

Harvard Extension School

Strategic Marketing Management

2011

University of New South Wales

Australia study abroad: Negotiations, Psychology, Australian Studies

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Ben is a great product manager. I've seen him effectively manager a huge number of stakeholders and cultivate strong relationships, despite professional disagreements on priorities. He takes personal growth and professional development very seriously. He has a strong grasp on who his customers are and looks for the data he needs to make the right decisions."

 - Gary Schorer, Director of Technology at Vistaprint

Interests

Outside of work, I am extremely passionate about Real Estate investing, photography, and will play the occasional video game.  Before COVID, I was actively training in Krav Maga and plan to continue once things get back to normal.  

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