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Tim Sparks Resume

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October 2016 Resume

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Tim Sparks Resume

  1. 1. 
 Tim Sparks 81 Dot Ave, Unit A Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 821-0575 SKILLS Ideation Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Project Management Product Management Business Development Leadership Workflow Process Partnerships Specification Documentation Work Experience 03/2016 - Present Director, Client Solutions Hathway, Inc., San Francisco, CA • Lead the ideation, product scope definition, UX and technical feasibility research for top agency clients. • Wrote complete and detailed-oriented product requirement documents, ensuring clear communication of the requirements for the client, and internal design, UX & development teams. • Balanced features and requirements vs. time-to-market trade-offs by using data and metrics to back up assumptions and assertions of client business needs. • Managed cross functional teams from concept to client hand-off. • Familiar with Waterfall and SCRUM product development methodologies. 03/2015 - 03/2016 GM & Executive Director DHgate dba, Sunnyvale, CA • Responsible for US business operations. Parent company HQ in Beijing,China • Defined product marketing strategy. Utilized quantitative and qualitative user research to refine design and feature requirements. • Manage P&L, and personnel resource requirements. Managed a team of 14 (PM’s, software engineers, QA, and business analysts). • Developed marketing, user acquisition and affiliate strategies that led to $1.2 million in GMV within 6 months. • Defined and designed UX architecture and feature requirements necessary to attract and retain a broad base of users. • Led social marketing initiatives leading to increased user engagement by 2400%. • Coordinated industry event participation to increase brand awareness and Socialshops platform adoption by targeted user base.
  2. 2. Work Experience 04/2014 - 02/2015 Director, Business Development Lextech Global Services Inc., Lisle, IL • Lead West Coast efforts (remotely) for mobile development organization with a keen focus on Enterprise Mobility. • Responsible for service partnership programs with Apple and Google. • Worked directly with C-Level executive IT leadership at various organizations to help define mobile strategy and implementation initiatives. • Often led product ideation and defined product roadmap to help clients align their digital strategy initiatives. 02/2012 - 04/2014 Business Development Director Tigerspike Inc., San Francisco, CA • Lead all business development efforts for mobile development studio with acute focus on healthcare and retail industry sectors. • Worked directly with C-Level executive IT leadership at various organizations to help define mobile strategy and implementation initiatives. • Maintained strategic relationships with key stakeholders at major media publishers, healthcare organizations, retailers, and financial service organizations. • Managed a group of 10 (PM, UX Architect, Designers & Developers). 06/2010 - 11/2011 VP, Product xcubeLABS Inc., San Jose, CA • Lead the ideation, technical development, and launch of innovative products for agency clients. • Managed a team of 12 project managers. • Established and maintained the relationship with clients and third party vendors. • Ensured all projects were delivered on-time, within scope and within budget. • Acted as first point of contact with regards to changes in scope, project timelines and change orders. • Oversaw and directed project plans to monitor and track progress of client project to ensure milestones and deliverables were met. 08/2006 - 05/2010 VP, Product & Strategy mPulse Media Inc., San Francisco, CA • Lead the ideation, technical development, and launch of an innovative mobile social networking product. • Manage the product life cycle from ideation, technical feasibility, design and development, validation. • Oversaw project implementation, working with engineering and design teams to ensure milestones and deliverables were aligned with project plan. • Defined go-to-market strategy leading to integration of mPulse hosted technology into the mobile websites of large media brands such as CBS, MTVN, TV Guide and a host of other clients. Education 1991 - 1995 BS, Computer Science University of Maryland / University College, Yokosuka, Japan 2016 User Experience Design Immersive Course General Assembly 2016 (Ongoing) Object Oriented Programming in C++ Foothill College, Sunnyvale, CA 2016 (Ongoing) SCRUM + CAPM Certification CPRIME, Sunnyvale, CA