Leading the product areas for social, app engagement, and crypto. Working hard with my teammates to build a best-in-class investing experience that helps our members in their...more journey to financial independence.
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New Wave was the first ever SEC-registered investment advisor for crypto. Our robo-advisor helped people invest intelligently in cryptocurrencies. I owned a broad spectrum...more of functions including product, growth, design, marketing, and support.
Despite launching and gaining traction, we ran into the significant challenges of a robo-advisor business model and operating in a crypto bear market, and I was subsequently brought into SoFi to lead their crypto initiative.
Head of Product (Platform)
2017 - Present (over 3 years)
I was the first PM for the company and built out and managed the 14-person Platform organization (product, engineering, design, data). When I joined, the company had no users...more or revenue or platform, and we created a technology platform called Hero and an interactive website hero.tv which enabled live audiences to participate directly in games. To showcase this platform, our company built a multiplayer survival game called SOS which was briefly the second most-watched game worldwide on Twitch.
As a founding member of YouTube Gaming, I initiated and drove many successful product features for mobile, desktop, live streaming, monetization, and international growth,...more while managing the technical roadmap for all Gaming initiatives at YouTube. In recognition of my impact, I was promoted with the highest possible rating given across Google (Superb).
Systems Engineering Manager
2009 - 2011 (over 2 years)
Initiated and managed the Worldwide Systems Engineering and 24/7 Technical Support team, driving an enterprise customer growth of over 50% every quarter from 0 to 200 during...more my tenure.
Sample projects awarded and implemented under my team: o HBO Go: conversion of all feature-length shows to play on iOS and Android devices o BBC 2012 Olympics: live video streaming and coverage of the London Olympics o Stanford Athletics: powering wi-fi instant replay on mobile devices at Stanford Stadium
SoFi has a core value "Run after problems" that epitomizes my career. Every industry is undergoing rapid change, and I've done my best work in 0->1 environments which embrace that fact. I'm a curious learner about the art, science, and strategy of product management.