I have an extensive background in web and print design, information architecture, user-centered software design, SaaS implementation, and product development. I am currently looking to utilize my skills in a design-focused product management role.
Objective & Skills
I have over 10 years of experience designing and managing software systems and would love to discuss bringing my skills to your company to help enhance its products, systems and services.
I consider Mike both a technical and creative genius (in the truest meaning of the word). We've worked together on a number of web and design projects over the past 5 years, and in that time I have been blown away with the efficient, elegant, and constructive solutions he has come up with for each assignment. He consistently delivers ideas that simplify, beautify, and improve the user's experience.
Dmytro Bershadskyy, Principal at White Gorilla Media
I worked alongside Mike for 6+ years at Pangea Foundation and during that time found myself emulating his skills in UX design and client management. His diligent work ethic consistently brought out the best in his coworkers and often uncovered customers' demands and design needs before they even knew them. His product designs featured a strong focus on logic and cognitive process and were streamlined, clean, and intuitive—a must for our mostly non-technical customers. He has a knack for making things simple, but still aesthetically pleasing. During my extended tenure, I never came across a customer who was unsatisfied with the end result of one of his designs. He is one of those rare gems who can straddle the worlds of both tech and design and will be an asset to any team he joins.
Corey Siefert, Developer at iSeatz
James Nearn, Developer at J.J. Keller & Associates
I worked with Michael to quickly and efficiently build a disaster response tool to deal with a massive influx of calls to our 211 call center due to a large-scale local disaster. Where our traditional CRM vendor struggled, Michael quickly stepped in and "got it." He developed an extremely easy to use interface, which was critical for success due to the large amount of volunteers walking in our doors that needed to be quickly trained to begin taking live calls.
Brandon Dotts, Executive at NICE
Working in the capacity of project manager, Mike and I worked very closely on a daily basis working through a prioritized list functionality and ever changing requests. Mike was particularly effective at communicating system limitations and the best method or approach to getting what we needed into a system. He is definitely well versed in the technology employed but also is experienced and tasteful in terms of logical page flows, usability and system/user interaction.
Areeya Lila, Management Consultant at Accenture
It's rare that IT wizards can work well with social service providers but that's not true with Michael. He can easily manage details of IT systems and translate that complicated language into something understandable to lay people. I have appreciated that he can take my ideas and make them into functional tools of web systems.
Rosanne Marmor, Program Manager at Portland Housing Authority
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