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Hi, my name is Mark.
I am project manager with a background in industrial design, product development, and entrepreneurship.
I lead cross functional teams developing innovative products, from brief through to market launch, by managing timelines, budget, scope, and by contributing with my design and product development experience. I lead through consensus building, collaboration, and I am passionate about integrating design thinking and user driven innovation into the product development process.
As Project Manager at Global Furniture Group, I am the executive team’s point-person for new product development. The role requires the understanding of macro business needs as well as day-to-day project leadership. My responsibilities include auditing and improving “New Product Development” procedures, by applying my experience in Industrial Design, leadership and entrepreneurship. My experience across various industries, in multiple roles, enables me to help Global Furniture Group launch better quality products, faster.
Previously as Chief of Product at Vanhawks Inc. I lead our physical-product team, helping our company ship the world’s first IoT bicycle to 700+ Kickstarter supporters, in less than 2 years. With no precedent to guide us, our company managed to marry the purity of a bicycle with the complexity of electronics, and ship a working product to our customers. As one of the heads at the company I was responsible for product management and leading the physical-product team.
As the lead Industrial Designer at Cervelo Cycles I had the opportunity to push the product design boundaries of high-end, professional cycling products. I oversaw Cervelo’s product design direction and supported our team of Mechanical, Aerodynamic and Structural Engineers in transforming research and development into usable, sensible, cohesive, and delightful products.