Hi! I'm Kole.
I'm a product management professional by way of UX. I have over 8 years’ experience crafting enterprise-class solutions, managing teams and helping others do the same as a part-time instructor.
Things I'm really
Navigating shifting priorities
I approach my work with an entrepreneurial spirit and have helped established organizations and teams adopt startup-like mindsets and Lean practices. I thrive operating in the grey, facing rapid changes and finding new approaches and efficiencies.
Facilitation + requirement gathering
From user story mapping workshops to stakeholder interviews, I have identified, organized and prioritized business, user and technical software needs for Fortune 500 clients
I’ve helped define strategy for organizations large and small, new-to-market products and legacy software. I’ve conducted competitive analyses, business model canvas evaluations and market and user research to define product vision, goals and key initiatives.
Roadmapping + prioritization
I have developed delivery plans, product roadmaps and release plans for enterprise-level software. During development, I have experience serving as Scrum Master and bring my broad understanding of software development to define user stories, provide estimates, plan sprints and identify critical dependencies and milestones.
Building stakeholder consensus
I've formally worked in all aspects of product development and have a deep understanding of each functional area involved in successfully delivering software. I can effectively communicate with a cross-functional product team and clients, identify alternative approaches when needed and sell solutions to external and internal stakeholders.
I came to product management by way of design. I’ve served as lead UX designer for clients ranging from L'Oréal to Starbucks. From wireframing to user flows to card sorting, I bring expert-level experience with all aspects of product design. I’ve also directly supervised design teams and led major initiatives to improve processes to better meet the needs of my users and cross-functional product teams.