• Michael O'Rourke

    Product Manager for Cloud, Web, & Digital marketplaces.

About

The winning army realizes the conditions for victory first, then fights. The losing army fights first, then seeks victory.

Profile

Name: Michael O'Rourke
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth
Citizenship: United States
Language: English

Resume 



Summary

Forward-thinking technologist who blends strategic vision with practical execution to deliver high-tech products and solutions. Distinct ability to translate insights into compelling strategies that drive growth and ensure client success.

Recognized for identifying emerging trends, implementing new market initiatives, and driving go-to-market tactics. Functional experience spanning all disciplines, from ideation and development to marketing and optimization. Skilled at delivering product and marketing capabilities including Strategy, Planning, Go-to-Market, Competitive, Roadmaps, Definition, Market Research, Propositions, Pricing, and Requirements.

Experience

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

Jun 2016 - PRESENT

Product Manager

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Plano, Texas

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Oct 2014 - Jun 2016

Group Product Manager

SoftLayer, an IBM Company Dallas, Texas

Pivot product initiatives and market strategies toward developing a growing cloud computing platform. Responsible for building and launching new cloud PaaS and IaaS products in global marketplaces.

  • Establish new vertical products in Bluemix, SoftLayer, and IBM Marketplace catalogs
  • Enact strategies to reach untapped markets and new growth opportunities
  • Craft business cases, proofs-of-concept, and requirements for dev consumption
  • Align technology roadmaps and P&L to drive organic growth and achieve business objectives
  • Work directly with developers, designers, and customers to refine product concepts and ensure customer success and adoption
Sep 2012 - Oct 2014

Product Manager

SoftLayer, an IBM Company Dallas, Texas

Pivot product initiatives and market strategies toward developing a growing cloud computing platform. Responsible for building and launching new cloud PaaS and IaaS products in global marketplaces.

  • Establish new vertical products in Bluemix, SoftLayer, and IBM Marketplace catalogs
  • Enact strategies to reach untapped markets and new growth opportunities
  • Craft business cases, proofs-of-concept, and requirements for dev consumption
  • Align technology roadmaps and P&L to drive organic growth and achieve business objectives
  • Work directly with developers, designers, and customers to refine product concepts and ensure customer success and adoption
Dec 2007 - Aug 2012

Senior Product Manager

Neopost Austin, Texas

Cultivated pipelines to new markets and designed offerings for new online solutions and native apps. Responsible for customer-facing SaaS, on-premise, and digital products.

  • Reached new markets by transitioning native products to hosted ecosystems
  • Facilitated technology refresh programs to eliminate churn and increase revenue flow
  • Adopted new Agile and Product Portfolio practices, reducing time-to-market by 40%
  • Managed $25M project to transform line-of-business apps into a hosted CRM environment
  • Launched storefront for purchasing Internet-enabled apps on smart devices, increasing attachment rates 30-32% each quarter
Jul 2003 - Nov 2007

Technical Product Manager

Neopost Dallas, Texas

Cultivated pipelines to new markets and designed offerings for new online solutions and native apps. Responsible for customer-facing SaaS, on-premise, and digital products.

  • Reached new markets by transitioning native products to hosted ecosystems
  • Facilitated technology refresh programs to eliminate churn and increase revenue flow
  • Adopted new Agile and Product Portfolio practices, reducing time-to-market by 40%
  • Managed $25M project to transform line-of-business apps into a hosted CRM environment
  • Launched storefront for purchasing Internet-enabled apps on smart devices, increasing attachment rates 30-32% each quarter

Michael is the type of resource that every Product Marketing person wish they had. Not only does he master all technical areas under his responsibility, he has this unique capacity to relate how things work in a simple, non-technical way that speaks clearly to the end-user. Michael also showed his capacity to lead product-related projects, and played a key role in the success of many product launches.

Director, Business Development @ Alfresco

Michael is truly innovative and creative in all that he accomplishes. Several times here he established a new benchmark for how things should be done. He is very methodical in the way he approaches problems and goes about to fully understand something before rushing to judgment.

Director, Product Engineering @ Neopost USA

I could always count on Michael to provide me with a thorough and realistic project plan that allowed me to manage go-to-market efforts. I relied on his guidance to determine feature priorities, trade-offs and workload estimates. With his knowledge, experience and strong work ethic, Michael will be a valuable asset to any team.

Senior Director, Marketing @ Neopost USA

I had a chance to work on a variety of projects that were ultimately successful due to Michael's hard work and attentiveness. He worked very closely with our team to ensure the work could be accomplished on time. He also does a fantastic job at conveying exactly what the customer wants.

Senior Engineer, Quality @ Sailpoint

Michael is thorough and conscientious, with a well-organized approach to every task he undertakes and doesn't quit until the jobs done right. The knowledge Michael has in the field has proven to be invaluable to Development as we develop new products and features. He consistently makes sure that a release has been thoroughly tested before giving it his stamp of approval.

Project Manager @ Ticom Geomatics

Education

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Sep 2015 - PRESENT

Information Technology

Liberty University Student #22889837‏
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011

Management Information Systems

Liberty University Student #22889837‏
Dec 2011 - Present

Practical Product Management Certified

Pragmatic Marketing
Jul 2011 - Present

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance Member #106785
Jan 2011 - Present

Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute Member #1386298
Oct 2010 - Present

Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum Alliance Member #106785
Sep 2011 - Present

Certified Scrum Professional

Scrum Alliance Member #106785
Jul 2007 - Present

Network+ Certified

CompTIA Member #1006245476

Works

Success is not delivering a feature. Success is learning how to solve the customer's problem.

Skill Set

Doing 100% of something is better than waiting for 100% of everything.

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    Cloud
    Computing

    1. SaaS
    2. PaaS
    3. IaaS
    4. DaaS
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    Product
    Management

    1. Strategy
    2. Technical
    3. Marketing
    4. Analysis
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    Product
    Development

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    Program
    Management

    1. Agile
    2. Lean
    3. DevOps
    4. PMO
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    Front-End
    Design

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    Web
    Engineering

    1. HTML/CSS
    2. Jekyll
    3. jQuery
    4. LESS
    5. Node
    6. SQL