The winning army realizes the conditions for victory first, then fights. The losing army fights first, then seeks victory.
Name: Michael O'Rourke
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth
Citizenship: United States
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:
Strategic Planning, Competitive Intelligence, Business Cases, Product Definition, Product Roadmaps, Content Creation, Market Research, Value Propositions, Messaging, Launch Plans, Pricing, Requirements
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Drove new product creation from ideation to adoption for sophisticated cloud ecosystems and services. Outlined marketing investments against key competitors, steered courses for technology initiatives, and delivered product offerings to market.
Developed product initiatives and design strategies for an innovative cloud infrastructure. Managed the collection and definition of candidate feature-functions, concept designs, priorities, and requirements across core teams.
Cultivated pipelines to new digital, e-commerce, and cloud-based markets. Researched market needs, designed product offerings, and drove the product vision, value proposition, messaging, and go-to-market planning for customer-facing products.
Orchestrated software releases, implementations, and launch efforts. Served as the technical interface between Software Development, Quality Assurance, and Release Management.
Spearheaded retail launches for mobile products and provided operational support for system hardware, networks, and back-office systems.
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
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 an incredibly versatile contributor with the ability to wear many hats. He is able to pull together thoughts, ideas, and visions to craft not only product requirements and definition, but product ideas beyond the horizon that fit within our future vision.
Chief Technology Officer @ SoftLayer
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 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
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Success is not delivering a feature. Success is learning how to solve the customer's problem.
Doing 100% of something is better than waiting for 100% of everything.