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New Product Development Manager Resume


Desired Industry: Publishing SpiderID: 23586
Desired Job Location: Trenton, New Jersey Date Posted: 11/30/2008
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 12/12/2009
Desired Wage: 90000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Over 20 years of success in driving revenue and profit to new
heights for web content publishers and Fortune 500 clients by
creating content management systems, designing relational databases,
and developing integrated web sites.

Results-driven executive with solid history of setting strategic
direction and developing viable solutions in ambiguous environments.
Visionary entrepreneur and expert in product development, best
practices and process optimization. Recognized for ability to clearly
communicate technological concepts in layman's terms and leverage
technical background to solve critical business issues. Approachable
leader skilled in building teams of qualified professionals and
empowering staff to attain peak levels of performance.


Experience:
Fidler Consulting, East Windsor, NJ * 05/98 - Present

Electronic publishing firm providing directory, magazine,
newsletter, and technical reports to publishing companies and Fortune
500 companies; employs up to 7 FTEs and generates $600K in annual
revenue.

Owner

Founded consulting firm to provide electronic product development,
web site design and construction, database design and construction,
SEO services, MS Office product training, and technical support for
end-users and editorial staff. Consult with clients to assess
business, goals and current products, draft sales agreements, and
negotiate contracts. Manage all projects from conception to
completion including defining product specifications, creating
statements of work, working with graphic designers to create web
sites, content database, project flow and page elements, executing
SCO-friendly programming structure, performing quality control
testing, conducting client beta testing, and resolving bugs. Select
hosting, data entry, and broadcast email service suppliers. Develop
outsourcing company, employee, and contractor agreements. Manage
expense and sales budgets.

* Produced 43% first-year increase in listing updates and 24%
increase in ad sales for security industry association by
implementing content management procedures and system designed to
publish content for on-line and hard copy output (sibgonline.com).

* Created ad supported broadcast email newsletters and multiple
source point subscriber database for clients with 5K-64K subscribers.

* Generated 16%-24% profits in first two years of creating and
launching web site to complement Knight Ridder's print magazine. Web
site became model for future product development.

* Improved internal data sharing nationwide, increased data
reporting accuracy between heterogeneous documents, and realized ROI
after first quarterly update by enhancing data processing system for
Sprint/Nextel's highly proprietary seven-year strategy planning group.

* Boosted client site SCO and search result placement rankings from
fourth to first screen in four months by enhancing sites and site
structures.


Phillips Business Information Inc., Potomac, MD * 08/95 - 04/98

Privately held publishing company of directories and CD-ROM/internet
products, ad, and subscription based publications for airline,
security, telecommunication, and satellite clients including AT&T,
Southwestern Bell, and IBM.

Senior IT Manager 01/96 - 04/98

IT Manager 05/94 - 01/96

Led all facets of electronic product development for $15M
Information Resource Group including budgeting, DBA management, user
manual creation, internal/external customer support and hard copy
prepress/electronic publishing. Supervised teams of IT, editorial,
global customer support and electronic media distribution
professionals. Developed and managed $1.5M annual budget.

* Reduced CD-ROM production costs by 35% ($2,000 per month) by
modifying master CD-ROM creation procedures and sourcing new CD-ROM
replication company.

* Fueled sales growth by differentiated products from competition.
Infused hyperlinks in CD-ROM data that allowed real-time access to
stock information, as well as contact and product data verification
for company published on CD-ROMs.

* Generated significant sales growth by creating telephone
directory on CD that provided customers with quick and easy access to
information.

* Provided engine/aircraft images, full search capabilities, and
hyperlinks to hard copy content by creating regional airline
directory on CD.

* Enabled electronic publication and creation of printer-ready
files by creating product databases, management systems, post
processing systems, and reports for each product.

* Allowed customer site license search by company, product, or
topic, as well as single repository for internal use by developing
electronic product capable of integrating related content from all
three PBI groups.

* Created new revenue stream with 22% profit margin in first year
of launching CD-ROM ancillary product for satellite providers.


MANAGEMENT INFORMATION CORP., Cherry Hill, NJ * 07/87 - 05/94

Full search database specifications and analysis provider for
telecom, datacom, operating system software, and desktop hardware
vendors with up to 25 employees and $2.5M in annual revenue. Key
clients included Fortune 500 companies such as NCR, AT&T,
Southwestern Bell, and IBM.

Network Administrator/DBA

Created and managed production schedule for all five products,
interfaced with multiple internal departments to ensure online
publishing, and facilitated news feed installation and management for
editorial staff.

* Positioned company as one of nation's first electronic publishers
by transitioning print publishing first to diskette and then to CD-
ROM publishing of full search database analysis.

* Increased editorial staff productivity by 25% through
installation and management of company's first Novell network and
creation of internal press release management system.


Education:
Kutztown University
BS in Computer & Information Science
Business Management Minor


Affiliations:
AFFILIATIONS

Society for Scholarly Publishing Online Advertising Professionals
Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach Elks Club


Skills:
* Web Site Design & Development
* Relational Database Design & Construction
* Budgeting
* Programming & Software Design
* Off-shoring/Local Outsourcing
* Project Management
* SCO
* Multidisciplinary Team Building & Leadership
* Staff Recruitment, Management & Retention


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