Leading product management innovation with Lean and Agile for over ten years
I am a versatile Product Manager with over a decade experience designing, developing and delivering patented SaaS solutions. Currently I am the Director of Product Management & Planning at Decernis, a FoodChain ID company, where I manage high profile projects serving the complex needs of the largest food, beverage, chemical and consumer product manufacturers in the world. I am a dedicated Agilist and Lean manager, leading and coaching Scrum and Kanban teams focused on business value, flow and continuous improvement. I am also a social entrepreneur dedicated to changing the nonprofit fundraising landscape for the better and ensuring nonprofits increase their impact.
What people say about my work:
Patrick has been the great proponent in Decernis for making decisions with the customer's needs in mind. He does an excellent job in working with customers and developing products that are beneficial and useable. Patrick keeps the focus of development on track and communicates effectively with clients any changes to the schedule. He also has a great sense of how to use existing products to solve customers problems. This gift makes customers successful and want to work with him. Working with Patrick is never a bad choice.
I worked with Patrick for over 4 years in the build out and continuing redesign/improvement of Decernis News. We have worked in a collegial and highly collaborative manner, and Patrick has consistently been organized and methodical while being creative and innovative at the same time. He is very responsive to our clients, to me, and to our team. Patrick has continued to improve his technical skills and his managerial skills as well.
Patrick led the strategic roadmap and tactical execution with one of the development teams I managed at STX. His project was one of the most organized, positive, and effective that I had the opportunity to work with. Patrick has great judgment as a PM, and knows when to push things through and when to push back. He also gets agile methodology and understands the right balance between planning and doing. It was a pleasure to work with him.
I have a great deal of respect for Patrick's management style and abilities. He juggles many stakeholders effectively and is genuinely interested and motivated by the work he does. He is both technically and strategically savvy, balancing business needs and technical tradeoffs easily. I've been impressed with how much Patrick is able to manage in terms of understanding new technical complexity. I would be happy to work with Patrick again.
Patrick is a great manager with a technical background, which is very helpful. During our cooperation Patrick worked with several distributed teams with great success. He definitely showed his leadership and management skills solving all of our blockers or problems with highest priority. In my opinion he is the glue between technical and non-technical worlds. Patrick has a great understanding of Agile principles. His role of Product Owner in our Scrum Team was indispensable.
I hired Patrick as an IT advisor to conduct technical and market-based research for my startup data analytics company. As a founder, I appreciated his motivational support in me, my idea and my company. Patrick works his heart out. He anticipates potential future challenges and prepares the team for them. He is steadfast. He is passionate. He skillfully leads technical and non-technical teams down a path of excellence. Most importantly, he gets it right.