Accomplished technology and product management executive with experience in enterprise software, financial services and consumer internet. I've run technology organizations consisting of anywhere from a handful of developers to 80+ engineers. My experience runs the gamut - from UI design, application development, systems and infrastructure engineering, and operational support...both at startups as well as within larger corporate
Accomplished technology and product management executive with experience in enterprise software, financial services and consumer internet. I've run technology organizations consisting of anywhere from a handful of developers to 80+ engineers. My experience runs the gamut - from UI design, application development, systems and infrastructure engineering, and operational support...both at startups as well as within larger corporate environments.
Chief Technology Officer @ From March 2015 to Present (8 months) Oakland, CAProduct Development Consultant @ Currently running an Agile organization comprised of ex-Outbid employees to develop products and services which enable Copart to quickly expand into various international markets. Responsible for all product-related aspects: strategy and roadmap, design, development, testing and deployment. From October 2013 to March 2015 (1 year 6 months) Oakland, CAChief Product Officer @ Outbid is a unique peer-to-peer auctioning platform designed to allow users to host their very own LIVE online auctions. They can invite their family and friends to bid on their items for sale, and of course, enjoy the fun as their network of bidders compete to see who will be Outbid! Unlike other sites, Outbid auctions are conducted in real time and replicate the live auction experience with sound, animation and real-time bidding.
Responsible for transitioning Outbid from a proof-of-concept project to a separately funded subsidiary within its parent company. Recruited all the initial product, development and marketing personnel to successfully launch the outbid.com website. Responsible for product strategy and roadmap, UI/UX/IxD, software engineering, testing/QA, operations and customer support. From May 2011 to October 2013 (2 years 6 months) Oakland, CAChief Technology Officer @ From July 2010 to April 2011 (10 months) Technology Advisor @ From November 2010 to March 2011 (5 months) CTO and co-founder @ Responsible for all aspects of product strategy, development and technology for the company. Formulated the overall product strategy and positioning, with particular emphasis on product search, price transparency and community. Responsible for all product development, including UI design and usability, software design and development, and toolset selection. Developed and implemented Wigix’s SEO strategy; supported the company’s SEM efforts. Managed a diverse team of engineers consisting of both domestic and offshore (China) resources. Delivered monthly updates on product development and strategy to the Wigix board of directors. Represented the company in selected press/marketing activities and business development partnerships. From March 2007 to April 2010 (3 years 2 months) Program Director @ Managed a global consulting practice focused on optimizing applications for performance and scalability within the IBM WebSphere brand of products. Provided onsite support and problem resolution services for critical, high profile customer situations. Delivered key technical training and mentoring to partner organizations within the WebSphere brand as well as to IBM Global Services personnel.
Managed a worldwide team of software engineers focused on the research, analysis and prototyping of new technologies for inclusion into the IBM Tivoli Composite Application Management (ITCAM) portfolio of products. Actively worked with marketing, sales and selected customers to deliver on key requirements in order to enhance revenue opportunities, address emerging industry trends and directions, and maintain strategic advantages over IBM’s competitors in this space. From August 2004 to February 2007 (2 years 7 months) VP of Product Management @ Responsible for all of the company’s marketing efforts, both inbound and outbound. Managed the entire marketing stack from public relations, advertising, analyst relations, tradeshows, product launches, website maintenance, collateral development, customer requirements gathering, competitive analysis, product strategy and product management. Led the execution of the IBM OEM agreement, involving the enablement of hundreds of IBM field sales and technical pre-sales staff throughout North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Served as the technical evangelist for the company and frequently interacted with the press and analyst community, delivered webinar and conference presentations, and also was brought into key accounts to help accelerate the sales process and close deals. From June 2002 to July 2004 (2 years 2 months) VP of Engineering @ From February 2000 to June 2002 (2 years 5 months) VP of IT @ From November 1987 to February 2000 (12 years 4 months)
BA, Computer Science @ University of California, Berkeley Bob Lee is skilled in: Agile Methodologies, Cloud Computing, Software Development, Ruby on Rails, Enterprise Software, Scalability, SOA, SaaS, Start-ups, Mobile Applications, Agile Project Management, Distributed Systems, Product Management, Executive Management, PHP, Java, Internet Services, Usability, Design Patterns, C, SEO, System Architecture, Team Building, Requirements Analysis, User Interface Design, Strategy, CRM, Enterprise Architecture, Management, Competitive Analysis, Software Engineering, Business Development, Pre-sales, Software Design, Entrepreneurship, User Experience, REST, E-commerce, Web Applications, Mobile Devices