Innovative Product Manager, Computer Software
Hello, I'm David Detlefsen.
David Detlefsen's Bio:
Innovation Focused Product Manager & Certified Agile/Scrum Product Owner
The proven skills to define new product strategies and bring product concepts to market are hard to find. Development leadership requires strong entrepreneurial vision, intrapersonal skills, and drive. I bring these talents to companies seeking to increase profitability and remain competitive. As a leader in your organization I will create successful innovation through strategic and tactical balance and as a manager draw out the best work from the best people. Specialties: Product Management, New Product Design, Innovation & Risk Management
David Detlefsen's Experience:
Sr. Product Manager at Zebra TechnologiesApril 2014 - Present | Chicago, IL
Define features and prioritize roadmap for Zebra's Internet-of-Things SaaS platform called Zatar.
Faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM)2012
Instructor of Innovation and Risk Management in the MBA curriculum
Principle Product Strategist at WMS GamingJune 2007 - October 2013
Cross over strategic product concepts from R&D into production development. Manage Indea based products analytics team. Spearhead corporate innovation training. Administrate idea management enterprise software tools. Manage early stage product development projects for Gaming Operations buisness unit.
Development Manager at Sigenics Inc.April 2003 - June 2007
o Supervised and personally contributed to the creation of custom software, firmware and hardware. o Defined team member responsibilities, hired engineers, delegated development responsibilities, mentored team members and conducted performance reviews. o Created project proposals, managed customer communications, and produced project plans spanning over a year with multimillion dollar budgets. o Defined product specifications based on market research studies my team created, administered, and analyzed.
Hardware Engineer at Pritzker Institute of Biomedical EngineeringApril 2002 - April 2003
Successfully managed the development of a 16 channel micro-electrode stimulator system including software, hardware, firmware and packaging. This position required creating specifications, design, engineering, fabrication, and testing responsibilities. In addition to being the digital designer of the system, I also coordinated the efforts of 3 other engineers on the team.
Custom Hardware Engineer at Ikadega Inc,January 2002 - July 2002
Coordinated hardware and software design efforts for first to market video-on-demand server.
David Detlefsen's Education:
Illinois Institute of Technology2005 – 2006MBAConcentration: Strategic Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Illinois Institute of Technology1999 – 2001M.S.Concentration: Microelectronics Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology1995 – 1998B.S.Concentration: Computer Engineering (EE/CS)
St. John Brebeuf1986 – 1990Grammer SchoolConcentration: nano-particle bio physics
David Detlefsen's Interests & Activities:
Innovation management, user centered product design, teaching, learning... and yes, I am one of those geocaching people.