Product Development

Product Development

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jessica Madsen.  Jessica is an experienced tech executive with expertise in eCommerce, general management and product development. Most recently, Jessica spent 4 years as the global general manager of Wayfair’s customer loyalty and CRM program, where she led a team of 100 in building the tech platform, data science models […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Anthony Hopp with AnthonyDykeHopp. A summary of Anthony’s experience follows. “I’ve been a serial business builder and a strategy consultant since 1988. My fields of experience span from technology disciplines like circuit board design/manufacturing, medical imaging, shared computing and robotics; to business disciplines like business building, franchising, product development, marketing […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Benjamin Becker.  Ben spent two years at McKinsey based out of Taiwan serving clients across the Greater China Region. Afterwards, he stayed in Asia to help run procurement and supply chain strategy at Dell before moving back to California in 2016. He has since run strategy and operations teams in […]

In this article, Tirrell Payton shares why simplifying the features in a product is a smart step in both design and sales. The product was falling under its own weight. It was bloated and didn’t really solve a key problem for the customer. I talked to the lead product manager about some of the issues […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Jan Starrsjö with Jan Starrsjö Advisory. Jan Starrsjö spent 7 years with McKinsey in the Scandinavian office and 1 year in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The work included corporate strategy, profit improvement programs, sales effectiveness, and product development. Since then, Jan has spent 23 years with PostNord holding senior executive […]

Tirrell Payton shares an evergreen article that explains why fewer features are better in product design and how product managers can guide the development in the right direction. The product was falling under its own weight. It was bloated and didn’t really solve a key problem for the customer. I talked to the lead product […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Rob Mann with MilestonCVC. Having worked across the globe, Rob has over 20 years of consulting and industry experience focused on growth and innovation, product development and related operations. He previously worked at McKinsey as a Senior Expert in Product Development & Design. He led North Highland‘s Growth & Innovation […]

  Rahul Bhargava takes a look at thriving startups and shares the key factors that led to their success.  Recently, one of the startups I am working with, asked to ‘decode’ a post by Michael Stewart he had read about success factors for a startup. This post itself was a further assessment based on the […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Wayne Patten with Innovation Strategies. Wayne has over 30 years of experience in consulting to senior leadership in companies of all sizes. In 2000, Mr. Patten founded Innovation Strategies, LLC to focus on helping clients achieve significant organic growth and operational excellence. Prior to founding Innovation Strategies, he co-founded Prism […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Christoph Traxler with Dr. Traxler Consulting.  Chris has more than 15 years experience as an executive board member within Centrotec, a European group of companies active in many fields including medical technology/ in-vitro-diagnostics, precision engineering, HVAC, solar and plastics technology. Centrotec has 600m revenues, is publicly listed at the Frankfurt […]