James DiPadua

james.dipadua@gmail.com — 928.707.0173 — San Francisco, CA

Professional Summary

I posses a broad range of entrepreneurial experience that has proven invaluable to organizations. I have a proven track record of designing and driving products to market, making strategic decisions and providing the tactical follow through necessary to succeed. In other words, I make it happen.

Goals

I am looking for opportunities to continue my professional growth in product development and team management. I want to build profitable teams and businesses around amazing software and user experiences. Games, gamification, big data and crowdsourcing are all areas I find particularly exciting.

Super Powers Core Beliefs
  • Product
  • Identification of Market & Product Opportunities
  • Product Design & Roadmap Creation
  • Wireframe & UX Design
  • Feature & Resource Prioritization
  • Product Marketing & eCommerce
  • SEO & Landing Page Optimization
  • Business
  • Strategy & Positioning
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Public Speaking
  • Culture & Team Building
  • Project Management
  • Google AdWords & Analytics
  • Technical
  • MySQL, PHP (OOP), JS (OOP), HTML/CSS
  • Linux, Git, R
  • Visio/Balsamiq/OmniGraffle/Gliffy, Projects, Excel, WordPress
  1. Challenge

    Recognize what I do not know today but need tomorrow. Challenge myself to master those deficiencies.

  2. Truth

    When making decisions, use available facts, not bias.

  3. Improvement

    I may face a point where good enough is good enough for today. Tomorrow is another opportunity to make it better.

  4. Respect

    Build empathy for and trust in my colleagues. Give respect first in order to receive it.

  5. Teamwork

    Achieve excellence through collaboration and camaraderie. Help my team up to lift myself higher.

TBD LabsAugust 2012 – Present

Founder, Principal

Product incubator and consulting firm started to help clients with product and process needs, particularly focused in Big Data and Crowdsourcing.

Servio (acquired by Crowdsource.com)October 2009 – August 2012 Serv.io & CloudCrowd

Director of Program Management (2012)

Senior Product & Program Manager (2011)

Program Manager (2009 – 2010)

As a member of Servio's executive team, I contributed to the strategic growth and direction of the company. My day-to-day responsibilities included ownership of our crowdsourcing software development roadmaps and the prioritization of development activities. Was also a key facilitator of major account wins including Staples, Walmart, Groupon, Walgreens & Target.

Power9ProAugust 2008 – Present

Founder & Product Lead Power9Pro.com

Taking my passion and enthusiasm for Magic: the Gathering, I created Power9Pro to create products and services that further enrich the experience of playing Magic.

J & C GroupAugust 2007 – Present

Founder, Sales & Project Lead

I forged long-term relationships with small outdoor activities businesses that provided ample opportunities to help develop coding experience.

Certain SoftwareApril 2007 – May 2008

Sales Representative

Enterprise sales representative for Southeast territory.

Meltwater GroupJune 2006 – April 2007

Key Account Manager

Enterprise sales representative for online media monitoring.

Insurance AgentOctober 2003 – June 2006

Insurance and Financial Services

Berlitz Language SchoolAugust 2002 – July 2003

English Instructor

Instructed business professionals in English.

Education

B.A. Trinity University, San Antonio TX - Philosophy and Chinese (1998-2002)

Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, Germany (October 2002-July 2003)

Tsing Hua University/Columbia University, Beijing, China (June-August 2000)

Financial licenses: Series 6 & 63 licenses (2004)

LanguagesInterestsMore Info

German - Conversationally fluent

Chinese (Mandarin) – Competent

French – Competent

Spanish – Novice

  • Health and Fitness
  • Magic: the Gathering
  • Reading and Writing about Game Theory, Business, Design, Crowdsourcing and Futurism

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