RESUME FOR MATT WANGLER
Executive Manager: Technology, Operations, Finance, Associations, Startups, Nonprofits, Manufacturing
SKILLS & TOOLS
Operations Management Financial Management Board of Directors Management Strategic Planning
Project, Process Management Program Management, PMO Industry Association Management Nonprofit Management
Software Development Life Cycle Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall Profit & Loss Management Business Planning
Event Management New Product Introduction (NPI) Human Resource Management Business Turnaround
Agile Zen - Basecamp - Drupal - Magento - MS Azure, Project, Office, SharePoint - NetSuite - Pivotal Tracker - QuickBooks - Zoho
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University of Detroit Masters of Business Administration, University of Oregon
ASHWOOD GROUP Managing Director 2001 – Present
Co-founded management consulting company to perform project & program management, operations & finance management and strategic planning for companies launching new products and services.
·Social Venture Partner Encore Fellow: strategic, financial, and operations management at St. Ignatius Parish (2018-Present).
·Advise startup ventures on strategic & financial planning, resulting in successful sale & funding of ventures (2001-Present).
·Pro bono strategic & financial planning services to non-profits via committee and board membership (2001-Present).
·Managed remote team researching digital publishing innovations for Intel Corp.; resulted in funding two startups (2012-2013).
·Managed software development teams for Intel Corp. building new e-commerce sites for technologists (2011-2013).
·Grew professional services compensation management service from startup to 50+ independent contractors (2005-2014).
·Managed startup & growth of publishing business for Intel Corp. that published >150 technical books & journals (2003-2009).
NXTPUB Co-founder, Program Manager 2015 - 2018
Led development team using waterfall software development process to develop K-12 learning platform that aggregated thousands of education resources into a digital library along with tools for teachers to assign resources and monitor student progress. Negotiated with leading education publishers to license >25,000 education resources at no upfront cost.
PUBBL FORUM Founding Board Member 2013 - 2014
Co-founded industry association with Intel Corp. to organize book publishing industry in evolving a digital publishing standard. Developed organizational blueprint including structure of entity, by-laws, financial model/budget and membership structure.
VERSAPUB Co-founder, Program Manager 2013 - 2014
Led development team partnering with Intel Corp. to create Android, iOS mobile apps that enabled user-editable eBooks. Employed agile/SCRUM software development process, test-driven development and continuous integration processes.
VERILAN Board Member 2011 – 2016
Strategic and financial planning and advisory services as board member of global event management services company.
AIVEA CORPORATION Chief Operating Officer 2010 – 2011
Managed turnaround of Microsoft Gold Partner professional services company resulting in successful sale of the company.
·Overhauled accounting processes, established budgeting process; led offshore team revising support processes.
·Refined professional services delivery and software product development processes to incorporate agile methodology.
·Managed legal transactions, company health plan selection, 401K, performance review process.
·Created new revenue sources for SharePoint training and enterprise .NET e-commerce software platform; led reseller and development partner negotiations.
WIMAX FORUM Director of Operations 2005 – 2009
Managed all operations and service aspects, set strategy for wireless technology non-profit association that grew to over 500 member companies from 50+ countries with >10,000 member company participants.
·Established and managed Program Management Office (PMO) team to provide program management for consortium’s nine worldwide Working Groups in cooperation with IEEE 802.16 working group.
·Managed approval of multiple certification labs to enable launch of certification services for WiMAX technology products.
·Led staff that executed 100+ events over four years for participants in US, Europe, Asia, South America.
·Managed enhancements of information technology to enable collaboration for members on a 24x7 global basis.
·Development of Public Key Infrastructure security infrastructure, process and vendor selection.
·Led strategic planning efforts across organization and key contributor to establishing human resource policies.
·Managed growth and retention of members, enhanced services to increase value of membership.
·Managed facilities and IT infrastructure including three office moves in three years to accommodate staff growth.
GADGET LABS Co-founder, Program Manager 1997 – 2000
Co-founded computer music company that achieved >150% revenue growth in 3 years serving >4,000 customers globally.
·Established manufacturing and engineering teams, managed development of all products. Led business development, recruited and managed international distributor sales in Europe, Asia and South America.
·Managed raising private investment capital including developing business plan, raising capital from angel investors, managing board of directors. Managed implementation of human resources policies and establishing physical office infrastructure.
Engineering Manager, Program Manager 1991 - 1997
Managed Program Management Office (PMO) team for complex technology development projects with local and international partners in Europe and Asia for business unit pioneering personal computer based analog and digital telecom and video-conferencing products.
Established hardware design group from ground up for new business venture that delivered first personal computer-based digital phones. Completed executive MBA sponsored by Intel while working full-time.
Project Manager, Materials Manager, Component Engineer, Quality Engineer 1980 - 1991
Established materials and assembly qualification and sourcing processes to reduce cost, improve quality for supply chain vendors in the US, Europe and Asia. Managed development of memory, fax/modem and networking personal computer products. Developed new product introduction and life cycle methodology and processes.
Qualified chip designs for production, discovered root cause of failure to improve quality & reliability of computer chip design, fabrication & assembly processes. Developed failure analysis techniques using scanning electron microscopes to improve product reliability. Served as quality assurance liaison for key customers.
Social Venture Partner Encore Fellow St. Ignatius Parish
Board Member, Board Chair Business Education Compact
Board Member Oregon Technology Business Center
Committee Chair, Board Member Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Court Appointed Special Advocate CASA for Children
Member St. Vincent De Paul Society
Coach Youth soccer, basketball, baseball leagues