&CRUCo-Founder and Head of Product
Nov. 2019Cape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaBoutique development house, specializing in building of custom web applications to facilitate scale. The aim being to develop highly competent, self-organizing teams that could operate with high levels of trust and skill. Developed and executed the company's overall product strategy, driving the successful launch of multiple new products and features, across different companies including Varsity Vibe, Conservio, Voyc, Reg-Direct (current project scope and build), Dayrize. Led a team of senior, mid-level and junior developers, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.
Collaborated with cross-functional teams including engineering, design, marketing, and sales to align product vision with business objectives.
Conducted market research, competitive analysis, and customer feedback analysis to identify market trends, customer needs, and opportunities for product enhancement.
Defined and prioritized product roadmap based on customer insights, business goals, and market dynamics.
Oversaw product development lifecycle, from concept to launch, ensuring timely delivery while maintaining product quality and user experience.
Collaborated closely with executive leadership to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), and provide regular reports on product performance and growth during the lifecycle and build of the various projects we were involved with.
Consulted for companies looking to refine their technical and developer strategies in order to establish good foundations to succeed and scale.
Recruited developers who could facilitate the project builds.
Worked with engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment to ensure timely delivery of high-quality software releases. Monitored key metrics and conducted post-launch analysis to identify areas for improvement and implement product optimizations. Developed comprehensive product roadmaps, feature prioritization, and release plans in collaboration with cross-functional teams.