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Andrew Charles Pope

Andrew Charles Pope

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Member since March 13, 2019
Andrew has led a team of world-class engineers from Amazon, Palantir, Google, and Facebook to build workflow tools for VC firms in Silicon Valley. As a product director, he oversaw a social network that reached the top communication position on Google Play with 10 million MAU. Andrew has over a decade of international product management experience across fintech, social, transportation, and video games—leading product teams from seed to IPO.
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Project Highlights
  • Built and launched the first securities to cryptocurrency exchange running on the Stellar Network in a 2-month timeframe.
  • Led the development of the first enterprise suite of tools built for Venture Capital deals.
  • Led the product development to reach 10 million MAU, monetized the platform, and applied machine learning to filter content.
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Analytics
  • Consumer Products
  • Design
  • Enterprise SaaS
  • Remote Team Leadership
  • Startups
  • Technical Leadership
Education
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Employment
  • Senior Product Manager
    2018 - PRESENT
    MVP Factory
    • Created comprehensive product backlogs; including the generation of user stories, state machine diagrams, RESTful API specs, and microservice architecture.
    • Ruthlessly prioritized roadmaps; scoped minimum viable products to fit 2-to-3 month launch targets.
    • Prepared milestone plans and present to clients.
    • Communicated progress to investors, internal stakeholders, and C-level management; used data modeling and queries to present insights.
    • Ran one-week sprint cycles: including sprint planning, daily standups, sprint reviews, and client demos..
    • Managed a remote Agile squad of developers, designers, and QA across multiple time zones (eight people).
    • Coordinated multi-platform launches for iOS, Android, and the web.
  • Product Lead
    2016 - 2018
    Anduin Transactions
    • Set longterm product roadmaps for multiple products in the suite; this included data rooms, doc parsing, eSignatures, workflows, deal analytics, and insights.
    • Presented the product vision and roadmap to the team, board of directors, and external stakeholders.
    • Was promoted from product expert to product lead; managed a team of product experts, product operations, and legal analysts (six people).
    • Owned features end to end from customer interviews, flow diagramming, wireframing, prototyping, user story creation, testing, launch, user support, to iterations.
    • Acquired our first enterprise customers during my tenure as a product lead.
  • Product Director
    2014 - 2016
    MySQUAR
    • Oversaw and was responsible for the product roadmap during growth and monetization stages.
    • Within 18 months had approximately a significant percentage of Myanmar’s online population signed up on the app; had six figures worth of daily active users (actual numbers are NDA).
    • Tripled the average session duration by releasing a public feed split by communities.
    • Used SQL queries and spotted a low success rate in the signup and ran street-usability testing to understand the problem; designed and implemented a new sign up flow; signup success increased by a significant percentage.
    • Was promoted from product manager to product director to manage a team of six (PMs, designers, and QAs).
    • Worked on a product that had great success which led to the first IPO for a Myanmar-focused tech company.
  • Co-founder
    2009 - 2014
    Sunshower Games
    • Designed, developed (JavaScript, AS3), and launched 6 games.
    • Developed a physics game engine; including a smooth slope detection for Bézier curves.
    • Acquired game advertising sponsorships ranging from: $1,500 to $30,000.
    • Accepted into SFU Venture Connect incubator and Bootup Labs Vancouver.
Project History
  • Securities Blockchain Exchange
    Built and launched the first securities to cryptocurrency exchange running on the Stellar Network in a 2-month timeframe.

    • Created an exchange for tokenized real-world assets (bonds, stocks, and ETFs) that can be traded across borders instantly.
    • Built the onboarding flow: 2FA, KYC and Anti-Money Laundering checks, and seed phrase encryption.
    • Designing the trading interface with daily volume charts, 24% change in asset prices, book sales (buying, selling, ordering), and a digital wallet.
    • Launched simultaneously on iOS and Android.

  • Anduin Transactions
    Led the development of the first enterprise suite of tools built for Venture Capital deals.

    • Created a turn-based deal making system which intelligently guides various parties (VC firm, law firms, and startups) through the financing documents in a streamlined way.
    • Built an analytics dashboard to provide insights: time spent in various parts of the deal, key terms used, and actions taken by which individuals. Provided tips and optimizations to progress the transaction.
    • Designed a Slack-like chat system for communication amongst financing and legal teams.

  • MyChat
    Led the product development to reach 10 million MAU, monetized the platform, and applied machine learning to filter content.

    • Conducted onsite user interviews in Myanmar with users to better understand the usability of the app and our users' psychology. Used the knowledge to streamline our onboarding funnel, increasing retention by a double-digit percentage.
    • Implemented machine learning (vision) to our feed of photo to tag and monitor uploads. Helped fight fake news, dangerous content, and prevent hackers from abusing the network.
    • Designed the user interface and built testable high-fidelity prototypes.
    • Integrated an advertising panel with our feed to provide 3rd party businesses with targeted advertising tools.

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Interactive Arts and Technology
    2005 - 2009
    Simon Fraser University - Burnaby, Canada
Certifications
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)
    AUGUST 2014 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
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