Andrew Charles Pope, Product Manager in Seattle, WA, United States
Andrew Charles Pope

Product Manager in Seattle, WA, United States

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.
Andrew is now available for hire

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

Select Certifications

Employment

  • Product Lead

    2016 - 2020
    Apitat
    • Owned product for an Ethereum blockchain-based loyalty iOS/Android application (developed for Emaar), spanning retail, hospitality, and real estate integrations, and brought the product from ideation to launch.
    • Launched the world’s first ‘tokenized securities exchange’ (DSTOQ) on iOS and Android, using the Stellar Lumens blockchain network for order fulfillment resulting in a $750k seed funding investment from Stellar.
    • Led a team of eight (remote Agile squad of developers, designers, and QA remotely across multiple time zones).
  • Product Lead

    2016 - 2018
    Anduin Transactions
    • Launched a venture capital deal-making workflow from ideation to acquiring the first enterprise client (VC Firm, $XXMM).
    • Implemented an agile process for teams working across a suite of products for VC (venture capital) firms: data rooms, doc parsing, e-signatures, workflows, deal analytics, and insights, resulting in +XX% in bi-weekly successful deployments.
    • Managed a team of six (product experts, product operations, and legal analysts).
  • Product Director

    2014 - 2016
    MySQUAR
    • Led design sprints. Designed two competing versions of a core feature, and ran multivariate tests to decide the winner. The feature went on to become the core feature of the app substantially increasing average session duration.
    • Responsible for the product roadmap during growth and monetization stages.
    • Within 18 months had approximately 10% of Myanmar’s online population signed up on the app. Had X00,000+ daily active users.
    • Tripled average session duration by releasing a public feed split by communities.
    • Spotted (through data queries) a downtrend in sign up success. Ran street-usability testing to discover flaws in sign-up. After fixing the issue, signup success increased +45%.
    • Promoted from product manager to product director to manage a team of six (PMs, designers, and QA).
    • Worked as a product lead 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

To view more profiles

Join Toptal
Share it with others