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

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Seattle, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 22, 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.

Project Highlights

Securities Blockchain Exchange
Built and launched the first securities to cryptocurrency exchange running on the Stellar Network in a 2-month timeframe.
Anduin Transactions
Led the development of the first enterprise suite of tools built for Venture Capital deals.
MyChat
Led the product development to reach 10 million MAU, monetized the platform, and applied machine learning to filter content.

Expertise

Work Experience

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.

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

https://www.anduintransact.com/

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.
2005 - 2009

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interactive Arts and Technology

Simon Fraser University - Burnaby, Canada

AUGUST 2014 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

Scrum.org

Tools

Trello, Sketch, Jira, GitHub, Maya, Framer Prototyping, Asana, Mongoose, MATLAB, Facebook Android SDK

Industry Expertise

Video Gaming, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, Venture Capital, US Venture Funds, Public Transportation, Telecommunications

Paradigms

Scrum, Kanban, Agile, Agile Product Management, Agile Workflow, Microservices

Platforms

Blockchain, Blockchain Platforms, Firebase

Other

Finance, Web, Design, Google Sheets, Social Networking, Facebook Marketing, Android, User Stories, Product Management, Technical Product Management, Product Design, Consumer-facing Product Design, SaaS, Enterprise SaaS, Enterprise Software, User Interface (UI), Business Analysis, User Experience (UX), Product Strategy, Product Ownership, Prototyping, Remote Team Leadership, Startups, Lean Startups, iOS, Mobile, Growth, Product Development, Requirements, Product Roadmaps, Go-to-market Plans, User Research, Business Models, Product Marketing, Product Frameworks, Innovation, Product Discovery, Product Delivery, SaaS Product Management, Lean Product Manager, JavaScript, Node.js, Social Media, SQL, User Interviews, Productivity, Animation, eCommerce, Analytics, Project Management, Technical Leadership, Marketing Communications (MarCom), Software as a Service (SaaS), Product Growth, Machine Learning, APIs, API Development, REST APIs, RESTful Microservices, MongoDB, Chatbots, Profit & Loss (P&L), Front-end, Front-end Development, Back-end, Back-end Development, Web Development, Quality Assurance (QA), Growth Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Web App Development, Writing & Editing, Business Strategy, User Retention

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