Calvin Hung, Product Manager in Stanford, CA, United States
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Calvin Hung

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Stanford, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 24, 2021

Calvin is a skilled product leader with 12+ years of product management and venture-building expertise. He's recognized for building, launching, and growing consumer products, delivering exceptional cross-channel experiences to create verticals and business opportunities in retail, financial services, and healthcare. He's a trusted partner for executive teams, driving the strategic vision and day-to-day execution to foster product innovation, accelerate growth, and build product capabilities.

Project Highlights

GemFair by De Beers Group
Led the design, development, and launch of GemFair, a blockchain-based diamond tracing platform for artisanal miners, to include ethically sourced diamonds in the global trade.
SME Digital Bank for the UAE
Spearheaded the innovation and incubation of an SME digital bank in the UAE, in the field of stealth, which recently raised $500+ million in funding.
COVID-19 Emergency Response System
Led the MVP build process of the COVID-19 emergency response system for a leading world health organization to fulfill masks and other PPE needs globally.

Expertise

Work Experience

Director of Product

2017 - 2023
BCG Digital Ventures
  • Founded six new ventures from scratch as interim CPO and GM, securing early-stage funding to incubate business opportunities with corporate partners in strategic markets, including the US, EU, UAE, SEA, and China.
  • Defined strategic roadmaps and drove MVP development for 10+ ventures, most notably for GemFair, a blockchain-based artisanal diamond trading platform with the De Beers Group and an unannounced SME digital bank in the UAE.
  • Built and led cross-functional teams of 10-30 through various stages of corporate venturing, including recruiting and coaching for both venture hires and BCG international offices.
  • Appointed as a functional expert within BCG to advise on blockchain initiatives, voice-enabled technologies, new retail models, and digital banking solutions.

Lead Product Manager

2015 - 2017
Beepi
  • Oversaw the product development effort in digitalizing sales, financial, and operational processes of Beepi, an end-to-end used car marketplace that raised $150,000,000+ in venture capital.
  • Designed and custom-built a proprietary vendor management system integrating industry-specific tools like Salesforce and Stripe to scale up to a $500,000,000+ operation.
  • Launched the Beepi leasing program in partnership with Ally Financial, a novel ownership model to diversify and increase used car financing to account for over 80% of retail sales.

Lead Product Manager

2013 - 2015
Disney
  • Owned the roadmap of all product and strategic initiatives led by the Disney Interactive mobile studio and managed a team of four product managers to oversee a $30,000,000+ business unit.
  • Established the Agile development culture to enable a data-driven approach to game design. Reduced the traditional year-long production release cycle by more than six months.
  • Advised on mobile game design and content strategy; turned around the retention and baseline revenue of a declining mobile game to become Disney's highest-grossing game of 2014.

Senior Product Manager

2012 - 2013
Utah Street Labs
  • Led a team of six engineers and two designers to build Copious, a personalized peer-to-peer online marketplace that raised $7,000,000+ in venture capital.
  • Designed an adaptive onboarding experience to convert first-time visitors into repeat users and ultimately doubled 30-day retention in four months.
  • Optimized the mechanics and user acquisition funnel from Facebook and added over 30% of daily traffic through organic referrals.

Senior Product Manager

2011 - 2012
Zynga
  • Managed a portfolio of features and Zynga best practices to drive core business metrics for games of up to 12 million daily active users and accounted for $4,000,000+ in recurring revenue.
  • Developed original gamification mechanics and features that consistently improved engagement metrics and payer conversion across multiple features twofold and fourfold.
  • Standardized A/B testing processes and reporting with a data-driven approach to streamline decision-making and live operation of social games.

GemFair by De Beers Group

https://www.debeersgroup.com/views/2020/the-gemfair-way

Led the design, development, and launch of GemFair, a blockchain-based diamond tracing platform for artisanal miners, to include ethically sourced diamonds in the global trade.

De Beers Group announced GemFair in April 2018 to support the formalization of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector by raising standards and opening up a new source of ethical diamond supply via its industry-leading distribution channel.

SME Digital Bank for the UAE

Spearheaded the innovation and incubation of an SME digital bank in the UAE, in the field of stealth, which recently raised $500+ million in funding.

As a founding member of a digital bank, I aimed to solve everyday cross-border transactions and know your customer (KYC) challenges the SME sector faced in the UAE. The public launch of the digital bank is planned for Q1 2022.

COVID-19 Emergency Response System

Led the MVP build process of the COVID-19 emergency response system for a leading world health organization to fulfill masks and other PPE needs globally.

Acted as the interim GM of a COVID-19 emergency response system offering a supply chain solution that enabled real-time inventory and supply chain tracking for government officials to order and track high-volume PPE shipments worldwide.
2006 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Nanotechnology Engineering

University of Waterloo - Waterloo, Canada

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