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Chris Nicol

Chris Nicol

Valencia, Spain
Member since August 24, 2018
Chris is a product manager with a history of development, UX, and project management. Today, his passion is taking a vision and working with an amazing team to create an experience for users that they love and that makes a difference. Chris' favorite quote: "Help your team (and company) ship the right product to your users" - Josh E
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Project Highlights
  • Generated the first transactional revenue stream for iQmetrix by providing a valuable and profitable solution to clients.
  • Took an overly featured R&D prototype and turned it into a focused product that provided actual value to internal staff.
  • Produced strategic and tactical plans to transition CHIMP from a monolith application to an extensible platform.
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Design Sprints
  • Jira
  • Kanban
  • Lean Canvas
  • Research
  • Scrum
Employment
  • Product Manager
    2017 - PRESENT
    CHIMP Technology Inc
    • Researched the platform capabilities of partners and competitors in the charitable donation space.
    • Produced strategic plan for transition from monolith application to platform-based omnichannel.
    • Reorganized two platform-based cross-functional development teams that were failing to ship into three cross-functional development teams shipping features every 2-3 weeks.
    • Mentored three junior product owners and help them implement a transparent priority matrix to ensure educated and researched prioritization of feature development.
    • Work remotely from Spain with teams in India and Canada.
  • Product Manager
    2009 - 2017
    iQmetrix
    • Researched and identified opportunities in the wireless retail market for a dropship solution.
    • Worked with COO and business development to come up with a pricing model and go to market strategy for dropshipping.
    • Worked with partner suppliers to define integration flows and system to support real-time dropship ordering across a network of 15,000 retail locations and seven suppliers.
    • Led four teams in developing end-to-end solution that integrated iQmetrix POS, eCommerce, in-store digital solutions with the iQmetrix Platform to provide an omnichannel experience for consumers.
    • Drove growth and adoption of dropship solution throughout the iQmetrix customer base.
  • Contract Front-end Developer
    2007 - 2009
    Chris Nicol Consulting
    • Worked remotely on a number of contracts as a front-end developer.
    • Worked with distributed teams in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Project History
  • Dropship
    Generated the first transactional revenue stream for iQmetrix by providing a valuable and profitable solution to clients.

    Dropship provides real-time supply chain order directly from the retail location to the supplier. Providing a seamless process for retailers.

    Clear ROI for clients, partners, and iQmetrix; we exceeded forecasts in the first six months.

  • Nimble - An Internal Communication Tool
    Took an overly featured R&D prototype and turned it into a focused product that provided actual value to internal staff.

    The R&D team had created an internal product meant to solve the problems of communication, transparency, productivity, and focus. The product had tons of features and was trying to solve too many vague problems.

    I came in and refocused the entire product. Completed internal interviews and research to define the actual problem that existed for internal communication and transparency. Threw out the existing prototype and within five weeks had shipped a refocused product that solved the real problem.

  • CHIMP Platform
    Produced strategic and tactical plans to transition CHIMP from a monolith application to an extensible platform.

    Developed a strategic plan to transition CHIMP from a monolith application to a microservice platform capable of supporting partners and multiple applications. Transformed underperforming development teams that were failing to ship into cross-functional teams that were shipping every 2-3 weeks.

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