Damian Tremlett, Product Manager in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Damian Tremlett

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
July 31, 2019

Damian is an experienced Agile product manager and owner with a strong collaborative leadership style. An advocate of sustainability, he believes that addressing sustainability challenges can drive innovation and build long-term competitive advantage. As a previous founder and business owner, Damian is a self-motivated, creative, and hard-working innovator. He helps business leaders and technologists find consensus on where the value lies.

Project Highlights

3D-Standards - Product Manager and UX Design.
Product manager for 3D-Standards (SAAS web and mobile application). Delivered to 20,000 businesses and over 2 million users.
ESG Data Intelligence
Led the product development and launch of an internal BI interface for investment analysis.
3D CAD System for Hospital Operating Rooms
Product management from concept to launch with four years of continual iterations.


Work Experience

Strategy Manager

2017 - 2019
Stewart Investors
  • Researched the market and competition, providing trend analysis reports for board and executive management.
  • Co-led an operational review to define a new global operating model for a staff of 300.
  • Analyzed the global regulatory impact on sustainability and emerging technologies to advise on investment strategy.
  • Represented the company at industry forums for sustainable finance.
  • Spearheaded the internal BI and ESG analysis systems, including Tableau and Salesforce as the Product Manager.

Product Manager

2014 - 2017
Sword Charteris
  • Introduced Agile product management teams.
  • Developed a new corporate intranet-in-a-box MVP that was based on regular customer feedback and UX journeys.
  • Delivered the first product to the customer (2000 staff) in the public sector.
  • Developed product roadmap and strategic goals linked to specific usage and revenue KPIs.
  • Managed the devolution program of all IT services from the UK forestry commission to the Welsh Assembly.

Founder, CEO, Product Owner

2006 - 2013
Aarkid, Ltd.
  • Researched market opportunities to develop an Innovation strategy.
  • Product management of B2B, SaaS and mobile applications with over 20,000 business users and over 2 million end users.
  • Business analysis and innovation - uncovering the root causes of perceived requirements.
  • Innovation management and IP negotiation.
  • Pivoted technology to develop a Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution delivered to the top 10% of global manufacturers in the sector.
  • Agile project management - development teams of up to 12 people, delivering solutions to international clients, including Stryker, Stanley Black & Decker, the US government, Siemens, and other small and large businesses.

Environment Designer

2004 - 2008
Visual Science
  • Designed the game (consoles).
  • Developed the concept and environment artwork.
  • Ran the UX design and testing.

Designer, Animator

2000 - 2004
Cosgrove Hall Productions
  • Created the story boards for children's TV animations.
  • Managed the animation production for children's TV.
  • Developed the concept design and artwork.
  • Collated user and viewer feedback.
  • Researched and developed CGI effects.

3D-Standards - Product Manager and UX Design.

Product manager for 3D-Standards (SAAS web and mobile application). Delivered to 20,000 businesses and over 2 million users.

3D-Standards allowed our customers to configure, visualize (in 3D) and order their own solutions. The UX was original and intuitive, allowing customers to configure highly complex systems with no training,

ESG Data Intelligence

Led the product development and launch of an internal BI interface for investment analysis.

I used the Tableau BI interface to bring together unique environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data sets from internal and external sources.

Connect Intranet Service for Public Sector Organisations (UK)

Led product concept, product roadmap, design innovation, and development, including the launch to initial clients.

Based on advanced SharePoint features, we carefully delivered real value to users with a simple user experience. The Connect product could be customized and deployed extremely rapidly.

Ansoft 3D AR Anatomical Modelling

Product design and development for a set of virtual human anatomical models for radiation modeling.

Product design, working collaboratively to provide a 3D solution to integrate with existing systems, and provide visually impressive results.

3D CAD System for Hospital Operating Rooms

Product management from concept to launch with four years of continual iterations.

This product was a SAAS web and mobile (iPad) application in 3D, visually stunning, with a simple, intuitive interface. It engaged sales teams, doctors and nurses, allowing them to immediately create, envision, and share new operating room layouts and equipment configurations. Linked through to manufacturer ERP systems, it improved the design and drastically reduced sales cycles. It is being used by four of the top medical equipment manufacturers worldwide including Stryker, Steris, Staney, Black&Decker, and Skytron, to name a few.

BabyCad 3D Exhibition Design Tool


Product manager and creative director for a disruptive concept used by over 20,000 small businesses.

Web and mobile app development. Business analysis and UX design allowing users to create virtual exhibition stands. Secured contracts with clients and global channel partners. Set up customer support portal and feedback systems.

3D Mapping US Government

Product design and management of a 3D UX to engage stakeholders in a large environmental project. Over 100m visitors.

Managed development of interactive 3D web technology to improve collaboration between a varied set of stakeholders. Over 100 million visits across three years.

Interactive Weather Maps

Product design and management of 3D mapping system for Ski.com and Weather.com.

Product consumed 3D GIS data to render 3D maps for regions across the US and Europe with interactive features for booking travel. Hosted by client.

Forestry Commission Devolution (UK)

Managed complex IT Program to enable devolution of forestry commission services from the UK government to the Welsh Assembly.

Multiple internal and external business critical products required redesign and development. Engaged a vast array of stakeholders to enable a smooth and phased program. Control was handed to Natural Resources Wales in 2017.

Online eCommerce and Membership Scheme: National Galleries London

Product designer of an integrated POS and online sales and membership system.

Collaborative design approach, providing UX and Business Process Models to ensure all stakeholders were aligned.
Project managed app development, implementation and input into content production.

Cosgrove Hall - Children's TV productions

TV productions for 5 to 10 year old audience. Including Danger Mouse, Little Robots and others.

Concept artist, story boarding and 3D animation and CGI effects for several successful TV productions.

Visual Science

Game design for consoles.

Bridged the gap between art and technical departments for multiple console game productions.
1992 - 1995

First Class Honors Bachelor's Degree in 3D Design

Manchester Metropolitan University - UK


Business Sustainability Management

University of Cambridge


Collaborative Leadership

United Nations UNITAS


Internal Auditor ISO 9001



Prince 2 Practitioner

KPMG International


Spanish Language Level 3 (intermediate)

University of Girona


Balsamiq Mockups, Balsamiq, Trello, Pivotal Tracker, Visio, Microsoft Project, Jira


Agile Product Management, Agile Project Management, Scrum, Agile UX, Kanban, Rapid Prototyping, XP


Windows XP


Sprint Planning, UX Research, UX Flows, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), User Interface (UI), Lucidchart, Product Design, User Flows, Design, Mockups, Software as a Service (SaaS), Innovation Management, Stakeholder Management, Product Ownership, Stakeholder Interviews, Project Planning, Software Project Management, Project Design, Customer Journeys, Agile Deployment, Product Roadmaps, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Business Strategy, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Systems Thinking, Product Owner, Business to Business (B2B), UX Analysis, UX Design, SaaS, Business Analysis, Stakeholder Engagement, Innovation, Strategy, Software Innovation, Cross-functional Collaboration, Collaboration, Management, Team Building, Distributed Team Management, User Journeys, Product Strategy, Go-to-market Plans, Product Management, User Research, Game Design, Story Mapping, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Mobile Apps, Fintech, .NET, Gaming

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