Enrique Gallar, Product Manager in Berlin, Germany
Enrique Gallar

Product Manager in Berlin, Germany

Member since April 29, 2019
Enrique has a long career in product management and design and runs a consultancy firm providing advisory services to clients. Throughout his career, he’s held various roles as advisor, chief product officer, and partner at multiple companies and startups in the fields of IoT, fintech, SaaS companies, and product appliances.
Enrique is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Led the product design and development for a SaaS product.
  • Scaled the product company combining data-science, devices, and molecular engineering.

Expertise

Education

Employment

  • Chief Product Officer

    2017 - PRESENT
    Blue Swan
    • Created a product roadmap for a SaaS fintech product defining features and user stories backlog based on customer and business data analysis.
    • Worked on a product-market fit validation and KPIs and success criteria; also developed fundamental and quantitative methodology for classification and rating blockchain assets.
    • Recruited and ramped up the design and engineering team and facilitated marketing and sales activation.
    • Oversaw and managed the the operational P&L.
    • Handled the service launch and commercial in less than 12 months.
    • Established client support and engineering teams across three continents.
  • Product Management Consultant

    2017 - PRESENT
    EGA Consulting
    • Established my own consulting practice advising clients in product management, design, and engineering.
    • Focused my practice around verticals for on-demand mobility services, IoT cloud applications, and delivering product innovation, asserting business objectives, and defining practical outcomes.
    • Spearheaded organizational change programs, including business-design thinking, digital transformation, and establishing product design and development action plans required to support these change programs.
    • Established innovation labs and digital studios for companies ramping-up fast prototyping and incubation activities, recruiting talent and setting up functional multidisciplinary teams.
    • Fulfilled the roles of interim CPO and CTO in fintech/SaaS, mobility services, and product companies.
  • Director of Design

    2015 - 2017
    HERE Deutschland GmbH
    • Successfully launched the concept for Mercedes EQ interior HMI (tools, styles, and development environment for Daimler Sunnyvale) at Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) in 2016.
    • Produced impactful showcases for geospatial analytics including location content and dynamic data services for smart cities and automotive; also as a demonstrator, launched at the Las Vegas CES 2017 Show.
    • Acquired talent; also retained and mentored a design studio organization of 15 experts in GIS which included cartographers, designer, 3D production artists, and software engineers.
    • Established an IoT design lab for the design and development of rapid prototyping and internal and external developers, e.g., hackathons.
    • Managed the product backlog (user stories, acceptance, criteria) and budget.
  • Design Director, Connecter Car Experience

    2012 - 2015
    HERE Deutschland GmbH
    • Implemented the successful ramp-up of the Connected Car team recruiting designers, engineers, and researchers in less than six months for a total of 25 specialists.
    • Established a simulation-and-validation laboratory to conform with safety and verification standards.
    • Launched the first vehicle (Jaguar XJ) which raised the position of Jaguar from tenth to first YoY.
    • Established Agile development methodologies with engineering and provided thought leadership on HMI future. After this success, several OEMs licensed Connected Car offering.
    • Contributed to success in the automotive space which led to the Nokia divestiture of HERE in a $3 billion deal with Audi, BMW, and Daimler that would guarantee preferential access to data and services required for autonomous driving and location-based services.
    • Managed a team of designers (UX, interaction, visual), motion and 3D artists.
    • Recruited developers and creative technologists and ramped up the laboratory space for hardware prototyping on IoT and location-based services.
  • Head of Design

    2011 - 2012
    Nokia
    • Spearheaded the design and engineering team of 15 which worked on developing the concepts for three new products aimed at emerging markets.
    • Defined industrial design, embedded chipset, and software requirements.
    • Designed and developed cloud/services and applications that were aimed at emerging markets' needs.
    • Successful launched Asha 501 with more than 230 million units shipped worldwide.
    • Created the concept design and developed the first Android-based tablet N1 and a touch-and-type product, NEO.
  • Head of Design, Location and Commerce Products

    2010 - 2011
    Nokia
    • Launched a service beachhead test for location-based payment and rewards product in less than seven months.
    • Defined the product experience for a dual-marketplace (B2B and B2C) setting KPIs and metrics for business and tracking performance with merchants, content acquisition, and transaction tracking.
    • Recruited and coached a team of designers and prototypers and ramped up Agile processes to cover multiple products; point of sale (POS), physical in-store, mobile platforms iOS, Windows Phone 7, Android, and web browsers.
    • Managed resources and budgets.
    • Oversaw and regulated the product backlog and the research and development of user stories and metrics for both types of customers (B2B for merchants and B2C for end users).

Project History

  • Blue Swan Grading
    Led the product design and development for a SaaS product.

    • Created the product roadmap for a SaaS fintech product—defining the features-and-user-stories backlog based on customer and business data analysis.
    • Implemented a production-market fit validation and KPIs and success criteria and developed a fundamental-and-quantitative methodology for the classification and rating blockchain assets.
    • Recruited and ramped up design and engineering team, and facilitated marketing and sales activation.
    • Oversaw the operational P&L for the SaaS product.
    • Successfully launched the service and commercial in less than 12 months.
    • Established client support and engineering teams across three continents.

  • Kozhya Air
    Scaled the product company combining data-science, devices, and molecular engineering.

    • Managed product quality and production ramp-up and improvements—creating a compelling value proposition for a niche segment in the beauty tech and cosmetics industry.
    • Facilitated the attraction of investments and IP creation and helped the company become part of L’Oreal Open Innovation and ScaleUp by Brinc programs.

Education

  • Diploma in International Business and Design
    2008 - 2010
    Aalto University - Helsinki, Finland
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
    1989 - 1996
    ICAI - Madrid

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