Jeff Stanier, Product Manager in Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Jeff Stanier

Verified Expert  in Product Management

+16138900241 Product Manager

Location
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
December 10, 2019

Jeff has over 25 years of enterprise software experience, including application development, project management, and product management. Jeff has a deep background in managing desktop, on-premise, AI/ML, and SaaS products through every aspect of the product life cycle. Jeff has extensive experience in shaping products for the public sector, financial services, health, and education clients from around the globe.

Project Highlights

Transformation of a Product | Proprietary Client Technology to Mobile-responsive HTML
Led the transformation of a forms workflow product from proprietary client tech to a mobile-responsive HTML UI.
AI/ML PDF Conversion Service
Launched an AI/ML-based service to convert PDFs into mobile-responsive HTML forms.
Move to the Cloud
Led the product and infrastructure logistics of moving on-premise deployments to managed services.

Expertise

Work Experience

Director—Product Management: AEM Forms and Connect

2015 - PRESENT
Adobe
  • Defined and executed a product strategy for two enterprise product lines with on-premise, managed service and SaaS deployments and AI/ML services for a forms workflow processing platform and a Web conferencing solution.
  • Collaborated with senior executives to align product strategy with a larger business unit strategy and financial goals.
  • Managed SI and OEM partner relationships.
  • Oversaw customer success programs and escalations.
  • Communicated product concepts and roadmaps to customers, analysts, sales, and executive teams through presentations and webinars.
  • Developed and presented business analysis and justification for new product and project initiatives. Analyzed performance of these initiatives.
  • Managed, coached and mentored two product management teams of 4 and 5 members.
  • Instituted product instrumentation and data collection practices to measure end user adoption.

Group Product Manager: AEM Forms

2011 - 2015
Adobe
  • Led the product line strategy for enterprise electronic form, document and workflow platform, consistently exceeding annual growth targets.
  • Supervised all aspects of the product release including feature design, UI/UX, KPIs, licensing, pricing, packaging, marketing launch, and training programs.
  • Managed marketing team and vendor resources to deliver marketing assets and competitive research.
  • Led customer and user research initiatives.
  • Developed and ran a customer advisory board to gain deeper insights into customer's needs and apply them to product roadmap.

Senior Product Manager

2002 - 2011
Adobe
  • Drove strategy and product definition for product and development tools within the LiveCycle product line.
  • Defined product requirements using partner and customer input. Developed and managed the product backlog.
  • Developed user personas through primary research and tested product functionality with representative users.
  • Monitored the competitive, technical, and market aspects.

Project

1999 - 2002
JetForm
  • Managed all aspects of the project lifecycle in the delivery of custom solutions for Global 2000.

Lead Application Development Consultant

1998 - 1999
JetForm
  • Led the development of custom solutions for Global 2000.

Transformation of a Product | Proprietary Client Technology to Mobile-responsive HTML

Led the transformation of a forms workflow product from proprietary client tech to a mobile-responsive HTML UI.

I led the product management team in the transformation of a workflow product for form-and-document processing from a proprietary PDF/Flash UI to a mobile responsive HTML one.

This included end-user form interfaces, workflow management UI and administrative interfaces. In addition to the technology switch, this project included the business case analysis to support this investment, product rebranding, restructuring of licensing and pricing model and upgrade and migration of customer base to a new version. This was achieved while continuing to grow the business at 30%+ Y/Y to over $100 million in ARR.

AI/ML PDF Conversion Service

Launched an AI/ML-based service to convert PDFs into mobile-responsive HTML forms.

• Led a product management team that was responsible for the creation of AI/ML-based cloud service which recognizes PDF form structure and transforms to mobile responsive HTML.
• Managed beta programs and partner-related launch activities

Move to the Cloud

Led the product and infrastructure logistics of moving on-premise deployments to managed services.

• Developed and executed a plan to shift on-premise deployments including cost model, pricing, and packaging.
• Coordinated service offerings with consultants and partners.

Customer Advisory Board

Created customer advisory board to provide customer insights to shape strategic product direction.

Formed regional customer advisory boards in North America, EMEA, and APAC, each consisting of 8-12 director level members.

Conducted one-day board meetings to present product strategy and elicit feedback through discussions and exercises.

Conducted quarterly calls to communicate product updates and refine product priorities.
2007 - 2011

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in Business Administration

Athabasca University - Alberta, Canada

1987 - 1991

Bachelor's Degree in Law

Carleton University - Ottawa, Canada

MAY 2019 - PRESENT

Data Analysis for Management

London School of Economics and Political Science

JUNE 2006 - PRESENT

Strategy

Queen's University

Tools

Jira

Paradigms

Scrum, Agile Product Management

Platforms

Windows Server, Unix

Industry Expertise

Government, Financial Services, Healthcare

Other

Wikis, Price Analysis, Pricing Models, Beta Programs, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Product Management, Product Owner, Team Leadership, Market Research & Analysis, Presentations, Business Analysis, User Research, JEE, Enterprise SaaS, OSGi, Data Analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Workflow Analysis, User Workflows, User Journeys

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