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Justin MacLean

Justin MacLean

Denver, CO, United States
Member since April 1, 2019
Justin is a strategic data, technology, and analytics executive with a deep and diverse background. He is adept at addressing strategic opportunities with a context-aware, data-driven approach. He uses Agile product management, structured collaboration, and analytics to produce real, positive outcomes, and is the inventor of US Patent 9,483,161 B2, a controllable display of a collaboration framework system.
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Project Highlights
  • Identified, designed and led implementation for a new pricing model for healthcare recruitment.
  • Invented, designed, and introduced a method for completing effective structured collaboration activities in live groups.
  • Created, and executed a strategy to rebuild and launch a collaboration platform, supporting up to 1,000 simultaneous users.
Expertise
  • Agile Transformation
  • Data Visualization
  • Product Management
  • Product Strategy
  • Scrum
  • Software as a Service
  • Structured Facilitation
Education
Employment
  • Principal Consultant
    2018 - PRESENT
    InkSpace Analytics
    • Designed and implemented portfolio management practices for a software company operating in the data science, and machine learning industry.
    • Created integrated data flows and visualizations to support Agile portfolio management.
    • Aligned the product and company strategy for a new enterprise analytics product.
    • Built a public company financial fundamentals visualization tool.
  • Managing Director
    2017 - 2018
    Health eCareers
    • Led the integration of Health eCareers into a new parent organization.
    • Executed a strategic pivot focusing the business purely on physician recruiting. Adjusted sales and support processes and practices, reorganized sales and support teams and refocused organization of physician recruiting.
    • Led software development, product management, marketing (B2B and B2C), and sales.
    • Exceeded all revenue and EBITDA expectations while remaining under budget.
  • Vice President of Innovation
    2014 - 2017
    Health eCareers
    • Created and implemented a candidate-centered strategy for the company and product.
    • Implemented data-driven decision making to guide the feature design and introduction.
    • Implemented UX research and design, product lifecycle, customer experience, and candidate experience functions.
    • Led relationship development with 90 - 100 healthcare association partners by introducing data-driven reporting, building long term strategies, and investing in high-touch services for partners.
    • Introduced a data-driven, financial modeling approach to partner acquisition.
    • Introduced several new product concepts (freelance workers, non-physician hiring, pay-for performance). Designed Salesforce CRM adjustments, sales training and process improvements.
  • Director of Product Management
    2012 - 2014
    ThinkTank
    • Led product, development, and QA efforts through eight quarterly release cycles for the ThinkTank product, a tool that enables structured collaboration techniques for groups.
    • Designed and implemented a custom Agile Scrum process.
    • Introduced and led a hackathon practice, which evolved into many new innovations, and products.
    • Created visualizations representing the results of collaboration sessions.
    • Invented US Patent 9,483,161 B2, a controllable display of a collaboration framework system.
  • Partner Sales Manager
    2010 - 2012
    Insightsoftware
    • Led the North America channel sales program.
    • Partnered with system integrators to save ERP implementations by providing meaningful access to data.
    • Enabled business users to make reports and visualizations, providing a magnified ability to create value from data.
    • Used Salesforce to manage leads, opportunities, and closed business.
  • Product Manager
    2008 - 2009
    Newdea
    • Built and executed a strategy for financial advisors and their clients.
    • Supported the sales, development, and marketing teams.
  • Principal Product Strategy Manager
    1999 - 2008
    Oracle (JD Edwards)
    • Worked directly with customers to enable sales, and resolve issues.
    • Spoke publicly to convey new product enhancements, and capabilities.
    • Built the product strategy for applications representing several million dollars in annual revenue including the top-selling application at JD Edwards (CRM, order management, advanced pricing, and supply chain fulfillment).
    • Managed an application development team.
    • Created enhancements, and fixed bugs in forecasting, MRP, and other manufacturing applications.
Project History
  • Slots Pricing
    Identified, designed and led implementation for a new pricing model for healthcare recruitment.

    Listening to our sales team, I identified the need for a new, more flexible slot pricing model for HR recruitment advertising.

    I designed new flexible pricing and tiers for healthcare HR recruitment. This new offering was delivered with minimal software development needed.

    I launched a new model in collaboration with the partners, marketing, sales, and executive teams.

    This gained immediate traction with the product, securing 10 - 12 new customers in the first month, with intense interest garnered from many others.

  • Steps
    Invented, designed, and introduced a method for completing effective structured collaboration activities in live groups.

    Effective structured collaboration requires a series of group activities that generally progress along the following steps: generate, reduce, clarify, categorize, evaluate, and build commitment. The collaboration platform I managed included tools to support all of these patterns, but required users to assemble them each time they designed a new session. This meant that session leaders needed to be familiar with underlying strategies to lead productive collaborations.

    To address this, and help leaders that used our solution, I designed and introduced the concept of Steps. This simple innovation allowed collaboration designers to group together activities within a session to achieve positive outcomes on a repeatable basis. I invented, designed, and introduced a new method for completing effective structured collaboration activities in live groups.

  • Collaboration Platform
    Created, and executed a strategy to rebuild and launch a collaboration platform, supporting up to 1,000 simultaneous users.

    The existing product is a collaboration platform built upon knowledge developed from academic research. The product supports live collaboration sessions, often with dozens or hundreds of participants.

    The challenge was a chaotic environment with around ten developers, no development process, serious quality issues, and outward facing, non-technical leadership. Once I designed and implemented an Agile Scrum development process, I identified that an updated, more reliable back end solution would be required.

    I created a justification, and strategy to address the issue in collaboration with our software architect, and hired an outsourced (India-based) development team to augment the in-house team.

    When the new back end was launched, it increased reliability, moved to an industry standard database, and supported up to 1,000 simultaneous users submitting, categorizing, editing, and ordering ideas.

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology
    1992 - 1996
    University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems
    1992 - 1996
    University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, Colorado, USA
Certifications
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)
    MAY 2019 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • Alteryx Advanced
    JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT
    Alteryx
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