Mariush Minkov

Mariush Minkov

Sofia, Bulgaria
Member since November 24, 2018
Mariush is an experienced product manager with a strong technical background. He's launched several B2B products in different fields and has worked both for startups and large multinational enterprises. His areas of expertise are cloud computing, APIs, SaaS services, NLP, and chatbots. Mariush is passionate about creating empathy for the customer's needs in the engineering team that delivers the product to the market.
Mariush is now available for hire
Project Highlights
  • Successfully delivered an almost failed project following an aggressive schedule with a weekly release cycle.
  • Led the product definition and delivery of the MVC
  • Led the requirements analysis, key feature validation, and beta program with hundreds of participants
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  • Product Owner
    2017 - PRESENT
    VMware
    • Led the requirements analysis for the MVP.
    • Validated key features with top partners and customers.
    • Ran beta programs with partners.
  • Product Manager
    2016 - 2017
    Connecto.ai
    • Created a structured product definition within the first 3 weeks of joining the company.
    • Defined and delivered an MVP which was immediately adopted for one of the flagship projects of Viber.
    • Established very good relationships with customers and partners.
  • Product Manager
    2014 - 2017
    Progress Software
    • Led a winning streak of over 30 consecutive releases of the Sitefinity MVC framework that turned customer perception from quite negative to strongly positive.
    • Raised the framework adoption for new projects to 50%.
    • Shipped key features like starter kits and add-ons, data APIs, and multipage forms.
    • Gained recognition with key customers and partners as a trusted and reliable member of the product team who understands problems and takes action.
    • Introduced new processes and best practices for planning and developing product features.
  • Product Manager
    2013 - 2014
    Telerik
    • Introduced a process for planning releases and managing cross-product dependencies.
    • Improved cross-team communication and coordination.
    • Defined the MVP for on-premise delivery of the SaaS-based mobile application development platform.
  • Country Manager, Bulgaria
    2011 - 2013
    ProPeople
    • Managed the operations in the Sofia office of over 50 people.
    • Implemented new processes for workload capacity planning and reporting.
    • Introduced Jira as a system for managing the daily work process.
    • Increased team capacity and improved efficiency.
  • Development Manager
    2006 - 2011
    Playtech
    • Managed a department of up to 60 people consisting of several teams in a dynamic multinational company.
    • Established, adopted, and continuously improved work processes based on corporate experience and local expertise.
    • Acted as a primary point of contact for product management, operations, problem management, and incident management.
    • Drove employees’ professional development and career growth.
    • Played a key role in recruitment, performance evaluation, and employee retention processes.
Project History
  • Sitefinity MVC Framework
    Successfully delivered an almost failed project following an aggressive schedule with a weekly release cycle.

    The Sitefinity MVC framework was a new way to develop web applications based on Progress Sitefinity CMS. The project consisted of customizable components that enabled developers to implement modern development practices with their work with the CMS.

  • Connecto Bot Builder
    Led the product definition and delivery of the MVC

    The Connecto Bot Builder platform is a SaaS application oriented towards marketers willing to build a chatbot without coding.

  • vCloud Availability
    Led the requirements analysis, key feature validation, and beta program with hundreds of participants

    vCloud Availability is a solution that enables cloud providers to offer a disaster recovery service to their customers.

Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Business Administration
    1999 - 2003
    Sofia University - Sofia, Bulgaria
Certifications
  • Pragmatic Marketing Certified — Level III (PMC-III)
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
    Pragmatic Marketing, LLC

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