Milos Belcevic, Product Manager in Belgrade, Serbia
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Milos Belcevic

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Belgrade, Serbia
Toptal Member Since
April 14, 2022

Milos is a highly adept product manager with ten years of experience serving diverse stakeholders and providing solutions to achieve product and company goals. He successfully built, reshaped, and grew products in numerous industries such as fintech, edtech, IP, HR, and HSE, contributing to the success of organizations ranging from MIT startups to international corporations. Milos wrote a book on applying product thinking to everyday life titled Build Your Way.

Project Highlights

In-house ERP for MIT Startup Nanoramic® Laboratories
Owned several modules for in-house ERP and worked with stakeholders for each area, including IPMS, HR, and accounting. Rehauled and refined the backlog to support the new vision, collaborating with the CEO. I also led a product team of 15-20 people.
400k+ Users Edtech Platform Redesign and New Features Discovery
Led discovery sessions and planning for the overall platform redesign and new feature initiatives, including AI tutor. I also helped form and coach the cross-functional product team, set up and drove OKRs, and mentored the in-house product lead.
API and MW Enabling Shared Capabilities Across 10+ Apps with Millions of Records
Oversaw API and MW powering shared capabilities across a portfolio of 10+ IP management software solutions, handling millions of records and being used by Fortune 100 companies.

Expertise

Work Experience

International Speaker and Author

2017 - PRESENT
Self-employed
  • Gained recognition on leading expert websites such as Scrum Alliance, Toptal blog, Product School, and Product Talk Academy.
  • Worked as an innovation and tech journalist and wrote 20 interviews and features for the most significant business, leadership, and diplomacy magazine in Serbia and the region in English.
  • Interviewed leaders from companies, including Google, IBM, Alibaba Group, City AI, Startup Alliance Korea, and Viber.
  • Held a TEDx talk and conducted conference talks, workshops and facilitated open-space discussions internationally.

Technical Product Manager

2023 - 2024
Ultraspeed Digital Limited (Feldspar)
  • Assisted the founder in brainstorming and conceptualizing innovative ideas for a sports technology product. Developed the initial framework and roadmap leading to a proof of concept.
  • Collaborated with the founder to identify, select, and vet top-tier vendors in research and development.
  • Managed collaboration with multiple vendors and freelancers and assisted in setting up and hiring the first in-house team.

Senior Product Manager

2022 - 2024
Clarivate Analytics
  • Promoted to senior product manager in less than six months. Reorganized the planning cycles, product-related events, and artifacts. Set strategic KPIs and managed the backlog, internal body of knowledge, and stakeholder relationships.
  • Supported relationships with more than 10 teams interacting with the API-based product, setting up collaboration processes and feedback loops, along with organizing, updating, and co-creating the knowledge base.
  • Took part in organization-wide initiatives such as providing mentorship, knowledge sharing, and colleague resource groups.

Product Manager

2022 - 2023
SAMA - Family-Centric solutions startup by ex-LEGO founder
  • Redefined and structured the main value proposition through workshops and tools like business model canvas and value stream mapping. Worked on different package options, revenue streams, and business model innovation.
  • Defined and structured the main product hypotheses, connecting them with newly defined KPIs and metrics, and suggested experiments and ways of tracking to validate them.
  • Worked with the team on storing and connecting relevant data by integrating various low-code/no-code tools, payment solutions, analytics tools, and more (Bubble.io, PostHog, Airtable, Notion, SendGrid, and Stripe).

Product Owner

2022 - 2022
Clarivate Analytics
  • Worked as a product owner in charge of API and middleware powering shared capabilities across a portfolio of 10+ IP management software, handling millions of records used by Fortune 100 companies.
  • Owned the product backlog, aligning the sprint-based incremental delivery with quarterly and yearly goals and collaborating closely with engineering, delivery, and business stakeholders.
  • Introduced and led product-related agile events for a team of 20 members, such as sprint planning, review, backlog refinement, and alignments.

Product Manager—Product Discovery for VR-enabled Therapy Solution

2022 - 2022
Freelance
  • Researched the best tech solutions and approaches to implement VR in remote and in-person patient treatments.
  • Worked intensively with the founder to help with the ideation and validation of product vision and scope.
  • Prepared an extensive product requirements document (PRD) with a solution description, user types and roles, user flow and UX, product and technology fit, high-level roadmap features breakdown, and suggested team requirements.

Product Manager—Payment Collection Feature

2021 - 2021
Graphium Health
  • Conducted intensive work on the (pre-)payment collection feature to expand the current offering, implemented in over 350 facilities in the US, with over 250 unique integrations.
  • Cooperated with and interviewed diverse stakeholders, such as anesthesia providers and medical experts, to gain feedback and shape and document the feature.
  • Documented the feature fully, including value proposition, scoping, roadmap, user stories, the data model, basic mockups, and user flow.

Product Manager

2020 - 2021
CROWDBOTICS
  • Led distributed, cross-functional agile teams of 4-8 members serving different B2B and B2C organizations. Managed app development clients from various industries, including two of the company's top five clients.
  • Collaborated closely with new startup founders to scope out the MVP and prepare the complete product requirements document and high-objective roadmap with a quick turnover.
  • Worked for established organizations on new product and feature initiatives, utilizing experimentation, rapid prototyping, and low- and no-code solutions to gain user feedback and launch fast.

Senior Product Owner

2020 - 2020
Freelance
  • Managed multiple B2C web products and apps for support-related services in different industries like travel, legal, moving, and tech support.
  • Explored new revenue streams and launched new services.
  • Developed mockups, improved user flow, and revamped and re-designed new products and price models.
  • Worked closely with the customer success department to improve the product offering and internal tools.
  • Coached junior product owners and empowered them for the role.

Product Owner

2020 - 2020
MIT Startup Nanoramic® Laboratories
  • Owned several modules for in-house ERP and worked with executive stakeholders for each area, including IPMS, HR, HSE, capacity planning, and accounting.
  • Rehauled and refined the backlog to support the new mission and vision, closely working with the CEO.
  • Led a distributed product development team of 15-20 people. Facilitated all major product-related meetings on a weekly and monthly basis.

COO

2017 - 2019
Opinodo ApS
  • Set up the team and all major processes. Around 80% of my work focused on developing the Opinodo ecosystem and maximizing value around online surveys/market research B2B and B2C platforms we have been developing.
  • Achieved five-time more growth in complete surveys per month. Three new market research partners integrated, and over ten countries launched with three times higher earnings per active user.
  • Worked closely with co-founders to effectively manage the product vision, roadmap, and strategy for the whole organization. Found new revenue streams, expanded the existing ecosystem and drove product/market fit and business model innovation.

Product Marketing and BizDev Consultant

2015 - 2017
Freelance Clients
  • Handled the product launch, product, and content marketing for B2C and C2C eCommerce startups, such as Letgo, the largest marketplace for used goods, Cuponation, the ruling coupon site in Europe, and Delticom, Europe's largest eCommerce for tires.
  • Collaborated closely with internal and external cross-functional marketing teams.
  • Led teams of five to ten members, depending on the project.

SEO Manager

2014 - 2015
MyTrendyPhone
  • Assisted in ranking competitive pages on the top of Google for Norway and Denmark.
  • Collaborated closely with the internal team, including development, design, copywriting, and external marketing agencies.
  • Increased the conversion rate, decreased the bounce rate, and the overall performance of main pages.

In-house ERP for MIT Startup Nanoramic® Laboratories

https://www.nanoramic.com/

Owned several modules for in-house ERP and worked with stakeholders for each area, including IPMS, HR, and accounting. Rehauled and refined the backlog to support the new vision, collaborating with the CEO. I also led a product team of 15-20 people.

Starting at MIT in 2009, Nanoramic Labs is a unique R&D company applying deep tech to some of the most significant problems the industry faces—energy storage and thermal management—by developing cutting-edge materials, structures, and processes based on carbon composites.

The company received more than $12 million in grant funding and government awards from NASA, the Department of Energy, AFWERX (the innovation arm of the Department of Air Force), and more.

400k+ Users Edtech Platform Redesign and New Features Discovery

Led discovery sessions and planning for the overall platform redesign and new feature initiatives, including AI tutor. I also helped form and coach the cross-functional product team, set up and drove OKRs, and mentored the in-house product lead.

Campster is an online learning platform with over 400,000 users in seven countries in Europe and Asia. They focus on community-driven learning and collaboration, gamification, and AI to solve motivation and improve learning outcomes.

Campster's learning methodology is based on the research of one of the founders, an Oxford PhD. The startup received grants from several European and national funds for digital innovation, such as EBRD.

Ecosystem of Three Platforms for Market Research

Achieved a 5-times growth in completed surveys per month, integrated three new market research partners, launched the product in 10+ countries, and accomplished 3-times higher earnings per active user (survey respondent).

I was the COO at a Danish startup focused on market research, email marketing, and online surveys. This startup has a presence in over 15 European markets and hundreds of thousands of complete survey interviews.

I worked on expanding the product offering and ecosystem: a B2B platform for market research agencies to manage and run their survey campaigns, a B2B platform for online publishers to recruit survey respondents, and a B2C platform for the respondents to register, take surveys, and earn rewards.

Payment-related Feature for a Healthtech SaaS

https://graphiumhealth.com/

Led the research and planning for the new feature initiative.

Graphium Health is a leading provider of anesthesia electronic medical record software and billing functionality, implemented in over 400 facilities in the U.S. with 250+ unique integrations.

At the time of my engagement, there was no billing and payment collection feature, and executive stakeholders decided to explore this opportunity.

I worked closely with founders, medical professionals, and tech leads to help prioritize and scope out the MVP and prepare all key elements for the initiative, such as user flow, data model, and basic UI/UX.

Product Discovery for a VR-based Mental Health Product

Prepared an extensive PRD with solution description, user types and roles, user flow and UX, product and technology fit, high-level roadmap, features breakdown, and suggested team requirements for MVP and long-term product goals.

I worked intensively with the founder to scope out and envision a VR-enabled solution for patient treatment in-person and remote through mobile apps and patient and therapist portals.

Researched best solutions, highlighted tradeoffs and benefits of different approaches, and laid out the foundation for further product development.

API and MW Enabling Shared Capabilities Across 10+ Apps with Millions of Records

Oversaw API and MW powering shared capabilities across a portfolio of 10+ IP management software solutions, handling millions of records and being used by Fortune 100 companies.

As a senior product manager, I owned the product backlog, led all product-related agile events for the team of 20 members, aligned the sprint based on quarterly and yearly goals, and collaborated closely with engineering, delivery, and business stakeholders.
2017 - 2019

Master's Degree in Engineering Management

Singidunum University - Belgrade, Serbia

2016 - 2017

Master's Degree in Marketing and Communication

Rome Business School - Rome, Italy

AUGUST 2022 - PRESENT

Senior Product Manager Certification

Product School

JUNE 2022 - PRESENT

Certified AI Product Manager

Udacity

OCTOBER 2021 - PRESENT

Certified Data Product Manager

Udacity

DECEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

Certified Kanban Professional

Kanban University

SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) – Product Owner

Scrum Alliance

DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Certified LeSS Practitioner

LeSS Company

APRIL 2018 - PRESENT

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance

OCTOBER 2015 - PRESENT

Certified E-business and Internet Marketing Manager

IT Academy Belgrade

Tools

Figma

Platforms

ProductPlan, Digital Advertising Platforms, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), AWS IoT

Paradigms

Agile, Agile Product Management, Marketplace Platforms, B2C, B2B2C, Requirements Analysis, Iterative Development, Design Thinking, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Agile Project Management, Scrum, Kanban, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Scalable Application, Data Product Management, Data Science

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Marketplaces, Education Technology (Edtech), Financial Services, Target Markets (Parents), Sports

Other

Product Research, Business Models, Feature Analysis, Feature Planning, Product Management, Stakeholder Management, Product Ownership, MVP Design, Product Launch, Product-market Fit, Business Process Modeling, Product Roadmaps, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Backlog Management, Product Owner, Software as a Service (SaaS), B2B Product Management, Business to Business (B2B), User Research, Startups, Business to Consumer (B2C), Project Planning, New Product Development, New Product Business Cases, Feasibility Studies, SaaS, New Products & Services, Product Strategy Consultant, B2B, Product Requirements Documentation (PRD), Project Management, UX Wireframes, Product Planning, Wireframing, Roadmaps, Process Improvement, Agile Leadership, Feature Prioritization, Feature Roadmaps, Product Consultant, Early-stage Startups, Business Cases, Workflow, Health IT, Digital Health, User Requirements, System Requirements, Business Analysis, User Stories, Business Strategy, Value Proposition, Go-to-market Plans, Go-to-market Strategy, Competitor Analysis & Profiling, Strategy, Product Development, Conceptualization, Pitch Decks, Ideation, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Market Research & Analysis, Requirements, Prototyping, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), GAP Analysis, Product Strategy, Remote User Testing, User Feedback, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Sprint Planning, Critical Thinking, User Journeys, Subscriptions, Discovery, Discovery Workshops, Web Applications, Monetization, Planning, Artificial Intelligence Product Manager, ChatGPT, IT Product Management, Mentorship & Coaching, Product Operations, Consulting, Education, Educational Platform Design, Monetization Models, Business Proposals, Market Research, Investor Presentations, Competition Research, Customer Research, Digital Product Management, Vendor Management, Digital Transformation, Agile Delivery, Innovation Management, Product Marketing, Marketing, Public Relations (PR), Remote Team Leadership, Product Coach, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Data Product Manager, Business Development, Internet Marketing, eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Process Flows, B2B Partnerships, Technical Product Management, Project Rescue, User Experience (UX), UX Process, Mobile Applications, Healthcare IT, Product Design, User Interface (UI), Machine Learning, Fintech, Digital Payments, Lead Generation, Fintech Consultant, Finance, Web Design, Website Redesign, Digital Advertising, Project Budget Management, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Analytics, Mobile User Acquisition, Edtech Design, Mockups, Reporting, Dashboards, Lucidchart, Business Coaching, Growth Hacking, Scrum Master, Project Timelines, Technical Project Management, Graphical User Interface (GUI), Budgeting, Process Optimization, Training, Agency, Software Integration, Web & Mobile Applications, Project Review, REST APIs, Content Management, Personal Branding, CRM Systems, Cross-functional Team Leadership, P&L Management, Large-scale Scrum (LeSS), Product Portfolio Manager, SEO Content, Copywriting, Norwegian, Web Marketing, Translation, Technical Writing, Story Mapping, Product Discovery, User Flows, Psychology, User Roles, UX Design, Aha!, Claims, Enterprise SaaS, Enterprise, Agile Product Delivery, Structured Facilitation, Music Production, User Surveys, Notion, Bubble, Monitoring, Iteration Management, Audience Targeting, Public Speaking, Internet of Things (IoT), Software Development, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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