Naor Brown, Product Manager in New York, NY, United States
Naor Brown

Product Manager in New York, NY, United States

Member since February 3, 2020
Naor is a product leader and strategist with over ten years of experience growing startups. After a professional chess career and graduating from Harvard focused in game theory and AI, he built products in the diverse spaces of deep tech, neural interfaces, autonomous vehicles, VR/AR, mobile gaming, robotics, and data platforms, both at large companies (Apple, MSFT, IBM) and growth startups with exits valued at $1 billion+. He is excited to contribute to tech's positive impact on humanity.
Naor is now available for hire

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  • Founder and Consultant

    2017 - PRESENT
    En-Lightening Strategies
    • Consulted in product management and business strategy for technology startups.
    • Worked with startups in blockchain, robotics, big data, fintech, and Computer Vision.
    • Acted as a leadership coach and product mentor of startup founders, product managers, and leaders.
  • Director of Strategic Partnerships

    2019 - 2019
    CTRL-labs (acquired by Facebook)
    • Partnered with Big Tech companies on defining structure for new partnerships in AR/VR, IoT, mobile, and R&D experiments.
    • Led the effort to define product and engineering requirements for an IoT integration with a Fortune 10 tech company.
    • Initiated partnerships with independent developers and small startups.
  • EPM - Special Projects Group

    2016 - 2018
    Apple
    • Drove requirements, prioritization, and execution of cutting-edge AI/ML and image processing algorithms.
    • Helped build organizational structure and clarify ambiguity in a fast-paced, novel R&D program in a team of 30+ Ph.D engineers.
    • Applied standard program management techniques: Engineering roadmap and Gantt charts.
  • Senior Technical Product Manager

    2015 - 2016
    Metabiota
    • Drove vision and execution of a global epidemic monitoring and modeling data engine used by the world’s largest reinsurance firms under multi-million dollar contracts, with a diverse team of scientists, engineers, statisticians, PMs, and marketers.
    • Invented and executed the development of models for clients to increase their understanding of epidemic spread and preparedness.
    • Hired as one of the first employees, growing team from less than ten people to over 50.
  • Product Manager and Lead Data Scientist

    2013 - 2015
    Leap Motion (acquired by UltraHaptics)
    • Led product strategy and execution for new VR/AR applications with design and engineering teams.
    • Built metrics team from the ground up to analyze all device data, and implemented internal company metrics dashboard.
    • Managed product deliverables for automotive device and applications with a Fortune 100 company.
  • Product Manager Intern

    2013 - 2013
    Skillz
    • Drove the vision and execution of full-stack app development.
    • Invented and executed robust and accurate player matching algorithms that considerably improved retention and engagement.
    • Developed new features in the achievement system and app UI. Skillz is an online multiplayer competition platform that integrated into a number of iOS and Android games. Players compete globally.

Project History

  • Map-based Tracker of Epidemics
    Led the initial design and back-end data management to showcase updates to customers.

    Metabiota tracks epidemics, giving a real-time snapshot of what's going on over time, both to enterprise customers and to the public. Epidemic Tracker was released to showcase the qualitative and quantitative aspect of that data.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics
    2009 - 2013
    Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Certifications

  • Pragmatic Marketing Certified - PMC III
    MARCH 2016 - PRESENT
    Pragmatic Marketing
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
    JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT
    Scum Alliance

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