Todd Silverstein
Coffee drinker, muckracker, poet
MY HISTORY
WORK
EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
• MBA (Finance & Statisics)
Cornell University
• BA, Magna Cum Laude, College Scholars Program (Anthropology)
Vizify
• Cofounder & CEO
Cofounded this data visualization startup that turned people's social media and other data from around the web into rich & interactive visual profiles. Vizify was acquired by Yahoo! in March 2014
Gemkitty Jewelry
• Cofounder
Cofounded this mass-customization gemstone jewelry retailer that has been featured on TechCrunch, Mashable, and many other popular startup blogs.
Monsoon Commerce
• Product Manager
Managed the feature roadmap for Monsoon Pro & Edge software, which help sellers on 3rd party marketplaces such as Amazon & Ebay list, manage & dynamically prices their products. Last year, Monsoon software processed more than $250 Million in Gross Merchandise volume.

As a product manager, led the validation and prioritization of new features based on discovery with customers, and our overall market strategy, including prototyping through wireframes, iteration, surveying and testing.

Working with our agile development team as the key point of contact on new features, our team delivered more than 150 new features and bug fixes across a number of product releases.
Corporate Executive Board
• Senior Consultant & Product Lead, MarkPlan
Owned the P&L and managed a team of ten for MLC MarkPlan, a marketing planning software tool acquired and redesigned in late 2007. Set initial launch strategy and owned ongoing product roadmap.

Headed a six-person team responsible for developing a social software strategy and product concepts for Corporate Executive Board’s client base of more than 60,000+ senior executives.

Chief project manager, lead researcher, and principal author of seven-month, seven-person study, Driving Engagement with Corporate Strategy. Study results were presented to senior executives from more than 400 leading global institutions.
SQGO, LLC
• Cofounder
Developed prototype and IP related to a distributed mobile operating system with UI components that were device agnostic.


Hired and supervised technical staff of six through design, specification, and alpha product launch.

Oversaw five US patent filings. Listed as lead inventor on recently granted U.S. Patent Number 7,496,527.
room33 AB (room33.com)
• Director of Business Development, North America
Negotiated and managed 30 application, infrastructure, and content partnerships in the US, including relationships with Reuters and iSyndicate, for Sweden-based wireless portal with 145,000 users.

Boosted U.S. traffic by more than 20% by analyzing user traffic data and directing localization and feature changes for U.S. offering.
HarperCollins Publishers
• Editor
Lead editor on NYT Bestseller, Mastering the Zone. With small team, acquired, edited, and planned promotion of more than 40 titles, including 15 NYT Bestsellers.
Yahoo!
• Rabble rouser. Product guy.
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Education
MBA (Finance & Statisics)
9 / 19985 / 2000
Cornell University
Education
BA, Magna Cum Laude, College Scholars Program (Anthropology)
9 / 19905 / 1994
Vizify
Computer Software
Cofounder & CEO
Cofounded this data visualization startup that turned people's social media and other data from around the web into rich & interactive visual profiles. Vizify was acquired by Yahoo! in March 2014
5 / 20113 / 2014
Gemkitty Jewelry
Luxury Goods & Jewelry
Cofounder
Cofounded this mass-customization gemstone jewelry retailer that has been featured on TechCrunch, Mashable, and many other popular startup blogs.
9 / 20069 / 2011
Monsoon Commerce
Internet
Product Manager
Managed the feature roadmap for Monsoon Pro & Edge software, which help sellers on 3rd party marketplaces such as Amazon & Ebay list, manage & dynamically prices their products. Last year, Monsoon software processed more than $250 Million in Gross Merchandise volume. As a product manager, led the validation and prioritization of new features based on discovery with customers, and our overall market strategy, including prototyping through wireframes, iteration, surveying and testing. Working with our agile development team as the key point of contact on new features, our team delivered more than 150 new features and bug fixes across a number of product releases.
7 / 20105 / 2011
Corporate Executive Board
Management Consulting
Senior Consultant & Product Lead, MarkPlan
Owned the P&L and managed a team of ten for MLC MarkPlan, a marketing planning software tool acquired and redesigned in late 2007. Set initial launch strategy and owned ongoing product roadmap. Headed a six-person team responsible for developing a social software strategy and product concepts for Corporate Executive Board’s client base of more than 60,000+ senior executives. Chief project manager, lead researcher, and principal author of seven-month, seven-person study, Driving Engagement with Corporate Strategy. Study results were presented to senior executives from more than 400 leading global institutions.
9 / 20049 / 2007
SQGO, LLC
Internet
Cofounder
Developed prototype and IP related to a distributed mobile operating system with UI components that were device agnostic. Hired and supervised technical staff of six through design, specification, and alpha product launch. Oversaw five US patent filings. Listed as lead inventor on recently granted U.S. Patent Number 7,496,527.
12 / 20029 / 2004
room33 AB (room33.com)
Internet
Director of Business Development, North America
Negotiated and managed 30 application, infrastructure, and content partnerships in the US, including relationships with Reuters and iSyndicate, for Sweden-based wireless portal with 145,000 users. Boosted U.S. traffic by more than 20% by analyzing user traffic data and directing localization and feature changes for U.S. offering.
5 / 200012 / 2002
HarperCollins Publishers
Publishing
Editor
Lead editor on NYT Bestseller, Mastering the Zone. With small team, acquired, edited, and planned promotion of more than 40 titles, including 15 NYT Bestsellers.
5 / 19947 / 1998
Yahoo!
Internet
Rabble rouser. Product guy.
3 / 20141 / 2001 Current Position
Monsoon Commerce (2011-2012)
Corporate Executive Board, Senior Consultant
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Information sourced from LinkedIn and me.