Products, Projects, People and Process
Senior Product Manager
Information Express / ThinkLoud, Inc.
(since June 2012)
Knight Ridder Information / KR SourceOne,
In small companies, job titles don't particularly convey the breadth of responsibilities someone might have. My current title is "Senior Product Manager" but before that I had a set of business cards that read "Secret Weapon" as my title. It sounded kind of silly (though was extremely popular at conferences) but it actually made a lot of sense: I was often called in to manage projects or tasks that didn't fall under a traditional title and that needed some extra help. Often, if I was brought in, my job was to clean something up and bring it to completion, untangling messes and setting up simple systems for others to use. I enjoy that kind of challenge but am still relieved to have a more traditional title right now. However, it should be clear: traditional product management duties are just part of what I'm responsible for on a daily basis.
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Founded in 1999, ThinkLoud (formerly Reviews.com) is a New York-based publisher of reviews focusing on academic and professional literature. Its flagship publication is Computing Reviews, published jointly with the ACM.
Information Express (IE) has become the leader in finding innovative solutions for institutional document delivery needs. IE is the document provider of choice for a host of U.S. Fortune 500 companies and major academic institutions and serves the needs of more than 1,000 corporate clients representing approximately one million end-users through its IEOnline customized order management platform.