Agile Product Owner

Bob is a master of Product Ownership, in the Scrum/Agile sense, and of Product Development and Management. Bob digs deep into the product, from both customer and developer perspectives, and walks the knife-edge of prioritization with courage and aplomb. He sets a fantastic example for development teams, delights his customers, and finds time to counsel and mentor other Product folks. I’d love to work with him again!

-David Posey, Agile coach

Leader

Bob wore three hats: Visionary, Communicator, and Leader. As a visionary, he was never satisfied with a good-enough product. He wanted it to be ever-simpler, ever more capable, and everywhere. As a communicator, he was an evangelist to customers and executives around the world, as well as to his development and delivery team. As a leader, he was not not content to improve himself and his direct reports, he worked to improve everybody around him. I intend to keep repeating some of his favorite questions: ‘How did THAT go? What could we have done better?’

Marco Parillo, Program Manager

Product Manager

I first met Bob when he was working with the auto-support and appliance customer portal at Veritas. He brought a fresh perspective to the program and drove for initiatives that delivered value to the customer install base. He has a way of bringing excitement to the development team he is guiding, where they want to work harder for him.

Bob is an elegant communicator. He is able to break down technical problems to their base and bring solutions that address both the technical challenge and deliver business value. He articulates novel concepts well and is great at getting people to have, “ah-ha” moments.

As a photographer, I like to share pictures of my travels around the world.
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Hawaii beach break
Hawaii beach break
California coast
California coast
Shenzhen Apartment View.jpg
Shenzhen Apartment View.jpg
Pose.jpg
Pose.jpg
Local girls posing for a picture
Local girls posing for a picture
Singapore City Skyline.jpg
Singapore City Skyline.jpg
Empty Train
Empty Train
Phuket Thailand Resort Pool
Phuket Thailand Resort Pool
Rickshaw fun
Rickshaw fun
Riding an elephant.jpg
Riding an elephant.jpg
Hat shop on a bike
Hat shop on a bike
Don't you just love those eyes?
Don't you just love those eyes?
Jakarta bikes
Jakarta bikes
Bangkok river boat ride
Bangkok river boat ride
Sydney Bridge Climb
Sydney Bridge Climb
Singapore Botanical Gardens.jpg
Singapore Botanical Gardens.jpg
Singapore riverfront
Singapore riverfront
Adorable
Adorable
Baby Ducks
Baby Ducks
Statue with Singapore skyline in the background.jpg
Statue with Singapore skyline in the background.jpg
An interactive Art exhibit at Singapore Art Museum
An interactive Art exhibit at Singapore Art Museum
Hong Kong World's Longest Escalator
Hong Kong World's Longest Escalator
Chinese Dance
Chinese Dance
Kaiping architecture
Kaiping architecture
Smile.jpg
Smile.jpg
Singapore Marina Bay Sands and Art Science Museum.jpg
Singapore Marina Bay Sands and Art Science Museum.jpg
Singapore Super Trees.jpg
Singapore Super Trees.jpg
Chendu China Panda
Chendu China Panda
Good friends. Good times - Indonesia
Good friends. Good times - Indonesia
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