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Siva Palli

  • Product Manager
  • Vancouver, CA
  • May 18, 2019
Full time Product Manager

Personal Summary

• 6+ years of product and project management experience working on opportunities, strategy, ideation, design, testing, development, iteration, go-to-market
• Experienced professional in Enterprise Web Applications, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Managed Services/Security
• Proficient in understanding user needs/experience, developing strategies, building roadmaps, and driving adoption with experience in cloud computing, Machine Learning modelling and algorithms
• Proven effectiveness in cross-functional collaboration with excellent detail-oriented, result-driven, problem-solving, influential and communication skills

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:
Project Management • MS Office, JIRA, Confluence, GitHub, Slack
Machine Learning • Octave, Python, Tensorflow Colab
Big Data Management • Cloudera, PostgreSQL, Grephi
Marketing • Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager
Visualization • Tableau
DB Programming • SQL, PL/SQL

PRO-BONO CONSULTING:
Business Council for Peace (San Salvador, El Salvador) • Created a business development plan on behalf of High-Tech Corp to systematically evaluate and take advantage of business opportunities; resulted in helping the company move into Big Data and AI sphere and help strengthen its leadership position in Central America

Work Experience

Lead Product Manager
Mar 2018 - Uniserve Communications Corporation

Products & Services • Built the managed security product line from inception through the product life-cycle including go-to-market, marketing and sales; resulting in adding 5% revenue to the bottom line
Mergers & Acquisitions • Successfully participated in the acquisition and integration of two companies worth $2 million; resulting in the efficient merger of people, processes and products (Managed Services, triple-play communication services, etc.)
Marketing & Sales • Streamline product lines; Effective cross-functional collaboration with product marketing and sales teams to successfully maximize customer acquisition and monetization while simultaneously managing customer needs and spend

Project Manager
Jul 2017 - Feb 2018 TELUS Communications, Inc

Project Management • Managed the marketing test & learn projects from start-to-end: encompasses understanding objectives, designing trials, securing resources, and executing trials; resulted in turning a successful $200,000+ sweetener offer campaign into business-as-usual processes
Data-Driven Decision Making • Used various analytical and reporting tools to collect, analyze and visualize data to provide meaningful insights and measure performance against objectives; resulted in quality analysis and implementations of successful trials
Budget Management • Managed $1.4 million budget for the consumer go-to-market and adoption team for all physical channels (retail); resulted in successful budget management and positive variance for the fiscal year 2017

Product Manager
Nov 2015 - Jun 2017 Bunge Limited, Inc

Product Management • Delivered large scale SaaS applications in an AGILE world focusing on providing the best value to the consumer and delivering technology solutions at the intersection of business, strategy and user needs
Vision and Roadmap • Collaborated with senior leadership in building the architectural as-is framework, operational model, roadmap and application rationalization; leading to improved data governance, processes and cost efficiency
Strategy • Collaborated with the executive team to drive corporate Enterprise Information Management (EIM) strategy to substantially improve data accuracy, consistency and transparency

Consultant - Global Projects
Jul 2013 - Apr 2015 Thunderbird School of Global Management

Clients: ExxonMobil Foundation, World Child Cancer, Govt. of Queen Creek (Arizona)
Rural Development Program (Angola, Africa) • Designed a monitoring and evaluation strategy for the Rural Development Program in Luanda, Angola and conducted a gap analysis to investigate and assess the $4 million invested by the client and make recommendations for subsequent investments of $8 million
Pediatric Oncology Proposal (Global MBA Challenge - Ghana, Africa) • Evaluated potential institutions for synergies and capacities to partner and align with World Child Cancer's mission; Provided a strategic solution to improve the training needs of pediatric oncology doctors and reduce mortality rates in Accra, Ghana; Developed a training program abroad for a group of 5 doctors
Sustainability Advisory (Arizona, USA) • Advocated for investor-friendly policy amendments and promotion policies to the Govt. of Queen Creek, Arizona; Provided actionable recommendations on diversification of $100 million revenue stream for fiscal sustainability

Business Analyst
Jun 2010 - May 2013 Finisar Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Process Re-engineering • Initiated and completed the re-design of business process that automates data-entry; leading to 70% time savings for an average user
Cross-Functional Team Management • Managed and coached a 5-member, cross-functional team to create a user interface for continuous screening of trade chain partners and ensuring compliance
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) • Developed CRM tools that resulted in 100% compliance of customer management policies, effective sales and marketing service

Education

MBA - Management Consulting
Aug 2013 - May 2015 Thunderbird School of Global Management
B.Tech in Electrical - Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Aug 2006 - Apr 2010 National Institute of Technology, Warangal