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Brian Alderman

  • Product Manager
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 04, 2019
Full time Product Manager

Personal Summary

Brian Alderman is a Product Manager and Storyteller with deep interdisciplinary knowledge from technology to theatre to business. With experience in Product Management and Management Consulting, he has created value in large financial services firms, growing fintech startups, transforming healthcare payers, and small performing arts non-profits.

Work Experience

Product Manager
Nov 2018 - PNC Bank

Refined product vision and roadmap for a re-imagining of the bank’s SMS communication channel, serving over 4 million customers with more than 8 million monthly transactions.

Closely collaborated with the engineering team building a transformational internal API platform that allows products across the bank to deliver text messages to customers while meeting regulatory, reliability, and customer experience standards.

Evangelized modern software and product management practices within a transforming technology organization that has a history of deep-seated risk aversion and expertise integrating legacy systems.

Product Manager
Mar 2018 - Oct 2018 NextCapital

Launched a major feature set driven by customer feedback and competitor offerings, which immediately captured 50% in additional monthly revenue for a given implementation.

Defined the initial roadmap for a product addressing a wealth management, robo-advising fintech market segment with the potential of doubling annual revenues.

Influenced the company’s project delivery at scale by evangelizing Agile methodologies, focusing on appropriate process documentation, encouraging team collaboration rituals, and surfacing appropriate delivery KPIs.

Managed a full-stack team of 12+ top designers and engineers, and conducted interviews for prospective product team members.

Associate
Jul 2016 - Feb 2018 Trexin Consulting

Provided execution-focused project management for multiple technology efforts in complex, strategically important enterprise environments working with teams of 60+ while operating with significant independence.

Coached clients on product-centric and Agile thinking for internal business-critical applications, including creating product roadmaps and establishing permanent backlogs.

Created deliverables for application development, market research, and strategic planning projects in conjunction with teams of business leaders, engineers, product owners, and other subject matter experts.

Consultant
Jun 2013 - Dec 2015 Compusearch (Unison)

Automated procurement and program management business processes involving billions of dollars at clients including the US Postal Service and National Security Agency by implementing enterprise software solutions.

Translated business and technical requirement and design considerations into complex software components involving system integrations (REST APIs) and high‐stakes business problems (proxy Product Owner for a major Labor Category Management enhancement).

Conducted software functional testing, functional workshops and demonstrations for end‐users and executives, and systems engineering artifact development (DoDAF 2.0).

Education

Mathematics and Drama Production Management
- May 2013 Carnegie Mellon University