Ray Starck

Executive Leader & Use Experience Champion

Summary:

Digital executive and passionate professional highly skilled at defining and communicating product vision and executing complex initiatives across global organizations. A direct communicator and energetic expert with 15+ years in product management, mobile devices, marketing, software development, SaaS platforms, video platforms, content creation, community platforms, search products, SEO/SEM, design and Information Architecture.

Specialties:

Product Management and Product Life Cycle Management (PLM), Program and Project Management, User Interface / Graphical User Interface Design, Agile Development & Scrum Methodology, Waterfall Development Methodology, and iOS Applications

My Bio

Head of Mobile & New Devices:
MyLife.com – March 2012 – Present (5 months)

General Manager @ MyLife.com Mobile & Digital Devices

Advisory Board Member:
Palomar Community College – January 2002 – Present (10 years 1 month)

Participates on the Board of Directors which helps define the curriculum, technologies, platforms and direction of web technologies. Speaking twice a year at Career Day on various topics, focusing on helping students succeed in the technology world.

VP of Product Management for Fox Digital Media:
Fox Networks Group – August 2008 – November 2011 (3 years 4 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

Responsible for development and execution of digital media product strategy and operations, ad products/platforms, iOS & Android platforms, and authentication strategy for TV Everywhere initiatives; managed 12 major product releases for various FOX networks.

General Manager / Product Manager:
Demand Media – June 2007 – August 2008 (1 year 3 months) Santa Monica, CA

GM for soyouwanna.com and Product Manager for eHow.com, Airliners.net, and Product Lead for Expertvillage.com content migration. Oversaw 170+% site growth and 130% revenue growth at eHow.com during 2007-2008; responsible for product strategy and release process.

Sr. Product Manager for Network Integration:
Yahoo! – October 2005 – June 2007 (1 year 9 months) Santa Monica, CA

Led the integration of Search and Community throughout the Yahoo! Media Group including management of global development teams; responsible for over 10 major product launches.

Technical Consultant:
Overture/Yahoo! – November 2004 – October 2005 (1 year) Carlsbad, CA

Part of the initial team responsible for prototyping Overture’s new B2B Direct Traffic Center application (PANAMA); responsible for managing a QA team and corporate marketing initiatives.

Creative Director:
Scantron – September 2004 – January 2005 (5 months) Irvine, CA

Responsible for the information architecture, user interface design, development and deployment of all company owned websites, including related marketing materials, client and web applications, mobile devices, product demos and all training materials.

Founder/CEO:
Web Paradox – April 2001 – September 2004 (3 years 6 months) La Costa, CA

Founded and built this organization to provide product strategy, application design, GUI design, product and project management, IA and QA (Quality Assurance services); some major clients included Verizon, US Navy, Overture/Yahoo!, and Scantron Corporation.

QA / Creative Engineer:
iXL Corporation – April 1999 – March 2001 (2 years) Carlsbad, CA

Responsible for leading and building a QA (Quality Assurance) team; lead the creation and development of QA marketing material.

Internet Consultant:
Internet Consultant – December 1996 – April 1999 (2 years 5 months) Carlsbad, CA

Provided design, development and technical consulting services; major clients included American Online, Realage.com, Edupoint.com, Balthaser.com, and Macromedia.

Tennis Director/Professional:
Starck Tennis – June 1985 – March 1999 (13 years 10 months) San Diego, CA

Started first business at 16. Played and taught professionally for 15+ years. Executive Director at several tennis clubs in San Diego, teaching, touring the nation and ran a small profitable tennis shop.

Full CV available upon request.