Strategic Partner Manager @ Facebook Menlo Park, CAProduct Manager @ Facebook From April 2018 to March 2019 (1 year) Menlo Park, CaliforniaPrincipal Director, Product Line Management @ Ruckus Wireless - Brocade Communications Oversee all aspects of Wi-Fi access point portfolio, accounting for $300M in annual revenue, with responsibility for meeting and exceeding company performance objectives. Develop and...
Strategic Partner Manager @ Facebook Menlo Park, CAProduct Manager @ Facebook From April 2018 to March 2019 (1 year) Menlo Park, CaliforniaPrincipal Director, Product Line Management @ Ruckus Wireless - Brocade Communications Oversee all aspects of Wi-Fi access point portfolio, accounting for $300M in annual revenue, with responsibility for meeting and exceeding company performance objectives. Develop and maintain company’s Wi-Fi access point product roadmap and portfolio strategy, while managing team of Product Line Managers across product portfolio. Define product requirements and drive development and go-to-market activities. Provide comprehensive support to sales team with new product training, positioning, and sales strategies. Gather and assess new product and feature requests from sales, pre-sales engineering, and customers. Liaise closely with customers at sales events, executive briefings, product launch events, beta engagements, and account meetings. Key Achievements• Received promotion three times in addition to two performance awards.• Defined and brought to market over 14 new products, many of which were first to market.• Maintained industry-leading gross margins on products.• Built a high performance team of product line managers.• Assisted in securing business with multiple large customers and tier 1 service providers. From May 2012 to March 2018 (5 years 11 months) Sunnyvale, CABusiness Analyst/Consultant @ TRADEBE Successfully completed consulting project with responsibility for performing competitive analysis of the electronic waste (e-waste) recycling industry in the US, UK, and Spain.Key Achievements• Developed strategy for Tradebe’s entry into the European e-waste recycling market From 2011 to 2011 (less than a year) Barcelona, SpainRadio Frequency Engineer @ Plantronics Spearheaded electronics design for several enterprise-class wireless headsets with added features, reduced size, and reduced material costs over legacy products. Managed coordination between mechanical, firmware, and test engineering teams throughout product development process. Worked with third-party regulatory certification agencies and contract manufacturers to drive successful product launches. Conducted comprehensive technology and feature feasibility studies and assisted product managers in product roadmap development.Key Achievements• Re-engineered leading product for double-digit (>10%) cost reduction without compromising performance or quality.• Developed novel, adaptable design which enabled acceleration of product development of a flagship product, ensuring timely launch.• Improved design of multiple legacy products for better product reliability, battery life, and manufacturability. From August 2008 to July 2010 (2 years) Santa Cruz, CASenior Electrical Engineer @ M/A-COM Designed and drove production of proof-of-concept electronics for battery-operated, energy-efficient wireless communications products for multiple DARPA-funded projects. Worked closely with printed circuit board designers, procurement, and electronics technicians to produce prototypes. Key Achievements• Secured continued funding on multiple occasions by successfully delivering demonstrating prototypes to customers.• Developed multiple successful products, including a miniature, ultra-wideband personnel rescue beacon and a multiband military radio. • Created research platform to prove validity of novel technology developed within R&D. • Received Impact Award in recognition of achievements and promoted to Senior Electrical Engineer in 2007. From June 2005 to August 2008 (3 years 3 months) Lowell, MA
Strategic Partner Manager
Menlo Park, CA
April 2018 to March 2019
Menlo Park, California
Ruckus Wireless - Brocade Communications
Principal Director, Product Line Management
May 2012 to March 2018
2011 to 2011
Radio Frequency Engineer
August 2008 to July 2010
Santa Cruz, CA
Senior Electrical Engineer
June 2005 to August 2008
What company does David Botha work for?
David Botha works for Facebook
What is David Botha's role at Facebook?
David Botha is Strategic Partner Manager
What industry does David Botha work in?
David Botha works in the Internet industry.
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