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Liz Hunt

Director of Product @ PlayFab, Inc.

Product Consultant (Strategy + User Experience Design + Technology)

Greater Seattle Area

Ranked #873 out of 17,460 for Director of Product in United States

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Liz Hunt's Work Experience

PlayFab, Inc.

Director of Product

April 2015 to October 2015

Greater Seattle Area

Farmstr

CPO/CTO & Co-Founder

March 2014 to January 2015

Starbucks

Mobile Engineering Manager

April 2012 to February 2014

Greater Seattle Area

Liz Hunt's Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science Aerospace Engineering

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About Liz Hunt's Current Company

PlayFab, Inc.

PlayFab provides state-of-the-art services to video game developers so they can quickly and easily build mobile, pc, and console games. After launch, our suite of live game operations tools also enables them to increase player acquisition, retention, and monetization. Refined product vision and strategy. Clarified proto-personas and determined user flows to address their needs and wants. Defined...

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About Liz Hunt

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I love working in creative environments, with crazy-smart people, and learning something new every day (whether it's work-related or not). My engineering background, passion for user experience design, strong business acumen, and emotional intelligence have enabled me to become an accomplished strategic product/technology executive. During my nearly 20-year career, I’ve built amazing teams. Together, we’ve created a wide variety of high-quality innovative products that have delighted our users and achieved business goals. Contact me today to learn how I can help your organization solve its toughest challenges: such as clarifying your vision, focusing on your highest priority business goals, creating and delivering innovative products/services that delight your customers, exceeding your key performance indicators, and working more efficiently and productively with one another. When I'm not in the office, you'll find me outdoors—most likely on or under the water. Specialties: Strategic Product Leadership, Strategic Technology Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, User Experience Design, Mobile/Web Software Development, Program Management, Cross-Functional Team Leadership/ManagementDirector of Product @ PlayFab provides state-of-the-art services to video game developers so they can quickly and easily build mobile, pc, and console games. After launch, our suite of live game operations tools also enables them to increase player acquisition, retention, and monetization. Refined product vision and strategy. Clarified proto-personas and determined user flows to address their needs and wants. Defined and prioritized product requirements and feature sets based on an analysis of market, competitor, and customer research. Defined and communicated our product roadmap. Assisted with marketing strategies and efforts. Served as the in-house user experience expert. Refined the company’s user experience vision and strategy across all channels, from developer and ops tools to documentation and samples. Led the engagement with an external design firm to evolve the company’s brand and design system (not yet publicly released). From April 2015 to October 2015 (7 months) Greater Seattle AreaCPO/CTO & Co-Founder @ Farmstr was a collaborative marketplace where consumers could buy clean food directly from local small sustainable farmers, fishers and ranchers. We procured seed financing from some of Seattle’s top VCs and Angels in late May 2014. The company closed in February 2015. Refined product vision and strategy. Developed proto-personas and defined/prioritized product requirements based on analysis of market, competitor, and customer research. Defined and communicated our product roadmap. Facilitated team meetings for product planning/execution. Identified and tracked KPIs. Assisted with marketing strategies and efforts. Maintained original prototype (including server/database administration, minor coding efforts, and regular metrics reporting). Established our enterprise, solution, and information architectures. Recruited, hired, and grew our engineering team. From March 2014 to January 2015 (11 months) Mobile Engineering Manager @ Led the cross-functional team responsible for creating and supporting Starbucks’ core US, Canada, and UK mobile apps on iOS (15 releases, v2.2-3.0) and Android (15 releases, v2.0-2.4.2). Oversaw nearly two dozen releases of international joint-venture apps on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Championed and helped secure executive support and funding for the v3.0 mobile apps and services rearchitecture/redesign. Influenced global mobile strategy/roadmap and product user experience. Evangelized mobile innovation within the company. Managed strategic mobile relationships with companies like Apple and Google, as well as selection processes and partnerships with other mobile-related vendors. By March 2014, our mobile apps had over: 10MM active customers; 5MM weekly transactions; and 14% of all US tender. In FY13: we grew our mobile transactions by 120% YOY to an average of over 4MM per week; grew our mobile revenue by 153% YOY; and supported over 8MM active customers. 11% of in-store purchases were made through the mobile apps by the end of FY13, nearly double that of the previous year. In FY12: we grew our mobile revenue by 212% YOY and our active customer base by 225% YOY. Starbucks v3.0 was recognized by Apple as a Best New App in March 2014. Starbucks v2.x was a featured launch partner for Passbook and recognized by Apple as a Top App of 2012. From April 2012 to February 2014 (1 year 11 months) Greater Seattle AreaConsultant @ Built an independent consultancy providing strategy, technology, user experience design, and social media services to small businesses. Clients included BlueAvocado, Headlight, My Entrepreneurial Journey, and Vennland. Led the design effort to improve the usability and user experience of an existing web application. Improvements were based on business goals as well as the results of a heuristic evaluation, user research, rapid prototyping, and previously gathered customer feedback. Helped secure funding for a forthcoming mobile application by providing business strategy recommendations, user experience feedback, technical feasibility assessments, and schedule/cost estimates. Created and launched an iPhone app that compares people's music libraries. venntunes had thousands of downloads, a 4.9-star rating, and was favorably reviewed by Mashable and Wired. From February 2011 to April 2012 (1 year 3 months) Austin, Texas AreaTechnology Director @ Led frog’s largest technology team—approximately 35 Associate Directors, Principals, Technical Architects, Technologists, and QA Engineers—to successfully deliver hundreds of cutting-edge web, desktop, mobile, and embedded solutions for Fortune 500 clients. The technology discipline, including my team, almost always had the lowest voluntary attrition rate and the highest utilization, gross profits, and revenue per headcount in the company. Influenced the definition and evolution of frog’s technology-related vision, services, and teams. Defined and implemented a wide variety of global best practices for business development, project execution, day-to-day operations, and personnel management. Built and maintained highly collaborative and productive relationships with clients and other discipline leads at frog. Provided strategic and tactical leadership/mentorship across a broad spectrum of groundbreaking programs. Helped grow one client's account in approximately 10 months from its initial business development stage into a strategic partnership generating over $11M. From May 2006 to February 2011 (4 years 10 months) Web Development Manager @ Provided hands-on leadership to the web development team ensuring projects met business goals and achieved desired usability/functionality results. Established company-wide HTML/JS/CSS coding standards and a browser support policy that greatly improved NI.com’s usability, accessibility, and performance and reduced its hosting costs. Architected, developed, and supported a variety of tools to automate designers’ and developers’ repetitive tasks resulting in a 30-85% increase in efficiency. Researched, conceptualized, and developed a LabVIEW-based prototype which served as a proof-of-concept for functionality within the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Software. From April 2003 to May 2006 (3 years 2 months) Austin, Texas AreaDirector User Experience @ Played a key development role in the team that launched Staples’ first international e-commerce website and redesigned T-Online’s portal. Sales through T-Online's portal increased 58% over the previous year to approximately €173MM. Identified and evaluated emerging technologies and markets (specifically Broadband, Interactive Television, Pervasive Computing, and Wireless Technologies). Created prototypes and executive presentations, contributed to business development efforts, and led projects. Architected, developed, and managed Austin's first InteractiveTV (iTV) experience "Class of 2012" in partnership with Austin's PBS affiliate KLRU-TV. Served as the Technical Project Manager during the research and design phases of a multimillion-dollar project to develop LeapFrog's high-volume e-learning/e-commerce/entertainment website launched in 2000. From October 1999 to March 2002 (2 years 6 months) Consultant/Software Developer/Webmaster @ Participated in the analysis, specification, design, development, and deployment of client-specific customizations to pcOrder's suite of e-commerce products. Launched and maintained the corporate website. From January 1997 to May 1998 (1 year 5 months) Austin, Texas AreaPrincipal @ Assisted in the design, construction, operation, and management of the company's first two canopy tour projects in Monteverde and Iguana Park. Trained staff in rope climbing, rappelling, and high angle rescue techniques. Participated in the design and implementation of special community and research projects. Established and maintained relationships with corporations and environmental organizations for financial support. From July 1994 to June 1995 (1 year) Costa RicaEngineering Student Trainee @ Designed and developed evaluations of Space Shuttle anomalies on the Shuttle Engineering Simulator. Created two technical subsystem schematics for the Space Station Freedom Handbook. Received the NASA Outstanding Co-op Award and the NASA THOR Superior Achievement Award in December 1991. From 1991 to 1992 (1 year) Houston, Texas AreaBachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering @ The University of Texas at Austin Liz Hunt is skilled in: User Experience, Mobile Applications, Program Management, Software Development, E-commerce, Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Mobile Devices, Product Management, Management, IT Strategy, Web Applications, Leadership


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