Jesus Bouzada

Senior Product Manager

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About Me

I am a Software Product Manager with 15 years of international experience in product development. I acquired most of this experience in my eleven years at Schlumberger (the lead company in O&G services). I also have experience in a startup environment at Beyond Limits, an AI tech startup. There, I productized its business to help the company grow faster. Now, I am a Senior Product Manager at Workiva, where I am building strategic products to open the Workiva Platform.

I combine a technical background with a Computer Engineering degree, and business background with an MBA recently acquired at the University of Houston. Wearing these two hats, I am the connection between engineering and product management. Moreover, If you have a soccer team, I can coach it. I am a certified soccer coach.

I'm Jesus Bouzada, a Senior Product Manager with technical and business background. Find out examples of my work in my interactive resume and portfolio.
U.S. permanent resident
Citizen of Spain
Lived in U.K. 5.5 years
Lived in Italy half a year
Fluent in Spanish and English
Travelled over 50 countries
Senior Product Manager | Workiva
Senior Product Manager
Mar 2021 - Now | Remote, US

Sr. Product Manager for Service Platform and Infrastructure Product. In this role, I

  • Led across teams from MVP discovery to launch for a strategic product targeting a two-sided market of builders and consumers
  • Engaged and managed strategic partners and customers into an early access program that validated product-market fit
  • Boosted team health by 30% by providing leadership and product direction to a team that had been longing for it
  • Drove internal development environment adoption by advocating among stakeholders and adding data/feedback-based improvements
  • Ratified vision and strategy for a messaging stack that enables openness and innovation in Workiva’s microservices architecture
Product Manager | AI Products - Beyond Limits
Product Manager
AI Products - Beyond Limits
Dec 2019 - Mar 2021 | Glendale, CA

Hired to productize a service-led AI business, leading a strategic shift to enable start-up growth. In this role, I

  • Got leadership buy-in for pivoting the strategy to shorten delivery by a third and significantly reduced development/deployment cost
  • Transitioned one-off solution to a multitenant SaaS product while leading two teams (20+ devs) and managing client’s expectations
  • Built an expert system with engineers and data scientists
  • Developed success metrics to prove value and earn customer trust
  • Influenced data ingestion architectural decisions to build to scale
  • Built a demo that enabled strategic client engagements while complying with customer data privacy policies
Professional MBA | University of Houston
Professional MBA
University of Houston
Jan 2018 - Aug 2019 | Houston, TX
Product Manager | ProdOps - Schlumberger Software
Product Manager
ProdOps - Schlumberger Software
Jan 2016 - Apr 2018 | Houston, TX
  • Key contributor in a product management team that created vision, positioning, strategy, and roadmap for a strategic suite of cloud-based, real-time products targeting $60M of annual sales
  • Conducted competitive analyses to gather data and generate insights in support of vision, strategy, roadmap, and pricing
  • Led a customer community to get information to align business priorities with their needs and design an intuitive experience
  • Timely updated leadership and customers to ensure buy-in
  • Selected 3rd party partners through capabilities and strategic alignment analysis. Managed and developed relationships
  • Actively engaged in daily scrus and sprint planning, defining and prioritizing tasks, and grooming the backlog
Product Manager | Avocet ESP Surveillance - Schlumberger Software
Product Manager
Avocet ESP Surveillance - Schlumberger Software
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015 | Houston, TX
  • Coordinated cross-functional teams including engineers, designers, data scientists, marketers, support, and sales to ship software products for a $100M platform portfolio
  • Delivered rollout talks in a number of conferences, which generated new sales opportunities. The conferences were hosted in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Jakarta (Indonesia), Perth (Australia), and Beijin (China)
  • Built a startup-like solution that enabled a multimillion-dollar contract win, communicating effectively to the VP of product
Software Project Lead | LiftWatcher - Schlumberger Software
Software Project Lead
LiftWatcher - Schlumberger Software
Sep 2012 - May 2014 | Houston, TX
  • Led a team developing in-house product from conception to launch that supported a $10M real-time monitoring business
  • Built a high performing team by mentoring junior developers
  • Introduced business driven requirements and design process that led to a 17% increase in user efficiency in key workflows
  • Developed administrator features and a deployment guide for our O&G production framework. Trained administrators worldwide
  • Provided software architecture insights to senior leadership that led to business decisions such as a team international relocation
Software Project Lead | DesignRite - Schlumberger Software
Software Project Lead
DesignRite - Schlumberger Software
Jan 2007 - Aug 2012 | Oxfordshire, UK
  • Managed four successful in-house product launches instrumental for a $1.5B engineering business
  • Acted as a key liaison between business and engineering
  • Provided worldwide support for 900 customers (who reported that the product was essential to their job) and managed business requirements
  • Pioneered Agile software development in the company shortening project development cycles and adapting based on feedback
  • Led lean methodology introduction in a center of 300 employees implementing initiatives that delivered savings of more than $80K annually by increasing efficiency
  • Created a DevOps culture in a group of 20 developers, this resulted in savings of $150K per year
Software Developer | Multiple Employers
Software Developer
Multiple Employers
Nov 2003 - Dec 2006 | Spain | Italy
  • Developed a web-based social networking application for one of the world’s leading providers of mobile content and services
  • Enhanced a catering point of sales application for an Italian business, rapidly contributing to product improvements whilst facing the additional challenge of learning Italian
  • Worked in a team developing and maintaining sales web applications (mainly in ASP and Visual Basic) for a range of clients including a top Spanish bank. Created a successful VBA application to manage loans
  • Implemented a media company website in ASP whislt collaborating with Web designers
  • Developed a lawyer firm website which increased business across the region. Created a .NET (C#) application to track its placement (SEO) in Google with many different keywords
Master of Business Administration | University of Houston
Master of Business Administration
University of Houston
Jan 2018 - Aug 2019 | Houston, TX
The University of Houston gave me an incredible opportunity to do an MBA with a focus on Product Management. I made the best of this great opportunity. I completed the program in a record time (one semester ahead) and outstanding grades (3.99 GPA). I received great recognition from both faculties and peer students. I earned Product Management and Leadership certificates.
Bachelor of Computer Engineering | Universidad de Alicante
Bachelor of Computer Engineering
Universidad de Alicante
Sep 1997 - Feb 2004 | Alicante, Spain
Since I was a child, I always liked computers. I decided very early that I wanted to have a professional career in technology. The University of Alicante offered me the opportunity to do a Bachelor of Computer Engineering to start such career.

Additional Courses

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (Second Edition) | AWS Training & Certification
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (Second Edition)
AWS Training & Certification
Jun 2020 | Online
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.
Learn Apache Kafka for Beginners | Stephane Maarek - LinkedIn Learning
Learn Apache Kafka for Beginners
Stephane Maarek - LinkedIn Learning
Oct 2019 | Online
Kafka is the leading open-source, enterprise-scale data streaming technology. It helps moving data in real time and facilitates integrations between multiple source and target systems. In this course, I got started with all the fundamental Kafka operations, explored the Kafka CLI and APIs, and performed key tasks like building producers and consumers. I also learned practical use cases and examples. As part of the course, I built a real-world project to stream data through Kafka from Twitter to Elasticsearch (see the code in my GitHub repository).
The Web Developer Bootcamp | Colt Steele - Udemy
The Web Developer Bootcamp
Colt Steele - Udemy
Jul 2019 - Aug 2019 | Online
The Bootcamp covers from basic frontend concepts to backend advanced concepts. It is a full-stack development course from start to finish that covers NodeJS. And it uses code along activities to explain these concepts. The instructor, Colt Steele, mixes theory and practice and builds on previous concepts incrementally. He makes the course feel very fluent and organic. In this course, I built many different small apps through which Colt introduced me to different concepts. At the same time, I kept incrementally building one single app throughout the course. That helped me to understand how different pieces fit into the puzzle. And I got to build one cool app. Check the app: YelpCamp (see the code in my GitHub repository).
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