Over 10 years of diverse technology experience, including launching new products and evolving mature products with large existing user bases -- on cross-functional teams including engineers, designers, stakeholders, customers, and external partners. Contributed to numerous product releases, including independent iOS apps, a top-20 iPad productivity app (iAnnotate PDF), a leading online training website (fxphd.com), and several of Apple’s high-end professional applications.

Product ManagerBranchfire, Inc
2015 to 2016 // Chicago, IL
  • Identified an opportunity for a new iAnnotate product offering and led its launch, implementation, deployment, and managed relationships with its top-tier banking and accounting clients.
  • Managed several releases of the popular iPad application iAnnotate PDF, maintaining its 4.5/5 rating on the App Store. Managed roadmap, wrote specifications, tracked progress in JIRA, and did final acceptance testing.
  • Managed several releases of the enterprise versions of iAnnotate, working with EMM integration partners Good/Blackberry, MobileIron, VMware AirWatch, and OpenPeak/SECTOR, including setup and maintenance of test environments.
  • Assisted support on escalations, advanced troubleshooting, and identification of issues that warranted inclusion on roadmap.
Product and Systems AnalystCutters Studios
2013 to 2015 // Chicago, IL
  • Led transition to a new SaaS application used for showing creative video and graphics work to potential clients. Managed evaluation, vendor selection, implementation, migration, and training.
  • Provided installation, maintenance, support, and continuous improvement of a wide variety of software and systems.
Product Specialistfxphd.com
2008 to 2012 // Chicago, IL
  • Second hire, reporting directly to the Co-founder.
  • Led preparation and distribution of hundreds of online courses for fxphd.com.
  • Led support for members from over seventy countries and dozens of distributed instructors.
  • Led effort to standardized corporate product offering.
  • Worked with developers and co-founders on internal and external product changes.
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Technical Project ManagerAvenue Edit
2006 to 2008 // Chicago, IL
& 1999 to 2003 (Designer) // Chicago, IL
  • Led the implementation, customization, and workflow design of a video asset management system for a large ad agency client.
  • Led the modernization and redesign of Avenue’s website.
  • Formally advised senior management on technology and business decisions.
  • Implemented an internal knowledge base and standardized various technical processes.
QA EngineerApple
2004 to 2006 // Santa Monica, CA
  • Leveraged subject matter expertise testing Apple’s professional graphics applications Shake and Motion, and offered design and enhancement recommendations.
  • Attended client visits and interacted with beta testers.
  • Authored white papers for Apple's support site.
  • Co-authored and pitched a new product proposal to the VP of the Pro Apps division and his team, which was well received but ultimately not produced.
Entrepreneur & Product DesignerIndependent & Stashpix, LLC
2008 to Present
  • Clutter Cam - An iOS camera app for keeping temporary utility photos and screenshots out of a user's regular photo library.
  • Find the Puppy - A simple iOS game for kids.
  • Stashpix - A unique location-based iOS photo app that reached #52 in the Free Photo & Video category on Apple's App Store.
  • More info and more products at markdascoli.com/products

Columbia College Chicago, BA