Director of Product Development and Managing Director - Launchpad, Brooks Stevens, Inc.
Michael is an end-to-end product development executive who works seamlessly within Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, in hardware, software and service. Through 20 years of product development experience, he design business models that align to objectives and drive growth.
Michael's main focus areas are:
- Product Development Process - Methodology to get from Idea to Market, (i.e. the importance of discipline in executing the impossible.)
- Product Financial Modeling - opportunity analysis, scenario development, costed BOM, capital investment requirements for success. Prep for pitch to investors.
- Portfolio Planning - Prioritization of ideas/products that a business can be built around. What product vectors make the most sense?