Thanh Nguyen - Product Management

Sunday, April 04, 2004
I have a very diversified background in my professional career:


VENTURE ALLIES - a management consulting firm in St. Cloud, MN - 2002 to present
Was responsible for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relations Management (CRM) consulting practice. Created a technology alliance for custom code development. Refined other services using product management approach. Helped founded two subsidiaries.

OFFICE ALLIES - an executive suites center in Foley, MN - 2003 to present
General Manager
Helped founded a wholly owned subsidiary - an executive suites center. Was responsible for the company's Profit and Loss. Guided the company to break even in year two.

MINDSPEED, (Conexant) - a semiconductor company in Boulder, CO - 1996-2002
Product Manager
Developed business plans, marketing strategies, forecasts and product concepts for software and hardware products. Drove product development teams to insure new products met schedule, feature sets, and value-added functionality to maintain competitiveness and margin to the PLC (Product Line Contribution). Planned and implemented new product launches including presentations, collateral literature, press announcements, and training materials.

Senior Software Engineer (1996-1999)
Acted as a technical liaison to the marketing department for pre-sales opportunities. Led several joint development efforts with companies in U.S. and India for ATM SAR and Physical Layer (PHY) software running in a real-time OS (RTOS).

DIGI INTERNATIONAL - A OEM producing LAN and WAN networking equipment in Minnetonka, Minnesota 1996
Senior Software Engineer
Worked on high-performance ATM Network Interface Card and was responsible for ATM Signaling protocol stack.

IBM - Rochester, Minnesota 1988-1996
Software Engineer
Developed link layer device drivers for AS/400 data communication subsystem for WAN protocols and self-diagnostic code.

Hardware Engineer
Developed and led several teams for AS/400 data communication subsystem for WAN protocols, File Server, and Encryption processor.



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