The Product Management Consortium is looking to achieve big goals in 2013 to better serve you, the product management community.  We will build a stronger product management community through more relevant PMC programming and higher impact social presence.  We’ve more than doubled the size of the board, enabling the PMC the ability to bring fresh ideas and skills to strengthen the organization.  As members, you ARE the PMC.  The Board is here to meet your needs.   Please contact any one of us with your ideas. Our email addresses are below.

Thank you!

Executive Management Team                 

Dave Manningsmith –Facilitator & Chair,

Dave Manningsmith is the Facilitator and Chair of the Product Management Consortium and a Senior Program Manager at the Seattle Times. With over 20 years' experience across several industries, Dave developed product management and marketing strategy expertise as the Business Intelligence Lead for Microsoft's Windows Client Division and as a Customer Experience Manager for AT&T's Small Business Mobility Division. Dave is passionate about making the world a better place through better product management and business analysis.

Tiana Thomas – Vice Chair,

Tiana started as a software developer who wanted to understand how products were developed so she could help develop better products.  She first became involved with the PMC in 2005 and has actively volunteered for ProductCamp Seattle every year since 2010.  She became a member of the PMC Board in 2011.  She currently is involved both with product development and software development management at LUMEDX Corp.  When not reading, solving puzzles like crosswords, Sudoku etc., cooking or gardening she likes to write code, poetry and above all just think.

Jon White – Treasurer,

Jon was in software engineering management, but made the jump to Product Management in 2010 when he realized he could have a bigger impact there. Jon found the PMC through ProductCamp and joined as a volunteer in 2011. He has been on the board since 2012. He currently works on the product team at WDS.


Rupika JainSecretary,

Rupika is an Information Systems Management Student at the Foster School of Business.  A technologist at heart, she is constantly seeking out better ways to solve business problems by leveraging the latest developments. She did her certification in Software Product Management from UW and that is when she fell in love with the concept of shipping user centric software products.  She has been an active volunteer for ProductCamp Seattle ’11 &’12 and the PMC. When she is not attending classes, doing assignments and reading tech/product blogs, she can be found either watching travel documentaries or strolling in and around Seattle enjoying its extensive food scene.


Operating Committee Chairs

Bill Davis - Membership Recruitment and Retention,

Bill has been involved in product/service management since the mid 90s when he joined a B2B/B2C eCommerce start up. He loves the function and truly believes it’s one of the most important business functions (# 4). Besides B2B/B2C eCommerce, Bill has developed products/services in demand/supply chain as well as knowledge management/applied data solutions. He joined PMC in the summer of 2012 as soon as he discovered it as an organization solely focused on representing/serving the needs of the product management community.  He is happy to be involved and looks forward to growing the PMC community in 2013.

Loma Desai - Executive Management Board Coordinator,

Loma is a software engineer with an MBA from India. She has three years of experience in IT industry as software developer and project manager. She is enthusiastic and passionate about actively participating and meeting new product people at ProductCamps, PMC monthly events and networking lunches. Currently, she is planning to pursue her Masters in Management Information System. In her free time, she likes to go for hiking, play board games and explore new places.  She is glad to be a part of this vibrant community!


Matt EnglishLogistics,

Matt English is a Program Manager at Microsoft on the Xbox team. He has been in the games industry for over six years and has shipped many popular titles such as Counter-Strike Source, Fable 3, and the voice control software for the Xbox itself. He is looking forward to helping improve the PMC in 2013 and will be instrumental in both of PMCs main events for 2013, Product Camp and Mini-Product Camp. 


Paul HahnKeystone Events (ProductCamp),

Paul is an Enterprise IT technology lifer on the vendor-side- with development, product management, product marketing, sales, support and alliance/business development experience. He has a passion and deep fondness for product management and product marketing which is fed through his participation in the PMC, where he can meet interesting people, do interesting things and stay exposed to latest practices and trends.


Arlene MartinMarketing / Social Media and Business Intelligence,

Arlene is a product / project manager in the consumer electronics industry for 10 years.  She joined the PMC having been impressed by the breadth and depth of knowledge of the product managers at Mini ProductCamp 2012.  As a regular attendee at the monthly speaker events, she is voracious in the knowledge shared by her fellow product managers.  So much so, she wanted to be even more involved as a member of the board of the PMC organization. 


Haig Sakouyan - Marketing / Social Media,

Haig is an Online Gaming veteran of more than 10 years. In that time 7+ years have been spent in Product Management. He started as a ProductCamp Seattle volunteer in 2009 and later joined the PMC board in 2011 as part of the marketing committee.



Deepak ThomasMonthly Programs / Events,

Deepak Thomas is a Technical Sales and Product Management professional with 8 years of semiconductor industry experience. He is an MBA graduate from University of Denver and has undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Cochin University, India. He considers his association with PMC as an opportunity for networking and share ideas with a not for profit organization.



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