Timothy Horgan
77 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 | C: (508) 6675700 | tim@horgan.com
Executive Summary

Results-focused product manager with extensive experience in the development of on-line and other systems. Expertise in creating and leading teams through very challenging projects. Strong strategic-planning and people management skills.

Core Qualifications
  • Successful leadership blending strategy and product management
  • Track-record of developing innovative products
  • Experience managing enterprise cloud based software
  • Experienced in agile development
  • Strong team management skills
  • Solid experience solving complex problems
  • Positive, team player attitude
  • Able to manage multiple projects and work independently
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Experience leading cross-company initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills
Professional Experience
Product Director Nov 2010 to Current
Pearson - Boston, MA
  • Director of product management leading team of six senior product owners responsible for next-generation content services and large scale, high-availability, online higher-education learning environment.
  • Successfully managed team of senior product leaders delivering major enhancements and upgrades for Pearson's Higher Education online programs increasing capacity by 200%.
Product and Community Director Jun 2007 to Nov 2010
PatientsLikeMe - Cambridge, MA
  • As first product manager at start-up helped create and communicate product roadmaps, project plans, release schedules and operational policies and procedures for online patient network and real-time research platform.
  • Managed programs to develop new communities, improve core system, upgrade user experience and extend scope of site in a fast-paced, agile development environment.
  • Led growth of patient communities from several thousand to over 100,000 members in three years.
Consultant/Senior Project Manager May 2005 to Jun 2007
West Main Consulting - Boston, MA
  • Led all aspects of product development for healthcare quality assessment start-up UCompareHealth. Staffed and managed virtual team of 20 professionals and successfully led effort to develop site from concept through deployment in nine months.
  • Successfully managed security hardware POC and portal enhancements for Fidelity Investments.
  • Managed online operations and developed online strategy for Directorship.com.
VP of Product/Online Aug 1995 to May 2005
International Data Group - Framingham, MA
  • Product executive responsible for diverse, highly profitable portfolio, including multiple web sites, newsletters, e-commerce, employment sites, consulting services and executive community programs.
  • Created and led online division for leading technology publisher (CIO.com and others).
  • Increased online readership to over 750,000 information and business executives, while increasing profitability to over 50%.
  • Site awards included New Publication of the Year (ASBPE, 2004), Best Interactive Community (ASBPE and Mins, 2004), Best Overall Web Publication (ASBPE, 2001 - 2003) and others.
Sr. Software Engineering Manager Sep 1977 to Aug 1995
Digital Equipment Corp - Maynard, MA
  • Program manager for company-wide project to develop information sharing systems. Pioneered use of web and led development of one of the first large-scale intranets used in business.
  • Managed major program to develop engineering design management systems and processes. Delivered nine months early.
  • Consulted at GM for three years on major initiative to improve product development processes by 35%. Developed system architectures, plans and proof of concept pilot.
Education
MBA, Information Systems Babson College - Wellesley, MA GPA: High Distinction

High Honors

BSBA, Finance Suffolk University - Boston, MA GPA: Magna Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

Certificate, Project Management Boston University
Affiliations

Boston Product Management Association

Project Management Institute

Additional Information
  • Speaker, panelist and moderator at industry conferences, educational and government institutions
  • Program developer and presenter of Strategic Intranet Series (Sun, IDG)
  • Founder and Executive Director of the xNet Consortium
  • Presidents Award Winner and Publisher's Institute Graduate, IDG
Skills

Product management, team management, agile, content, product development, strategy