Product Manager / Program Manager

my name is Vlad Grubman. With over 15 years of solid IT industry experience, I possess a depth of knowledge of software products, the development process and how they work together in the contemporary world.

The primary focus of my career is the leadership. My objective in any role is to find a solutions to both strategic and a day to day business problems using the technology available to a client and lead the team to a successful implementation of this solution.

Working on the web and software projects for over 15 years I have learned a great deal of “people skills” – how to translate business needs and wants into either product, functional or technical specifications, pure code or database structures. I’ve helped departments and companies successfully transition from chaos into the Waterfall or Agile (including SAFe – Scaled Agile Framework) processes. Additionally, I have a lot of experience in working with remote teams: people who speak various languages and are in different time zones. Setting goals, juggling multiple vendors and their teams, managing budgets and getting things done on tight deadlines are no foreign subjects to me.

Industries I’ve worked in include:

  • retail
  • healthcare
  • e-commerce
  • health and general insurance
  • pharmaceutical
  • hedge fund/financial
  • general computer consulting
  • medical/lab research
  • telecom

Currently, I am working at B2B Soft, a retail solutions company for the wireless industry. As a product manager I am creating, building and deploying several products that help wireless carriers (likes of MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, etc.) and their dealers improve their operations processes, reduce systems waste, increase commissions and prevent fraud. Utilizing in-depth knowledge and understanding of carrier’s commission system, the relationships that dealers have with their vendors and partners and the operation workflows specific to wireless sector allows me to build uniquely advanced solutions that answer to market’s needs and are way ahead of the competition.

The position I have transitioned from was at Allscripts, on the premises of Northwell Health (formerly known as North Shore LIJ Health System). My main responsibilities included proactive requirements gathering, providing analysis on how such requirements can be met in the client’s current technology setup, architecting a solution, developing a prototype and obtaining the approval from the client and then supervising the solution’s implementation. Leading two separate teams allowed me a greater insight into both technology and business sides of the current healthcare landscape.

Prior to this, I have led a web development team in e-commerce startup while also managing outside vendors and their development efforts on company’s behalf. We worked with a wide range of technologies – from SaaS platforms to open source solutions.

I have also had started and successfully ran for almost 10 years my own web development company. In addition to being an owner, I worked with clients on helping them run their e-commerce websites, managed web projects, in-house and remote teams, vendors and assisted with marketing and sales strategy execution when it came to IT.

Previously I have spent around 10 years working with massive data sets using MS SQL database, doing data migration, developing Windows and web application using ASP.NET, C#/VB.NET, and MS SQL Server technologies. I’ve been supporting and writing Windows and web applications and services in C# and VB.NET with MS SQL Server as a backend ever since the .NET framework has been introduced.

As a part of my responsibilities in almost all positions, I developed project artifacts – functional and technical specifications, business requirements documents, write-ups and research summaries, guides, help and user manuals. One of the greatest advantages I always had was my ability to concentrate on the usability of the end product – be it a website, an application or a manual. In either case, the goal is to make the experience of using the product the most efficient and the least painful to the end user.

Additionally, I am familiar with LAMP platform. Simply due to a number of websites that I developed (or managed the development of) using Linux-based OSes (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora), Apache web server, PHP and MySQL on the backend, I have advanced knowledge of the different angle of the software development world.

Also, having spent over 5 years in end-user desktop and network support I do understand the inner functionality of operating systems, hardware and networks.

Product Manager / Project Manager