M. F.

Digital Project Manager, UX Architect and Functional Analyst

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AVAILABLE
Available for remote project-based opportunities
Experience: 16 Years
Location: Vancouver, BC

Overview

I am a freelance digital consultant and the co-founder of LocalSolo. Specializing in digital project management, user experience and functional analysis, I typically work sub-contract to agencies and contract direct to businesses of all types. With more than 16 years of experience garnered at top Interactive Agencies in the US and Canada, I've played roles in over 400 projects for over 150 clients. I've led multi-disciplinary development teams of 25 personnel with project budgets up to 2 million dollars, but I'm just as comfortable on smaller engagements.

Experience

Contract Digital Project Manager, Functional Analyst and User Experience Architect - 14 Years.Digital Project Manager at 123W Vancouver - Ongoing Contract.Digital Project Manager at Karo Vancouver - Ongoing Contract.Director of Project Services - Noise Digital Vancouver - 1 Year Contract.Digital Project Manager at Blast Radius Vancouver - 3 Contracts over 4 years.Digital Project Manager at the Coverall Crew Vancouver - 1 Year Contract.Web Project Manager - BlueSpark Toronto - 1.5 YearsAccount Director - NextLeft San Diego - 1 Year.Web Project Manager and Strategy Consultant - USWeb/CKS Seattle - 4 Years.

Agencies I've Worked For

Blast Radius / WPP123WKaro Habanero
Noise DigitalCypress (Now Ratio)Peel NextLeft
Redbricks MediaUSWeb/CKSOnline GuruBlueSpark

Education / Qualifications

20 years in digital; web, mobile and application development. Played roles in over 500 separate projects for over 150 clients in multiple industry verticals.15 years pre-sales, project management and account direction.15 years in information architecture (IA) and user experience (UX).15 years in e-business strategy consulting, business process analysis and requirements definition.Five times created and implemented agency-wide multi-disciplinary development process, best practices and methodology.Personally coded the front-end for over 50 corporate Web sites (1996-2006).Certified Scrum Master (2011).Founder of the "Vancouver Digital Project Managers" Meetup Group.Co-Founder of [you must be logged in to see this link] and [you must be logged in to see this link]Active in Vancouver PM, UX and IA communities.Masters of Science in Communications - Illinois State University

Skills

Account ManagementBrand ConsultingBusiness AnalysisBusiness PlanningBusiness Process ModelingBusiness Proposal WritingCSSDrupaleCommerce ConsultingHTML
Information ArchitectureInteraction designMarketing strategyProcess architectureProject managementRecruitingRequirements analysisSalesScrumSocial Media Marketing
Strategic planningUsability testingWeb Content ManagementWeb designWebsite PrototypingWebsite WireframingWireframingWordPressDigital Project ManagementDigital Strategy

Awards

5 Interactive Media Awards

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Recommendations (8)

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V. B.

Brand Strategy Expert

Dec 17th 2014
I've worked with M. F. for more than 12 years. M. is one of the most focused and skilled digital Project Managers I know. He has managed hundreds of website development projects in his many years in the digital arena. He not only keeps projects on time and on budget and gets the most out of his team, he simultaneously keeps the client informed and up to date. He is a people manager at heart. His grace and professionalism is evident in the face of challenges that invariably arise with complicated digital projects.
I am honored to call M. a trusted colleague as well as a good friend.
I cannot recommend highly enough.

Chief Creative Junkie & founder of V. B. Studio, Inc.
- Vincent
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Les Hansen

Canveda

Dec 18th 2014
I have known M. for many years. He is about as good as it gets when it comes to Digital Project Management. He has the experience to anticipate issues before they become problems, and a fantastic ability to communicate clearly to a diverse audience. He always keeps my projects on schedule and on budget. I highly recommend Mark.
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Pradeep Nair

Director, Information Systems

Dec 19th 2014
I worked with M. extensively while at Blue*Spark - he is easily the most effective Project Manager I've worked with to date. His attention to detail and his ability to seamlessly move from project strategy, to business analysis, to information architecture, to project management was dizzyingly impressive. As a result, all of our projects with him at the helm came in on time, on budget, and with excellent customer satisfaction. Overall, I've come to respect M. as one of the best resources I've had the opportunity to work with and would be more than happy to recommend him as a consummate professional.
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Lorissa Dong

Sales & Marketing Director

Dec 23rd 2014
My marketing team at Talisman Centre worked with M. F. on the development of our 2011 website. With time constraints at an all time high from our end, M. stepped in to streamline the process, provide us with detailed scope documents - so that everything we asked for happened - and better yet - on time, on budget, and with recommendations that we didn't even think about to make the site more effective. We've engaged with him again this year to consult on our next redevelopment of our website - with the priority to optimize the site across all platforms - phones, tablets and computers - our new extra features and demands, and a site that will also grow with future trends and changes. We know that with Mark's experience in open source CMS, site wide responsive design and his vision, he can take us to that next level we seek.


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Gagan Sangha

Aequilibrium

Dec 29th 2014
I had the pleasure to work with M. on several occasions. As Project Manager (PM) on the Starbucks account, M. has done an excellent job to manage the client's expectation and to deliver a quality project on-time and on-budget. More recently, M. was UX Lead / Sr Interaction Architect (IA) on a complex, online application.

M. is a generalizing specialist, someone who is really good wearing multiple hats: PM, IA, Analyst. M. is calm under pressure, good with both the clients and the team and an excellent communicator. I strongly recommend M. for any of these roles.
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Dave McKeague

Interactive Director

Jan 5th 2015
It has always been a pleasure to work with Mark. His knowledge and understanding of process twisted together with his inherent ability to do build solutions in a pragmatic efficient manner makes him a valuable member to my team. Experience does wonders for a good partner, M. brings much of that to the table.
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Mark Bardsley

Senior User Experience Architect at Wolters Kluwer

Jan 6th 2015
M. is a great asset to digital projects because of his persistence, varied skill set and ability to guide a project to a successful launch. His experience enables him to collaborate with all team members and make concessions where necessary without compromising on the delivery of main objectives. I worked with him on large platform and small campaign projects and wouldn't hesitate to work with him again.
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Erin Cooper

VP, Project Services at Blast Radius

Feb 10th 2015
M. is one of the most capable Project Managers I've worked with. He is extremely knowledgeable about all elements of digital production and if he doesn't know something, he is not afraid to ask. He is great at leading his team and very personable with clients. I would not hesitate to work with him again!
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