Resume

Experience

2014 to 2020

Director of Product Management – Video

Built a 25+ people horizontal and cross-functional video team from the ground up to rethink and redefine all video platforms for CNN Digital.

Defined a consumer-centric, data-backed, and discovery-driven approach to video playback to increase engagement and quality of experience.

Migrated video encoding and delivery to a modular cloud infrastructure reducing asset creation time and increasing quality, efficiency, and scale.

Senior Product Manager – CNNgo

Launched CNNgo TV Apps on Apple, Roku, Fire, Samsung, and Android for US and Worldwide audiences reaching millions of active users.

2013 – 2014

Senior UX Lead – Director

Led UX direction, cross-platform ideation, and launch for Turner’s new health & wellness brand to reach a niche, but growing market.

Facilitated an agile UX/UI design and development philosophy across internal and external teams to accelerate product development.

2010 – 2013

Senior Developer UX/UI

Led UI/UX design, development, technical architecture, development, and implementation of high-visibility front and back end digital products and services for Comcast, CNN, Turner, USA Today, Coca-Cola, Synacor, Kellogg, and AT&T.

2008

Technology Contributor

Recurrent collaborations for CNN en Español’s Technology show Clix about Digital Television, Internet, and Social Media.

2007 – 2011

Experimental TV Lab Manager

Led industry research and next-generation first and second screen TV and interactive video experiences for the American Film Institute, Turner, MTV, History Channel, Alcatel-Lucent, and Cisco Systems.

2006, 2007

Broadcast Weather Systems Intern

Deployed new weather graphics solutions using vizRT 3D realtime engine and designed their first SMS integration for broadcast graphics.

1999 – 2005

Senior Web Developer, Projects Leader, Editor

Led multi-disciplinary teams; designed, developed, and produced over 50 web sites for canal13.cl.

Implemented and designed a first live streaming video solution; a first online video on demand (VOD) store, a first dynamic election graphics solution for TV and Web (powered by vizRT), redefined their Content Management Systems, and launched early mobile web solutions.

2000 – 2005

Professor, School of Journalism

Taught Interactive Narrative, Online Journalism courses for Journalism Undergraduate and Master’s programs.

Researched the usage of the Internet in Chile as part of the World Internet Project study by USC.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Candidate in Digital Media – Computer Science

Master of Science in Digital Media – Computer Science

Bachelor Degree in Communications and Journalism

Skills

  • Agile and Cross-Functional approach to Product Management. 
  • Consumer-first, HCI oriented, and Research-backed Philosophy.
  • Hands-on, Tactical Implementation to Holistic Digital Strategy. 
  • End-user Visual and User Experience Design.
  • Systems Architecture for Digital Video and Broadcast. 
  • Video Encoding, Orchestration, and End-user Delivery.
  • Front-end and Back-end Development.
  • Live and Post Video Production