Nick Wynja

Product manager, writer, and proponent of the open web

See projects on Github

Work Experience

Product Manager, Senior
Hook & Loop (Infor), New York, NY
Fall 2013 - Present

  • Planned and executed user experience improvements for multiple large enterprise applications
  • Built relationships with clients and educated them on the value of agile, iterative, software development
  • Used agile process to redesign transactional process of supply chain management software to improve usability, making training unnecessary, and reducing the cost to procure supplies
  • Conducted workshops with enterprise software teams to draw out requirements for proposed features and functionality and define user stories that were understandable and relatable for design teams
  • Lead R&D proof-of-concept for innovative, clinical-focused Healthcare application
  • Managed the process of user research to identify customer needs and validate our designs
  • Traveled across U.S. to customer sites, user network conferences, and industry trade shows to gather feedback from customers and lead sessions, speaking on UX improvements in our software

Director of Product Development
Lover.ly, New York, NY
Spring 2011 - Fall 2013

  • Displayed decisive leadership and product direction of startup from prototype, through MVP, into successful Series A funding
  • Lead successful initial release of iOS app by translating core functionality of site into mobile patterns, managing iterative design, rapid development, and QA; Featured in App Store
  • Prioritized and executed agile product backlog to satisfy evolving requirements of a growing startup
  • Continuously lead technical implementation of SEO and email campaigns for young site in a competitive market
  • Introduced and managed agile process and tools, including Pivotal Tracker, to maintain efficiency in fast-paced and growing product team
  • Performed system administration, including server and database management and deployment

Project Manager
BNOTIONS Technology, Kelowna, BC, Canada
Winter 2010 - Spring 2011

Education, Training, and Personal Projects

Designed and built ReadPaperback.com, an online reading platform
PHP, Angular, CSS, JS, MySQL, consuming web APIs
Summer 2013 - Present

Built sync service API for TapCellar, an iOS beer database
PHP, MySQL, Web services
Fall 2014 - Fall 2016

Completed Version One Agile Bootcamp and Story Workshop
Training on Scrum practices and conducting user story writing
July 2014

Graduated, Radio Broadcasting
Fanshawe College, London, ON, Canada
May 2010