Sean Helmes

Sean Helmes

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At a glance

FULL NAME

Sean Helmes

FROM

New Fairfield, CT

CURRENTLY LIVES IN

Danbury, CT

CURRENTLY WORKS IN

New York, NY

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Consumer Behavior
Minor in Business Administration
Earned at The University of Connecticut

HOBBIES

Staying ahead of the curve, building & improving things, technology, exploring, traveling and watching UConn basketball.

About me

I am a forward-thinking, versatile VP of Product Management with diverse web development & mobile development expertise. I have eight years of experience in mobile application development, web development & product management. I offer excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. I have a track record of developing new products and implementing new business models in digital consumer & enterprise product businesses. I bring a collaborative, problem-solving approach to transactions and manages projects and teams with a results-driven mindset. I am fluent in agile, lean, scrum & waterfall development methodologies.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it" - Alan Kay

My Skills

There are a lot of moving parts when creating a product. Over the last 8 years I've acquired knowledge that you can only learn from experience. I'm a firm believer that great products are constantly improved by monitoring user behavior & interaction with the product. The improvements that are made from data-driven decisions provide users with brilliant experiences that keep them coming back for more. Driving innovation in digital products is what I'm here to do.

Product Management

UI/UX Design
& Branding

Marketing Analysis

iOS App
Development

Android App Development

HTML5/CSS3/PHP/Java
Development

Google Analytics
& Adobe Omniture

Optimizely A/B &
Multivariate Testing

Adobe Creative
Cloud Suite

Experience

Work Experience

VP of Product Management

Borro, Inc. | New York, NY


1 month

November 2014 - Present

Provide leadership, vision, and management of Borro web and mobile products & overall customer experience. Oversee the development, design, and implementation of new products and changes to existing products. Lead/support product owners in sprint grooming, prioritization, and definition efforts.

Product Manager

Borro, Inc. | New York, NY


1 year, 2 months

July 2013 - November 2014

Product management lead on innovation within the growth areas of focus for the company. Manages product/functionalities for the website, mobile site and ensure their success in the marketplace in terms of revenue, customer acquisitions and market perception.

Online Product Manager

LifeCare, Inc. | Shelton, CT


1 year, 8 months

December 2011 - July 2013

Contributed toward defining the capabilities that the LifeCare site delivers to users. Project managed web development & mobile application development projects from inception to completion. Oversaw product launches with development & marketing teams.

Project Manager

Fusion Media, Inc. | Somers, NY


2 years, 7 months

June 2009 - December 2011

Managed projects, schedules and deadlines of the Design and Video Production Departments. Reported directly to the VP of Creative Services and the VP of Operations. Corporate clients included PepsiCo, American Express, IFF and Dollar General.

Founder & President

Helmes Innovations, LLC | New Fairfield, CT


6 years, 10 months

March 2005 - December 2011

Developed commercial & consumer mobile applications, content and websites. Marketed and distributed a diverse array of digital products and services online. Provided consulting services for online marketing campaigns including digital product development and distribution.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Consumer Behavior

Minor in Business Administration

University Of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


3 years

January 2006 - December 2008

I transferred from Suffolk University to the University of Connecticut in 2006. I Majored in Consumer Behavior which was comprised of business, communication and psychology courses.

Entrepreneurship, Business Administration

Suffolk University, Boston, MA


1 year, 6 months

September 2004 - December 2005

I attended Suffolk University from September 2004 to December 2005 and studied Entrepreneurship and Business Administration. I transferred to the University of Connecticut and began my curriculum there in January of 2006.

Clients

Over the course of my career I have had the priveledge of providing innovative product and design solutions to some of the best companies in the world. Below is a short sample list of some of the companies that I have served along the way.

Portfolio

Below are some websites and mobile apps that I have brought to life:

Skyswoop Website
Skyswoop Website

The leading FAA approved aerial imagery, data & multimedia services provider operating drones.

Bartender for iOS
Drink & Cocktail Pro for iOS

The best mobile drink and cocktail guide for iPhone and iPod touch.

iWorkout for iOS
iWorkout for iOS

The best mobile fitness guide for iPhone and iPod touch.

Portfolio 4
Celebrations Catering Website

Specializing in full service catering with a large variety of fresh foods and great drinks.

Portfolio 5
Drone Pro Web Services Website

Providing the best web services for drone pilots and professionals in the United States.

Portfolio 6
Helmes Consulting Website

Trusted advisors to construction lenders & owners in the United States.

Contact

Please feel free to get in touch with me by using the short form below.

50 Saw Mill Road Unit 5328
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-512-6176
seanhelmes@gmail.com