Jake Buto

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Product Analyst @ Ecolane
Jake's Skills
Design
Sales
User Experience
Strategy
Product Management
Growth
Open to networking with people holding these skills
Programming
Operations
Technical
Marketing
Background

Age Group

25-35

About Jake

Open to all possibilities, interested in helping with product stuff. Would like to find something I could work on on the side for now - with the possibility of transitioning to full time in the future.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-buto/

Work Experience

Product Analyst

Ecolane

August 2017 - Today

Product management intern

Gradx

January 2017 - May 2017

GradX is a people analytics software solution designed to assess and rank the best candidates for campus recruiters and hiring managers. • Key contributor to the product/feature/user experience development process for this early stage company building an enterprise software solution that matches college students and graduates with companies looking for specific skills. • Examine the talent recruitment and acquisition process by interviewing recent graduates and new hires about the campus and corporate recruiting structure and experience; compile data and present findings to GradX senior leaders. • Recommend product enhancements and features based on research and intelligence gathered from potential users.

Sales Intern

Locals

May 2016 - August 2016

Locals is a urban farm combining vertical farming and precision agriculture to produce organic food (funded by 1776 and the USDA). • Increased monthly revenue $20K (more than 50%) in just 3 months by expanding the target market focus. • Managed the sales and business development process, including researching potential customer base, competitors, market dynamics, and industry trends. Cultivated client relationships through prospecting, cold calling, and referrals. • Conducted extensive product/market research and secured accounts with organic food distributors, grocery stores, natural food stores, restaurants, and others. • Paved the way for product innovation by initiating collaboration between Locals and an area microbrewery; provided roadmap for expansion of the product portfolio and creation of a profitable new revenue stream.

Product management and research intern

Lip sync

May 2016 - August 2016

LipSync is an on-demand Chinese language interpretation app, providing instant access to a human interpreter to facilitate conversations between participants, enabling confident communication and overcoming language barriers. Wanderlust VR is a boutique production studio that crafts and curates interactive travel experiences in virtual reality. • Managed bi-weekly product testing of iOS and Android apps for both products and provided recommendations to improve the products with enhanced features, user interface changes, and menu options. • Researched companies similar to LipSync that had been acquired or funded through venture capital or private equity channels; developed reports outlining acquisition details to help position LipSync for profitable exit. • Conducted product and market research for Wanderlust VR; provided data that was instrumental in developing a robust business/revenue model and included using the product to market to hotels, resorts, and vacation destinations, as well as to business/leisure travelers and the tourism industry

Education

Binghamton university

Mathematics

2015 - 2017