Raymond Holton

Portland, Oregon, US

Senior Product Manager at ARRIS
Raymond's Skills
Product Management
Technical
User Experience
Background

Age Group

25-35

About Raymond

I have worked in the cable industry for over 11 years. Starting as a project temp at Comcast Spotlight and working my way to Senior Product Manager for Arris Group Inc. During my time at Arris, the market share of the linear ad insertion platform has increased from 40% to 70%. For the past 3 years I have been the system architect for new installs, deciding how best to integrate into the customer's infrastructure. I have given roadmap presentations and product demonstrations to executives at Comcast, Time Warner, Globosat, Kabel Deutschland, and others. In addition, I continue to introduce next-gen products at IBC, SCTE, ANGA, and additional industry trade shows throughout the world. My experience and forethought has generated 3 product feature enhancements and several process enhancements.

I enjoy the travel that my job allows me. Every year I am visiting new countries or states, I only have eight more states to go before I hit all 50. I grew up in Philadelphia but currently live in Portland Oregon. There are many cultural differences between the two cities but I highly recommend both as great places to live.

Quote

"It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen" - Behance Team

Work Experience

Field Technician

Comcast Spotlight

May 2005 - June 2008

Maintained and upgraded the ad insertion back-office and headend equipment. Improved run rates for one DMA from 93% to 99% through architecture changes, streamlining processes and troubleshooting schedule formats. Designed and installed a lab to perform testing on ad insertion products, video formats, and in/out of band messaging. Encoded commercials and long-form content for ad insertion and video on-demand platforms.

Principal Systems Engineer

Arris Group Inc

July 2008 - October 2016

My responsibilities include pre-sales system designing, integrating the Arris Linear Ad Insertion Platform with 3rd party vendors, completing POC,RFI, & RFQ, Trade Show presentations and managing the ad insertion deployment team project calendar.

Senior Product Manager - Advanced Advertising Solutions

Arris

October 2016 - Today

Overseeing the development and expansion of the Arris Linear Ad Insertion Platform into a more dynamic and programatic solution that bridges the gap between traditional TV ad insertion and the targeted, data rich solutions available in the OTT market.

Education

Western Governors University

BS Software Development

2016 - 2016

Certification

Degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting

Connecticut School of Broadcasting

AWS : Websites & Web Apps Badge

QwikLABS

AWS : Compute & Networking Badge

QwikLABS

Software Product Management Certificate

University of Alberta via Coursera

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

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