Thomas Tran

Premium

Product Management, Business Development, Operations

New York, New York, US

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Thomas

My 10+ years of professional experience consists of management consulting for more than 4 years, investment banking and corporate real estate for over 3 years, startups and entrepreneurship for the past 3 years, and auto loans origination for less than a year. With a core focus and foundation in project management, my skills are in advising clients on strategy, delivering business solutions, implementing software applications, and facilitating change management.

I have been in Corporate America for 7+ years and left it to start my company in 2013. I am currently working on my second product, after closing the first one. It is a mobile app for Higher Education, a social networking platform that breaks down the college ecosystem into Students, Faculty, and Alumni, called Waddle Campus (www.WaddleCampus.com). I have a team that is comprised of professionals who are advising me on a part-time basis. However, I am looking to build a team of co-founders to drive direction of the app and to work on new products.

I am seeking a technical lead, UI/UX designer, and a sales/growth driver to balance my company and skills. Experience in iOS and Android is ideal. I am based in CT, working remotely from home. I truly believe in the Waddle app, especially after exhibiting at the Collision Tech conference in Vegas. I am looking someone to join my cause.

Quote

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Headline

No excuses, only solutions.

Work Experience

Vice President

Medina Consulting LLC

August 2016 - January 0

Medina Consulting is a corporate real estate consulting startup that provides office space layout and design, planning and site selection, relocation planning, lease management, property management, construction management, site decommissioning, budgeting, furniture and product selection, and technology coordination. As a Project Manager, I provide property consulting, strategy planning, and thought leadership in smart work space designs, interior renovations, and new build outs to large and small companies that require resources for a project or as ongoing support.

Founder

1ME, LLC

May 2013 - January 0

I founded and started 1ME,LLC, a tech company looking to enhance individuals'​ experiences by providing product and service solutions and opportunities that enable them to do more. As a Product Manager in this venture, I established a US-based team in the areas of social media marketing, operations, and research to focus on growth and strategy of 1ME's products. In parallel, I built an India-based team to develop and support these products and services. Our current products and services include: • Waddle (www.WaddleCampus.com) | Major Features: - Native mobile app for the iOS and Android platforms. - Social networking app for Higher Education that builds 3 private networks: Students, Faculty and Staff, and Alumni. In addition to private networks, there are shared networks that connects anyone with the same Major, Organization, or Sports interests. - News feed generated by the campus where the top trending hashtags, through up/down-vote, will curate the latest news. - Integrates with other social accounts; allowing the ability to share or make a status update across one or all networks. - Built-in chat (and group chat) with timed messages. - Ad-Free social wall where you can view and filter your networks and even like, retweet, and comment on your other social accounts. - View posts from nearby Waddle users and see what’s going on around you. • MeToo Studios (www.MeTooStudios.net) | MeToo Studios provides creative services in design, website development, and mobile app solutions. Using our 20+ years of overall experience, we go beyond just development by advising on solutions to further enhance our customer's projects and overall business needs.

Product Manager

Santander

February 2016 - August 2016

As a part of the Business Product Team, I facilitated new features and its requirements with the business stakeholders and the IT teams. Through the Agile software development life cycle, we managed the auto loans system, integrated electronic contracting, and implemented new lease products in 2-week iterations. In this role, I collaborated with the team on defining user stories, backlog grooming, planning and prioritizing stories, and participating in daily scrums. In addition, I worked with senior management developing reporting metrics and cost analysis for electronic and paper contracts, documenting system validations and controls, and scoping new features to enhance the efficiency of the funding process.

Vice President, COO Office

Royal Bank of Scotland

March 2010 - May 2013

In this role, I managed all business activities for the Americas through cost, people, and property strategies. I was responsible for analyzing property spending, monitoring budgeted headcount and forecasts, and developing the property portfolio through new office build-outs and consolidations with senior leaders and chief executives. From the business management perspective, I liaised with Property Services and the Business Heads on space planning, office locations, and property cost allocations. Through gathering business requirements, I project managed new office build outs, renovations, and decommissions. In regards to cost efficiency, I reviewed leases and track rental and operating expenses by analyzing property invoices with the objective to avoid and save overall costs to the business. As a result, I have helped the organization reduce property spending by $6M+.

Senior Consultant

LECG

November 2006 - March 2010

Provided management consulting and led multiple client projects across different industries.

Education

Penn State University

Business Administration, Management Information Systems

2001 - 2006

Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMI