Don is an author, speaker, and product development expert with a passion for finding and developing technology that solves real problems. He is currently serving as the Director of Product Development at insurance and FinTech startup Clearcover. At every stop, on his career path, he has been able to effectively match technology with problems to bring about powerful solutions. Each step on his journey from running small businesses to meet niche needs to creating and improving fortune 100 companies his work has made million-dollar impacts to the bottom line of every business he’s entered. He is a battle-tested technical Product Manager with great communication skills, entrepreneurial background and a great track record for delivery.
Don has earned “The Product Whisperer” moniker and a reputation for reviving “troubled” products and projects, achieving successful outcomes, and exceeding expectations. His ability to navigate often tumultuous waters between business and technical groups to identify unspoken requirements is a result of hus unique background in both businesses and IT. In all his roles he analyzes, plans, and implements technology strategies for top tier companies. A Certified Project Management Professional, Scrum Product Owner, and Scrum Master, Don has worked on large technology projects for companies including Sprint, Marriott, AARP, and the American Chemical Society and Capital One.
For 20 years, Don has worked in IT strategy and implementation, with a particular focus on fostering effective interdepartmental communication – bridging communication gaps between marketing, research and development, human resources, and IT, to not only meet and surpass the goals of each department, but also benefit the enterprise as a whole.