MATT SPARROW - www.sparadox.com

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MATT SPARROW

www.sparadox.com

ABOUT ME

MATT SPARROW

Motivation, vision & passion combined with a broad skill set, an analytical mind, creativity and the ability to communicate these attributes.

OBJECTIVEMY OBJECTIVE / MISSION STATEMENT / GOAL?

To engage businesses in technology as a means to reducing costs and increasing margin/market share.

  1. Involve the business
  2. Win over the customers
  3. Expand your partnerships

INTERESTSMY INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

A broad range of interests reflective of both diverse life and work experiences.

  • STEM
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Water Sports
  • Alpine Sports

SPECIFIC SKILLS

SKILLSET

Wide ranging reflective of both international and domestic work experience, combined with excellent communication skills borne out in strong business relationships and articulate requirements documentation.



ADVANCEDSaaS Product Management

Ability to articulate a clear vision into a product

  • Agile Scrum
  • Backlog Management (Atlassian JIRA)
  • Roadmapping
  • Client Engagement
  • Requirements Gathering

ADVANCEDProduct Marketing

What use is a product if no-one knows it exists?

  • Sales Enablement
  • Training
  • Establishing Partnerships
  • Reporting

Knowing how to be heard above the chatter is vital to the success of any product and/or service

IntermediateBusiness Analysis

Developing & Writing Reports for Different Areas of the Business

  • Oracle BI
  • Basic SQL
  • Microsoft Excel

Developed a model for attributing product penetration & value for SLI

BeginnerProgramming

I love to learn

  • Object Oriented: Java, Python
  • Functional: Haskell

This is more of a hobby than a skill.

ConversationalJapanese

Conversational level Japanese language skills (both spoken & written), including a deep understanding of the culture.

  • Hirigana
  • Katakana
  • Basic Kanji

Including travel throughout Asia: China (including Tibet), Korea (Both North & South), Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Nepal & Bhutan.

EMPLOYMENT

MY EXPERIENCE

A wide variety of experience working both internationally, and domestically for companies with large international footprints.

2014 - presentSLI-Systems - Product Owner/Manager

#Performed a number of different roles, predominantly focused around managing Crane Distributions B2B sites on both sides of the Tasman for the following brands: Mico, Tradelink & Corys Electrical, in addition to managing their e-Business strategy including SEO, email campaigns, banner advertising & social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Requirements Gathering, Scoping & Documentation
  • Project Management
  • Search Engine Optimisation & Marketing
  • Training & Support
  • Reporting & Analysis
  • Software Partner Management

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Migrated Customers onto a trans-Tasman architechture
  • Developed trans-Tasman download formats for prices & invoices
  • Rolled out online ordering resulting in margin improvement
  • Rolled out Mobile Version
  • Introduced Online Training Software resulting in cost reductions
  • Ran accounting software sponsored roadshow

www.sli-systems.com

2013 - 2014Fletcher Building - Business Improvement Manager (Mico)

2010 - 2012Fletcher Building - e-Business Manager (Crane Division)

2008 - 2010Crane Distribution - Business Analyst (Pricing)

2007Crane Distribution - e-Business Co-ordinator (Project Role)

#Performed a number of different roles, predominantly focused around managing Crane Distributions B2B sites on both sides of the Tasman for the following brands: Mico, Tradelink & Corys Electrical, in addition to managing their e-Business strategy including SEO, email campaigns, banner advertising & social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Requirements Gathering, Scoping & Documentation
  • Project Management
  • Search Engine Optimisation & Marketing
  • Training & Support
  • Reporting & Analysis
  • Software Partner Management

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Migrated Customers onto a trans-Tasman architechture
  • Developed trans-Tasman download formats for prices & invoices
  • Rolled out online ordering resulting in margin improvement
  • Rolled out Mobile Version
  • Introduced Online Training Software resulting in cost reductions
  • Ran accounting software sponsored roadshow

www.fletcherbuilding.com

2005 - 2007Christchurch Casino - Online Gaming Product Manager

#Responsible for the management and marketing of Kiwi Poker, Kiwi Casino and FastWin Casino, and an international network of affiliates.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Product Launches
  • Email Campagnes
  • Promotions
  • Reporting & Analysis
  • SEO & Marketing

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Rolled out two new products (Kiwi Poker & Fastwin Casino)
  • Managed online qualifiers for NZ Poker Champs
  • Implemented a Successful VIP Retention Programme for Poker
  • Implemented a risk analysis model for limiting exposure in online casino gaming

www.chchcasino.co.nz

2003 - 2005Leisure Direction Ltd - Sales Liasion Co-ordinator

#Responsible for bundling accommodation and transport into attractive offers and selling them into UK Newspapers on a profit share basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Introduced a new system for managing product on www.lastminute.com
  • Compiled & Signed Off Entire Brochures
  • Nurtured new & existing business relationships

www.leisuredirection.co.uk

2000 - 2003JET Programme - Assistant English Teacher

#Creating a fun environment in which to learn English

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing innovative lesson plans
  • Initiating effective classroom management strategies
  • Conducting conferences and observation/demonstration lessons
  • Preparing and grading exams and tests

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Converted Game Shows into Lessons e.g. Blind Date
  • Organised Conferences
  • Organised an international cooking day

http://www.jetprogramme.org/

EDUCATION

2015 - ongoingMASSEY UNIVERSITY, EXTRAMURAL

  • 2018 Advanced Web Development
  • 2018 Linear Mathematics
  • 2017 Applied Linear Models B
  • 2017 Computational Thinking for Problem Solving C+
  • 2017 Data Analysis B-
  • 2017 Japanese 1A A-
  • 2016 Computational Thinking and Algorithms B
  • 2016 Software Engineering Design and Construction B+
  • 2016 Programming Paradigms B+
  • 2015 Computational Thinking and Software Development B+
  • Web Development A

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

1997 - 2000CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY, CHRISTCHURCH

  • 20th Century History
  • English
  • Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (History)

1996LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, CHRISTCHURCH

  • Elements of Mathematics: A-
  • Statistics: B-
  • Introduction to Real Estate: A-
  • Computing: B
  • Principals of Economics: B-
  • Residential Building Construction: B-
  • Business Financial Administration: B+
  • Introduction to Accounting: C

First Year Commerce

1991 - 1995ST BEDES COLLEGE, CHRISTCHURCH

  • Academic:English, Maths with Stats, Biology, Art History, Agriculture & Horticulture
  • Sport: Rowing & Rugby
  • Cultural: Public Speaking

A Bursary

REFEREES & REFERENCES

Lead of Enterprise Mobile R&DGary Jensen

Reporting into Gary Jensen directly while he was GM of Kiwi Gaming from 2005 until 2007, his subsequent roles have included:

  • GM - KiwiGaming.com
  • GM - NZS.com
  • Currently Gary sits on a number of boards and is a director at Verizon Connect

Tel: Private
Email: Private
Verizon Connect

REFEREES

Contact details will be provided upon request.

Maternity LeaveDanae Goddard

Reporting into Danae directly to assist in the migration of Corys Electrical & MasterTrade customers off an AS400 based B2B site, onto a JD Edwards version. Danae's subsequent roles have included:

  • Pegaus Health Programme Manager
  • Airways New Zealand
  • Telecom Product Manager
  • e-Business Manager for CDNZ

Tel: Private
Email: Private
Maternity Leave

GM Pricing & Business ImprovementMichelle (Dawes) Bailey

As General Manager of Pricing & Business improvement for Trade Distribution, Michelle was responsible for the customer price book and margin improvement across the New Zealand & Australian businesses. Michelle's subsequent roles have included:

  • State Manager at Wilson Parking Australia
  • State Manger L & H Group
  • GM Pricing & Network
  • Acting GM Merchandisng & Marketing

Tel: Private
Email: Private
Wilson Parking Australia

Pricing Manager Fletcher Building (Mico)Tim Jackson

Reporting into Michelle Dawes, Tim was responsible for the customer price book and margin improvement across the New Zealand plumbing & electrical business

Tel: Private
Email: Private
Crane Distribution

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Australia

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