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Erick Watson
Works at Moodwire
Attended Louisiana State University
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Excited to be attending #SharePoint Jumpstart developer conference on Microsoft Campus today! Will let everyone know how it goes...
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Congrats Michael! Looks like we hit the big time!
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Work
Occupation
Chief Product Officer
Skills
Strategy, Start-ups, Enterprise Software, Product Management, Business Development, Business Strategy, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Entrepreneurship, E-commerce
Employment
  • Moodwire
    Chief Product Officer, 2010 - present
    Commercializing Moodwire's patent-pending technology portfolio in machine learing, text analytics, categorization, sentiment and influence. Check us out at http://www.moodwire.com
  • Microsoft Research Asia
    Sr. Group Manager, 2010 - 2014
    Established and cultivated new business partnerships on behalf of Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D, focusing on product development, technology transfer, and strategic sourcing with systems integrators headquartered in China.
  • Microsoft
    Lead Partner Marketing Manager, 2007 - 2010
    Began with responsibility for Executive Engagement outreach strategies to Microsoft's top 150 Financial Services customers, expanding scope to encompass Microsoft’s enterprise partner ecosystem across all sectors & industry verticals.
  • Microsoft
    Lead Product Manager, 2005 - 2007
    Led Microsoft's competitive strategy in US breadth marketing, focusing on Linux and Open Source Software competition among IT Professionals & Software Developers.
  • Microsoft
    Engagement Manager, Consulting Services, 2004 - 2005
    Directed Microsoft’s Enterprise Consulting Services organization in Oregon.
  • Microsoft
    Engagement Manager, Support Services, 2001 - 2003
    Led Microsoft’s Enterprise Support organization in Southern California. Designed and developed Microsoft's "Critical Situation Management" process - kind of like "Dialing 911" when your enterprise data center is down and your company is losing millions of dollars an hour. Ratified and deployed as a standard process globally within Microsoft.
  • Consonus
    Sr. Director, 2000 - 2001
    Application Service Provider (ASP) start-up. Ten years too early to market, but still managed to help secure a favorable acquisition by Questar Corp.
  • GE Security
    Manager, I.T., 1998 - 2000
  • Portland Community College
    Microsoft Certified Trainer, 1997 - 1999
  • Cambridge Technology Partners
    Partner, Consulting Services, 1996 - 1997
  • Keane Inc
    Manager, Global Service Desk, 1994 - 1995
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University
    Associate Professor, 1993 - 1994
  • Louisiana State University
    Manager, I.T., 1989 - 1993
  • Walt Disney World Resort
    Merchandising Intern, 1992 - 1992
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Currently
Seattle, WA
Previously
New Orleans, LA - Enfield, CT - Xi'an, Shaanxi, China - Portland, OR - Irvine, CA - Stuttgart, Germany
Story
Tagline
Aligning products & markets for exceptional results; Community builder; Growth hacker; Financial arbitrageur; Machine learning enthusiast; Xenophile
Introduction
Company, Product & Customer Development

I'm a connector who strives to align companies and products in service of acute customer challenges. I'm especially adept at identifying and developing discrete customer communities as part of this process. 

I do my best work with early-stage initiatives that are striving to become "invest-able". My technological interests lie in developing products that deliver robust, highly valued cloud computing services with machine learning, social web, and eCommerce attributes. I employ Agile / SCRUM and Lean methodologies to further these goals.

When it comes to financing, I focus on companies with demonstrated products or services that are scaling up and not yet public. I enjoy creating opportunities for companies and investors that they would not otherwise accomplish on their own.

I have business development expertise in marketing routes, private equity, investment capital, M&A, intellectual property, technology transfer, recruitment & relationship development.

Drop me a line at: erickwa@msn.com
Education
  • Louisiana State University
    Linguistics, 1989 - 1993
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Gender
Male
Birthday
January 24
Relationship
Married
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