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Ulf Waschbusch

Ulf Waschbusch

Product & Content Management

T-Mobile

Ex-Founder & CEO of Placety - Now open to new leadership opportunities in Mobile or Consumer Product Management

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T-Mobile

Product & Content Management

- Managed international content sourcing & delivery workflow; built web information portal for internet & television
- Negotiated treaties and deliverables with Warner, Universal, Sony BMG and boutique wireless content developers
- Supervised $12 million music service (ringback / Caller Tunes); increased product portfolio by 400% in 3 months
- Defined and optimized media delivery processes; created product briefings, newsletters and project proposals

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Placety

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

- Early-stage startup building of a mobile location-based social network to help people make sense of the world around them by allowing them to tag, rate, talk about, explore, share, follow and create Places.
- Developing iOS application for iPhone and iPad as Product and Software Developer/Programmer, building the app in Objective-C for iOS6 and higher
- Worldwide Launch in April-May 2013 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

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SGN

Head of Mobile

- Product strategy, development and marketing head of Mobile for Mindjolt’s mobile consumer platform
- Overseeing and leading the 35-person development, design, art, QA and production team of Mobile games producer Engenus/SGN in Buenos Aires, Argentina - a subsidiary of SGN
- Launched five brand new game titles and a ten-game franchise category for iPhone and iPad, increasing daily active users by 9x, micro transaction revenue by 12x and installs by 10x since taking over
- Reached #2 spot 'Top Free Apps' in Apple's charts with Fluff Friend Rescue, Top 50 Grossing Apps and the Top 10 with three other games

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Garena

Chief Product Officer

Leading Product Development and Strategy at Garena, one of the world's leading PC entertainment and gaming platforms.

- Product strategy, development and marketing head of Garena’s gaming platform, responsible for Garena Client and Garena Messenger applications and web platforms and oversight over the design and gaming product teams
- Grew registered user base from less than 30 to now over 60 MM registered users worldwide, with a focus on emerging markets (South East Asia, Brazil, Russia)
- Launched a completely newly built Instant Messenger-based gaming platform client, bringing consumers around the world together to play via the internet in a social, collaborative and fun environment
- Launched three licensed games in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and Taiwan as publisher and with deeper integration into the new Messenger platform
- Relaunched garena.com portal page as promotional and social website featuring blogs, forums, account features, clan/group organization and profile pages and Facebook integration to attract new users

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Myspace

Director of Product Management

Leading Product Development and Strategy team at MySpace Mobile, the world's favorite social networking site on mobile devices with more than 23 MM users and 8 billion monthly pageviews. Grew usage by 450% YoY.

- Manage mobile product and design team, define new products, partnerships and markets for MySpace Mobile
- Grew m.myspace.com mobile web site from less than 8 MM to over 23 MM users, launched complete front-end and
back-end redesign of the site, resulting in world-class uptime, performance, higher engagement and increased user
acquisition pace and retention
- Native application development for the Apple iPhone, Palm pre, Google Android platform, Danger Sidekick, RIM
BlackBerry, Nokia, Microsoft Windows Mobile.
- First on the Android market at launch leading to over 50% penetration, thus covering half of the Android phones
installed base with second most downloaded application on the Android market place.
- Launched world-class webkit mobile web application for iPhone, Android, Palm and Nokia.
- iPhone application updates lead to increase of user retention of over 30 percentage points and grew usage by 2 MM
- Close partnerships with the leading mobile OEMs and carriers around the globe, such as at&t, T-Mobile, Verizon,
Sprint, Vodafone, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Palm, Motorola, Microsoft, HTC, Samsung, Google

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Google

Product Marketing Manager - Mobile

- Global acting lead of mobile product marketing team with strategy, objectives and marketing budget responsibility
- Worldwide Marketing lead for most of Google's award-winning mobile consumer products (Google Search, iPhone
products, Youtube, SMS, News, Sync and Gmail for mobile, mobile.google.com)
- Launched more than a dozen consumer products; received multiple peer and management awards
- Team expert for market knowledge, research and analysis; drove research studies, authored board letter
- Organized major trade show representations (CTIA, Macworld), delivered keynote presentations
- Owned and optimized $25MM Search Engine & online ad campaigns, boosting traffic by 10x
- Co-marketing/partnership campaigns with AT&T Wireless, Sprint, US Cellular, RIM, Motorola
- Evangelized iPhone mobile development and spearheaded mobile strategy definition with product management team

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Stanford - Graduate School of Business

MBA - 2006

Chief Technology Officer of the High Tech Club, active member of the Marketing, Media & Entertainment and European GSB Clubs, as well as the Stanford University German Student Association
Global Management Program Candidate
Interested in High Technolgy

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T-Mobile USA

Product Marketing Management

- Analyzed American consumer segmentation & behavior; optimized positioning of data, messaging & media products
- Presented enhanced product portfolio and streamlined customer targeting recommendations to executive board
members & Marketing team along with specific analyses of consumer behavioral trends in non-voice communication

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Stanford University Graduate School of Business

MBA, Business

Universität des Saarlandes

Diplom-Kaufmann, BWL

University of California, Berkeley

Undergrad Studies, Computer Science