PCA11 Board Nominations for ’13 – ’14


Melissa Muckenthaler

Melissa Muckenthaler is a multi-lingual marketing professional with expertise in strategic business planning and global marketing. Melissa returned to the US after working in Europe and Asia the last 16 years. Her marketing background, primarily for a global health care company based in Germany, includes building up and mobilizing marketing and sales teams as Marketing VP in Bangkok, Thailand. Parallel, she oversaw Bayer Asia’s New Product Launch Team (Hong Kong, Australia and SE Asia). Prior to this, Melissa held various product manager and sales roles in Germany.
Melissa holds a BA in Economics from UT Austin and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. On the weekends, you can find Melissa training at the motocross track on her Yamaha or wakeboarding on Lake Austin.
Melissa is an active member of the ProductCamp organizing committee and is eager to help launch the group into its next boom phase.


Cliff Vars

Cliff manages the Product Management team for HomeAway Software for Professionals. He has previously worked in product management roles at Lombardi Software and IBM. Cliff has no formal accounting background, no prior service as a treasurer, and he remembers very little from high school accounting. However, he does have an engineering degree which means he cannot be that bad at numbers.

Sponsors Chair

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson is an Account Manager at HomeAway.com focusing on the advertising and distribution needs of vacation home property managers.  He is also a member of several PLT’s, creating products for property managers and their clients.  Scott consistently exceeds his sales goals and is a top performer in the sales division at HomeAway.   While he excels in sales, his passion lies in product management.  Scott holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Saint Lawrence University in New York.  He is a member of the Scrum Alliance and a Certified Scrum Master.  Scott is very excited about the opportunity to serve the ProductCamp Austin community, and looks forward to helping PCA grow into the next phase of its evolution.

Marketing Chair

Greg Kincade

Greg Kincade is a product manager responsible for market strategy and product life-cycle management on the Dell Enterprise Storage Marketing team. Prior to his current role, Greg designed marketing strategies for Dell’s portfolio of data center infrastructure products. Prior to Dell, he has held roles in software development, systems engineering, project management, product management and product marketing for a diverse set of companies from the Fortune 500 to the privately funded startups.

Greg holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin.

Over the past two years Greg has been actively involved with the ProductCamp Austin Planning Team and has worked the the Marketing Chair, Brian Hull, as the Marketing Team lead. Greg was captivated by his first ProductCamp Austin experience and is committed to helping to shape and drive the organization’s vision for the future.

Logistics Chair

Brian Rhodes

Brian Rhodes is an experienced product and program manager responsible for delivering products that solve business problems. Brian has provided strategic direction to international enterprises and tactical team leadership solving marketing automation, stakeholder collaboration and service delivery problems. Marketing solutions that foster one-to-one relationships have been delivered to verticals such as photo processing and the Texas maritime industry. Collaboration solutions created a competitive advantage for law firms by enabling them to work with engineers, insurance companies and architects to complete contracts for buildings, roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. At Cisco Systems, Inc., Brian created services for international service providers that enabled them to drive revenue in enterprise video. Currently, Brian is a Product Manager at ServiceMesh defining go-to-market strategies and developing market driven solutions to drive growth in US and global markets.

Brian graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing and South Texas College of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He is an alumni of both Pragmatic Marketing and the 280 Group training and certification programs and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). On the weekends, you can find Brian on the golf course at Twin Creeks. He’s usually the one looking for his ball in the woods or at the bottom of the nearest water hazard. Brian has been an active volunteer for logistics over the past year and is eager to make future ProductCamp Austin events successful.

Sessions Chair

Jeremy Gorr

Jeremy is currently is a Senior Product Manager at Seilevel, where he leads consulting projects for software products in a wide variety of industries. Prior to Seilevel, he worked as a Product Manager for several building materials manufacturers. He has also done software development consulting, as well as stints at both IBM and Hewlett Packard.

Jeremy has been an active volunteer on the Sessions team for every Product Camp in the last three years, and the Sessions Chair for the last year.

Sustainability Chair/Secretary

Andjelo Cherty Mwembya

Prior to gaining 15 years’ experience in engineering management, marketing, business development in both the private and government sectors I received a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from UNC at Charlotte. I am a trailblazer in the raw mineral trading and mining industry, I am very involved in telecom/IT and real estate investment circles across many international borders. Over the years I have developed initiatives and opportunities aimed at increasing the quality of business in the African emerging markets. My expertise includes business development, customer relationship management, and project management and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA). Within the MoZiKi concept, I have developed techniques for analytic and strategic decision making process.