PCA 9 – Board Elections for ’12 – ’13

President

Mike Boudreaux

Mike is the director for PSS Business Development globally at Emerson Process Management. He has a passion for all things marketing and sales and he delivers a focused approach to strategy and leadership. Mike has global experience marketing products for the refining, chemicals, oil & gas, solar power, and defense industries and he has filled various engineering, sales, and product marketing roles at Emerson, Alcoa, and AkzoNobel. He holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Houston and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In his spare time, Mike participates as the marketing chair on the board of ProductCamp Austin, a non-profit organization for the local product management and marketing community. For recreation, Mike enjoys cycling, snowboarding, and spending time having fun with his wife and two daughters.

Treasurer

Kristin Dorsett

Kristin Dorsett is a product manager at HomeAway.com currently focused on marketing and distribution products for vacation rental managers. She’s held a number of roles at HomeAway over the past six years with responsibilities ranging from product marketing  to sales operations to event planning (including budget management, account payable coordination, and accounts receivable). Prior to working at HomeAway, Kristin served as Marketing Manager at the Austin Game Conference.  While attending The University of Texas studying Public Relations and English, Kristin served as President/Chair of two organizations (Texas Sweethearts and Student Event Center Tournaments and Games Committee) where she oversaw a budgets of $20K and $16K, respectively.  Kristin is new to ProductCamp (the June ProductParty was her first event), but is excited to have found the organization and looks forward to getting more involved.

Sponsors Chair

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 has served as ProductCamp Sessions Chair for the past two years and is eager to help launch the group into its next boom phase.

Marketing Chair

Brian Hull

Brian Hull is a National Account Manager at VMware responsible for the strategy, enablement and execution for VMware’s third largest channel partner. Prior to VMware, Brian was the E-Commerce Manager for a 12-person ergonomics retailer (The Human Solution). Because of the size of the organization this role allowed him to develop a broad skill set across operations, marketing, sales and project management. Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting.

Over the past two years Brian has been actively involved with the ProductCamp Austin Planning Team, serving first as the Sponsor Advocate to help bridge the gap between marketing and sponsors. In this role Brian helped to design and develop the sponsor recruiting packet we still use at PCA. Recently Brian worked with Marketing Chair Mike Boudreaux as the Marketing Team Lead. This has given him the opportunity to work year round with one of the largest and most active teams within ProductCamp. Specifically, Brian focused on the messaging and email campaigns for each event and then collaborated with his team to deliver the other marketing goals. He looks forward to the opportunity to continue serving the ProductCamp Austin community, and to help drive the vision of the organization’s next evolution.

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 two years, and has been that team’s planning lead for the last year.

Sustainability Chair / Secretary

Jim Discher

Please consider my relevant experience and how it has equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills to take on this board position. I have very much enjoyed my involvement in Product Camp Austin over the past year as the Logistics Chair and would continue being involved as a board member into 2013.

Over the past year I have enjoyed being involved in Product Camp Austin as the Logistics Chair. I have learned a great deal about Product Marketing and Product Management and made some great friends. A few highlights of my experience that I feel make me qualified to take on this responsibility include:

  • 25 years of experience in sales and marketing of performance improvements initiatives to include: training, business meetings, incentives, promotional marketing
  • Extensive involvement in producing complex business meetings and consumer engagement events
  • Have held executive positions responsible for business planning, marketing and sales strategy, P&L
  • With the event on August 18 I will lead the action to produce 4 very successful events for PCA

With your support I will work hard to contribute to the continued growth and success of Product Camp Austin.