Resume

N. ADAM STANLEY

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Experienced, results-oriented technology and people leader with a career-long record of stakeholder satisfaction, successful partnerships and delivering solutions that add significant value to customers

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years of leadership experience including 2 years of direct-report responsibility managing multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with many types of people at all accountability levels (technical, creative, entry-level, executive).
  • 12+ years of web applications development, mobile consulting and technology leadership experience.
  • Primary stakeholder in the strategic planning, decision making and management of developer platforms, tools and ecosystem.
  • Ability to build partnerships and lead by influence rather than by authority.
  • A long track record of successfully enabling developers and tier 1 partners to launch their software solutions.
  • Speaker at 38 international conferences, trade shows, and industry events.
  • 5+ years as a corporate media spokesperson including over 30 interviews and publications.
  • Demonstrated experience working close with senior leadership (VP and above).
  • An abundant international network of mobile and web development industry contacts.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BLACKBERRY (Aug 2012 – Present)                                                                  Waterloo, ON

Team Lead, Developer Relations

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team of mobile experts to create a best-in-class developer ecosystem.
  • Contributed to improving the BlackBerry developer net promoter score (NPS) from -43 to +46.
  • Gained strategic insight into building healthy developer ecosystems.
  • Ability to manage time and priorities while still driving multiple projects at once.
  • Cultivated a highly-engaged developer community. Over 70,000 applications created for the BlackBerry 10 launch, the greatest success ever in terms of an ecosystem launch for a new platform.
  • Successfully enabled key partners to produce and deliver mobile solutions, including Maple Leaf Sports, TIFF, StubHub and UK Mail Online.
  • Effectively managed staff, resourcing, budget and projects.

 

RESEARCH IN MOTION (Jun 2011 – Aug 2012)                                            Waterloo, ON

Senior Application Development Consultant, Developer Relations

  • Positively influenced thousands of developers worldwide as a public speaker at conferences, trade shows and industry events.
  • Spokesperson for Research In Motion. Promoted corporate values and responded to challenging questions during media briefings and press interviews.
  • Lead organizer for the 2011 BlackBerry Developer Conference. Planned 100+ sessions, directed event activities and managed resourcing for 200+ speakers and staff.
  • Founding member of the BlackBerry open source project team. Performed code reviews, community development and training.
  • Created positive relationships with community leaders from Phonegap, jQuery and Sencha.
  • Interviewed, hired and mentored 8 new team members.

 

RESEARCH IN MOTION (Apr 2009 – Jun 2011)                                              Waterloo, ON

Application Development Consultant, Developer Relations

  • Provided technical expertise, solutions and training about mobile application development.
  • Enabled technical success for strategic partnerships, including ESPN, CNN, Warner Bros, Postmedia, SAP, BBC and British Airways.
  • Leveraged feedback from external developers to positively influence development platform and tools.
  • Authored 100+ learning resources for developers, including webinars, videos, tutorials, blogs and sample code.
  • Active member and key contributor of the BlackBerry social media team.

 

RESEARCH IN MOTION (Sep 2007 – Apr 2009)                                              Waterloo, ON

Software Solutions Developer, Customer Support Operations

  • Designed, created and deployed enterprise applications powered by .NET and Oracle technologies.
  • Consulted internal teams on development, testing and support of their web solutions.
  • Created a customer relationship management tool used to measure quality of over 60,000 interactions.
  • Built a support issue tracking system that improved customer resolution rates from 10% to 95%.
  • Coached team members on web standards and development best practices.

 

SUN LIFE FINANCIAL (Jan 2001 – Aug 2007)                                                  Waterloo, ON

Senior Web Application Developer, Customer Solutions 

  • Led team of six to create secure online portal that enabled 11,000 employees to retrieve salary info.
  • Interviewed, hired and mentored 6 co-op students.

 

CLARICA (Jan 2001 – May 2002)                                                  Waterloo, ON

Application Developer, Shared Services

  • Designed and developed enterprise applications built with ASP, .NET, and web services.
  • Developed and managed web authentication infrastructure, processing 25,000 transactions daily.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO (BMath ‘02)

Bachelor of Mathematics, Honours Computer Science

  • Graduated with honours. Completed 6-term co-op program in excellent standing.
  • Relevant courses: Algorithms, Operating Systems, Concurrent Programming, Foundations of Sequential Programming, Data Structures, Graphics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

SOFTWARE

  • Web: JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, AJAX, .NET, nodeJS, IIS, Apache, jQuery, Sencha, Dojo, WebGL
  • Native: C++, Cascades, Qt
  • Mobile apps: WebWorks, PhoneGap, Cordova, Java, J2ME, Android, Adobe AIR
  • Collaboration: Github, JIRA, Skype, WebEx
  • Databases: SQL Server, Oracle DB
  • BlackBerry Certified Builder for Web Application Development, 2013
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), 2008
  • RCMP Security Clearance: Enhanced Reliability Screening for Work with Government Contracts, 2004
  • From Doing to Leading, 2012
  • Adobe AIR Development, 2011
  • Public Relations Training for Media Engagements, 2010
  • Java for Developers, 2006
  • Consulting Skills for Professionals, 2005
  • .NET Training for Developers, 2003

CERTIFICATIONS

  • BlackBerry Certified Builder for Web Application Development, 2013
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), 2008
  • RCMP Security Clearance: Enhanced Reliability Screening for Work with Government Contracts, 2004

TRAINING

  • From Doing to Leading, 2012
  • Adobe AIR Development, 2011
  • Public Relations Training for Media Engagements, 2010
  • Java for Developers, 2006
  • Consulting Skills for Professionals, 2005
  • .NET Training for Developers, 2003

 

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