I am one of the lucky ones in the working world who love their job. As the Industry Product Manager, I felt to define the strategic direction of our MEP Solutions. I interact on a regular basis with our customers, through briefings, seminars and online forums, which help me to better understand the requirements and workflows that need to be supported in our applications. With that information I work with our Product Team to implement this feedback through new capability development, modification of existing capabilities, training content development, and Help documentation. This whole process rolls into an incredibly rewarding day-to-day work environment.
I joined Autodesk in 2005 as a Product Support Analyst where I focused on Autodesk’s MEP products. Through that experience I developed a strong empathy for the trials and tribulations that an MEP Engineer endures in transitioning from a 2D Drafting workflow to a 3D Modeling workflow, or sometimes somewhere in between the two. That experience has been tremendously useful as I transitioned to a Product Management role.
Before my time at Autodesk, I was a Sales Engineer for a large, well known HVAC Equipment manufacturer. This experience allowed me to get involved in many different types of large projects, and allowed me to gain a true understanding of the entire project lifespan; from initial scoping of projects to the eventual replacement of installed equipment.
Before my experience as a Sales Engineer, I was a student at Cornell University, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
While work for me can be completely consuming, I still try and find balance through other activities. I am passionate about alpine skiing, having grown up in Vermont racing competitively, and you can find me on the slopes most weekends in the winter. In the summers you’ll find me on my mountain bike or the soccer field. I’ve also recently taken up Yoga, both Bikram and Power Vinyasa varieties, which has been incredibly rewarding, I suggest you all try it some time.