Bethany Pagels-Minor



Summary

Bethany is an experienced solutions oriented product manager who helps companies more effectively plan technical product strategies to accomplish business goals and beat OKRs. Bethany is a JQL ninja who tames Jira to effectively manage workflows and organize complex software development and technological projects. Bethany has excellent planning skills that effectively navigate constraints blending short-term tactics with long term strategic goals.

Bethany has worked on diverse products, like: big data marketing visualization tools, client facing reporting tools, affiliate network webhooks and reporting, to the uber for tutors. Bethany's ideas have successfully helped her teams reach over $120 million in revenue and consistently achieve growth.


Experience

Product Manager

Wyzant

  • Product manager for three separate development teams totaling 15, including: developers, data engineers, automation engineers, QA and designers with focuses on SEO, marketing tech, backend, & online services
  • Work in an agile environment, managing sprints and creatively parsing large initiatives into smaller iterations and tests
  • Research, write, analyze and prioritize requirements and acceptance criteria for stories, evaluating project impact to help shape prioritization
  • Track and communicate progress to senior leadership team and relative stakeholders, making sure features get delivered on time

Associate Product Manager

Performics

Subsidiary of the Publicis Groupe, a global Fortune 500 marketing and media conglomerate.

  • Scrum Evangelist that implemented agile best practices to streamline product iterations
  • Utilized agile methodologies, such as: planning sprints, beginning and ending sprints, and determining when an iterationcan be released
  • Researched, planned, and strategized new features for the Benchtools app
  • Streamlined development process for seven engineers to ensure SOW and Requirements are executed
  • Worked closely with UX designer and QA engineer to ensure app enhancements and additions work as expected
  • Provided technical resources and administration for all software tools; such as Jira, Jira Agile, Confluence, Smartsheetsand Google Apps for Work

Business Analyst 

Acceleration Partners

Named #260 on the prestigious 2014 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies.Representative clients include Target, Shutterfly, Adidas, Reebok, Warby Parker,.Bonobos, Rent the Runway, Zulily, and Gymboree.

  •  Led product team responsible for transition of all reporting tasks from manual collection to a dynamic web based portal using cloud technology
  • Helped clients exceed FY 2014 goals of over $150 million in gross retail sales
  • Designed, created and ran weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for clients inclusive of program performance,ROI, optimization opportunities, and projections

Agency Relationship Manager 

ShareASale

Technology company specializing in affiliate marketing. It has consistently been named 1 of the top 3affiliate networks in the United States.

  • Worked with clients, engineers, and design team to overhaul agency management portal
  • Designed, defined, and implemented online Agency Manager Knowledge Base with engineering team
  • Acted as a consultant to agencies and outsourced program managers to help them successfully manage their clients’programs on ShareASale
  • Managed 90 agency relationships and in turn over 600 merchant programs
  • Created best practice documentation and conducted daily webinars to standardize practices among agencies and helpthem exceed clients’ sales expectations
  • Helped clients’ programs exceed $77 million in sales for FY 2012 (30% increase) and $90 million in sales in FY 2013(17% increase)

Education

Master of Business Administration, Management - 2014

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Master of Information Systems - 2011

Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, History, minor in Asian American Studies - 2008

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

International Law - 2004

University of Oxford, New College, Oxford, UK


Achievements and Leadership

Hall of Fame Robert Morris University, Chicago, Il 2016

Vice Chair, Executive Committee Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL 2015 - present

Distinguished Alumni Award Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL 2013

Leadership Council & Rogers Society Member Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 2010 - present

30 under 30 Honoree Windy City Times, Chicago, IL 2008 


Certifications


PMI-ACP Project Management Institute

CSPO, Scrum Alliance