Ezinne Udezue

Ezinne Udezue

Studies at:

Columbia Business School

Location in:

, United States

Ezinne Udezue

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Studies at:
Columbia Business School
Location in:
, United States

Bio

A multi-disciplined business leader and general manager with a unique balance of creative, technical and management experience. Extensive, hands-on experience in operations, new product development, strategic planning and partnerships.

A proven track record in the ability to frame complex problems, apply creative analytics and formulate a pragmatic solution. I have had the chance to work on flagship and strategic programs in the mobile and media industry and manage Strategic Partnerships with top technology firms.

Headline: Strategic Insight to Build/Create with the Resilience and Discipline to Grow.

Specialties: General Management, Product Management, Business Strategy, Product Innovation and New Business Development, Strategic Planning, Relationship Management, Lean Startup Discipline and Customer Development.

Portfolio of New Products and Business Lines include:
T-Mobile myFaves, T-Mobile Hotspot Calling, @Home, WiFi-Calling, In Home Coverage Program, MobileLife, T-Mobile Communications Platform, Connected Family

Ezinne has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Finance - Private equity/ venture capital
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Telecoms

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Work

2013 – present

Director of Product

Discovery Communications
  • Managing and working with a great team of Product and Program Managers, Developers and Vendors to build 'something new' for our major media brands including but not limited to Discovery, Science, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery. More to come ...
2012 – 2013
(Oct – Aug)

Strategic Partnerships

T-Mobile
  • Built a cross departmental function and center of excellence for strategic relationships.
  • Worked with business leaders, corporate strategy and key accounts in the mobile ecosystem to define and uncover possibilities for the mobile industry.
  • I managed a portfolio of key accounts with the primary objective finding opportunities to collaborate and build joint roadmaps and to kick off new long term agreements and change the industry's landscape and drive revenue and growth.
2010 – 2012

Sr. Manager, Product Management (Loyalty; Innovation)

T-Mobile
  • Services Innovation:
  • Led a team of product managers with responsibility for full product life-cycle management and road-mapping, including innovation and new product development and business strategy.
  • Created new opportunities for T-Mobile to compete, evolved the T-Mobile @Home product offering to address the recognized needs of the Family and created the foundation for a new program for the company - Connected Family suite of products.
  • Created a new group within marketing to build, launch and manage a portfolio of products that address In Home Coverage; a loyalty initiative.
2007 – 2010

Manager, Product Management

T-Mobile
  • Was responsible for a team of product managers and engineers that gathered and authored requirements then drove the development of services and applications for T-Mobile’s handset portfolio. Partnered with OEMs to bring mobile devices to market with T-Mobile’s specific on-boarding, User Interface and User experience.
  • Product and Services Portfolio: Wi-Fi Calling, myFaves, Core Communications, Multimedia and IMS Applications
2004 – 2007

Sr. Product Manager Multimedia and Messaging

T-Mobile
2003 – 2004

Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Stanford University
  • Stanford Technology Ventures Program Research Assistant
  • School of Engineering - Accelerated Program Course Assistant
1999 – 2003

Sr. Systems Engineer

Motorola
  • FOA Software Engineer
  • Lead Deployment Engineer
  • Sr. Systems Engineer - Advanced Technology Labs (Packet BTS design).

Work

2013 – present

Director of Product

Discovery Communications
  • Managing and working with a great team of Product and Program Managers, Developers and Vendors to build 'something new' for our major media brands including but not limited to Discovery, Science, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery. More to come ...
2012 – 2013
(Oct – Aug)

Strategic Partnerships

T-Mobile
  • Built a cross departmental function and center of excellence for strategic relationships.
  • Worked with business leaders, corporate strategy and key accounts in the mobile ecosystem to define and uncover possibilities for the mobile industry.
  • I managed a portfolio of key accounts with the primary objective finding opportunities to collaborate and build joint roadmaps and to kick off new long term agreements and change the industry's landscape and drive revenue and growth.
2010 – 2012

Sr. Manager, Product Management (Loyalty; Innovation)

T-Mobile
  • Services Innovation:
  • Led a team of product managers with responsibility for full product life-cycle management and road-mapping, including innovation and new product development and business strategy.
  • Created new opportunities for T-Mobile to compete, evolved the T-Mobile @Home product offering to address the recognized needs of the Family and created the foundation for a new program for the company - Connected Family suite of products.
  • Created a new group within marketing to build, launch and manage a portfolio of products that address In Home Coverage; a loyalty initiative.
2007 – 2010

Manager, Product Management

T-Mobile
  • Was responsible for a team of product managers and engineers that gathered and authored requirements then drove the development of services and applications for T-Mobile’s handset portfolio. Partnered with OEMs to bring mobile devices to market with T-Mobile’s specific on-boarding, User Interface and User experience.
  • Product and Services Portfolio: Wi-Fi Calling, myFaves, Core Communications, Multimedia and IMS Applications
2004 – 2007

Sr. Product Manager Multimedia and Messaging

T-Mobile
2003 – 2004

Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Stanford University
  • Stanford Technology Ventures Program Research Assistant
  • School of Engineering - Accelerated Program Course Assistant
1999 – 2003

Sr. Systems Engineer

Motorola
  • FOA Software Engineer
  • Lead Deployment Engineer
  • Sr. Systems Engineer - Advanced Technology Labs (Packet BTS design).

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