Harrison Mark Gordon
Work on complex and difficult problems that make a big positive impact in the world while utilizing my skills as an effective communicator, strategist, engineer, and problem-solver.
2014 - Today
Product Manager - Mobile Google Display Ad Network
Responsible for multi-billion dollar mobile web display ad network, setting strategy and helping achieve double digit percent year over year growth through formats and ML model improvements.
Led transition of Flash ads to HTML5, turning a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars into a gain of hundreds of millions of dollars by transitioning spend from desktop to mobile.
Started and led the innovative formats team, which built new formats worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Responsible for supporting over 50 engineers, analysts, designers, researchers, and analysts across 3 timezones and 5 offices.
2013 - 2014
Co-Founder, Head of Product
Blendspace (Notedly, Inc.)
Responsible for new feature sets and retention strategies that led to 30% month over month growth.
Led product strategy that has made Blendspace known as one of the easiest-to-use and most robust education tools - which still places #1 on the Edmodo (Facebook for Schools) App Store.
Blendspace won an award from the American Assoc. of School Librarians as one of the best websites for teaching and learning.
2011 - 2013
Excel, Microsoft Corp.
Received a Gold Star Award for reducing Excel's user feedback loop from 3 months to 3 days by creating new prototyping processes.
Reduced user interface development time on the Excel team by a factor of 4 by creating partnerships across the entire Office suite and consolidating codebases.
Considered a thought leader on the Excel team for Natural User Interfaces, including touchscreen tech and Kinect hardware.
Worked on Excel's UI Shell, Web API, Touch UI, Excel Surveys, Web Embedding, Excel Interactive View, and developer experience.
2006 - 2010
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - 2010
Northwestern University - McCormick School of Engineering
User Interface Design
Market & SWOT Analysis