Mark Groves

Twenty-two years of software industry experience within dynamic leading edge software and SaaS companies. Expertise includes software product management, technical people management, architectural design, and agile process improvement. An analytical decision maker with excellent problem-solving and leadership skills. Strong ability to translate customer and business needs into compelling products.

Seattle, WA

Current

2018- DocuSign

  • Vice President, Product Management - Platform
    • Leading product management and strategy for DocuSign’s Platform.
    • Creating the agreement platform of the future to power customer digital transformation.
    • Enterprise-ready carrier-grade global infrastructure.

Past

2017-2018 SAP Concur

  • Vice President, Product Management - Platform
    • Lead core platform teams, enabling the architectural transition to Microservices from a legacy monolith.
    • Responsible for API-based offerings used by SAP Concur, clients, & partners.

2013-2017 Splunk

  • Sr. Director, Product Management
    • Lead platform and ecosystem product management team.
    • Ran core product management team driving execution for Splunk Enterprise.
    • Responsible for process improvement to drive a cloud-first strategy within engineering and product management.
    • Responsible for product-wide portfolio management organizational process.

2005-2013 Microsoft

  • Principal Group Program Manager - Visual Studio
    • Built a strong Program Manager team, providing leadership and direction through several full product life-cycles.
    • Experienced in cross-organization collaboration with DevDiv, Windows, SQL, Yammer, and System Center.
    • Responsible for improving customer productivity through architecture and collaboration experiences.
    • Product planning experience, including the owner of Visual Studio Ultimate’s product backlog.
    • Microsoft Leadership Bench program (FY2010-FY2011)
    • Server & Tools - High Potential Leadership program

2001-2005 COMPREHENSIVE SOFTWARE SYSTEMS

  • Director of Software Development / Architecture
    • Managed several development teams ranging from eight to thirty members.
    • Created a process improvement team to streamline product development processes.
    • Implemented software release management process to improve release quality.
    • Initiated test-driven development methodologies within the product development teams.

2000-2001 VIGNETTE

  • Sales Engineer / Manager AppDemo Team
    • Sales Engineer / Manager AppDemo Team
    • Managed a multi-disciplinary engineering team
    • Designed and built JSP/EJB architecture to support Vignette’s next-generation product suite.
    • Pre-Sales engineering and consulting to Vignette’s strategic Fortune 100 accounts.

1999-1999 BIKE.COM

  • Director of Technology
    • Responsible for all technical operations with twelve direct reports.
    • Successfully deployed a high-availability commerce system.

1998-1999 USINTERNETWORKING

  • Senior Consultant
    • Developed architectures for large-scale, hi-availability commerce sites that met or exceeded 5-9s uptime.
    • Coordinated and influenced system engineering and hosting operations during the critical startup phase.

1997-1998 POWERLINK TECHNOLOGIES

  • Co-Founder / Software Engineer
    • Built integrations between industrial equipment and client systems.

1996-1997 ACCENTURE (ANDERSEN CONSULTING)

  • Analyst
    • Consulted at United Parcel Services, built custom web server on the AS/400.

Education

1995 U. of Pittsburgh

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering

2008 SCRUM ALLIANCE

  • Certified Scrum Master

Patents

2014 Integrated work lists for engineering project change management, United States Patent: 8726226

2013 Using web model feeds to version models which are defined in modeling languages, United States Patent: 8601440

2013 Architectural data metrics overlay, United States Patent: 8413108

2011 Enable top-down service design, United States Patent: 8086992