Vuong Nguyen

Hi, I'm Vuong

I'm a Product Manager

with 15 years of experience coordinating, developing and launching ecommerce websites, mobile web apps and marketing campaigns for multi-billion dollar companies such as SEGA and Toshiba. I'm trilingual in business, marketing and engineering with skill in building and leading diverse teams or wearing multiple hats to get things done. I have been regarded throughout my career as a problem solver with entrepreneurial tenacity and a creative eye.

My Story

Entrepreneurial Beginnings

Ever since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated with using technology to help improve the lives of others.

One of my first entrepreneurial hustles was when I was 10 years old. I repaired broken soda machines and placed the vending machines at commercial locations making a ton of quarters every week.

I also helped my parents with their rental properties, such as fixing toilets, painting, tiling, lawn care, roofing and rent collection.

I have a twin brother and we learned a lot about team work at an early age. My brother and I created many side hustles such as a balloon booth and selling refurbished laptops. Growing up with a twin is like having a best friend for life.

Space
Startup Grind
Balloon Booth
Iceland
Computers

Discovering My Passion

In middle and high school I became passionate about digital arts and volunteer work.

I competed in filmmaking competitions, taking 4 first-place awards and Best of Show in state competitions.

I helped small businesses create websites and became a founding brand manager for the infamous anti-tobacco organization, Truth.

I studied Marketing at the University of Central Florida and self-taught myself web development. After graduating, I applied all of my skills to create an ecommerce business called Twin Armada that sold clothing and accessories to young professionals.

My Professional Career

I believe that in order to grow, you have to put yourself in uncomfortable situations.

After moving to California to be “uncomfortable”, I started my professional career at Toshiba where I worked on a passionate team that improved ecommerce sales through digital marketing and web development.

At SEGA, I joined a team that designed digital marketing campaigns and interactive websites to entice the pre-order of video games.

And at The Meal Prep, I created a business from the ground up filled with passionate experts where we provided the convenience of online meal delivery before it was mainstream.

Moving to California
Sega Team
Sega release
Hatsune Miku
E3
Hands in
The Meal Prep team
Chicken Broccoli and Rice
Chicken Broccoli and Rice
Lady M

Present

I currently work for an amazing company in New York City, Lady M. We sell handmade luxury cakes and desserts physically and online for delivery or pickup.

I lead the company's ecommerce efforts as a Product Manager where I identify customer needs, articulate success metrics, motivate teams and turn visions into a reality.

My Work

Ecommerce & Marketing

International confectionery selling high-end luxury cakes and desserts. I lead product management for the company's ecommerce efforts from conceptualization, design, development, launch and continued use. My work includes the coordinated upgrades/launches of the United States website and Canada website.

Video Game Websites

Video game company known for titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Hatsune Miku, Persona 5 and Yakuza. I was responsible for developing interactive websites and advertising campaigns resulting in $21 million in sales. I also saved the company $40k annually in Amazon Web Services (AWS) costs by optimizing our servers and load balancer.

Ecommerce & Marketing

Consumer electronics retailer known for selling laptops, tvs and computer accessories. I joined as a web developer but later led product management for our mobile web app which added $1.4M in annual ecommerce revenue. I also built landing pages, optimized our checkout process, improved SEO, created email marketing campaigns and prepared the website for surge traffic such as Black Friday sales. My team's efforts resulted in growing sales to $100M with $300k incremental revenue per year.

Ecommerce Startup

Healthy meal delivery business founded in 2014 after my Grandmother passed away. Designed to help people save time and eat healthy. $450k in annual revenue without any VC funding. Grew to a 20 person business with 3k customers within 3 years. Constantly improved the business (heat-sealed packaging, dynamic barcode labels, easy to use ecommerce website, social login, retargeted customer emails, delivery scheduling, subscription plans, kitchen optimization and fulfillment optimization)

Ecommerce Startup

Online marketplace selling clothing and accessories directly from famous up-and-coming designers such as Michelle Pham (YouTube), Tim Lenoir (Project Runway) and various boutiques. Profited after 2 months of operating.

Outside of Work

Every month I spend time tackling a skillset from my bucket list. Many of my skills have turned into hobbies such as fitness, scuba diving, rock climbing, boxing, eskrima, archery, hang gliding, photography and traveling.

I still freelance web development for small businesses and coordinate volunteer missions, organize trash cleanups and fundraise for the less fortunate.

I'm passionate about self-improvement and learning how to better myself to help those around me. I love tough challenges, doing things that scare me and using my skills to make a difference.

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Education

UCF

University of Central Florida

Bachelors of Science, Marketing

Managed a team that advanced to the top finalists during the senior year’s Capstone competition.

Product School

Product School

Product Leader Certificate

A Product Management certification that demands competence in DevOps, data analytics and technical hard skills. Covers product strategy, product marketing, user research, UX/UI design processes, product analytics, data-driven decisions, APIs, deployment and web development.

Certifications

Google Analytics
Scrum Alliance CSPO

Scrum Product Owner

Skills

Product Management

User Research
A/B Testing
Market Research
Competitive Analysis
Wireframing and Roadmaps
Design Thinking, Lean and Agile
Customer Journey Mapping

Marketing

Online Paid Ads (SEM)
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Social Media
Email Marketing
Content Marketing
Video Marketing
Influencer Marketing

Engineering

Web Development
HTML, CSS & Javascript
SQL, REST API & GraphQL
AWS, Digital Ocean, GCP, Azure
Gatsby, React, Nuxt, Vue
WordPress, WooCommerce,
Shopify, Square, BigCommerce

Tools

Google Suite
Google Analytics
Microsoft Office
Adobe Creative Suite
Jira, Trello, Git, Postman
Tableau, Omniture, Optimizely,
Figma, Invision, Sketch
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