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Frank Gartland

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Enthusiastic product guy. Love listening to customers and building enthusiasm. Exec in startups and turnarounds, then product owner at MSFT.

Enthusiastic product guy. Love listening to customers and building enthusiasm. Exec in startups and turnarounds, then product owner at MSFT.

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Head of Product Management & Product Owner | Microsoft Virtual Academy ( Microsoft November 2012 - November 2015
Owner & Lead Consultant | Product Management & Customer Development | Online Learning Expert Focused FX Consulting February 2010 - February 2013
VP Products & Marketing iLinc February 2007 - January 2010
VP Products & Development Incentive Logic December 2005 - January 2007
Director, Product Management KnowledgeNet (acq. by Thomson NETg, then Skillsoft) March 2000 - December 2005
Sales Manager Vector Technology 1999 - 2000
Professional Speaker, Managing Editor, Publishing Manager Platinum Technology 1993 - 1999


Purdue University Social Studies Education, Pre-Law 1991
Indiana University Bloomington English; History

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Events
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Travel
  • • Recruiting
  • • Edutainment
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • IoT

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer development • Product management • Presentations • Business model • Brand Strategy • Experiential Learning • Funnel optimization • Mobile learning • Product Marketing • Team Building • People Management

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I love building online products and leading the organization to think about it like an engine. In the cloud, the product most often is the business -- every component of the funnel works or doesn't based on what audiences and customers think and fell about the product. My approach ensures every team understands how their role impacts the "online engine" and clarifies the next best step each group should take.

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Chaitra Vedullapalli
Lead Architect, Meylah and CMO, Meylah.
Frank is a great advisor because he takes time to understand the business needs before architect the right solution for your business. I was ... fortunate to working with him on couple of projects and I recommend his leadership and creativity to create amazing educational solutions on the cloud. Get connected to him today!

Jim Holland
Director, Product Management, PROS and Product Marketing and Advisory Board Member, Cymbrio LLC.
Jim is one of the most active product management professionals around. He's very visible in the community and clearly loves helping organiza ... tions build better products. He's very well-respected because his advice is sound and trustworthy.

Mike Hawksworth
Owner, Palms at Wailea Polynesian Villa and President and CEO, MSS Technologies, Inc.. Arizona State grad.
Mike has built one of the most successful technology services companies in Arizona and is one of the most trusted leaders in the community.