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Stuart Frederich-Smith

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Cofounder & Consulting COO @ Previously VP Product at Sleepy Giant,, Championship Gaming Series, Emotive, Infospace

Cofounder & Consulting COO @ Previously VP Product at Sleepy Giant,, Championship Gaming Series, Emotive, Infospace

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Director of Product PlanGrid April 2015 - present
Consulting COO October 2014 - April 2015
VP Product Architecture Sleepy Giant January 2009 - October 2014
Director of Product Development & Management Championship Gaming Series January 2008 - December 2008
Senior Manager, Product emotive, llc July 2007 - December 2007
Program Manager - Pipeline & PMO Infospace August 2006 - July 2007
Video Department Manager & Channel Producer Infospace January 2006 - August 2006
Catalog Manager Infospace August 2004 - January 2006
Production Coordinator The Tools June 2001 - June 2002
Production Coordinator Gun For Hire 2000 - 2001


University of Notre Dame Film, Television & Theatre 1997 - 2000
Indiana University South Bend 1996 - 1997

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Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

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Ben Wiklund
We worked together  •  Web Developer, Gaikai. Previously Senior Frontend Engineer, Sleepy Giant.
Stuart is someone who can (and does) manage an entire operation. From maintaining client relationships, to managing business critical projec ... ts, he's a clear communicator and someone who is capable of keeping his head in all parts of the game at once. In an industry full of eccentric personalities and tight deadlines, Stuart is always a stabilizing influence.
Tim Mansfield
We worked together at Sleepy Giant  •  Previously senior software engineer at Google and Director of Engineering at a couple of startups. Yale grad.
I've worked with many managers and product leads over the years, and Stuart is in the top echelon. His deep experience with management of pr ... ojects, products, process, people, and the bottom line, coupled with the ethical and intellectual rigor that back his decisions, make him a highly valuable person in any organization. Stuart cares about quality deliveries. He cares about the customers getting what they need. He cares about all the numbers really adding up. He cares about providing real value. This philosophy of commitment is backed up by real execution. He's not a stereotypical executive who mostly just talks about doing stuff, he Actually Does Stuff. I've seen him design large schemas, actively contribute to the design of non-trivial web API's, and build his own interactive UX prototypes. I've seen him write and implement any number of complex, detailed plans to drive process improvements, deal negotiations, and product specs. His productivity and hands-on abilities are impressive. He has an excellent sense for keeping teams on the critical path toward results and business value, constantly driving things forward. It isn't all just business-like execution, though. Stuart is intuitive and nuanced, with a friendly and supportive demeanor. He is truly thoughtful about the needs of fellow team members and customers alike.

Ben Wiklund
We worked together at Sleepy Giant  •  Web Developer, Gaikai. Previously Senior Frontend Engineer, Sleepy Giant.
Ben has a real 'bias for action' to use the overused phrase. On many occasions, we would discuss something one day and he'd have a working p ... rototype the next. He thinks throughly about problems and is highly creative in his execution of the solution. Beyond this, he respects polish and good architecture, landing him at the nexus of the important entrepreneurial axes.

Christopher Stauffer
CEO/Founder, Stauffer. Previously Consultant - Architect/Project Manager, Championship Gaming Series. Oregon State grad. Oregon State grad.
Chris has many years of deep experience building great web and mobile products. Brings a smart and disciplined approach to prioritization an ... d decision-making.