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    • 1. Don Moldenhauer www.linkedin.com/in/dmoldenhauer | 612.669.1440 | dmmoldenhauer@gmail.com Career Summary Point person and liaison. Extensive experience interfacing with project teams as well as internal stakeholders and external consumers. Effectively manages the details of projects and programs. Known for exceptional communication skills and ability to present and communicate ideas to a non-technical audience. Solid foundation in compiling, tracking, analyzing data and forecasting. Has worked in software, mobile applications and technology industries. Passion for the application of technology in the physical sciences. “Adept at recognizing problems and gathering the right team members to solve” Technical Communications - Technical Solutions - Project Management - Meteorology - Implementation Professional Experience Product Manager-Weather Data Systems Garmin-Digital Cyclone | Minneapolis, MN | 2008-2015 Managed full life cycle from development to implementation of weather data products for mobile applications and software programs utilized in the aviation, marine and consumer markets. Coordinated up to 5 concurrent projects. Collected and incorporated customer feedback to enhance functionality. Partnered with technology and sales.  Guided data and mobile application teams through the software development life cycle including collecting requirements, prioritization, story estimation, milestone development, backlog grooming and sprint management to achieve business goals  Coached teams to adopt project management processes and fostered positive team work environment by functioning as a servant-leader  Created and communicated release schedule status to internal and external customers as well as in quarterly business reviews to executive management team  Successfully identified, investigated and offered solutions to complex customer problems with data seeking input from peers and management  Conducted competitive analyses of weather data offerings on iOS and Android applications to determine future features and functionality to position product as a market leader  Created and presented $1.5 million international weather data proposal to executive team, outlined opportunities and risks to support business case. Proposal was approved  Researched and identified international and domestic data providers resulting in a savings of approximately $30,000 per year  Served as subject matter expert on meteorology researching professional journals along with the internet for the latest developments and assisted with creation of forecast algorithms  Collaborated on design and implemented testing process which resulted in a 10% increase in worldwide automated weather forecast service accuracy Executive Producer-Weather KARE-TV | Minneapolis, MN | 2000-2008 Orchestrated entire weather program at major market television station that helped newscasts win key demographic ratings. Scheduled five employees to cover over two dozen weathercasts per week. Identified and purchased state-of-the-art weather Doppler radar and weather graphics systems. Wrote budget requests for major capital projects over $500,000.  Oversaw installation and implementation of weather software systems including staff training to ensure optimal utilization of significant investments  Initiated and managed complex process that placed weather data and broadcasts on the 24/7 weather channel and the most popular media weather website in market  Developed and implemented severe weather coverage policies/procedures resulting in enhanced public safety  Conducted storm spotter training for reporters and photographers to engage weather team  Redesigned weather studio in response to space constraints as well as provide a means for immediate access to breaking weather information
    • 2. Weather Producer / Meteorologist KARE-TV | Minneapolis, MN | 1998-2000 Produced forecasts and supporting graphics for weeknight weathercasts and emergency weather coverage. Presented weather information live on-air. Crafted and provided weather information for print and digital audience through the St. Paul Pioneer Press, WeatherGuide Calendar and KARE11.com.  Beta tested emerging software and provided feedback to vendors that was incorporated into future software releases  Collected weather data daily and analyzed current conditions in order to evaluate computer model data and formulate a forecast  Received Minnesota Shade Tree Association’s Media Award for report on how the use of unharvested crops provided a living snow fence therefore minimizing drifting over rural highways Director Meteorological Services EarthWatch Communications | Minneapolis, MN | 1997-1998 Managed a team of five who designed and produced weather graphics and forecasts for client websites including WCCO and Star Tribune. Documented content production process and prepared proposals.  Contributed to marketing by outlining features and benefits of the service for trade shows, printed media and video presentations  Redesigned the first 3-D weather web site by improving both content and navigability adding the first recorded weathercast on the internet resulting in a fivefold increase of hits in one year Customer Service Representative EarthWatch Communications | Minneapolis, MN | 1996-1997 Supported mission-critical software for over 120 domestic and international customers remotely along with travel to customer sites for installation and training. Coordinated software design, testing, release and implementation process for weather visualization products. Television / Radio / Newspaper Meteorologist prior to 1996 WOWT-TV – Omaha, NE WCCO AM Radio – Minneapolis, MN WEAU-TV – Eau Claire, WI Minneapolis Star-Tribune KEYC-TV – Mankato, MN Tomah Journal – Tomah, WI  American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval for Television and Radio Weathercasting Technical Skills Confluence Agile Outlook Numerical weather forecast models JIRA Waterfall Word Model Output Statistics (MOS) Pivotal Tracker Kanban PowerPoint BUFKIT Scrumworks Scrum Excel Dual Pol Doppler radar Volunteer Experience KKMS Radio - Harvest Bible Chapel Boundless Radio program - produced and hosted Harvest Bible Chapel – facilities setup / take-down Feed My Starving Children – food packaging events Habitat For Humanity - project laborer Peace Lutheran Church - Properties Board Chairman Education Bachelor of Science degree – Meteorology University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional Development  Agile Development Workshop  Professional Journals and other Publications  University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management course
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