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Ames Friedman: Resume
Professional Experience

LYCOS; Waltham, MA

Senior Product Manager for 2000-2001

Advanced Tripod's superior position in the global competitive landscape, as the #2 homepage hosting and building service in the world
Developed long-term strategy for product revenue, growth, structure, functionality and reduction of costs
Set quarterly targets, projected usage and revenue trends, determined ROI on feature releases
Identified and developed new revenue-generating strategies and products, improving CPMs up to 6000%
Demonstrated consistent ability to improve competitive metrics by over 5% each quarter
Created internationally-compatible features for release to Tripod Latin America, joint venture partners in Europe and Asia, and the domestic Tripod site
Researched competition, compiled competitive analyses and reported on findings
Wrote positioning statements, product overview reports, sales presentations, specification documents
Led and inspired a cross-functional team (including direct reports) to reach corporate goals; improving individual performance and fostering career objectives

MYWAY.COM; a subsidiary of CMGI; Andover, MA

Product Manager: 1998-2000

Set product area goals, defined product structure, prioritized feature set and determined functionality
Targeted key strategic partners, negotiated terms, drafted contracts, project managed implementation
Managed partner relationships and and fostered partnership performance
Trained partners at ICScotland (Glasgow, Scotland) on licensed content production tools
Coordinated team members and internal departments to reach product area goals
Integrated content providers and E-commerce partners across the site
Quality Assurance for all product-related issues on site

Community Manager & Content Producer: 1997-1998

Expanded functionality and usage of chat, message board and club community features
Nurtured community membership, oversaw internal Community Team and external volunteers
Organized and staged community events for users and volunteers
Created and aggregated fresh content on daily basis to reflect changing world events and user interests

MIT PRESS; Cambridge, MA

Associate Publicist & Awards Coordinator: 1995-1997

Initiated and maintained the News and Author Information sections of the MIT Press Web site
Publicist and media liaison for scholarly titles, researched media markets in U.S. and abroad
Solicited endorsements for all titles from international Nobel laureates, scholars and celebrities
Created endorser contact database of 800+ scholars and laureates who had provided endorsements
Submitted books for international awards, maintained awards tracking database, publicized winners

Acquisitions Assistant: 1993-1995

Assistant Acquisitions Editor for overflow Economics projects
Assisted Bradford Books and MIT Press Editors, and Cognitive & Brain Sciences Editorial Board
Coordinated referees for manuscript proposals, prepared manuscripts for publication


Acquisitions Intern: 1993

Researched and obtained legal permissions for 200+ copyrighted images for book project
Organized and compiled database of legal contacts and photo sources
Assisted Acquisitions Editors, Production staff, Design staff, and authors

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