B r e t D a n g e l m a i e r
Bret Dangelmaier is a Senior Software Program / Product Manager with a proven success streak. At
Microsoft – led two complete product development cycles of Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact
Manager. At BlueTie – led the development and release of the Adventive Transaction Network, a new
online advertising platform and business area for the company. At Navision – responsible for the early
releases of the ERP product Axapta (now called Microsoft Dynamics AX), providing customer
requirements and business logic requirements for six new markets. Truly laserfocused on customer
requirements and needs throughout the software development lifecycle, while remaining agile enough
to adjust rapidly when the business needs require it.
· Strong Microsoft Product Development · OEM / Vendor Negotiation
Life Cycle Skills · Online Advertising
· Product Strategy Creation and Execution · Expert in Windows Mobile Devices,
· Leadership of Development Teams Software and Hardware
· Design and Specification · Software Localization
· Strong Project Management Skills · Usability Research and Testing
Summary of Qualifications
o Proven success in designing and releasing software products at Microsoft to millions of
o Over 11 years of experience in the Product Development Life Cycle from inception to
design to release.
o Experienced designing Webbased, ERP, CRM, Consumer, and Small Business
o Strong Product Management skills with proven success bringing new products to market
in US and overseas markets.
o Proven ability to prioritize and balance costs and business needs while remaining laser
focused on customer needs.
o Accomplished leader of development teams, including remote teams across the globe.
Major Accomplishments & Experience Highlights
o Led two complete product development cycles of Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact
Manager with a budget of over $4 million.
o Shaved 10% off of Dell’s software build time of their Business PCs, allowing them to
dramatically reduce their Business PC build costs. This directly saved the relationship
between Dell and Microsoft, allowing the product to remain on Dell’s list of installed
o Created the Adventive Transaction Network, a new online advertising platform and
business area for BlueTie, leading the team from the idea stage – through to design,
development and release in only 6 months.
o Authored numerous requirements and design documents for software currently being
used by millions of endusers.
o Directed Alpha and Beta Test releases and usability studies for products.
o Track record of greatly improving software release processes by adding new techniques
and costsaving initiatives to product organizations.
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Product Management and Marketing
o Fully responsible for the ERP product lines sold in 6 international subsidiary offices of
Navision. This included developing new features, pricing and licensing strategies,
knowledge transfer and support activities, and supporting their local Business Partners.
o Created the ISV partner program for the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP product suite, where
new ISVs were recruited and placed under contract, then managed throughout their
delivery cycles and final acceptance testing.
o Successfully launched new products in international markets, providing all of the needed
tools, training, support and Product Marketing assistance.
o Created and executed Product Marketing and Messaging Strategies, both in the US and
o Reduced Software localization costs 20% while increasing the number of released
languages from 10 to 17 by improving processes and management of outsourced labor.
o Directly responsible for achieving buyin of all OEMs, Partners, and Vendors for key
product and feature decisions and designs.
o Directed worldwide technical conferences for both reseller and customer communities.
Other Relevant Experience
o Experienced in agile development methods and techniques.
o Experienced in reengineering work processes and infrastructure.
o Successfully managed remote teams and employees including the outsourcing of labor.
o Vast knowledge of Window Mobile Devices.
Product Manager BlueTie Inc. 2007 – 2009
Lead Program Manager Microsoft Corporation 2002 – 2007
Lead Product Manager Navision A/S 1998 – 2002
Project Manager / Consultant Computer Resources International 1995 – 1998
Military Service (Gulf War Veteran) US Air Force 1983 – 1995
M.B.A. in Aviation – EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida
B.S. in Business Management – Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska
Member of IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis)
Provided technical assistance and advice for Outlook 2007 Business Contact Manager for Dummies,
Karen Fredericks and Lon Orenstein, Wiley Publishing Inc., 2007.
· Mentioned in Author’s Acknowledgements
Fluent in Danish language
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