Donald Opperman

Executive Management

Lake Mary, 32746


Product Strategy


Product Development

Executive Management


A passionate and motivated professional product strategist and technology / business leader. Track record of driving Billion-dollar business revenues and strong profitability. Value I can deliver your company, based on my and my team's track-record of: • Took eight product-lines to market in six years • We had second-year 850% YoY sales growth • Our team under my leadership drove in excess of $500 M in revenues over 6 years • We obtained gross margins of over 60%; and, net operating income profit of 50% • Division voice and data services team was responsible for product development and P&L for over 60% of the division’s overall $1 B in annual revenue • With my management track record I went from managing one team to five teams in six years • Our product achieved J.D. Powers ‘Best Product in the SE-USA’ 2005 to 2009 Goals: - Product and service innovation to bring differentiated offerings to our customers - High quality, responsiveness to customers - Treat employees as the valuable people they are and ensure they have all the resources and motivation to succeed with the business goals Experience: - Software development - Customer service - Training - Project Management - Consulting - Product Management - Marketing - Business Management and Leadership


West Virginia University

Master of Computer Science , Master of Computer Science

September 1993 - September 1993

Nelson Polytechnic NEW ZEALAND

Accounting , Accounting

August 1989 - August 1989

Washington State University

MBA and Science , MBA and Science

May 1988 - May 1988

Canterbury University, NZ

Business Management , Business Management

May 1984 - May 1984

Takapuna Grammar, NEW ZEALAND

November 1979 - November 1979


CEO and President

i - Rongo Medi - Soft Corporation , Lake Mary

January 2009 - October 2011

i-Rongo Medi-Soft produces software for doctors and patients that connect their health records. The software is mobile and allows doctors and patients to update their medical records at the doctors' office; at work; at home; or, on the run.

Executive Management
Product Strategy / Development
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Founder and President

Aotearoa International Corporation , Lake Mary

January 2007 - October 2011

Don, together with friends and family, founded Aotearoa (pronounced [ao?tea?roa] the accepted M?ori name for New Zealand where Don was born and raised). Aoetaroa International Corp. provides consulting; web; and software application development services and products in healthcare, finance and Internet technology.

Sr. Director of Product Development

Time Warner Cable LLP with A/N Partners , Orlando

February 2004 - July 2009

Time Warner Cable (TWC) is a strategic partner with Bright House Networks (BHN) through our parent company, Advance/Newhouse Communications LLP. As a result, I have dually listed TWC and BHN to indicate and manage the close working relationships we have with colleagues at TWC.

Product Development / Strategy
Sr. Director of New Business Ventures

Bright House Networks , Orlando

February 2004 - July 2009

- New product development - Product management primary role with significant operations management - Project and program management of multi-thousand task projects from concept to launch - Operations management with call center and field operations - Reporting to executive management for P&L of Voice Businesses and data and wireless

Development / Strategy
Sr. Product Manager

Convergys Corporation , Lake Mary

February 2002 - November 2003

Product Management responsible for product P&L and life-cycle management for following areas: - Provisioning - Settlement or Partner Relationship Management - Wi-Fi Provisioning emphasis for wireless, cable and wireline areas. Billing partner management and Wi-Fi billing.

Product Devlopment
Director Product, Marketing and Bus. Dev.

Crescent Networks , Lowell

July 2000 - January 2002

Crecent Networks was a Venture Capital backed company developing leading-edge Virtual Routing computer networking technologies and Software for provisioning and network management. Crescent raised over $100 M from over five VC firms. Crescent Networks' target market was telecommunications wanting a new way of scaling routers to over 1,000 routers per device. The software management of provisioning such large scale routing (RIP, IS-IS, BGP, ... ) was its key differentiator of the hardware platform.

Product Development / Marketing
Bus. Development
Director of Portfolio Management

Nortel Networks , Billerica

March 1997 - July 2000

Responsible for all provisioning product management for over $1 B in network and service management software for computer networking. The portfolio managed included Optical, FR, ATM, IP, VPN and wired and wireless voice networking technologies.

Product Development
Principal & Management Consultant; Trainer

Cabletron Systems

September 1993 - March 1997

Provided software and computer networking consulting to telecommunications, finance and healthcare clients. Provided training to customers and network engineers in C++ toolkits, network management and Internet networking.

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