Corey Gwin

San Diego, California, US

Making things. Making them happen. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ปโ˜•๏ธ
Corey's Skills
Customer Research
Product Development
Branding & Identity
Product Management
Technical
Marketing
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

36-55

About Corey

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello!

I'm Corey Gwin. I turn ideas ๐Ÿ’ก into reality ๐ŸŒŽ. I began life aiming to be an animator for Disney ๐ŸŽž, somehow became an aerospace engineer ๐Ÿš and later took a leap into the startup world ๐Ÿš€. I got a degree in mechanical engineering โš™๏ธ, studied human-computer interaction ๐Ÿง  for a bit, and now I'm a โœŒ๏ธproduct guyโœŒ๏ธ building Internet things ๐Ÿ‘พ that aim to make us more capable ๐Ÿ’ช and our lives more enjoyable โœจ. I've had a blast developing all sorts of software products ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป for over ten years from the ground up ๐Ÿ“ˆ. Have experience helping grow an early-stage startup ๐ŸŒฑ into a profitable company ๐ŸŽข. I now consult on product strategy, design and development for companies around the world ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€.

Who you are: Someone with technical ingenuity, passion for people and a strong product intuition with good taste.

Why I need you: To help lead and evolve our product into the lives of millions of people, adding value to their lives and growing our company's potential.

Who I am: I currently do product consulting and work on growing the business of my writing tool called Blurt. Formerly, I was a product manager for seven years at a now profitable software startup. I lead teams, design products, develop web and mobile apps and help business development and marketing.

I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering (previously worked as an aerospace engineer) and am halfway through a master's program in human-computer interaction.

I'm a capable jack of all trades engineer, designer, marketer, leader, strategist and product thinker focused on adding value to others' lives.

I need someone who is likeminded and capable of also developing software but will likely be stronger in business development and marketing.

Quote

"Don't build better cameras. Build better photographers." - Kathy Sierra

Work Experience

Product Manager

SweetLabs, Inc.

December 2011 - August 2018

Product lead for the SweetLabs Pokki hosted app platform (Windows and Web) that has generated $60M+ in revenue and grown to 60M+ users worldwide enabling SweetLabs to attain partnerships with the worldโ€™s top mobile and PC device manufacturers (Lenovo, Huawei, Acer, HP, and Toshiba). Launched the SweetLabsโ€™s App Install Platform, spearheading Android by managing new mobile team building a secure, localized, preloaded system level monetization app for a major multi-national OEM. Owned product monetization of a patented platform technology I aided development of and used to generate over $150,000 in revenue in its first quarter with continued growth as Windowsโ€™s first app store. Optimized the SweetLabsโ€™s Pokki platform app store content strategy by defining key performance indicators that drove testing for feature releases that increased stagnant user engagement by 20%. Prototyped a VR keyboard with 6-DOF, hand tracking and scale 3D model to enable keyboard input in VR for research in VR productivity and developing SweetLabsโ€™s VR product strategy with key partners.

Founder

Blurt

August 2018 - Today

Write better.

Education

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

2006 - 2009

Iowa State University

Human-Computer Interaction

2010 - 2013