About Me

rod whisnant I am a co-founder of 3 kids, husband to 1, regular guy, entrepreneur, cyclist, leader, story teller, data scientist and technologist who cares about what he builds.

I have a diverse background in enginering and product management in areas including SaaS, e-commerce, machine learning, big data & analytics, cloud architecture and mobile. I've worked at startups and large companies and have a rare combination of product vision, technical acumen and business savvy.

—I'm passionate about creating compelling products that solve hard problems.

product management

Product Management

I view product management as the art of seeing all the possibilities, finding the important, and driving to make it possible. —This is what I do.

big data

Machine Learning &
Analytics

In today's world you need data to drive decisions. The trick is knowing how to apply solid approaches and technology to deliver insights in an understandable form. —This is my wheelhouse.

technology

Technology

A deep understanding of technology and how to leverage it is important for startups and enterprises alike. —I know tech.

WORK

  • Cubic

    Senior Engineering Mgr - I lead a team of Data Scientists and ML Engineers to delivering scalable predictive models and insights from data.

  • Predictive Science

    VP Products - Created disruptive solutions for Fortune 1000 brands leveraging big data to solve big problems.

  • Dell Computer

    Director Product & Engineering - Created a new Saas platform to bring the Pinterest experience to large online stores.

  • CrowdMesh

    Founder - Utilized natural language processing the uncover interests and trends from social media data.

  • Whisnant Consulting

    President - Consulting services including product strategy, web & mobile development and technical due diligence.

  • ExpressDigital

    VP Development - Created one of the first professional photography e-commerce websites serving over 30,000 photographers.

Contact

Feel free to reach out for consulting, collaboration, job opportunities, technology assessments or just some quick advice. Let's talk.