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Sarah-Marie Chan chan.sarahmarie@gmail.

com
San Francisco, CA linkedin.com/in/sm-chan

SUMMARY
Experienced product person. Supported 3 commercial product launches from concept to
market. Instigated Kickstarter campaign. Skilled in defining products and facilitating
cross-functional decision making. Curious, resourceful, and highly committed.

EXPERIENCE
Ceterix, Research & Development Engineer II Oct 16 - May 17
Research & Development Engineer I Oct 14 - Oct 16
Analyzed and designed device components, reducing product cost by 27%.
Instigated interdepartmental collaboration during design verification,
validation, and phase reviews, ensuring 3 timely commercial launches.
Engaged in brainstorming and prioritization sessions with executive team,
defining the new product pipeline, leading to 2 provisional patents.
Evaluated technical advantages and defined product specifications, improving
device reliability for 2 modules.
Managed groups of up to 7 manufacturing technicians and machinists,
fabricating prototypes and product for verification testing.
Modeled and evaluated new components and system architectures, tooling
over 10 new components with external suppliers.
Produced product positioning, troubleshooting, and instructions-for-use
communications, clarifying sales strategy and improving clinical results.
Demonstrated device operation at conferences, generating sales leads.
Authored product assembly procedures, improving manufacturing efficiency.

Cardica (Dextera), Design Engineering Post-Grad Intern May 14 - Sept 14


Designed components, subassemblies, and fixtures for engineering
verification, intending to expand product offerings.
Collaborated with quality inspectors and machinists through component
development, implementing product improvements.
Maintained finished goods master list, manufacturing instructions, bill of
materials, and lot history records, supporting new product introduction while
in pursuit of 510(k) clearance.

FIRST Robotics, Castilleja Lead Mentor Jan 14 - May 14


Strengthened teamwork between mechanical and software groups of 60 high
schoolers, team receiving the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award.
Instructed mechanical design and electronics integration skills, team
achieving a reliable and within-budget operating competition robot.

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Sarah-Marie Chan chan.sarahmarie@gmail.com
San Francisco, CA linkedin.com/in/sm-chan

Revolve, LLC, Co-Founder and Product Manager Jan 13 - July 13


Designed, developed, and tested bicycle product, securing quotes for tooling.
Solicited funding base, raising $9k with Kickstarter crowdfunding.
Conducted ethnographic research, determining and confirming target market.

Redwood & Stanford Outdoor Education, President Sept 10 - June 13


Managed 15 backcountry guides, generating 12 formal annual trips.
Restructured on-boarding process, improving retainment of guides.
Trained leaders on group dynamics and leadership styles, ensuring quality
risk management.

Pelvalon, Design Engineering Intern Summer 12


Crystalized insights during clinical trials, formulating company direction for
accessory insertion tool.
Prototyped industrial designs and communications, improving client
understanding of the product.
Led company brainstorm and review sessions, resulting in narrowing the
product scope.

The Cohen Group, Research Assistant Summer 11


Presented research to VP-level executives on the strategic assets of 2 major
client firms relating to market expansion into India and China, resulting in
reports discussed during client meetings.

EDUCATION
Stanford BS in Engineering, Product Design June 13
Coursework includes: product design techniques (form-giving, human-
centered ethnography, implementation), human values, manufacturing,
mechanical engineering, and business development.

LANGUAGES
French - oral and written proficiency
Japanese - oral and written proficiency, previously fluent

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