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Mike Varanka

Project Manager / CEO

SERVICE FOCUS

ENGINEER, MANUFACTURE

HOW HE/SHE CAN HELP YOU

Mike is an expert at engineering products for small companies and startups. Mike accomplishes this development by first understanding the client, the client’s company, and the problem the product solves. Then he considers how the company intends to make money, where the company is in the development process, the development budget, how the product compares to its competitor, and from this develops the requirements for the product. Next, he will select from our 200 experts and ensure that these experts stay true to the product requirements and follow a proven product development methodology. The outcome is a product that produces a positive ROI for our clients.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Mike has extensive experience in product development with expertise in engineering, operations, program management, and business management. Mike has successfully developed numerous products during his 45-year career and holds numerous patents. He is adept at anticipating and understanding emerging market needs, translating those needs into product requirements and design specifications, and orchestrating the diverse needs of team members and stakeholders to deliver the right product at the right time. Mike has held senior business and technical management positions at Solidscape, Polaroid, Howtek, and Dataproducts where he was predominantly focused on high-end, computer peripheral products including 2D and 3D printers and professional-grade color image scanners. Mike has an MBA from Rivier College and a BSEE degree from the University of Connecticut where he also pursued an MSCS.

PERSONAL FACTOIDS OF (POSSIBLE) INTEREST

Mike is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking, and canoeing with family.