I AM EMERA TRUJILLO
With over a decade in product roles across the digital media landscape, I'm a pinch hitter in an industry that often finds itself in a pinch. I love figuring out ways to make technology work for marketers and their customers.
When I'm not thinking about how to make marketing easier, I love talking about building products. Drop me a line on the Boston Product, BPMA, or Women in Product Slack groups if you'd like to know which Agile principle I'm currently pondering.
WHAT I DO
Product evangelist. Mathlete. Former office golfer.
WHERE I'VE WORKED
At Visible Measures, I spent time thinking hard about how to make content advertising easier. I helped build an advertising SaaS platform from the ground up, which was acquired by Acuity Ads in 2017. I co-owned the roadmap and helped determine product priorities for our video advertising technology business, set goals with executive team leaders, and turned strategy into reality.
This was the role where theory met practice as I aided in building a product team and product development discipline throughout the organization. Being part of a company's transformation from engineering-fueled to product-driven was the hardest, most rewarding experience of my career.
Boston.com, Boston Globe Media
As a product leader in digital publishing, you wear many hats – product manager, business development associate, partnerships manager, user researcher, content manager, legal associate, scrum master. While at Boston Globe Media, I launched two section front redesigns, multiple advertising products, a new real estate experience for home buyers and real estate professionals, an in-house user generated content platform, developed a media partnerships program, and helped our department realize over $250,000 in annualized cost-savings.
Cars.com, Classified Ventures
At Cars.com, I helped new- and used-car retailers merchandise their new and certified pre-owned vehicles online. During my five years at Cars.com, I worked in two departments, managed four products (although thankfully, not at the same time), and served on a mentoring committee that implemented a company-wide program.
Starting in operations, answering phone and email requests from customers and our nationwide sales force, I moved to our dealer products team, where I analyzed site trends, created sales training decks, drafted requirements, launched product enhancements, eventually managed two direct reports, grew one product’s market penetration by eighty-two percent in two years, and served as product owner for a development team of eight.