Allow me to introduce myself.
I’m Steven Thorpe, a creative Product Manager with a focus on video players, mobile apps, content management systems and workflow acceleration. Currently I’m the Product Owner for the NBC Entertainment (NBC.com) video experience and technical ecosystem, overseeing all user facing players, management tools, and backend integrations.
Since joining NBC in 2008 I’ve had the opportunity to fully overhaul and modernize an aging video platform including a replacement Flash player, new mobile apps for iOS and Android, implementation of HD transcoding and delivery workflows, plus a radically more efficient content management system (90% reduction in manual data entry while improving overall quality).
I began my career in Los Angeles with several interesting production companies including EcoManiacal Productions, a startup working to create eco-friendly programming that demonstrated that green can still be cool. And on SyFy’s Scare Tactics, a terrifying hidden camera show where a comically short cameo helped earn my first and likely only IMDB acting credit.
I am a 2007 graduate of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University and an avid Cougars fan. While at WSU I led our student TV group in planning and fundraising for a $2.5 million dollar studio overhaul. Freelanced for nationally televised Football and Basketball games. And even directed headlining events for the local coliseum including the Bill Engval, The Presidents of the United States of America, and the Beach Boys.