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Kyle Nowakowski Joins Handsome as a Product Manager

Kyle Nowakowski Joins Handsome as a Product Manager

It is our pleasure to welcome Kyle to the team as a Product Manager. Kyle leads conversations around the ways in which we can maximize value for our customers. By leveraging his extensive experience working with development teams, designers, and clients Kyle ensures the success of our clients based on their goals and objectives. He enables our designers and developers to flourish within and own their areas of expertise.

The highly collaborative environment is what initially attracted Kyle to Handsome. He was drawn to the way everyone on the team takes ownership and becomes involved in every aspect of a project from research, to prototypes, and ultimately to validation and delivery.

Fun Fact: “I used to play drums for a 10-piece Motown/Funk cover band in Austin.”

Kyle previously worked for Accruent, building and selling facilities management software. There, he worked with a team to build an API platform across one of their flagship products, 360Facility.  They built a suite of APIs that allowed customers to send and receive data to and from the software so that they could power their own analytics platform. This enabled customers to make better strategic decisions around where to cut costs, and areas of improvement for maintenance across all the properties managed.

This API platform also opened up opportunities to monetize API usage for other use cases, made it faster to test internal software, and laid the groundwork to rebuild an entire product on a simpler and much more flexible foundation.

Kyle has quickly become an invaluable member of the team, leading the next phase of design and development for bthere, a mobile app to help friends stay connected on a night out.

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