Patrick Rovito

Who is this guy?

Let's face it: I've done a lot. From project/product management and digital strategy through development, launch and long-term maintenance, websites and I are old friends. I've managed client expectations and goals, translated those goals in world-class products, written budgets, drafted schedules and hired and managed off-site contractors.

I'm also a big believer that breakfast isn't just for breakfast. But really, who doesn't agree?

Generally, what's he done?

  • Created workflows for interactive projects from client discovery through development and into long-term maintenance. This led to increased efficiency so we could focus on understanding and translating clients’ goals into a finished product.
  • Volunteered to take the reins on an over-budget, behind schedule and highly customized Magento project and led it to launch ahead of the required timeframe.
  • Co-created reusable Magento code library, which included HTML, CSS and Javascript/jQuery.
  • Saved $200,000 a year by bringing Mac IT in-house.
  • Directed and produced a short film.

Can we get more specific?

Manager, Interactive Development Meyers + Partners - since Jan. 2014

Currently head of the Interactive Department, where I wear the hats of a Product Manager, Digital Strategist, Information Architect, UX Designer and sometimes get my hands dirty as a developer. I lead a team of developers on projects covering Drupal, WordPress, Magento, HTML email and custom web apps.

Highlights

  • Created workflows for interactive projects from client discovery through development and into long-term maintenance. These workflows help the process get out of the way so we can create amazing work.
  • Lead web initiatives for a $4 billion global company, including the creation of touch-screen apps for an international tradeshow attended by 140,000 people.
  • Launched a digital marketing campaign for one client that increased sales by 100%.
  • Took the reins on an over-budget, behind schedule and highly customized Magento project and led it to delivery within the required launch date.
  • Managed a team of freelance developers to successfully deliver four sites for one client concurrently and in a crunched timeline.
  • Moved the entire company off aging infrastructure. Implemented Google Apps and a VPN to facilitate more streamlined workflows. Created processes to empower users to solve their own problems quickly and more efficiently than calling out for IT support.

Web Consultant - since 2004

I carry clients through the entire project lifecycle from budgeting and scheduling to site launch and maintenance.

  • Experience in developer and designer roles, skills and best practices.
  • Address clients' online marketing needs through the use of SEO and standards compliance.
  • Coordinate with clients and outside contractors on budgets, schedules and priorities.

Front-End Developer Gorilla - Nov. 2010 to May 2011

I got a crash course in Magento development and the entire project lifecycle.

  • Reduced Magento's front-end to reusable chunks of code for the team to more easily manage.
  • Co-created reusable code library, which included HTML, CSS and Javascript/jQuery.
  • Co-authored jQuery plugin.

Front-End Dev Imagination Publishing - Sep. 2007 to Oct. 2010

Like most first jobs, I got my feet wet on all sorts of design and development practices. I worked with (what seems like) every CMS under the sun, led the initiative to bring Mac IT support in-house and guided other team members SEO and web standards.

  • Learned Drupal & PHP/MySQL on-the-fly to keep a major project on schedule and under budget.
  • Co-created standards-compliant, uniform HTML and CSS frameworks to be implemented across all sites, saving countless hours otherwise spent rewriting code.
  • Implemented company-wide replacement of aging and failing computers on an extremely tight budget, including a new file server and upgraded font server, saving over $100,000 in the first 9 months.
  • Worked with clients, writers, designers and developers to advise proper SEO and web standards practices.
  • Led a development team from a variety of technical backgrounds, providing support and guidance in UI and W3C standards.

Can he handle my project?

The answer's "yes", but what skills has he picked up?

Project Management

  • On-page SEO
  • Google Analytics
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Jira
  • Basecamp

Development

  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • HTML5
  • CSS3/SASS
  • jQuery/JavaScript
  • PHP

Development-ish

  • Git
  • MailChimp
  • Pardot

Other Skills

  • Improv Comedy
  • Writing
  • Film Directing
  • Making breakfast sandwiches

Where have I learned things?

I'm currently taking the General Assembly Product Management course. Due to graduate November 2017.

I learned Improv and Sketch writing at Second City and got a BFA in Design at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I also play guitar and bass and am working on my Spanish. Necesito practicar más.

  1. "All" may not be entirely accurate. But I've certainly done a lot.