Education and Experience

Mr. Olsen offers clients a unique combination of technical, product, marketing, and business skills and experience.


  • MBA, Stanford University
  • Master of Engineering Administration, Virginia Tech
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Northwestern University


  • Intuit, Group Product Manager
    • Led Product Management Team for Quicken, the leading personal finance software
      • Grew number of users over 15 MM and annual revenue over $100 MM.
      • Consistently achieved over 75% market share, one of the few products to succeed against Microsoft.
      • Determined product strategy, wrote PRDs, and designed qualitative and quantitative market research.
    • Led Product Management for Quicken Online Brokerage
      • Launched competitive online brokerage from scratch in 8 months.
      • Developed unique trading screen UI that was patented.
  • Friendster, Senior Director of Product
    • Friendster is a social networking site with over 14 million users and over 2 billion monthly pageviews (a top 60 site).
    • Defined product roadmap. Launched major features including address book import, chat, forums, groups, and blogs.
    • Significantly increased viral marketing and retention metrics to grow US active users by over 40%.
  • Naval Reactors, Lead Product Manager
    • Naval Reactors is a joint Department of Energy and Navy organization responsible for the Navy’s nuclear reactors.
    • Managed steam plant design and acoustics for the Virginia Class submarine.

Additional Information

  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, and Photoshop.
  • Fluent in Spanish (raised bilingual).