Monty van Emmerik

251 Wakefield Way

Zionsville, IN 46077



A passionate executive with 10+ years in Operations, Project and Product management with an ability to lead and a passion for building software solutions. A customer-centric leader with an open communication style focused on results in deadline-driven environments. An avid believer in continuous learning and self-improvement.



Amazon Web Services (AWS), Agile, Scrum, SQL, project management, product management



AWS Certified Developer – Associate

Microsoft Professional Program - Data Science

Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)

Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Certified MySQL 5.0 Developer



Product Owner - Data


September 2018 – Present


Liaison between business stakeholders and the development team. Responsible for transforming business requirements into detailed, high-quality technical specifications.


Develop feature requirements with clear product acceptance criteria in a prioritized product backlog. Prioritize the backlog according to business goals and objectives while focusing on building and delivering the most value within the constraints of time and resources. Work with the team to establish and adhere to clear project plans, timelines, resources, milestones, etc. and help ensure timely and accurate completion of projects.


Serve as a product expert, coordinating requirements and actions across multiple teams. Collaborate with technical, creative and business stakeholders to ensure timely and relevant product implementations. Work with a cross-functional team and have full understanding of engineering, analytics, project management, QA, and how these areas interact and work together.


Project Director

News Hub Media

October 2017 – July 2018

As Project Director/Product Owner, my responsibilities include: preparing and submitting software requirements and user stories, prioritizing product backlog, training, testing new features, and reporting bugs. I am the technical liaison between clients and the offshore development team with the goal of improving customer engagement and customer experience.


Director of Technology & Digital

Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center

September 2015 – September 2017


Responsible for the Digital operations, the Development Team and development activities across GIADC locations. Ensure efficiency of Digital department. Continually analyze operation to identify areas of improvement. Influence and coach team members on a daily basis, set goals and conduct performance reviews. Scrum Master for GIADC Scrum Team. Lead a team of developers through hiring, coaching, and mentoring.


Under my leadership we were able to increase department productivity and reduce turn times. Converted ad production and design from Flash to HTML5.


Director of Technology

Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center

June 2014 - September 2015


Responsible for the Information Technology operations and the Digital Development Team across all GIADC locations. Ensure efficiency of IT and Developers. Lead Agile team of software developers that design, implement, test, deploy, and support their own code. Oversee change management and the prioritization of backlog items in JIRA. Continually analyze operation to identify areas of improvement. Oversee GIADC Technology projects. Stay up to date on developments in technology and the media industry and make recommendations to benefit the GIADC by improving operations and lowering costs. Research, prepare and implement all GIADC capital projects. Lead team of 100 digital web and mobile designers.


Director of Operations / Operations Manager

Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center

June 2013 - June 2014


Responsible for the daily operation of ad production, image reproduction and information technology across all GIADC locations. Involved in assisting VP in training program, developing standard operating procedures and assuring staff follows training/workflow procedures. Ensure the efficient operation of each center, both financially and productively. Manage and oversee the training of staff. Establish and enforce quality standards. Works with VP and the GIADC managers to ensure all goals are met.


Systems Administrator

Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center

December 2010 - June 2013


Analyze and manage all system components of the GIADC workflow, including hardware, software, desktop applications, networking and infrastructure. Direct efficient, accurate operation of GIADC. Recommend changes that will deliver results and benefit the organization. Collaboration and coordination with vendors, GIADC management and production staff to manage system requirements, analyze and determine if requested changes are feasible, manage the change process including implementation.


Develop web reports coding in PHP, Perl, and SQL to help management track department performance. Implement ad production consolidation for 50+ Gannett locations.


Director of Operations / Operations Manager

The News-Press, Fort Myers, Florida

Jul 2007 – Dec 2010


Oversee day-to-day newspaper operations with focus on process improvement, scheduling, tight deadlines, consistency and safety. Leading the Information Technology, Ad Operations, Prepress, Press, Packaging, Building and Internal Printing departments. Negotiate GCIU contracts. Develop Production databases for The News-Press and Corporate. Prepare and implement annual Capital Purchase Requests for improving operation.

Assistant Director of Operations Jul 2000 – Jul 2007

Assistant Production Director 2001-2003

Production Manager 2000-2001

The News-Press, Fort Myers, Florida

Oversee day-to-day Production operations with emphasis on scheduling and deadlines. Leading, motivating and mentoring Prepress, Press, Packaging, Building and Internal Printing departments.



Ivy Tech Community College

Computer Information Systems

2012 -