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Dustin Sklavos

Polymath and product marketing manager developing highly awarded and well-reviewed products, leveraging technical excellence and visual design, excelling in both highly technical and highly creative roles

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Colin Brix, Global Client Partner Program Architect, Intel

"Dustin has a deep product marketing knowledge and tactics including TAM expansion, customer and tier segmentations, competitive landscape, roadmap cadence and new technology and product introductions. As the lead Systems Architect at Corsair, Dustin drove product development for a range of HEDT products that grew Corsair systems revenue to $100m+ and led the SFF Corsair ONE to become the #1 selling US gaming PC on Amazon in the $2000 and above category."

Executive Summary

6 Years as polymath and product marketing manager developing highly-awarded and well-reviewed products, responsible for originating and maintaining a >$100M business unit

18 Years industry experience as press and product marketing, leveraging technical excellence and visual design, excelling at blending highly technical and highly creative roles and switching between the technologically esoteric and big picture clarity when required

I exist at the intersection of art and technology.

Achievements

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Engineering Patent 10459498, Heat dissipation in a three chamber chassis of a personal computer

​Design Patent D906,332, Ornamental design of a computer case

CES 2019 Innovation Award, Corsair One Pro i180 workstation PC

And multiple additional product awards from various outlets.

Professional Experience

Corsair Gaming

January 2016 - December 2021

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October 2013 - December 2015

SYSTEMS ARCHITECT, MONITOR, COOLING, and SOFTWARE MANAGER

• Defined and developed products that grew Corsair Gaming PCs, displays, and notebooks to a >$100M BU

• Drove market-leading quality products with consistently high (>****) reviews from end users and press

• Raised the overall ASP of every market products were released in

• Partnered closely with engineering, marketing, external communications, eCommerce, executives to drive quality and reduced time to market

• Defined and authored technical and marketing specifications and documentation

• Developed a premium value product proposition in a commodity market utilizing extensive qualitative testing, emphasizing best in class performance and acoustics

• Collaborated with Engineering and Validations in definition and application of testing procedures to maximize quality and optimize user experience, resulting in lower-than-industry-standard return rates

• Maintained engineering and product-side relationships with major vendors

• Heavily involved in creating and driving marketing communications (messaging, collateral, video, et al) to meet deadlines and standards

• Compiled and presented industry technology roadmaps to executives and internal sales teams

TECHNICAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

• Authored whitepapers (including Corsair DDR4 whitepaper) and end-user-facing messaging

• Developed testing and benchmarking analysis to emphasize benefits of new products in marketing collateral

• Advised internally on design and development of highly-rated products in multiple categories

• Directly interfaced with sales, engineering, product marketing, public relations, and executives on competitive analysis, industry trends, and product direction

• Scripted, shot, and edited instructional videos

AnandTech, The Tech Report, NotebookReview.com, et al

January 2005 - March 2014

WRITER/EDITOR

• Benchmarked and reviewed notebooks, desktops, cases, PC cooling, solid state storage, and other hardware

• Designed and implemented testing procedures

• Networked with and provided actionable feedback to industry contacts at major corporations

• Wrote, photographed, and edited reviews focused on both end users and corporate contacts

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Media/Film, Cum Laude, University of California, San Diego, 2009

Organizations

Member of American Mensa and Phi Beta Kappa

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