David Riddlebarger

Product Manager | Strategist | Researcher | DRiddlebarger@GMail.com

I am passionate about developing products of all types, shapes & sizes. I am a product manager, strategist, and researcher, with a background in engineering, and experience in web development. I pride myself on my diverse skill-set and ability to find actionable insights through research, formulate a strategy, then communicate it clearly to both engineers and designers.


Senior Product Manager


First product hire at a stealth startup in the e-learning space. Currently doing UX/UI design, creating product strategy & roadmap, doing user research, project management, hiring, and helping my team ship.

January 2019 - Present

Senior Product Manager

Honda R&D Americas, INC.

Created product vision and strategy for future Honda/Acura vehicles backed by rigorous market research and consumer insights, then advocated for the consumer throughout all stages of product development.


  • 2012-13: 2017 Honda CR-V
  • 2013-15: 2019 Acura RDX — Project Leader (Product Planning)
  • 2015-17: Acura MDX (4th gen.) — Project Leader (Product Planning)
  • 2017-: Honda Accord (11th gen.)
May 2011 - January 2019

Product Development Engineer (Intern)


Assisted engineering team in development of protective eyewear products – performed quality measurements & analysis (analysis of variation, process capability), created work instructions and BOMs, calculated cycle times for various lean manufacturing processes.

June 2010 - August 2010

Front End Web Developer / Product Manager

Probe Racing Components

Led a team to transform a small business by developing their E-commerce website. Wrote front-end code, created wireframes, collaborated with designer to develop front-end UI, and created/managed product database (descriptions, technical specs, pricing, photos) for ~10,000 SKUs

April 2007 - June 2010


  • Product Strategy: Market & competitive analysis, Persona development, value proposition
  • Market Research: Qualitative (interviews, ethnography, usability research), quantitative (surveys, A/B tests)
  • Design/Prototyping Tools: Sketch, InVision
  • Collaboration, Leadership: Storytelling, public speaking, Agile development, project management

Programming Languages & Tools

Side Projects


I built a mobile-first web app that is a crowdsourced map of free water fountains for cyclists and runners called WaterSpotter. The main idea for this app came from lots of bike rides in Palos Verdes CA where I ran out of water and had to go to the nearest gas station to buy water. I built a landing page MVP to test/validate the idea, then built the app based on all the positive feedback I got.

Tech stack:Ruby on Rails back end, Mapbox GL (Javascript) front end, Postgres db, Heroku hosting, Mixpanel analytics.

Link: WaterSpotter
Link: Github source code


University of Southern California

Master of Science
Product Development Engineering
2010 - 2011

California State University, Long Beach

Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering
2005 - 2009


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) - Scrum Alliance
  • Software Product Management (SPM)® Certificate - Product School
  • OneMonth Rails - OneMonth
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