Aloha, I'm Roarke 🤙🏼

I enjoy empowering teams to deliver valuable, viable outcomes through transformative product leadership.

I'm always free for 15min to connect and share an intro, story, or experience that helps motivate others to be their best!


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Proudly contributed to digital products for companies including

AWS LogoJohnson And Johnson LogoSamsung LogoBrandless LogoFrog LogoLenme LogoIBM LogoBrandYourself LogoUploadVR LogoStorefront Logo


More about Roarke


  • Led UploadVR's product strategy, designing a user-centric publication, raised $2.1M, expanded the user base to 200M+, and established the company as a VR industry leader by 2016.
  • Collaborated with Amazon AWS, Samsung, IBM, J&J, and FDIC on products like SageMaker, SmartThings Cooking, DevOps, Supply Chain Solutions, and customer portals, aligning user needs and business goals to deliver valuable, viable outcomes.
  • Spearheaded end-to-end redesign projects at Brandless and Storefront, leveraging user research and iterative design to optimize user experience and business objectives.
  • Co-founded and successfully exited Lenmo, a decentralized lending platform, to Lenme.com.


  • Played a key role in launching Aloha Tree Alliance, a non-profit focused on restoring native Hawaiian forests, and served as a pro-bono product management advisor, contributing to its inclusion in an $8M NOAA grant.
  • Coined the term "malpublish"; learn more at malpublish.com.


"Roarke particularly excels is understanding of customer perspectives. He has an intuitive ability to comprehend their needs, articulate these requirements effectively to stakeholders, and then channel this insight into the creation of impactful products."
- Valerio Merlini | Sr. Product Manager at Amazon | LinkedIn

"Roarke is a team player and an excellent communicator." "I highly recommend Roarke for any product management role. His exceptional skills in collaboration, strategic thinking, and user-centered decision-making make him a valuable asset to any organization."
- Nicholas Jayanty | Advisory Design Researcher at IBM |

"You were always willing to go above and beyond what was expected. Your commitment was very inspiring: you pushed the boundaries and made those around you consider new and better approaches. I look forward to seeing what you do next!"- Erik Eliason | Co-Founder & CEO of Storefront | LinkedIn


Passion for Problem Solving
I'm driven by a relentless curiosity to turn product challenges into opportunities for growth. By creating solutions that ease user pain points and propel business success, I aim to make a tangible impact with every product decision.

Empowering Cross-Functional Collaboration
I believe magic happens when diverse teams come together. By fostering a culture of collaboration, shared ownership, and continuous learning, I empower cross-functional teams to achieve more than they could alone.

Customer-Centric Innovation
Keeping the user at the heart of every product decision is my north star. Through continuous user research, data-driven insights, and rapid experimentation, I strive to deliver valuable solutions that exceed customer expectations.

Strategic Product Leadership
I approach product management as a strategic partner to the business. By aligning product vision with company goals, defining clear roadmaps, and making data-informed decisions, I drive products that balance user needs with business viability.

Delivering Meaningful Outcomes
For me, success is measured by the real-world impact our products have. Whether it's simplifying complex tasks, increasing revenue, or creating delightful experiences, I'm motivated by the tangible results that make a difference in people's lives.


Strategic Product Leadership
I excel at defining product vision and strategy that aligns with business objectives. By analyzing market trends, competitive landscapes, and customer needs, I create roadmaps that guide cross-functional teams towards a shared goal. My expertise includes:

  • Conducting market research and user interviews to identify opportunities
  • Defining product OKRs and KPIs to measure success
  • Prioritizing features and initiatives based on user impact and business value
  • Communicating product vision and strategy to stakeholders and executives

Cross-Functional Collaboration
I thrive on building and leading high-performing teams across product, design, engineering, and marketing. By establishing clear roles, responsibilities, and communication channels, I foster a culture of collaboration and shared ownership. My skills include:

  • Facilitating design sprints and ideation workshops to generate innovative solutions
  • Implementing Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) to optimize team productivity
  • Resolving conflicts and building consensus among stakeholders
  • Mentoring and coaching team members to develop their skills and expertise

Customer-Centric Product Development
'm passionate about creating products that solve real customer problems. By leveraging user research, data analytics, and continuous feedback loops, I ensure that our products meet and exceed user expectations. My expertise includes:

  • Conducting user interviews, surveys, and usability tests to gather insights
  • Creating user personas, journey maps, and stories to guide product decisions
  • Collaborating with UX/UI designers to create intuitive and engaging interfaces
  • Analyzing user behavior and feedback to inform product improvements

Delivering Business Impact
I focus on delivering products that drive business growth and profitability. By closely collaborating with business stakeholders and analyzing market opportunities, I ensure that our products are viable and competitive. My skills include:

  • Defining go-to-market strategies and product positioning
  • Conducting cost-benefit analyses and prioritizing features based on ROI
  • Monitoring product performance metrics and iterating based on data insights
  • Collaborating with sales, marketing, and customer success teams to drive product adoption and revenue


When I'm not shaping products, you'll find me surfing, hiking, volunteering at alohatreealliance.org, or geeking out at product-related meetups 🤓

Outside Work

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