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Stanley Bradbury

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About Freelancer

Wharton MBA, strategy consultant and entrepreneur looking to help business gain a competitive advantage through innovation and strategic thinking.  I’ve exceled at learning new products, services and industries quickly and providing a fresh perspective that helps companies grow.  If you are looking to disrupt your industry I’m the consultant for you.


1986 MBA
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

MBA in Entrepreneurial Management with summer job in sports management consulting at Touche Ross.

1982 Bachelor of Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Engineering Science degree with an emphasis on mechanical before working two years at TRW as a thermodynamic engineer pre-business school.

Work & Experience

April 2021 - May 2024 Product Manager, Electric Vehicles
Ford Motor Company

Product line manager for software critical to delivering the public charging experience. Launched the new Charge Assist application for the in-vehicle location, activation and automated billing of charging for fleet vehicles through the SYNC screen. Managed cross-functional relationships with internal charging platform teams and external partners such as Electrify America and Shell Recharge Solutions. Created and launched patent-pending Charger Data Service to deliver the best possible charger reliability and performance data in the industry. Created patent-pending method for automating activation of public DC Fast Chargers without cost and complications from ISO-15118. Developed and built consensus around public charging experience roadmap to provide customers with the optimal public charging solution. Interim product manager for energy services including Bi-Directional Power, Smart Wallbox, Intelligent Charging, Grid Integration and Depot Charging. Worked with cross-functional teams to roadmap products and services and gain alignment with engineering teams.

January 2019 - April 2021 Electric Vehicle Engineer
Ford Motor Company

Feature owner for Connected Vehicle Platform and Products on electric vehicles, initially through a contract with Accenture and converted to Ford employee after six months. Successfully delivered Cloud-Enhanced Distance (now Intelligent Range) to Empty and Plug and Charge to Mustang Mach-E. Led cross-functional workshops to define features and created detailed functional specifications for Cloud-Enhanced Distance To Empty and Charge Assist.

November 2001 - Ongoing Co-Founder, Managing Member
Bradkin LLC

Built profitable toll-free phone number licensing business. Own rights to numbers such as 800-MY HONDA, 800-MY LEXUS, and 800-AUDI USA. Created partnership with CallSource to sell new licenses to their thousands of clients.

March 2015 - August 2015 Co-Founder, Product Manager
CRM Text Solutions

Developed patented platform to enable cost-effective two-way SMS with subscribers. Product manager for CRM platform featuring web-based text messaging that was white labeled by Dominion Dealer Solutions and used by hundreds of automotive retailers. Built strategic partnership with Twilio becoming their number one referral partner. Co-authored short code allocation method patent that delivers the reliability of a dedicated short codes over shared short codes.

July 2000 - September 2001 Director of Diagnostics
C-Bridge Internet Solutions

Responsible for assisting Fortune 1000 clients in formulating eBusiness strategy. Managed Western Region Diagnostics practice of six people and project teams of 10-12 people. Effective communication of strategies developed during brief diagnostic engagements led to 85% of clients moving forward and investing nearly $50M in new initiatives. Clients included: Seagate Technology: Led workshops with senior management to build consensus for eBusiness initiatives, beginning with investment of over $20M in portal. Economical Insurance Group: Led series of workshops with senior management led to investment of over $12M in broker extranet and customer self-service portal, reducing expense ratio 1%. Computer Associates: Brought in by CA to lead workshops with Turkish textile exporter to identify most valuable eBusiness initiatives resulting in $10M project to streamline order processing and inventory costs.

January 1990 - June 2000 Freelance Consultant

Provided business plan development, SBIR and STTR proposal writing and strategy consulting service to small businesses. Learned a wide variety of industries very quickly including x-ray imaging, email, wireless communications, microscopy, audio, photography, contact lenses and materials science - sample engagements included: 1-800-CONTACTS: Wrote original business model to secure initial funding for company and tested marketing channels to focus on growth through Valpaks. Polaroid Corporation: Researched and authored digital camera trigger document to generate senior management buy-in to pursue digital camera industry (albeit too late to save company). Dolby Laboratories: Research digital audio industry and created product introduction roadmap for new Dolby Digital compression technology.


Product Strategy
Strategic Thinking

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