I am Chris Horn, a leader in product management with over 17 years of experience in software systems and new product development.
At my core, I am a pragmatist who strives to create effective, principled solutions that provide utility and create value. I work across disciplines to enable teams to formulate a vision, develop strategy, execute effectively, and generate profit.
Over my career, I have served as an in-house and consulting software developer, data wrangler, simulation modeler, requirements analyst, user experience researcher, product and interaction designer, proposal writer, collaboration facilitator, systems engineer, project manager, scrum master, team leader, product owner, marketing strategist, and product visionary. I've worked with organizations such as the RAND Corporation, General Dynamics, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, DHS, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, BAE, RSA, Whirlpool Corporation, major retailers & brands, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
While developing wide range of skills, I have also become a subject matter expert in application security, logistics systems, omni-channel retail strategy, computer network security, biometrics, product development practices, and business operations. I learn quickly and enjoy the process of picking up new knowledge.
I am presently a Researcher at Secure Decisions, an R&D division of Applied Visions. Applied Visions is a custom application development firm that can help you take software from just a concept to an operational reality. Some of the work that I do finds its way into Code Dx, a leading application vulnerability management tool.