Meet

Josh Pepper

Head of Product, Panopto

Josh started his tech career as a software engineer. The first product he shipped was a high-speed camera and laser system for researching fluid dynamics. After some time in startups, he joined Microsoft, where he led innovation consulting to the healthcare industry. He then discovered this role now called “product management” and never looked back. Josh led teams in developer tools, search, and voice assistant technology, ending his time there as the Group Product Manager of Cortana. Josh then joined Axon to build a new business line and product portfolio to pursue Axon’s entrance into Real Time Operations in emergency dispatch. As GM and VP of product he successfully launched two new products and helped to build an amazing team of engineers, PMs, and product designers. Josh recently joined Panopto as head of product to lead their product strategy and build out their nascent product management function. Josh has been a beer judge in Illinois, an EMT in New Jersey, a telemarketer in Colorado and a clown in Siberia. He collects unused exercise equipment and slightly used hobbies. On weekends, he enjoys making cocktails with obscure amari that no one else seems to like.  Josh received a BA from Carleton College and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

How will coaching shape the future of product over the next 5-10 years?

So many intelligent, motivated aspiring PMs (including myself earlier in my career) are taking jobs and "satisficing" their own ambitions by merely finding roles where they are learning. The downfall is that while it's easy to find a role where you will learn something, it's harder to find a role where the company you join is learning something new about the world and that as leverage to create new products & fit. Coaching early career PMs to find high-leverage companies that match their passion is one of the primary ways that coaching will shape the future of product.

What are some of the most effective frameworks you've used when coaching leaders in your area?

For writing: every framework from Barbara Minto (Pyramid Principle), plus the "Madman, Architect, Carpenter, Judge" framework from Betty Flowers. For execution / cross functional alignment: Nothing beats RACI as a first pass. For SaaS discovery & feature building: Customer Outcomes (a la Anthony Ulwick) + JTBD (a la Value Proposition Design - Osterwalder et al) For emotional intelligence: Love everything from COA (joincoa.com): self awareness, empathy, mindfulness, curiosity, play, resilience, communication For lots of coaching and development stuff: Using the breakdown of PM knowledge & skills: Marty Cagan's framing

What's your best advice for product managers looking to increase their impact?

First, figure out if you are (in the parlance of Ben Horowitz) in peace time or war time. In my experience, impact looks different in those different scenarios. :) Kind of. In peace time, align yourself to the company market strategy by finding who is at the center of that plan (or close to the center), buying them coffee/beer, and figuring out how your product/feature can support that plan. In war time, align yourself with the company survival strategy by doing the same thing as above.

Anything we should know about you as a thought leader in the area of product:

I've been coaching product leaders outside my own employer for about 10 years, and would love to continue in this format.

SEE THE WINNERS

The Top Product Coaches of 2022

You voted. Our judges reviewed. Here are the nominees by category.

Absamat Khan
Tech Entrepreneur | Experienced Product Manager, Product Development & Launch
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I’m Tech entrepreneur with 6-years product management, 3-years business development and 4-years financial experience. My strongest expertise is at product discovery and product launch.

Adam Grenier
Growth and Marketing Executive, Advisor, Coach
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Adam leverages his years of leadership experience to bring one of the most customer-centric approaches to growth and leadership development in the industry. He’s built and led growth and marketing programs as the VP of Marketing at MasterClass, VP of Product and Marketing at LambdaSchool, Head of Growth Marketing and Innovation at Uber, as an Executive in Residence at Reforge and First Round capital, and more.

Akshit Agarwal
Product Leader, Stanza Living | Entrepreneur
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Hey, I'm a Product Leader by profession & Entrepreneur by heart. Technology, Product & Growth enthusiast with a background of helping teams at small (<50), medium (500-2k) and large (5k+) high growth consumer internet companies.

Aman Manik
Product Leadership Coach, Manik Labs
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Aman is a high-energy human who has grown and built product across notable companies at all sizes like Square, Box, Symantec, Alan.com, Steno.ai, and Fastbite (acquired by Square), from pre-seed (1 employee) to public (20K employees) as senior PM, amassing 11 years of experience. Outside of being a PM, he’s coached 100s of people, from interview prep to product strategy to career transitions. His goal is to act like a peer who sitting in the trenches with you, as you work through your career ambitions and goals.

Andre Albuquerque
Vice President, Product, Kitch (acq by Glovo) | Founder, One Month PM | Product Operating Advisor, Shilling.VC
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Andre is currently the VP, Product at Kitch, a SaaS product looking to make every restaurant amazing at delivering food. Kitch was acquired by Glovo. Andre is also the founder of One Month PM, a product advisor of Shilling.VC and professor at Catolica Lisbon. Andre is a product operator experienced at leading product management, product design, engineering, growth, product marketing, and product operations teams. He built products across different startup stages (0-to-1, bootstrap to $30M VC funding, up to selling a company), and hired & managed from 1 to 50 people within cross-functional teams in companies from 4 to 300 people.

Andrew Bowker
Senior Product Manager, IBM | Aspiring PM coach
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Andrew pivoted into product from a non-tech background by building his own products. He publishes daily about the subject on LinkedIn to help product aspirants do the same.

Andrew Hapke
Executive Coach, Andrew Hapke Coaching
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Andrew coaches founders of technology companies as they take on the challenges of building a business from the ground up. Before he became a coach he spent 15 years building products and leading teams at American Express, Etsy, and Splice. Having been a start-up founder, a product leader and a mentor to technology executives, he has worked at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology and social impact for his whole career. Andrew received his MBA from Yale, and his undergraduate business degree from Villanova. When he is not coaching, he likes to surf, garden, cook.

Andrew Shearer
Founder and Principal, BravePath
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Andrew Shearer is a former product management and design leader at eBay, PayPal, HomeAway and Expedia with 25+ years of experience creating and leading high-performance teams. He now helps software product companies discover and develop product, design and engineering talent as founder and principal at BravePath.

Andrew Tokeley
Product Leadership Coach, Andrew Tokeley Ltd
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Andrew is New Zealand's only full time, independent, Product Leadership Coach and has been involved in product leadership before he, or anyone else in New Zealand, even knew what it was! His product career officially began in 2009 when he joined Xero as their first dedicated product hire and built a world class product leadership team that was critical in growing and supporting a customer base that grew from 17K to over 560K in only six years. He later joined virtual reality startup, 8i, as Global Head of Product, bringing human holograms to the world, including attracting over 1M downloads of their world-first Holo app. Since founding his product leadership coaching business in 2017 Andrew has been on a mission to raise the understanding and practice of product leadership across the country. He works with product leaders and companies ranging from early stage startups to large corporations looking to modernize their product practice. In 2015 Andrew founded Wellington’s largest product community, ProductTank, one of the largest meetups in the city and attracting national and international expert speakers to keep the product conversations going. In a previous life, Andrew was a statistician, wrote code for a living and was even a banana picker for a while.

Ankur Sharma
VP of Product & Engineering at Perkbox
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Hey there! I am Ankur and I have more than 16 years of product leadership experience in building and scaling global, self-service businesses and technology products.

Bandanjot Singh
Lead PM, Booking.com | Ex Group PM - Gojek | Writer @ Productify
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Bandan is a product management leader and writer. He led Gojek's (SE Asian SuperApp) entire financial services charter as a Group PM and scaled the Gojek BNPL to > million active users. Then, at Booking.com, Bandan led the company's entry into travel financing space by launching paylater options for travel vertical. Bandan writes at Productify.Substack.com and publishes weekly product case studies on world's best tech companies.

Benjamin Schrom
Product Director, Lyft
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Benjamin Schrom is a Product Director at Lyft leading the Mapping team. Previously he was at Google for over ten years where he worked on international payments, educational technology and VR & AR. Prior to joining Google, Ben was a high school English and history teacher and worked at the United Nations.

Blair Presley
Product Coach, Blair Presley, LLC.
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Blair is a certified Product Manager who has spent her career in a range of industries from medical device, industrial architecture, and startups - with nearly ten years of direct Product Management experience.  Aside from her experience as a practitioner, she is also a Product Management Educator and a Distinguished Faculty Member with General Assembly where she has taught hundreds of students. Blair has coached at the Enterprise level partnering with organizations such as Walmart, McKinsey & Co., and Johnson Controls to help them achieve Product Management excellence.  Blair holds an MBA from New York Institute of Technology, and a BS in Marketing from Hampton University. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Innovation and Design.  When Blair isn’t coaching new and aspiring Product Managers, she consults organizations and individuals to help them to remove barriers to build better solutions with less friction.

Catherine Bassett
Senior Director of Product, Gorillas
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Berlin based, originally from Boston. Experienced passionate customer driven Product Managment professional.

Christina Weiss
Product Consultant & Coach, CKW Consulting
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Christina is a product consultant & coach with 10+ years of experience in product management, software development, and digital health. An American based in Austria, she has held product leadership roles at startups across the US and EU. Christina now coaches PMs and product leaders, as well as working with startup founders and early-stage product teams on strategy and process improvement.

Clement Kao
Founder, Product Teacher
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Through Product Teacher, Clement Kao serves as a career coach to product managers and product leaders all over the world. He draws on his prior experience as a Principal Product Manager, where he shipped 10 different multi-million dollar products within 5 years.

Colleen Graneto
Product Manager, Airbnb
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Colleen's worked with B2B, B2C, and platform products over the last 15 years, including the last 6+ at Airbnb, and has a unique understanding of what is necessary to launch products that resonate with users. Colleen also teaches and coaches at General Assembly, UC Berkeley Executive Education, and MICA, sharing her experience in building strong product and business strategy, storytelling, and decision making.

Craig Haslam
Practice Principal | AND Digital
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On a mission to develop the next generation of Product Leaders. Craig is a Practice Lead for the Product community at AND Digital, a digital agency closing the digital skills gap across the globe. He has built and scaled teams, launched products that have gone from 0 to 1 and made many mistakes along the way. Craig coaches from a place of authenticity empowering people to take action to define their values and challenge their limits. Taking a tailored and structured approach and holding you to account and empowering you to take control of your career.

Dan Stuart
President, Invoice Simple
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I am a builder. I am passionate about org design, hiring and team building, especially in identifying talented people with non-obvious experience sets. Canadian born and raised but globally successful, I have founded businesses in 8 countries. Most notably, I founded GoNabit which was the first and leading group-buying site in the MENA region. LivingSocial acquired GoNabit in 2011 in the Middle East's first e-commerce acquisition.

Dena Nejad
Go-to-market Coach and Consultant at Roya Labs
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After leading multiple B2B SaaS companies through their most challenging growth states, I decided to take my learning to the broader market. I have over ten years of experience in go-to-market and marketing in various organizations and industries. I have led the GTM, marketing, and growth team at several growth-stage tech companies like HOVER, Fletch, and Showpad. I have supported these teams in achieving 4Xing revenue YOY, hiring hundreds of people, and raising millions of dollars in venture funding. Previous to tech, I led product development and go-to-market at Fortune 500 organizations like Bosch and P&G.

Diane Huang
Senior Product Manager, Canva
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Diane, currently a product manager at Canva, is a passionate product coach that’s dedicated to helping early career professionals who are part of the BIPOC or women spaces, and interested in making their mark in product!

Dianna Yau
Product Manager, Meta
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Dianna Yau is a Product Manager at Facebook building products to help the next billion people get onto the internet. Previously, she worked in global strategy, sales, and growth marketing at IBM, Google and Rocket Internet. Past her day job, she’s a startup advisor and creates content on YouTube to help product managers succeed. She’s passionate about using tech for social impact and building startup ecosystems in emerging markets. These passions have taken her to over 90 countries and counting.

Diego Granados
Sr. Product Manager, LinkedIn | Product Influencer & Content Creator
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Diego Granados is currently a Sr. Product Manager at LinkedIn. He is originally from Mexico and holds an MBA from Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business. After his MBA he worked for 2 years at Cisco as a Product Manager on device tracking over wireless networks before joining Microsoft in 2019 to work as a Product Manager on AI&ML. Diego is currently a Sr. PM at LinkedIn and is pursuing an M.S. in C.S. at Georgia Tech. In his spare time, Diego mentors aspiring and new Product Managers, as well as create content on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube for more than 70,000 followers combined.

Florian Bonnet
Senior Director Product, Typeform |Mentor/ Coach, Plato & The Mentoring Club
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Florian Bonnet is Senior Director of Customer Lifecycle Management at Typeform. Prior to that he held several Product and Marketing leadership positions at Zizoo (Top Travel Tech Startup Europe) and HelloFresh (world leader meal kit company). Florian has a PhD in Theoretical Physics and practiced research for 6 years across Europe before joining the Paris office of the Boston Consulting Group as a strategy consultant, and then Julia, Africa's No1 Online shopping mall and 1st tech unicorn.

Jaymalya Palit
SVP, Head of Products, Cion Digital
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Palit has about 27 years’ of experience in various aspects of software product management and strategy, product development and go-to-market strategies. He has been a part of the leadership teams of various fintech products like Finacle from Infosys, Active.AI and Innoviti before joining Cion Digital. He spent 2 decades in Infosys and EdgeVerve (an Infosys product subsidiary) across different functions of Finacle and other products in the areas of blockchain and AI. His last position there was the head of product strategy. After Infosys, he has been with startups as Senior Vice President - first at Active.AI where he used to look after Products and Partnerships and then at Innoviti where he used to look after Product Management and Design. For the past one year before joining Cion Digital, he has been consulting fintec and crypto product companies on their strategies, innovations and growth across geographies and segments. Palit holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), one of the top engineering schools in India.

Jenny Cu
Sr Product Management Recruiter and Career Coach, BravePath
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Jenny has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, and has hands-on experience as a Product Manager at large Fortune 500 companies like ebay and Yahoo! as well as mid-size companies and startups like Cafepress and yogaoutlet.com. She has a degree in Computer Science and Business from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University. More recently, Jenny has transitioned into Technical Recruiting, Product Management Consulting, and Career Coaching. She is also an RYT-200 certified yoga instructor, loves snowboarding, and is a mom of 5 kids and 3 guinea pigs.

Jenny Wanger
Product Operations Consulting – Helping you make the most of your team
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Jenny is an entrepreneur and product management coach, helping teams get more done. At the beginning of the pandemic, she co-founded the TCN Coalition, a community dedicated to creating open source exposure notification tools. TCN Coalition then merged with Linux Foundation Public Health and Jenny joined the leadership team with the late open source hero Dan Kohn. While there she ran a number of different initiatives, building community and infusing the organization with customer-centric DNA. She brings over a decade of product management experience, having worked at and consulted for venture-backed startups, large enterprises, and nonprofits. Prior to starting the TCN Coalition, Jenny led the consumer product team at SpotHero, a top-ranking app that relieves the stress of finding a parking spot. Previous to that, she ran the developer experience team at Arity, a startup founded by Allstate. When offline, Jenny is usually up in the mountains outside of her home in Colorado hiking and skiing with her family. She has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from MIT.

Jess Sherlock
Product Coach, Jess Sherlock LLC
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Jess is a product management leader and coach in Denver, Colorado. With over 10 years of experience in software Product Management, both in-house and at agencies, she's a true expert in all things product. Until 2018, she was Director of Product for GoSpotCheck (now Form MarketX). Now, she focuses her time on helping Product Managers thrive through teaching, 1:1 coaching, and consulting. She's also a Product Management Instructor at General Assembly, and she's a subject matter expert for curriculum development at Product School.

Joaquim Torres
Founder & Principal Advisor @ Gyaco
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Joaquim Torres (Joca) is a product leadership, strategy, and founders coach helping companies extract more value and results from their digital products. He has over 30 years of operational experience in technology and product leadership. Most recently he lead Lopes Consultoria de Imóveis digital transformation as CDO (Chief Digital Officer). Before that, Joca was General Manager of Gympass Wellness, Gympass's new wellness service offering. Previously, he was CPO of Gympass, Conta Azul, and Locaweb. He started his career setting up his first startup in 1992, a BBS that became one of Brazil's first internet access providers. Author of 3 books on digital product management, he regularly writes at http://gyaco.com.

Joni Hoadley
Product Manager Coach
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I'm a Product Manager coach. I help product leaders & PMs build better products. And I help PMs grow their careers. 🚀

Josh Pepper
Head of Product, Panopto
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Josh started his tech career as a software engineer. The first product he shipped was a high-speed camera and laser system for researching fluid dynamics. After some time in startups, he joined Microsoft, where he led innovation consulting to the healthcare industry. He then discovered this role now called “product management” and never looked back. Josh led teams in developer tools, search, and voice assistant technology, ending his time there as the Group Product Manager of Cortana. Josh then joined Axon to build a new business line and product portfolio to pursue Axon’s entrance into Real Time Operations in emergency dispatch. As GM and VP of product he successfully launched two new products and helped to build an amazing team of engineers, PMs, and product designers. Josh recently joined Panopto as head of product to lead their product strategy and build out their nascent product management function. Josh has been a beer judge in Illinois, an EMT in New Jersey, a telemarketer in Colorado and a clown in Siberia. He collects unused exercise equipment and slightly used hobbies. On weekends, he enjoys making cocktails with obscure amari that no one else seems to like.  Josh received a BA from Carleton College and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Kalyan Ayloo
Sr. Director of Product Management, Microsoft
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Leading Product Management for AI/ML in Office. Product and Partner focused leader with over 15 years of experience, launching many successful products and partnerships. Proven track record of creating product vision, defining strategy and driving execution. Guide and coach teams to build products that result in great business impact. Accountable for building AI product strategy and executing complex projects spanning organization boundaries.

Katerina Suchkova
Product Coach & Co-founder | KaterinaSuchkova.com & Ahead of Product
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Over the last decade, I have worked across various B2C and B2B product areas in hyper-growing startups like 15Five and enterprises such as ServiceNow. As a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, I co-founded an e-commerce startup several years ago to design and build a reversible meditation cushion for yoga and mindfulness enthusiasts. Since then, I’ve been applying my entrepreneurial mindset to everything I do. I switched my focus to coaching product managers and leaders in the last three years as I saw both a gap and an opportunity. Coaching has become more than just an occupation for me as it evolved into a calling and purpose. Cultivating the human side of product management by focusing on humans who build products proves itself a solid approach to making an impact on the product and tech world. Today, as a part of my coaching practice, I work with individual product managers and leaders looking to intentionally grow in their product careers and product teams lacking a structured approach to PM career growth and development. Being passionate about education, I’ve recently co-founded the Ahead of Product – a hands-on career program designed just for Product Managers who are ready to acquire the necessary skills to transition to product leadership.

Kelly Ling
Leadership and Career Coach, Independent
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Kelly Ling is a Leadership Coach and Facilitator, with key focus areas in product & innovation, negotiation and influence, and leadership development. She has 14 years of corporate and startup experience, with leadership roles in product, learning & development, and customer experience across Professional Services, Food & Beverage, and Tech Industries. She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, and Executive Coaching Certification from the International Coaching Federation.

Ken Norton
Executive Coach, Bring the Donuts, LLC
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Ken Norton is an executive coach to product leaders, speaker, and writer. Before becoming a full-time executive coach, he spent more than fourteen years at Google, where he led product initiatives for Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Mobile Maps, and GV (formerly Google Ventures). These products today are used by more than three billion people worldwide.

Kenneth Berger
Executive Coach, Kenneth Berger Coaching
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Kenneth Berger coaches startup leaders to fend off burnout, build deep trust with their teams, and leave their unique mark on the world at large. As a trusted confidant to startup CEOs, an Accel and a16z-backed founder, and one of Slack’s earliest hires, he’s seen and felt all the needless pain startups can create. His mission is to help startup leaders minimize their suffering, maximize their impact, and find peace and balance in their lives.

Lisa Yu
Crypto & Tech Investor, Executive Coach, Startup Advisor
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Lisa Yu is a crypto and tech investor, 2X founder, and 10X angel investor. She is an executive coach, seasoned entrepreneur, and startup advisor.  She is actively advising and investing in blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, L1, L2, NFTs, DAOs, dApps, the metaverse, and Web3 companies at the earliest stages.

Lulu Cheng
Executive Coach, Lulu Cheng Coaching and The Grand
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I’m a professionally trained executive coach who brings a decade of experience as a product leader and manager of teams. I helped scale some of the most beloved apps in the world at Dropbox and Pinterest during periods of rapid growth and through an IPO.  Now, I coach leaders and founders who are mission-driven, product-focused, and human first. I partner with you to grow your impact — without burning out and while staying true to your values.

Lynne Levy
Product Leadership Career Coach. The Inspired Product Leader
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Lynne Levy sits at the intersection of Product Management, Leadership and Career Coaching. She has extensive experience managing large scale products as a PM, SPM, and Leader. Lynne's passion is to help product managers fast-track to leadership, claim their seat at the strategy table, and love what they do.

Malthi SS
Product Consultant | Ex-Product Director, PayPal
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Malthi SS is a seasoned global product leader, Start-Up Mentor and Freelance Product Coach. She has more than 2 decades of professional experience in building global software products. Her expertise is building and scaling Enterprise and Platform products that can serve millions of customers. She has worked with PayPal, Societe Generale, Intuit, SAP and EMC in the past leading products like Payment Platforms, QuickBooks, Turbo Tax, KYC Reviews, Documentum and SAP TDMS. Presently she serves as a Consultant Chief Product Officer at an early-stage start-up apart from mentoring start-ups at Nasscom Deep-tech club. She also coaches aspiring and practising Product Managers at Pragmatic Leaders (a Y Combinator start-up). She is also the Co-founder of her start up FinWhiz which provides workshops on financial literacy to students and young adults. She is also an Industry speaker with several speaker assignment and accolades. She has been rated as one of the Top 100 PMs in India by Product Folks

Marisella Bodrero
WOC Career + Executive Coach (Women of Color)
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Marisella's mission is to help close the racial gap in technology and helping women embody intuitive leadership. She is a 1st generation Latina with a Master's of Science in Leadership with over 12 years of corporate and career coaching experience. She is a creator, thought-leader, and researcher who specializes in working with women of color. She has been featured as an executive coach for Women in Product + Women Impact Tech.

Marley Spector
Product Director, Dropbox | Product Coach, UnfinishedProduct
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I am an experienced Product Leader with over 10 years of experience and Culture Champion, passionate about building and growing high-quality products while focused on the customer. I love helping people grow in their careers and improving how cross-functional product teams work together. I am currently a Product Director at Dropbox where I've worked for the last 4.5 years, and I have my own PM coaching business, UnfinishedProduct. Before joining Dropbox I was employee #41 and the 2nd PM at Hired, a talent matching marketplace, responsible for building and scaling the core product experience as we grew to 200+ employees.

Mindy Zhang
Executive Coach, Throughline (formerly Dropbox, Oscar Health)
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Mindy is an executive coach for founders and product leaders. She partners with clients to build winning products and companies without losing their authenticity. She previously led Product Growth at Oscar Health and File Collaboration products at Dropbox. Outside of coaching, you can find her training at a dance studio, enjoying swing era jazz music at a speakeasy, or working on a home design project.

Moe Ali
CEO, Product Faculty
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Having trained over trained and mentored 2,500 Sr. PMs through Product Faculty, we've found that to get to a Crystallization of Advanced PM Skills it takes 4 key things. The 4 cornerstones of Crystallization are Curriculum, Coaching, Cases and the Classroom. If you are a Sr. PM looking to *crystallize* your advanced PM skills, if you're ready to further impact your users, impress your boss, and advance your career, then apply for our Crystal Training™

Monalisa Gupta
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Product leader with 6+ year product experience and total industry work exp of 10 years. Have coached 100+ working professionals and students aspiring for product. Talks about product managmemt, productivity and motivation.

Nacho Bassino
Ex: CPO, Bestday, ex XING | Product Leadership Coach, ProductDirection.co
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Nacho Bassino has been leading product teams for over ten years in different companies and industries. Nacho held leadership positions at XING, as CPO at Bestday, and companies in multiple countries. He is also passionate about sharing experiences and helping the product community. He organized meetups such as Product Tank, gave product management classes in different institutions, and was a keynote speaker at multiple product conferences. Most recently, he wrote Product Direction, a book that addresses how to create a winning product strategy and align its execution through strategic roadmaps and OKRs.

Naimeesha Murthy
Sr. Product Manager | Community Builder & Founder | Forbes Contributor
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Naimeesha Murthy is an award winning inclusive Product Leader with over decade-long expertise in managing digital products from concept to completion.  Naimeesha is also a passionate community builder and the Founder of Products by Women (PBW) - A global diverse community-led network for women in tech and business! Naimeesha’s work in community building and product management has been published in major media outlets like Forbes, Builtin, and even an Amazon bestseller titled, F.O.R.G.E.D.: Six Practices of Great Leaders in Volatile Times. Through PBW and WeWork x StrongHer Ventures - Naimeesha advises, mentors, and also angel invests in early-stage women-owned ventures. Naimeesha is also an educator and a tech conference speaker and serves as an advisory board member at Pace University and is a Forbes Council Member.  Currently, Naimeesha consults at a leading digital agency and consults for big tech companies like Google and Okta and in her free time, you can find her hiking, painting, cooking, or giving back by mentoring via Barclays, ADP, Aspire 360, and more platforms.

Nataliya Becker
Executive Coach for Leaders and Product Dev Teams
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Nataliya is a certified executive coach for tech leaders and product development teams who rely on collaboration and influence to achieve extraordinary results in times of constant change - and want to have fun in the process! She is a master facilitator who designs & facilitates meetings, retreats and offsites that are not only effective in achieving outcomes, but also build connection and group energy, even in the virtual world. Although her background is in mathematics and product development, Nataliya’s unusual education journey also spans across traditional leadership coaching, positive psychology, applied neuroscience and timeless practices of mindfulness and yoga, all of which are reflected in her proprietary programming for resilience and leadership. Nataliya has a passion for seeing leaders in tech, in particular women, succeed on their own terms. In addition to 1-1 coaching and group programs, she runs one-of-a-kind Out Of Office coaching retreats, where high-achieving women can finally take the break they deserve and grow by reconnecting to themselves and others. Nataliya lives in west Toronto, Canada, where she is balancing the joys of her work, parenting her kids and play with her best friend - a wheaten terrier named Chaplin. She loves to dance, spend time outdoors, try healthy recipes and explore neighborhood coffee shops for fancy tea lattes and good vibes.

Rajesh Nerlikar
Co-Founder and Principal Product Coach at Prodify
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Engineer turned MBA turned product guy. Been doing product for 16 years and been fortunate enough to have seen a few startup exits during that time. Spent the last 4.5 years advising / coaching nearly 45 product teams, giving me a broad perspective on the role of product today.

Ravi Raman
Executive Coach | Raman Coaching
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I'm an Executive Career Coach for high-performers and leaders in the technology industry.

Renganathan Padmanabhan
Product Manager | Anushka Ventures
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Deep expertise in research, design, engineering, and content ● Extensive experience in recruiting, grooming, and leading product, design, content, and engineering teams across levels at Deloitte Digital and Nike ● Product Management Course Author and Mentor at Pluralsight, CareerFoundry, OnDeck

Robert Hamilton
Executive Coach for PM Leaders
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I have been hired by some of the world's most innovative and fast-growing companies, including Google and Meta, and learned a lot along the way. I've also been a start-up founder. Now, to help you drive your growth and your career, I use that experience in my work as a coach. With me as your coach you will learn how to break new ground, to feel more confident and move beyond challenging situations, not just now but in the future.

Robert Hamilton
PM Leadership Coach, Acceleration Coach
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I have been hired by some of the world's most innovative and fast-growing companies, including Google and Meta, and learned a lot along the way. I've also been a start-up founder. Now, to help you drive your growth and your career, I use that experience in my work as a coach. With me as your coach you will learn how to break new ground, to feel more confident and move beyond challenging situations, not just now but in the future.

Rohit Tuteja
Vice President, Product upGrad
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Rohit has more than a decade of experience and have been part of the Product Management leadership team in the high growth start-ups managing the whole suite from growth, conversion, and payments in companies such as Harvard Business Review, OYO, and upGrad. He has launched international countries with distributed systems and teams in highly scalable environments. Rohit’s strength is to create a product strategy with a clear focus on business impact and scale with clear execution plan and outcomes .

Roly Arora
Product Director @microsoft
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I am a person who is an artist at heart and a product manager at soul. I love singing, dancing, window shopping and creating products.

Rémi Buczek
Product Strategist, ManoMano
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I'm Rémi, 29 years old, living in Paris since my young age. I was on my dad kneels when he was playing Baldur's Gate, using eMule (shhhhh !) and i've grown full digital. I live by my work and my own company, but i'm also a foodie, music aficionado and football, e-sport fan !

Saurabh Saha
Product Strategy Coach
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Full Stack Product Strategy leader building next generation happiness inducing products

Scott Berkun
Product Coach, Automattic, Inc.
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Scott Berkun is a bestselling author and popular speaker on UX design, innovation, leading teams, public speaking and other subjects. He’s published eight books, including How Design Makes The World, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, National Public Radio, CNN, NPR, MSNBC and other media. His popular blog is at scottberkun.com and he tweets at @berkun.

Shreyas Sali
Director of Product and Data, Spocket | Product Career Coach for UBC Students, Product Professionals
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Shreyas is deeply passionate about product management and customer experience with 15+ years of CX experience. He has expertise in the marketplace, subscriptions, and e-commerce products and built multiple 0 to 1 products. At Spocket, he leads the global product organization, including product management, design, and data. In addition to the leadership role, he is an On Deck fellow, a product mentor at New Ventures BC, and a product blog writer at shreyassali.com. He completed a master's in Computer Science from the University of Houston, Clearlake, and an MBA from Arizona State University. He is a published author on Amazon for the PMP certification book.

Shyvee Shi
Product Manager, LinkedIn
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Shyvee is a Product Manager at LinkedIn, an instructor at LinkedIn Learning, and host of the "Product Management Learning Series". She firmly believes in the power of mentorship and coaching and has spent the better part of the last decade helping hundreds of high-achieving individuals make progress in their careers and find meaning in their work. Shyvee is also a prolific content creator on LinkedIn, where she shares about daily tips on Product Management and Career Development. Her content has had over 9M views in the past year.

Smith Forte
CPO, Consultant, Advisor, Product Leadership Coach
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Over the past 25 years, I have held numerous product positions in technology, fintech, media and digital marketing. I am currently the CPO at Moneybox in UK. Prior, I was the Chief Product Officer for Acorns and Varo Bank; both startups seeking to democratize access to our financial systems through digital solutions. Prior to working in the fintech/neo-bank space, I ran the digital product consulting arm for Noise, a digital marketing agency in New York. Before Noise, I helped start Current TV, the global media network founded by Al Gore.

Stefanie Kamps
Founder & Coach, All Minds On Deck
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I have a 12+ year expertise in product, program, and marketing management and have worked in multiple verticals, industries, and cultural contexts in Europe and the US.

Sumit Singh
Principal Product Manager, Microsoft
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Sumit Kumar Singh is an Harvard Business School, IIM Lucknow and IIT Delhi alum, who’s invested significant time in understanding gamification and designing loyalty programs for various products from Media to travel to music. He’s currently working as a Principle Product Manager at Microsoft. Sumit has also been teaching gamification as a part of the consumer behaviour course at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, one of India’s premier B School. Additionally, he’s also a TEDx Speaker.

Tanvi Shah
Group PM, Wish | ex-engineer, ex-eBay, ex- Zillow
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Originally an engineer who moved into Product Management 8 years ago, I am passionate about the user and product space. I understand technical complexity well and have used that knowledge to build products in companies as small as a 5 person startup and as big as eBay. My previous industry experience has been in e-commerce, real-estate, recruiting and search.

Tim Herbig
Product Management Coach
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As a Product Management Coach, I work with product managers and teams around the globe to connect the dots through empathy and structure. By introducing confidence and skills to their way of working, I ensure that they can and want to own their Product Strategy, Goals, and Product Discovery. For more than 10 years, I worked in various in-house and consulting roles as a Product Manager and Head of Product. I constantly challenged myself to make an evidence-informed way of working part of industries like publishing, professional networking, and building Enterprise-level SaaS applications. I know what it takes to balance large-scale product iterations with the scrappiness of a pre-Product-Market-Fit state.

Tito Simões
Enterprise Agile Coach, Gran
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Tito is a seasoned brazilian IT leader who has been worked across multiple industries and countries for the last 20 years - promoting savings, engagement and results improvements for all companies sizes doing digital, cultural and agile transformations in more than 60 projects. He is also specialist in multicultural teams and remote squads.

Upasna Gautam
Product Manager, Digital News Platforms at CNN
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In Upasna's role as Product Manager on the Digital News Platforms & Services team at CNN, she works with CNN's engineers, designers, editors, and journalists to develop and optimize the content management technology that delivers breaking news to the world.  Upasna has been working in the tech industry for the last 15 years, where she has been an integral part of delivering technical, data-informed solutions for brands such as Ford Motor Company, PCMag, Mashable, Mars Corporation, and Kimberly-Clark. Outside of her day job at CNN, Upasna is an avid public speaker, career coach, meditation teacher, Public Speaking Coach at Shine Bootcamp, and a Community Lead with Google's Women Techmakers.

Vaishnavi Srisha
Lead Product Manager, Apple
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Building data product team to shape future of Pay

Vikram Bhat
Chief Product Officer, Goodworker
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Vikram Bhat is the Chief Product Officer at Goodworker, overseeing the strategy and development of Goodworker products and solutions. Vikram is responsible for setting the company’s product strategy and overseeing product development, user experience design, product marketing and platform adoption. Prior to Goodworker, Vikram has worked as a product leader at Myntra, EkStep, LendingKart and Capillary Technologies. Vikram has been creating and launching products for over 17 years with over a decade’s experience working in Silicon Valley at product companies like Oracle and startups. He holds an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a BE in Computer Science from NIT(K).

Vince Law
Principal, vincelaw.co
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Vince is a consultant, advisor, coach, and angel investor. His industry expertise include leading product teams, managing million-dollar product portfolios, and launching various enterprise and consumer products. In addition to his consulting work, Vince is a faculty member at Berkeley Haas, focusing on MBA courses in Product Development and Product Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor, teaching Innovation at California College of the Art’s Design Strategy MBA program.

Vivek Karna
Product Director, Razorpay
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Vivek has 14+ years of work experience out of which 10+ years has been in as product manager in fintech space. In his product journey, Vivek has done multiple 0-1 and 1-N journeys in payments, lending and banking products across large MNCs (HSBC, Goldman) and Startups (Razorpay). Outside of work, Vivek loves to spend time trekking (has trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp) and meditation (Vipassana Meditator)

Vivienne Sung
VP Product, Bumble | Product Leadership Coach
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I am a product leadership coach, non exec board member, start-up advisor, angel investor and passionate product leader. I love helping product managers grow into leaders that make both their products and the companies they work inside of better. I am obsessive about building easy to use, effective experiences that centre around the humans that use them. Today I am working as the VP Product for Bumble Inc and support the product and design teams building Bumble, the #2 dating App in the world.

Wendy-Lynn McClean
Product Coach and Leadership Advisor, intrico.io
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Wendy-Lynn is a product leader and coach with more than 20 years in tech, including Google and Amazon. She has been mentoring and coaching product talent since 2006.

Yanal Altidoka
Senior PM, Amazon | Product Career Coach
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Seasoned product leader with a diverse background across different functions and industries. Combining my business and engineering background I have been able to navigate through areas of Sales, Product Management, Finance, Consulting, and Software Engineering. Most recently, I am a Sr. Product Manager within the Amazon Actionable Video Advertising team leading our actionable video products through OTT.

Yogesh K Sharma
Senior Data Product Manager | HealthFirst
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Yogesh K Sharma is Product Manager who for past 8 years; who has worked in diverse industries public, big enterprise as well as start-ups. He has successfully launched AI products as well as worked on big data products. He has experience of working with B2B as well as B2C customers

Yue Zhao
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PM career coach, startup product coach, CPO at Fuzzy. Formerly Product lead at Meta, first PM at Thumbtack.

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Absamat Khan
Tech Entrepreneur | Experienced Product Manager, Product Development & Launch
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I’m Tech entrepreneur with 6-years product management, 3-years business development and 4-years financial experience. My strongest expertise is at product discovery and product launch.

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Adam leverages his years of leadership experience to bring one of the most customer-centric approaches to growth and leadership development in the industry. He’s built and led growth and marketing programs as the VP of Marketing at MasterClass, VP of Product and Marketing at LambdaSchool, Head of Growth Marketing and Innovation at Uber, as an Executive in Residence at Reforge and First Round capital, and more.

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Aman Manik
Product Leadership Coach, Manik Labs
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Aman is a high-energy human who has grown and built product across notable companies at all sizes like Square, Box, Symantec, Alan.com, Steno.ai, and Fastbite (acquired by Square), from pre-seed (1 employee) to public (20K employees) as senior PM, amassing 11 years of experience. Outside of being a PM, he’s coached 100s of people, from interview prep to product strategy to career transitions. His goal is to act like a peer who sitting in the trenches with you, as you work through your career ambitions and goals.

Andre Albuquerque
Vice President, Product, Kitch (acq by Glovo) | Founder, One Month PM | Product Operating Advisor, Shilling.VC
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Andre is currently the VP, Product at Kitch, a SaaS product looking to make every restaurant amazing at delivering food. Kitch was acquired by Glovo. Andre is also the founder of One Month PM, a product advisor of Shilling.VC and professor at Catolica Lisbon. Andre is a product operator experienced at leading product management, product design, engineering, growth, product marketing, and product operations teams. He built products across different startup stages (0-to-1, bootstrap to $30M VC funding, up to selling a company), and hired & managed from 1 to 50 people within cross-functional teams in companies from 4 to 300 people.

Andrew Bowker
Senior Product Manager, IBM | Aspiring PM coach
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Andrew pivoted into product from a non-tech background by building his own products. He publishes daily about the subject on LinkedIn to help product aspirants do the same.

Andrew Hapke
Executive Coach, Andrew Hapke Coaching
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Andrew coaches founders of technology companies as they take on the challenges of building a business from the ground up. Before he became a coach he spent 15 years building products and leading teams at American Express, Etsy, and Splice. Having been a start-up founder, a product leader and a mentor to technology executives, he has worked at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology and social impact for his whole career. Andrew received his MBA from Yale, and his undergraduate business degree from Villanova. When he is not coaching, he likes to surf, garden, cook.

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