I'm lucky to have learned product management from Ben and my startup / enterprise experiences. I started Prodify with Ben to share my learnings because, as I found, there aren't a lot of great resources for mastering the craft of product management.
Role: Led a team of 3 and helped grow revenue of a 3-product suite by over 500% in 2 years, launched a product that won Best in Show at Finovate.
Key Learnings: Encouraging a product culture of constant learning, using data science / machine learning strategically, transitioning a team and product suite through an acquisition and a divestiture.
Role: Improved the core Home Energy Reports product by increasing operational margins by 30% to prepare for IPO.
Key Learnings: PM best practices (from Ben), behavioral science, operational efficiency, how important design is to product success.
Role: Built the product organization from 5 to 30, customized a product-driven culture and process, helped grow revenue 10x and take the company public.
Key Learnings: Applied behavioral science, strategic UX, how to drive user engagement, the keys to operating as a successful executive and product leader.
Role: Grew cross-sell up-sell and feature ARR by $100M in 2 years, personalized item pages, contributed to nearly every part of the eBay e-Commerce app, led a small PM team.
Key Learnings: Fundamentals of PM (from Marty Cagan), product strategy, hard work & discipline, metrics-driven decision making, marketplace dynamics, importance of good design, constructive interactions.
Role: First company head of PM and design, built combined functions from four people to 25 in one year; helped establish foundation leading to Groupon’s IPO
Key Learnings: Scaling an organization, business and technology through hyper-growth; aligning team focus and ownership; importance of balancing speed and quality; personalization, funnel optimization and A/B testing
Role: Led team of six responsible for seller tools, listing formats and merchandising options, covering approximately 33% of company revenues
Key Learnings: Fundamentals of product management (with Marty Cagan -- and Ben!); marketplace and community dynamics; product strategy and roadmap planning
Role: Built and ran the Product Management team. Oversaw large-scale online identity data collection and matching products that spanned the US, Europe, and Japan
Key Learnings: Marketing technology; management and leadership best practices; Product + Engineering organizational alignment and growth strategies
Role: Built and ran all of Orbitz' private label products to achieve over a $1b in travel transactions annually. Key clients were large brands like Southwest and Amex
Key Learnings: Ecommerce; the function and fundamentals of product management and strategic planning; business development and consultative sales