On Thursday, January 3rd, the 3rd annual winner of The Best Product Person (TBPP) was announced at The Product Group!
From the start of the nomination period we were inundated with nominations from every industry, large and small, from all around the World. In the end, this year we received over 100 nominations with many receiving multiple nods for recognition in excellence in Product Management!
The Product Guy & The Product Group are very pleased to announce The Best Product Person of 2012 is Andres Glusman of Meetup.com!
Andres, at his core, sees himself as a social scientist, absolutely “fascinated by people and what makes them tick.” A graduate of The Wharton School, he finds his inspiration and influences in his team and others like Giff Constable, Kareem Kouddous, Steve Blank, and Eric Ries. He leads Meetup’s Strategy Team and is responsible for quantitative and qualitative customer discovery and validation (including Meetup’s usability lab which conducts 600+ sessions per year). Prior to Meetup, Andres has held marketing and strategy roles at Boeing, Yahoo, and i-traffic. He is also the Co-Organizer for the 3000+ member NYC Lean Startup Meetup. For more about Andres and his team, check out http://www.meetup.com/about/.
Over the coming weeks we will be speaking with and learning more from Andres.
Thank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2013 has begun! The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded! This year, the first nominator of Andres received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Nominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!
The Product Guy
About ‘The Best Product Person’
The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Established in 2010, TBPP is awarded annually in association with The Product Guy (http://tpgblog.com) and The Product Group (http://meetup.com/theproductgroup).
TBPP Recognizes 1 person each year, invites them to speak and share their knowledge and experience with the larger product community. The nominations can be submitted by anyone. And, if you are the first to submit the winning nominee, you too will be rewarded Over the course of the year, the various nominees are interviewed and the finalists narrowed down to: The Best Product Person of the year . The finalists are interviewed and evaluated for excellence in Product along the following lines… Becoming a Product Person, Your Product, Advice to Product People, and Future & Trends.
TBPP is both (1) the way the Product community gets together to recognize excellence amongst our ranks as well as (2) provide, to a large audience, insights into that excellence in a manner we can all learn from and leverage in our own Product journeys.
For more information about The Best Product Person award and past winners visit http://tpgblog.com/tbpp
About ‘The Product Group’
The Product Group is an opportunity for Product Managers, etc. to come together to meet, interact, and network. It’s an awesome way to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational environment within which sharing and learning can flourish and complement the knowledge base for all on a peer-to-peer basis. The NYC chapter of The Product Group meets the first Thursday of each month. If you are interested in a establishing chapter near you, please contact The Product Guy or The Product Group for more information. (http://tpgblog.com/theproductgroup/ )