About Jeremy Horn

Jeremy Horn is an award-winning, product management veteran with thirteen years of experience leading and managing product teams. Jeremy has held various executive and advisory roles, from founder of several start-ups to driving diverse organizations in online services, consumer products, and social media. As founder of The Product Group, he has created the largest product management meetup in the world and hosts the annual awarding of The Best Product Person. Jeremy can currently be found pioneering the next generation of content management and sharing at Viacom, acting as creator and instructor of the 10-week product management course at General Assembly, and mentoring at Women 2.0 and Lean Startup Machine. Follow Jeremy on twitter @theproductguy or his blog at http://tpgblog.com.

Hiring Product Managers

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor, Jon Stross, lead a conversation around “Hiring Product Manager”.  We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world.  Signup to be a Mentor Today!

View the live stream…

 

About The Product Mentor

The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

  • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
  • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
  • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A

Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Throughout the program, each mentor leads a conversation in an area of their expertise that is live streamed and available to both mentee and the broader product community.

Meet the mentors…

PictureMatt Rogish
Director of Product Development, Single Platform

Matt is the Director of Product Development of Single Platform (a Constant Contact company). At SinglePlatform, his job is to help the product team (Design, Engineering, Product Management, Operations, and QA) be more awesome through process improvements, guidance, mentorship, and support. In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J. Peterman Company, a medium-sized apparel company in Lexington, KY.

PictureAndrew Breen
VP Product Delivery, American Express

I have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. My repeated success as an entrepreneur, technologist, product manager, and business development leader is the result of a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, broad interdisciplinary skills, team leadership, and negotiation capabilities. I can work strategically and get in-depth whether conversing with a CEO/Board Member or an engineer. I am recognized for my contributions that break through obstacles, create significant consumer value, and drive incremental revenue. My nearly 15 years in mobile provide me a unique perspective and experience where I now build media and monetization solutions scaling businesses from concept to widespread adoption.

PictureJordan Bergtraum
VP Product Management, ServiceChannel

Jordan is a Management level, revenue-driven, B2B SaaS Product Management and Project Management leader. He grows revenue and adoption, and ensures product by turning business problems into profitable, simple, easy-to-use solutions
Jordan works closely with his market, executives, and internal subject matter experts to develop roadmaps, and communicate these roadmaps internally and with clients. He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales. Jordan has enterprise Software-as-a-Service experience within the facilities management, legal and pharmaceutical verticals, having most recently worked at ServiceChannel, Epiq Systems and Medidata Solutions.
Jordan has a BS in Biology from Union College and an MBA & MS in Information Systems from Boston University’s School of Management. Jordan lives in Manhattan and in his spare time likes to play soccer.

PictureDominic Gadoury
Director Product Management, ADP

Dominic is the Director of Product Management at ADP’s (Automatic Data Processing) New York City based Innovation lab.  In his role in this lab of ~100 employees Dominic leads (and geeks out) in the fruition of roadmap deliverables for Employee Engagement, Analytics and Workforce Management solutions.  Dominic has been in various product owner roles at ADP for the last 14 years including ADP’s creation of an employee mobile app that is actively used by nearly 2 million employees worldwide.  Dominic was also a key player in helping ADP transition from a waterfall SDLC to agile in less than 2 years time.  Dominic has a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

PictureAsha Gupta
Product Manager, Etsy

Holly is currently a PM at Etsy managing our iPhone and Android apps. Previously led product at Customer.io, worked at Venmo and studied at the Stanford d.school.  With experience in product, design, engineering and user research at large companies and startups, I believe all great products stem from a deep understanding of user needs and all great teams require a razor-sharp focus that allows for ruthless prioritization.

PictureJeff Otto
Senior Marketing Manager, Salesforce.com

Jeff is a Senior Marketing Manager at Salesforce.com in San Francisco where he collaborates with a great team to evolve Salesforce’s solution road map and integrated marketing plan for the financial services industry.

He began his career at Merrill Lynch in New York as a software developer, and later as a business analyst designing enterprise software applications.  Following an MBA in Finance at the University of Texas, he co-founded Incenergy, a software venture in the “Internet of Things” ecosystem where he managed Incenergy’s Sales Solutions team and product road map. Following Incenergy, Jeff was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York where he provided business intelligence to empower data-driven prioritization of a $43mm/year software project portfolio for a department of Morgan Stanley’s Enterprise Data & Services division.

PictureJon Stross
President and Co-founder, Greenhouse Software

Jon Stross is President and Co-founder of Greenhouse Software, a recruiting platform designed to help companies get better at recruiting through built-in best practices, automation and performance tracking. Before founding Greenhouse, Jon served as the GM of International at BabyCenter.com and was responsible for the worldwide rollout of the business, leading all aspects of the international business unit including product development, editorial, technology, sales, marketing, legal and finance. He’s also held leadership and product management roles with Merced Systems, Johnson and Johnson.

PictureAditya Bhelande
Founder and CEO, Yukta

Aditya, founder of Yukta, has over 13 years of experience working at large technology companies and Startups in Silicon Valley (Oracle, Yahoo, Dorado) and India (PubMatic). As a Product Strategy and Product Management professional he has diverse and rich exposure to various domains such as Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Finance and most recently in Digital Media (Ad) Technology. Aditya has traveled extensively in Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia as part of exploring new market opportunities, meeting with customers and building partnerships. His practical hands-on approach for solving problems and getting things done has enabled him to get well-rounded experience across Management, Marketing, Business Development, Customer Support, etc. He has helped in enabling growth of established products as well as built new products from scratch. Aditya is passionate about creating winning teams and working cross-functionally for achieving challenging business goals. He is member of various Technology Startup non-profits and contributes his time actively to mentor up and coming Technology Startups.

Publications

PictureCalvin Chu
Managing Director, Techstars

Calvin Chu is a maker, gadget nerd, entrepreneur and product guy.  Calvin Chu is Managing Director for Techstars and operates The R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator in New York.  Much of his product background comes from managing products in a number of startup companies in the silicon valley.  Today he spends much of his time helping out startups build amazing products in NYC.

At the start of his career, he entered product management by way of an engineering background in the Silicon Valley.  He’s worked on enterprise infrastructure products that are now part of Compuware, Goldman Sachs, Williams Energy.  As part of his startup career, products he designed have been integrated into MacOS X, and deployed to thousands of locations around the world.  His last company, Mobile Crossing focused on hardware for consumer electronics, agriculture, government/municipal, and tourism markets.

PictureSteven Cohn
Founder and CEO, ProdThink

I try hard to be a good father, husband and entrepreneur.”  That summarizes me well.  Professionally, I am a multiple time founder who sold both prior startups (to LivingSocial and TripAdvisor).  I have also held corporate jobs at Merrill Lynch, DoubleClick, IBM and Quantcast.  But my strength is in innovation, the Lean approach to product development and the managing ups and downs of early stage products.  I also have an MBA from Harvard.

PictureAdrienne Tan
CEO, Brainmates

In 2004, Adrienne Tan co-founded Brainmates with Nick Coster. As the Brainmates CEO, Adrienne draws on 20 years of senior Product Management experience gained at The Microsoft Network, Telstra BigPond and AUSTAR. Adrienne has a Masters of Economics (Social Science) with distinction from The University of Sydney. She majored in Industrial Relations in her undergraduate degree. Her other academic pursuits include lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney in Information and Interaction Design and co-authoring a chapter in the book Digital Experience Design. Adrienne recently contributed to two Product Management books; 42 Rules of Product Management and the 42 Rules of Product Marketing.

PictureCindy Solomon
Host, Global Product Management Talk and Founder, Startup Product Academy

Cindy F. Solomon is host of the popular Global Product Management Talk, a top 10 business podcast on the BlogTalkRadio network reaching >30,000 listeners/episode, also available on iTunes and she developed the Android app, ProdMgmtTalk. Solomon founded the Startup Product movement for product excellence which is growing with Startup Product communities in over 10 locations worldwide. She produces Startup Product Summit showcasing product experts discussing first-hand experience managing products from startup to scaling, Startup Product Open unconference which  blows open the doors for everyone to contribute, question, and interact with each others’ ideas, prototypes, products, problems and process using Open Space Technology. She founded Startup Product Academy, LLC to provide innovative approaches and experiential learning opportunities to forward passionate product people and organizations to achieve product excellence. She recently launched the Webcast Digest to serve up daily, curated educational webcasts, webinars and free online events to enable busy professionals to keep up with the latest trends and facilitate continuous learning.

Cindy is a frequent speaker, presenter and sought after moderator and curator for events and panel discussions. She’s a contributing author to several books, including “42 Rules of Product Marketing” and the Guide to the ProdBOK, Product Management & Marketing Body of Knowledge. A passionate product person, Solomon brings over 20 years of driving successful product marketing initiatives and managing organizations at enterprise and early stage software, hardware, web development, SaaS and mobile including Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She holds CPM/CPMM certification.

PictureLadislav Bartos
Product Manager, Gumtree.com

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
Ladislav believes that success is in simplicity that’s why his aim is to help companies to make complex products simple for users. He lives in London, currently working as Product Manager at Gumtree.com, an Ebay company, previously led product at international startups and large organisations. Ladislav focuses on user centric product development, especially on brand, usability and revenue product challenges. He is passionate about Lean and Agile Product management, innovative business models and business and product strategies.

PictureMike Claiborne
Director of Product Management, Amplify

Mike Claiborne is an Executive Director of Product Management at Amplify, an independent edtech-focused subsidiary of News Corporation. Mike is responsible for the full product management life-cycle for assessments and intervention products serving elementary school children in all 50 states. Previously, Michael worked as the Director of Product Strategy at the College Board and an Associate Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. In a prior life, Mike worked as a software engineer for seven years. Michael holds an Management MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a BA in Computer Science from Saint Louis University.

 

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 5 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Freelance Writers (Product Management) @ Freelance (REMOTE)
Keywords: freelance, product management, research, writer
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1098&lf=twf

Experienced Product Designer @ Citrusbyte (Manhattan)
Keywords: Product Design, UI Design, UX Design
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1102&lf=twf

Product Leader @ BaubleBar (New York City)
Keywords: Analytics, Ecommerce, Fashion, Mobile, Senior Product Manager
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1101&lf=twf

Senior Product Manager @ Automatic Data Processing (Pasadena, CA)
Keywords: Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, HR, Software, Technology
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1100&lf=twf

Product Manager – Campaigns @ Mediamath (New York City)
Keywords: Ad Tech, Analytics, Big Data , User Research, UX
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1099&lf=twf

Best Product Management Career Advice

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More segments from our conversation with Ladislav Bartos  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Ladislav truly The Best Product Person of 2014.

What makes The Best Product Person person of 2014 tick?

Advice….

> What is the best career advice you received as you entered product management?

Be yourself and kill your ego. If you would like to be a successful product manager, you have to create products for others, not for yourself; at the same time, this product should be something you would also use.

Watch the video for more on the great career advice in product management…

More to Come

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my conversation with other great participants from The Best Product Person of 2014!

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
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/ )

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 5 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

VP Engineering Product Management and Senior Director Product Management @ Global Recruiter (New Jersey)
Keywords: computer, mobile, network, security, software
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1097&lf=twf

Product Owner @ SumAll (New York City)
Keywords: Data, Design, Social Media, Startup, Strategy
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1096&lf=twf

Product Owner – Online Search Experience @ createselect (New York)
Keywords: Ecommerce, Online, Platform, Product, Search
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1095&lf=twf

Product Owner – Licensed Music @ createselect (New York)
Keywords: Agile, International, Licensing, Music, Product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1094&lf=twf

Product Strategist @ Tigerspike (New York, New York)
Keywords: Digital, Discovery, Manager, Product, Strategy
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1093&lf=twf

Impromptu esPronto, Daring Disruption and Slickly Launching June!

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Nominate a great product manager you know today @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com !

Thank you to everyone who made it to our latest roundtable meet-up of The Product Group at Aol HQ, as well as to our other sponsors, InVision, AC Lion, SUMMIT, Balsamiq Studios and Sunshine Suites.

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Over the course of the night a few of the highlights were…

Featured Product: esPronto
exploring the product, its challenges and successes, from designers to privacy (thanks to Sanjay Das)

Disruptive Strategies
from product change to working process

The Product Group meet-ups are an opportunity for Product People (managers, strategists, marketers, etc.) to come together to meet, interact, and network in a roundtable setting. It’s awesome to meet fellow Product People in a laid-back, conversational gathering.

If you are a Product Person and are interested in having your product featured or participating as a featured guest expert at an upcoming meetup of The Product Group, contact me (or email at jhorn (a-t.) tpgblog DoT com).

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meetup

Thursday, June 4th @ 7PM
RSVP Now!  

Stay tuned for more announcements about June’s Featured Product, Slicklaunch.

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Please submit your nominations for 2015’s great product management candidates @ http://TheBestProductPerson.com !

Learn more @ http://tpglog.com/tbpp

tpj-logo-w_lkwAnd, don’t forget to check out our new job board exclusively dedicated to Product jobs!Visit  http://TheProductJobs.com and happy hunting!
TPM-Short3-Logo4If you are interested in being a Product Mentor or seeking Product Management Mentorship…

Visit http://TheProductMentor.com and
Sign-up today!

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

P.S. Interested in becoming a sponsor or host of The Product Group? contact me.

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 10 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Specialist, Product Development @ NBC Sports (Stamford Ct)
Keywords: Mobile, Product Management, Social Media, Technology, UX/UI
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1090&lf=twf

Sr. UX Designer @ comiXology, an Amazon.com subsidiary (New York, NY)
Keywords: Comics, eCommerce, Mobile App, Responsive Web, UX Design
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1092&lf=twf

Lead Visual Designer @ comiXology, an Amazon.com subsidiary (New York, NY)
Keywords: digital design, eCommerce, Mobile App, Production, Web
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1091&lf=twf

Director of Product @ comiXology, an Amazon.com subsidiary (Seattle, WA)
Keywords: Android, eCommerce, iOS, Product, SCRUM
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1089&lf=twf

Director of Product @ comiXology, an Amazon.com subsidiary (New York, NY)
Keywords: Android, eCommerce, iOS, Mobile App, product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1088&lf=twf

Senior Product Director @ Jung Lee NY (New York)
Keywords: Design, e-commerce, Strategy, UX
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1087&lf=twf

Senior Business Analyst @ Huge (Brooklyn, NY)
Keywords: Business Analyst
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1086&lf=twf

Product Development Manager @ Huge (Brooklyn, NY)
Keywords: Product , Product Development , Product Management, Strategy
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1085&lf=twf

Senior Product Manager @ Schoology (New York, NY)
Keywords: Digital, Education, Mobile, UX
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1084&lf=twf

Senior Specialist (Junior Product Manager) @ NBA (NYC)
Keywords: Analytics, Content licensing, Digital media, International, Product
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1083&lf=twf

Financial Modeling for Product Managers

In our a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor, Mike Claiborne, lead a conversation around “Financial Modeling”.  We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world.  Signup to be a Mentor Today!

View the live stream…

 

About The Product Mentor

The Product Mentor is a program designed to pair Product Mentors and Mentees from around the World, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise, guided by the fundamental goals…

Better Decisions. Better Products. Better Product People.

Each Session of the program runs for 6 months with paired individuals…

  • Conducting regular 1-on-1 mentor-mentee chats
  • Sharing experiences with the larger Product community
  • Participating in live-streamed product management lessons and Q&A

Signup to be a Mentor Today!

Throughout the program, each mentor leads a conversation in an area of their expertise that is live streamed and available to both mentee and the broader product community.

Meet the mentors…

PictureMatt Rogish
Director of Product Development, Single Platform

Matt is the Director of Product Development of Single Platform (a Constant Contact company). At SinglePlatform, his job is to help the product team (Design, Engineering, Product Management, Operations, and QA) be more awesome through process improvements, guidance, mentorship, and support. In previous roles, he was the CTO of Funding Gates, a B2B Financial Services SaaS Company, Director of Development for Toura, a mobile application development firm, and CTO of The J. Peterman Company, a medium-sized apparel company in Lexington, KY.

PictureAndrew Breen
VP Product Delivery, American Express

I have 20 years experience developing and growing products and services for companies of all sizes in the mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education sectors. My repeated success as an entrepreneur, technologist, product manager, and business development leader is the result of a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, broad interdisciplinary skills, team leadership, and negotiation capabilities. I can work strategically and get in-depth whether conversing with a CEO/Board Member or an engineer. I am recognized for my contributions that break through obstacles, create significant consumer value, and drive incremental revenue. My nearly 15 years in mobile provide me a unique perspective and experience where I now build media and monetization solutions scaling businesses from concept to widespread adoption.

PictureJordan Bergtraum
VP Product Management, ServiceChannel

Jordan is a Management level, revenue-driven, B2B SaaS Product Management and Project Management leader. He grows revenue and adoption, and ensures product by turning business problems into profitable, simple, easy-to-use solutions
Jordan works closely with his market, executives, and internal subject matter experts to develop roadmaps, and communicate these roadmaps internally and with clients. He translates complex business problems into solutions that are easily consumed by engineering, marketing and sales. Jordan has enterprise Software-as-a-Service experience within the facilities management, legal and pharmaceutical verticals, having most recently worked at ServiceChannel, Epiq Systems and Medidata Solutions.
Jordan has a BS in Biology from Union College and an MBA & MS in Information Systems from Boston University’s School of Management. Jordan lives in Manhattan and in his spare time likes to play soccer.

PictureDominic Gadoury
Director Product Management, ADP

Dominic is the Director of Product Management at ADP’s (Automatic Data Processing) New York City based Innovation lab.  In his role in this lab of ~100 employees Dominic leads (and geeks out) in the fruition of roadmap deliverables for Employee Engagement, Analytics and Workforce Management solutions.  Dominic has been in various product owner roles at ADP for the last 14 years including ADP’s creation of an employee mobile app that is actively used by nearly 2 million employees worldwide.  Dominic was also a key player in helping ADP transition from a waterfall SDLC to agile in less than 2 years time.  Dominic has a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

PictureAsha Gupta
Product Manager, Etsy

Holly is currently a PM at Etsy managing our iPhone and Android apps. Previously led product at Customer.io, worked at Venmo and studied at the Stanford d.school.  With experience in product, design, engineering and user research at large companies and startups, I believe all great products stem from a deep understanding of user needs and all great teams require a razor-sharp focus that allows for ruthless prioritization.

PictureJeff Otto
Senior Marketing Manager, Salesforce.com

Jeff is a Senior Marketing Manager at Salesforce.com in San Francisco where he collaborates with a great team to evolve Salesforce’s solution road map and integrated marketing plan for the financial services industry.

He began his career at Merrill Lynch in New York as a software developer, and later as a business analyst designing enterprise software applications.  Following an MBA in Finance at the University of Texas, he co-founded Incenergy, a software venture in the “Internet of Things” ecosystem where he managed Incenergy’s Sales Solutions team and product road map. Following Incenergy, Jeff was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York where he provided business intelligence to empower data-driven prioritization of a $43mm/year software project portfolio for a department of Morgan Stanley’s Enterprise Data & Services division.

PictureJon Stross
President and Co-founder, Greenhouse Software

Jon Stross is President and Co-founder of Greenhouse Software, a recruiting platform designed to help companies get better at recruiting through built-in best practices, automation and performance tracking. Before founding Greenhouse, Jon served as the GM of International at BabyCenter.com and was responsible for the worldwide rollout of the business, leading all aspects of the international business unit including product development, editorial, technology, sales, marketing, legal and finance. He’s also held leadership and product management roles with Merced Systems, Johnson and Johnson.

PictureAditya Bhelande
Founder and CEO, Yukta

Aditya, founder of Yukta, has over 13 years of experience working at large technology companies and Startups in Silicon Valley (Oracle, Yahoo, Dorado) and India (PubMatic). As a Product Strategy and Product Management professional he has diverse and rich exposure to various domains such as Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Finance and most recently in Digital Media (Ad) Technology. Aditya has traveled extensively in Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia as part of exploring new market opportunities, meeting with customers and building partnerships. His practical hands-on approach for solving problems and getting things done has enabled him to get well-rounded experience across Management, Marketing, Business Development, Customer Support, etc. He has helped in enabling growth of established products as well as built new products from scratch. Aditya is passionate about creating winning teams and working cross-functionally for achieving challenging business goals. He is member of various Technology Startup non-profits and contributes his time actively to mentor up and coming Technology Startups.

Publications

PictureCalvin Chu
Managing Director, Techstars

Calvin Chu is a maker, gadget nerd, entrepreneur and product guy.  Calvin Chu is Managing Director for Techstars and operates The R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator in New York.  Much of his product background comes from managing products in a number of startup companies in the silicon valley.  Today he spends much of his time helping out startups build amazing products in NYC.

At the start of his career, he entered product management by way of an engineering background in the Silicon Valley.  He’s worked on enterprise infrastructure products that are now part of Compuware, Goldman Sachs, Williams Energy.  As part of his startup career, products he designed have been integrated into MacOS X, and deployed to thousands of locations around the world.  His last company, Mobile Crossing focused on hardware for consumer electronics, agriculture, government/municipal, and tourism markets.

PictureSteven Cohn
Founder and CEO, ProdThink

I try hard to be a good father, husband and entrepreneur.”  That summarizes me well.  Professionally, I am a multiple time founder who sold both prior startups (to LivingSocial and TripAdvisor).  I have also held corporate jobs at Merrill Lynch, DoubleClick, IBM and Quantcast.  But my strength is in innovation, the Lean approach to product development and the managing ups and downs of early stage products.  I also have an MBA from Harvard.

PictureAdrienne Tan
CEO, Brainmates

In 2004, Adrienne Tan co-founded Brainmates with Nick Coster. As the Brainmates CEO, Adrienne draws on 20 years of senior Product Management experience gained at The Microsoft Network, Telstra BigPond and AUSTAR. Adrienne has a Masters of Economics (Social Science) with distinction from The University of Sydney. She majored in Industrial Relations in her undergraduate degree. Her other academic pursuits include lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney in Information and Interaction Design and co-authoring a chapter in the book Digital Experience Design. Adrienne recently contributed to two Product Management books; 42 Rules of Product Management and the 42 Rules of Product Marketing.

PictureCindy Solomon
Host, Global Product Management Talk and Founder, Startup Product Academy

Cindy F. Solomon is host of the popular Global Product Management Talk, a top 10 business podcast on the BlogTalkRadio network reaching >30,000 listeners/episode, also available on iTunes and she developed the Android app, ProdMgmtTalk. Solomon founded the Startup Product movement for product excellence which is growing with Startup Product communities in over 10 locations worldwide. She produces Startup Product Summit showcasing product experts discussing first-hand experience managing products from startup to scaling, Startup Product Open unconference which  blows open the doors for everyone to contribute, question, and interact with each others’ ideas, prototypes, products, problems and process using Open Space Technology. She founded Startup Product Academy, LLC to provide innovative approaches and experiential learning opportunities to forward passionate product people and organizations to achieve product excellence. She recently launched the Webcast Digest to serve up daily, curated educational webcasts, webinars and free online events to enable busy professionals to keep up with the latest trends and facilitate continuous learning.

Cindy is a frequent speaker, presenter and sought after moderator and curator for events and panel discussions. She’s a contributing author to several books, including “42 Rules of Product Marketing” and the Guide to the ProdBOK, Product Management & Marketing Body of Knowledge. A passionate product person, Solomon brings over 20 years of driving successful product marketing initiatives and managing organizations at enterprise and early stage software, hardware, web development, SaaS and mobile including Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She holds CPM/CPMM certification.

PictureLadislav Bartos
Product Manager, Gumtree.com

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
Ladislav believes that success is in simplicity that’s why his aim is to help companies to make complex products simple for users. He lives in London, currently working as Product Manager at Gumtree.com, an Ebay company, previously led product at international startups and large organisations. Ladislav focuses on user centric product development, especially on brand, usability and revenue product challenges. He is passionate about Lean and Agile Product management, innovative business models and business and product strategies.

PictureMike Claiborne
Director of Product Management, Amplify

Mike Claiborne is an Executive Director of Product Management at Amplify, an independent edtech-focused subsidiary of News Corporation. Mike is responsible for the full product management life-cycle for assessments and intervention products serving elementary school children in all 50 states. Previously, Michael worked as the Director of Product Strategy at the College Board and an Associate Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. In a prior life, Mike worked as a software engineer for seven years. Michael holds an Management MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a BA in Computer Science from Saint Louis University.

 

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
The Product Guy

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 5 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Product Management – Intern @ Ishi Systems Inc. (Jersey City, NJ)
Keywords: Agile, Intern, Product, Product Manager, Technology
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1082&lf=twf

Product Manager, Database Tools @ EnterpriseDB (New York, NY or Bedford, MA)
Keywords: Database, Enterprise, Postgres, Software, Technical
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1081&lf=twf

Junior Product Manager @ DoSomething.org (New York, NY)
Keywords: global, ideation, implementation, open source, social change
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1080&lf=twf

Mobile Product Manager @ New Relic (San Francisco)
Keywords: Computer Science, IOS, Android, mobile apps, Mobile Product Manager, software developer
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1079&lf=twf

Product Manager – SaaS Business Applications @ New Relic (San Francisco)
Keywords: business solutions software product management, communicating with C-level staff , Finance background, SaaS technologies, software developer
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1078&lf=twf

Goals and Prioritization in Product Management

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More segments from our conversation with Ladislav Bartos  — and shedding some light onto just exactly what makes Ladislav truly The Best Product Person of 2014.

What makes The Best Product Person person of 2014 tick?

Important Advice from The Best Product Person 2014…

More to Come

Over the next few weeks I will share more of my conversation with other great participants from The Best Product Person of 2014!

Amazon.com Gift Cards - In a Gift Box - Free One-Day ShippingThank you to everyone who participated, nominated, interviewed, AND passed on the word! The nomination period for The Best Product Person of 2015 has begun!  The individual who first nominates TBPP is also awarded!  This year, the first nominator of Ladislav received a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.comNominate your pick for The Best Product Person right now!

http://TheBestProductPerson.com

And, don’t forget, take a moment and congratulate The Best Product Person of 2014: Ladislav Bartos. (tweet)

Enjoy!

Jeremy Horn
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/ )

Looking for a new product management job? Check out these 4 openings

tpj-logo-w_lkw_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thIf you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.  Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. 

Each week we highlight some of the recently posted openings.  Check out this week’s newest, below…

Director of Product Management @ Huffington Post (New York City)
Keywords: Digital, KPI, Media, Roadmap
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1074&lf=twf

Head of Product @ Twenty Recruitment (Brooklyn)
Keywords: Digital, E-commerce, Product, UX, Web Analytics
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1077&lf=twf

Product Manager @ Twenty Recruitment (New York City)
Keywords: Mobile, Product, Technology, UX, Web
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1076&lf=twf

Product Manager @ eBay (New York, NY)
Keywords: A/B Test, Analytics, Engagement, Product Manager
http://theproductjobs.com/page_view_posting.php?job_id=1075&lf=twf