ELLEN CHISA

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, DARK

Ellen Chisa is the Cofounder & CEO of Dark, a holistic programming language, editor, and hosted infrastructure. 

In a previous life, she was VP of Product at Lola and a Product Manager at Kickstarter. She published a book of essays on Product Management and continues to write at https://ellenchisa.com.

Guillaume Cabane

CEO of Growth Ex Machina

Guillaume Cabane is CEO of Growth Ex Machina, where is advises growth stage startups.

Guillaume held VP of Growth roles at Drift, Segment and other successful startups where he helped them grow from ~50 to 300. Prior to that, Guillaume spent six years at Apple. Outside of work, Guillaume is husband of one, father of two, cheese-eater of many and Pastafarian.

RYAN GOLDMAN

VP OF PRODUCT MARKETING, PENDO

Ryan Goldman is the VP of Product Marketing at Pendo. He previously built and led marketing teams at Sentry, SignalFx, and Cloudera, as well as enterprise marketing strategy and Asia field acceleration programs at Cisco.

Prior to marketing for tech, Ryan specialized in communications and project management for international development organizations in Washington, D.C. He also freelances as a music journalist and founded a profitable social network for music lovers with 1,300 members in 30 countries.

SUNIR SHAH

ceo, appbird

Sunir Shah loves SaaS partnerships.

As CEO of AppBind (https://www.appbind.com), the subscription manager for SaaS resellers and President of the Cloud Software Association (http://www.cloudsoftwareassociation.com), the SaaS partnership network is building the market for SaaS distribution. 

JOHN CUTLER

PRODUCT ADVOCATE, AMPLITUDE

John currently works as a product evangelist at Amplitude.

As a former UX researcher at AppFolio, a product manager at Zendesk, Pendo.io, AdKeeper and RichFX, a startup founder, and a product team coach, John has a perspective that spans individual roles, domains, and products.

SHANEA LEVEN

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AT DOCKER

Shanea Leven is a Senior Director of Product Management at Docker. She has a live and passion for building developer product She started a web development and social media consulting company.

She's taught millions of developers how to build Android apps at Google, launched dozen of products for companies like eBay and Cloudflare and led tremendous teams.

Lisa Singer

Senior Research Director, Product Management Service, SiriusDecisions

Lisa Singer is a Senior Research Director at SiriusDecisions, which offers research and advisory services to thousands of b-to-b companies worldwide. Lisa’s experience has focused on global product management and marketing with an emphasis on product pricing and packaging, product lifecycle management and product investment decisions.

Lisa Singer has over 20 years in product management and marketing having driven global software and equipment businesses for Eastman Kodak and other companies in the b-to-b imaging industry. Lisa has developed and published actionable product management models presented at product marketing and management events around the country.

Lisa began her career as a journalist in Washington, D.C., on the Congressional beat for CCH (now owned by Walters Kluwer), covering tax policy and legislation. Lisa has a BA Emory University and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and is a Certified Pricing Professional ™, CPP.

Rob Zwiebach

Vice President of Product Management for Workday Financials

Rob Zwiebach is Vice President of Product Management for Workday Financials. He has worked previously at Oracle, IBM, and Interworld. He studied computer science at Harvard and earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In his spare time he plays the drums and tries (and fails) to convince his teenage daughters to listen to his musical recommendations.

Melissa Patenaude

Design Director at LaunchDarkly

Melissa Patenaude is a human-focused Creative Director. A reliable & experienced professional from concept to delivery.

Melissa is passionate about the relationship between people, technology and culture. She is dedicated to creating experiences that charm people from the digital world to their daily life - from interactivity to aesthetics, from usability to emotion. Building products, systems, service experiences that are human & delightful

ELENA VERNA

MENTOR, REFORGE AND FORMER SENIOR VP OF PRODUCT AT MALWAREBYTES

Elena is a Growth Advisor to numerous tech startups, as well as Mentor at Reforge. Previously ran Consumer Business at Malwarebytes and Growth Team at SurveyMonkey.

Her passion is applying data driven, scientific approach to marketing, product, and analytics teams to drive growth mindset culture laser focused on the outcomes, not processes. 

SEAN BYRNES

CEO OF OUTLIER.AI

Sean is the CEO of Outlier.ai (http://outlier.ai), a company reinventing business intelligence using artificial intelligence. The Outlier product automates business analysis, finding insights in massive amounts of business data with no human supervision.

Prior to Outlier, Sean was the CEO/CTO & founder of Flurry, the leader in mobile application analytics and advertising which was acquired by Yahoo!. He is also an active angel investor and startup advisory based in Oakland, CA.

CLEMENT KAO

PRODUCT MANAGER, BLEND AND PM-IN-RESIDENCE, PMHQ

Clement Kao is a Product Manager at Blend, a San Francisco-based startup that partners with lenders and technology providers to re-imagine consumer finance.

He is also Product Manager-in-Residence at Product Manager HQ (PMHQ), where he’s published 50+ best practice articles, provides advice in the PMHQ Slack community (7,400+ members), and curates the PMHQ newsletter (26,000+ subscribers).

ZAC HAYS

Senior director of product at autodesk (fmr. VP of Product at BuildingConnected)

Zac is a product leader with over 15 years experience growing B2B and B2C product teams.  He is currently Senior Director of Product at Autodesk after serving as VP of Product at BuildingConnected.

Zac has a deep passion for the craft of Product Management and is especially interested bottom-up SaaS companies..

PRASAD GUNE

senior vice president of product, signifyd

Prasad Gune is SVP, Product at Signifyd, the world’s largest provider of guaranteed fraud protection.

Before joining Signifyd, Prasad was Senior Vice President for product at OpenTable, leading global product management, strategy and design for all consumer and restaurant products and experiences.

Prior to OpenTable, he spent seven years at LinkedIn, serving as product lead for LinkedIn Recruiter, building it from its infancy into LinkedIn’s flagship monetization product within the Talent Solutions business.

Prior to LinkedIn, Prasad held senior product management roles at Oracle and Siebel Systems as well as various consulting roles at Bain & Company.

KATE HOPKINS

VICE PRESIDENT AT MAIN SAIL PARTNERS

Kate Hopkins is a Vice President on the Operations Team at Mainsail Partners in San Francisco, where she helps the firm’s portfolio companies accelerate growth through product management and market strategy.

Prior to Mainsail, Kate earned her MBA at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and worked in product management at Amazon and strategy consulting at Bain.  She loves thinking about product strategy at B2B companies, which she writes about at recurringly.blog.

sonia sarao

VIce president of product and engineering at fluxx

Sonia Sarao is the VP of Product and Engineering at Fluxx. Sonia is an accomplished leader with experience leading product vision and strategy, product management and development, strategic partnerships, and corporate development. Prior to Fluxx, Sonia was at the New York Stock Exchange, where she helped launch new Market Data Products that generated multimillion-dollar in additional revenue for the company. 

Sonia is also the co-lead of Women in Product San Francisco and mentors others in the field of Product Management and Leadership.

ALEX CONFER

LEAD ENGINEER FOR IT STRATEGY, DROPBOX

Alex is originally from Orlando, Florida and has lived and breathed IT for most of his adult life. He's done everything in the spectrum from helping build IT programs from scratch for high growth startups to now leading engineering IT strategy at the premier cloud storage company Dropbox.

When not working Alex loves exploring the great outdoors in his Jeep Rubicon (preferably with the top down and the side doors off!).log.

AARON SOLBERG

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, HELLOSIGN, A DROPBOX COMPANY

A lifelong technology enthusiast, Aron Solberg has previously worked in IT, software engineering, and now serves as a Director of Product at HelloSign, a Dropbox company.

When not on the clock, he is earning his MBA at the Haas school of business at UC Berkeley or enjoying the great Bay Area weather with outdoor activities such as running and hiking.