Black Product Leaders

Product School is proud to honor the most influential Black Product Leaders in our community who help create digital products loved by millions

Jules Walter

Product Lead at Slack and Co-founder of BlackPMs

Product Lead at Slack and Co-founder of BlackPMs

Jules Walter

Jules is a Product Leader at Slack. He drives monetization at Slack. He previously ran the mobile growth team. He's also Co-Founder of BlackPMs.com. President of @CodePathDotOrg. @MIT and @HarvardHBS alum

Tiffany Dockery

Product Lead at Instagram

Product Lead at Instagram

Tiffany Dockery

Tiffany is currently a Senior Product Manager at Amazon. At Yale, she was a co-leader for the Yale Global Social Enterprise, where she helped lead a class of 25 students to Nicaragua to provide free pro-bono consulting to social enterprises in country. She was also a co-leader for Q+, Yale SOM’s LGBTQA Alliance, and sat on the Dean's Diversity Task Force. Prior to Yale, Tiffany worked at Google in both Online Sales and New Business Development. At Google, she gained a mastery of online marketing and the digital landscape, as well as developed her passion for entrepreneurship.

Jon Bell

Sr. Product Manager at Netflix

Sr. Product Manager at Netflix

Jon Bell

Jon is a Sr. product Manager at Netflix. Before, he was building products at Mailchimp and Udacity. He strives to mix innovation, design, data and technology to build solutions that add exponential value to products.

Jesse Owens

Director of Product at Mastercard

Director of Product at Mastercard

Jesse Owens

Jesse is a technology product leader with experience spanning across multiple industries including FinTech, Education, and Military Defense. Currently, he's a Director of Product at MasterCard building innovative Consumer and API payment products globally. Prior to MasterCard, he was a Product Manager at Imagine Easy Solutions (recently acquired by Chegg.)

Theresa Johnson

Product Lead at Airbnb

Product Lead at Airbnb

Theresa Johnson

Theresa is a Product Manager at Airbnb for their payments product. She's passionate about extending technology access for everyone and finding mission driven companies that can have an outsized impact on the world. She has worked in Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, Ethiopia, Ghana, Japan, Germany on a variety of interdisciplinary business and engineering problems.

Jamal Eason

Sr. Product Manager at Google

Sr. Product Manager at Google

Jamal Eason

Jamal is a Product Manager in the internet and mobile industries for both start-ups and large companies. He’s highly skilled in Strategic Planning, UX Design, Analytical Thinking, Go-to-market Strategy, Mobile Apps, and Leadership. Currently, Jamal is Senior Product Manager at Google, where he launched Android Studio, the official app developer product from Google.

Martie Burris

Sr. Product Manager at Salesforce

Sr. Product Manager at Salesforce

Martie Burris

Martie is a Senior Manager of Product Management at Salesforce, as a Product leader for Elements Marketplace, she manages Partnerships, Programs, and Product for Salesforce's $100M+ business. Additionally, she created a data-driven Product strategy and long term roadmap for Heroku Elements Marketplace.

Lenworth Gordon

Sr. Technical Product Manager at Amazon

Sr. Technical Product Manager at Amazon

Lenworth Gordon

Lenworth leads the company’s efforts at Amazon as a Senior Technical Product Manager, driven by a passion for invention and customer-obsession. During his lucrative career, he contributed to many Product managerial roles, supporting small and mid-size ventures as well as successful enterprises such as Amazon and Verizon.

Dianthe van Velzen

Product Manager at Facebook

Product Manager at Facebook

Dianthe van Velzen

Dianthe is a Product Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Tech industry. Skilled in business strategy, data analytics and the principles of UX design. Prior to Facebook, she has worked at Booking.com, Microsoft and several startups with a MSc in Marketing Management from RSM Erasmus University.

Philippe de Lurand

Product Manager at Google

Product Manager at Google

Philippe de Lurand

Philippe is a Product Manager at Google. He is a leader who loves solving problems with technology to create solutions that benefit society. An expert at managing large product teams with diverse stakeholders across different teams.

Asia Mariah

Fmr Product Manager at Esteé Lauder

Fmr Product Manager at Esteé Lauder

Asia Mariah

Asia Mariah is a user centric and data informed technologist with over 8 years of digital marketing and product experience. She has worked at Esteé Lauder as a Product Manager. Asiah is a skilled strategist in aligning people, process, and products within the beauty, financial technology, and high growth startup space.

Rory Scott

Sr. Product Manager at Visa

Sr. Product Manager at Visa

Rory Scott

Rory is a Senior Product Manager at Visa focused on token provisioning and the SDK for issuer wallets. With 7 years in product management, 5 of those have been in the payments space. Prior to Visa, Rory was a Product Manager on the Macys.com Purchase & Delivery team

Kwame Odame

Product Manager at Verizon

Product Manager at Verizon

Kwame Odame

Kwame is a Product Manager at Verizon, where he helps to build the future of media commerce. Over the last two years, Kwame has worked within the payments industry, developing industry-standard web & app-based authentication solutions to ensure a safe and secure authentication experience for cardholders.

Nyasha Gutsa

Head of Product at Occupier

Head of Product at Occupier

Nyasha Gutsa

Nyasha is a Head Of Product at Occupier. He used to work as a Senior PM at WeWork. He has experience in building enterprise solutions for the world's biggest real estate and construction companies so that they can manage their costs and pay their contractors faster.

Keisha Johnson

Product Manager at Pluralsight

Product Manager at Pluralsight

Keisha Johnson

Keisha is a Product Manager at Pluralsight. She started her career as a Business Analyst, She is a voracious competitor, a passionate & empathetic PM. Outside of work she is an education junky, a softy for service, a lover of sports, and a fierce competitor.

Matt Williams

Product Manager at Quibi

Product Manager at Quibi

Matt Williams

Matt is Product Manager at Quibi. He's former Product Manager at Spotify, Freewheel and Nielsen. He's smart creative with deep experience in monetization, big data, consumer product development, media/entertainment, and team building.

Felix Amoruwa

Sr. Product Manager at Splunk

Sr. Product Manager at Splunk

Felix Amoruwa

Felix is an experienced Product Manager passionate about Aerospace, Computational Engineering Science, Machine Learning and data mining. He is currently holding the position of Senior Product Manager at Splunk. At the beginning of his career, Felix was a Senior Software Engineer at IBM, where he worked for almost 5 years. After this experience, he founded his own company, the OFACS, where he was the 2012 Finalist for $8M grant proposal with the US Department of Energy.

Melody Ivory

Fmr Product Manager at Google

Fmr Product Manager at Google

Melody Ivory

Melody is former Product Manager at Google and GE. She's now Founder/CEO of ethiom, she advocates against tech harm with and for womxn* of color so they feel empowered, included, and connected in shaping the experiences, products, and industry.

Kenyon Manu

Product Lead at Carvana

Product Lead at Carvana

Kenyon Manu

Kenyon is a data driven Product Manager with a deep understanding of SEO and an extensive background in marketing. He has a Full Stack Development Certification, studied Web Design and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management and Operations. Kenyon has previously worked as SEO Product Manager at Amazon, Overstock and T-mobile. At Overstock.com he conducted pre-development and post deploy technical reviews, led a team of analysts and strategiest and created strategic initiatives. Today, he is a Senior SEO Product Manager at Carvana and an instructor at Product School.

Raymond King

Managing Director at Devbridge

Managing Director at Devbridge

Raymond King

Raymond is a first-generation immigrant from The Gambia who moved to the United States as a teenager in search of the American dream. With a background in Computer Science and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, Ray is a software engineer turned Product Manager. He held various roles within digital product delivery teams at large, multinational organizations such as Aon and Discover Financial Services.