To become the best, you have to surround yourself with the best. And one great place to do that is LinkedIn! If you’re an aspiring product manager and looking to stay up to date on the latest in product thought leadership, LinkedIn can connect you to everyone you need.
We’ve handpicked twenty of the most inspiring, insightful, and aspirational product leaders who you need to be following on LinkedIn:
1. Gyanda Sachdeva, VP of Product Management at LinkedIn
Gyanda first landed at LinkedIn in 2010 as a Senior Associate in Business Operations. Over the last decade she has risen through the ranks to become Vice President of Product Management. She’s a powerhouse of talent, and uses her voice to share resources for women in product, to vocally advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech, and to celebrate the achievements of the underrepresented in the industry. A visionary leader, Gyanda is an absolute must-follow on LinkedIn, the very platform she’s been instrumental in making a roaring success.
2. Gibson Biddle, former VP of Product at Netflix
Gibson is a firm fan favorite in the product community. Known for his inspiring and engaging talks on a whole host of product management topics, Gibson Biddle is also known for his work as the former VP of Product at Netflix, where he led some of the changes that made the service the dominating force in the streaming landscape that it is today.
On LinkedIn, he shares his upcoming talks and podcast appearances, as well as insights from his ‘Ask Gib’ newsletter.
3. Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer at Adobe
When it comes to product leadership, there’s not much that Scott Belsky can’t do. Author, entrepreneur, founder, investor…and on top of that he leads product management, strategy, engineering, and design for Adobe as CPO. Follow him on LinkedIn to get his thoughts on the ever-shifting creative industries, building great products, and the meaning of success.
4. Yardley Pohl, Head of Product, Small Business at Facebook
Yardley Pohl began her career as a New Products Engineer at Apple, an impressive first step for anyone, and she’s only gone from strength to strength. Now at Facebook, she leads the teams in Small Business and Growth, empowering 200 million businesses. Yardley also co-founded Women in Product, and still sits on the board of directors, helping countless women find their way in the industry.
5. Alexander Rechevskiy, Senior Product Manager at Google
If there’s a part of product development that Alexander Rechevskiy doesn’t know about, then it’s not worth knowing! With more than ten years in the industry, and a hand in everything from design and development to promotion and monetization, Alexander is the whole package. On LinkedIn, he shares his upcoming Clubhouse chats, as well as videos where he gives advice on leadership and growing a professional network.
6. Felix Watson Jr., Product Leader at Microsoft
Felix is a software engineer turned Product Manager, who first began his product journey back in 2017 as an intern at Microsoft and has now re-joined the product fold. Felix not only has experience across multiple domains such as telecom hardware and software, data analytics and AI, cloud services, but he has also built a PM community on LinkedIn and Clubhouse. He uses this community to provide a space for product people to help each other achieve their goals and build relationships.
7. Tatyana Mamut, SVP of Product at Pendo
A transformational technology executive and Senior Vice President of Product at Pendo, there’s nothing Tatyana Mamut can’t do. She delivers game-changing results by anticipating the future, obsessing over customers, and building amazing teams. Tatyana has created successful new products at Nextdoor, Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO, delivering both strategy and tactical team execution, and absolutely loves to think through strategy from both sides of the Boardroom table. Tatyana also juggles being a Board Member, advisor, and fellow for multiple entities such as UserTesting and her TMamut Advisors.
8. Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, CEO at Product School
Carlos is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and a force of nature building the future of Product Management day in and day out. With his vast experience in leading teams, building global companies, and digital products, Carlos has founded Product School (that’s us!). His unending passion for fuelling long-term success in the Product world has cultivated a global-leading Product Management school and community dedicated to pushing the next generation of global Product Managers forward. He is the author of The Product Book, an Amazon bestseller, a council member at Forbes council, and he continues to be an active speaker at technology industry events.
9. Diego Granados, Product Manager at Microsoft
An engineer at heart and a musician by soul, Diego is a multi-hat-wearing Product Manager currently at Microsoft. He works cross-functionally with business, technical roles, as well as designers and UX researchers to bring to life products that make users’ problems and pain points vanish. A master of many languages, Diego speaks geek, marketer, designer, salesperson, client, data whisperer.
10. Marily Nika, Lead Product Manager at Google
Marily Nika is currently AI and AR Lead Product Manager at Google. She is also an instructor and teaching fellow at Harvard Business School, co-founder of Geekettes, speaker, and an active advocate for women in tech. Marily has been recognized for her efforts in building impactful global communities and was awarded Women of the Year in 2018 and 2015’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Influence. It’s safe to say Marily is a hard worker and go-getter, passionate about Computer Science and Analytics, and is a strong voice for women and mothers in tech. Find her on Instagram and get an insider look into her life as a PM!
11. Rohan Rajiv, Product Manager at LinkedIn
Rohan currently works at LinkedIn and is passionate about building products that help members find jobs. Rohan values learning and working on problems that positively contribute to his community, and for that reason Rohan runs an online blog fostering a learning-focused mindset that values becoming over being, and where he documents his journey as a student of the world and builds meaningful relationships along the way. Well worth following!
12. John Marty, Senior Product Manager at SoFi
John Marty is a man on a mission to help people find purpose in their careers and their lives. Recognized as LinkedIn’s Top Voice providing guidance on career strategies, mindset, and financial freedom, John is a public speaker, coach, and founder of Mindset Reset Podcast, Project 1B, and Axxis Audio. He is currently a Senior Product Manager at SoFi focusing on Mobile App Member Growth. John’s journey thus far has led to a deep sense of perspective, humility, and purpose that he draws on to help shape the lives of others.
13. Soumeya Benghanem, Product Executive at VMware
As a passionate leader and a change agent, Soumeya started her career in Product at Remedy Health Media with a background in consulting and project management. A change agent who is extremely detail-oriented, experienced, personable, and extremely intelligent, Soumeya is currently a Product Manager at VMware, managing product teams, strategy, mindset, and execution. Her ability to work across functional teams and stakeholders makes her an excellent strategist, and on LinkedIn you can catch her upcoming Clubhouse talks.
14. Tim Salau, CEO at Guide
Tim, AKA Mr. Future of Work whose life purpose is to strengthen the bonds people share through compassionate action. Not only is he the Executive Creative Chairman Co-Founder and CEO and of Guide a SaaS Learning & Talent development platform, but he is also an author, venture investor, builder capitalist, accomplished international keynote speaker, tech leader, and the only Nigerian-African American activist and global authority leading and shaping the discussion on the Future of Work, leadership, and innovation. And he continues to transform the world by making it a more inclusive place for the next generation, people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, and underserved communities.
15. Connie Yuan, Product Manager at Heap
LinkedIn Top 100 Voice 2020, Connie Yuan is yet another Product Manager helping make the world a better place. She is currently shaping product roadmap to empower people to deliver a best-in-class digital experience to their customers. She started her career in product back in 2017 and continues to shape the landscape of product built especially for product managers. As a 2020 LinkedIn Top 100 Voice, you can’t go wrong by following her!
16. Hiten Shah, CEO at FYI
All product managers know the pain of trying to find the document you’re looking for. That’s where FYI comes in handy. And its CEO, Hiten Shah, is no less brilliant! As the co-founder of no fewer than three software companies, the advice he shares is invaluable to all product professionals from aspiring PMs to seasoned leaders. Anyone who works in product-led companies has a lot to learn from Hiten’s wisdom…and his dash of good humor doesn’t hurt either!
17. John Cutler, Head of Product Research at Amplitude
It’s safe to say that John is a product development nut! John started his career in product back in 2006 working as a PM and UX researcher across diverse sectors. Along the way, he has managed to support medium to small startups as a PM consultant focusing on Lean Startup, experiment design, user research, achieving product/market fit, market validation, and more. With over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in the product field, John is a jack of all trades and continues to help people make better products.
18. Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach at Product Talk
Teresa is a Product Discovery Coach at Product Talk. She is passionate about helping digital product teams adopt continuous product discovery practices. She emphasizes strong critical thinking practices to ensure there is a strong connection between what the teams are learning in their research activities with the product decisions that they are making. Her clients include Allstate CapitalOne, Spotify, and The Guardian among others. Teresa started her career in interactive design and working her way to leading, advising, and teaching at Northwestern University. Following her on LinkedIn is the gift that keeps on giving!
19. Sachin Rekhi, CEO at Notejoy
As well as being the CEO at Notejoy, Sachin has dedicated a chunk of his time to speaking platform and blog to share lessons learned from over a decade in Silicon Valley as a Product Manager and startup founder. Sachin started his product journey at Microsoft in 2007 and has since then nurtured his entrepreneurial energy into founding Notejoy, advising and consulting various startups, writing and speaking on various aspects of his life and career.
20. Tom Emrich, VP of Product at 8th Wall
If you’re a fan of augmented and virtual reality and you don’t know Tom Emrich, you’re missing out big time. A pioneer in this space, Tom started working in augmented reality in 2009 and has over a decade-long track record of running tech teams for powerhouse brands and organizations. Sometimes known as Man of the Future, Tom is recognized as one of the world’s leading thought leaders in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) & wearable technology. As VP of Product at 8th Wall, Tom is leading product strategy, development, and go-to-market of developer tools to create for WebAR and WebVR.