Top 25 Product Leaders of 2018 — Josh Elman, Julie Zhuo and More!

These are the 25 Product Leaders of 2018: Product School has selected the 25 most influential product leaders responsible for building or helping others build digital products loved by millions of people

Check out the full list below!

Andrew is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where he focused on consumer and bottoms up SaaS. Previously, he led growth teams at Uber while advising and investing in startups in the Bay Area. His work has been featured and quoted in The New York Times, Fortune, Wired, and WSJ.

Reid is Co-founder of LinkedIn and Investor at Greylock. He’ s on product development, innovation, business strategy, and finance, but includes general management, operations, business operations, business development, talent management, and marketing.

Saurabh has 12 years of experience leading teams to deliver world class software products in the music, fintech, e-commerce, social media, and travel industries. He is Product Lead at Spotify and with his team they enable product partnerships and build the Spotify experience on new and emerging platforms (e.g Oculus, Tesla).

Teresa helps digital product teams adopt continuous product discovery practices. She is Product Discovery Coach at

Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, tech, and business. Greatly known as the author of ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products’. He’s also an active investor in habit-forming technologies.

Joel serves as Venture Partner at Hemi Ventures. He focuses on building a network with the innovative startups on AI application in massive industry. Prior to joining Hemi, he was the Head of Product Development at FactSet, Sr. Program Director at NBC and Product Manager at Hearst and CBS. Joel holds Ph.D. in software modeling and simulation from the University of Central Florida.

John is a multiple hat-wearer and product development nut at Amplitude. He loves wrangling complex problems and answering the why with qual/quant data.

Josh is VP of Product at FinTech Robinhood. He has worked on Twitter, Facebook Connect, Zazzle, LinkedIn, RealPlayer. He is Partner at Greylock and member of the Boards of Medium, Discord, Houseparty, and Mammoth.

Julie has 12 years experience working at Facebook. She’s the current VP of Product Design at Facebook where she’s had direct hand in crafting the content of your Newsfeed, the ways you Like and React to posts, and much more.

Ken is a partner at GV, the venture capital arm of Alphabet, Inc. He has worked with hundreds of GV’s portfolio companies like Uber, Nest, Slack, Stripe, Gusto, Foundation Medicine, and Flatiron Health. Prior to moving over to GV, Ken was a group PM at Google.

Helen is a Product Manager at Airbnb. She graduated from The John Hopkins University and is currently teaching Product Management at Product School.

Hunter Walk is a partner at Homebrew, a Seed stage venture fund serving founders who enable individuals and small businesses to think big. Hunter previously led consumer product management at YouTube, having worked at Google since 2003.

Jackie is the co-author of Cracking the PM Interview – considered a must-read for Product Managers at the start of their careers. As the Head of Product Manager at Asana, she helps make it easy for any team to plan, manage, track, and complete their projects.

Co-founder of BAMF, former Head of Growth for 22Social, UpOut, and GrowthX. Josh leads one of the most active communities online for marketers and founders.

Jesse E. Owens 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.

Eric is the founder and CEO of the popular online video conferencing platform Zoom, which unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined conference room into one platform. Previously, he worked as VP of engineering at Cisco.

Gibson has experienced product as VP of Product at Netflix, Chief Product Officer at Chegg, SVP Product at The Learning Company, and a Producer at Electronic Arts. He speaks, advises, and hosts product leadership talks & workshops worldwide.

Ha is a founding Partner of Spero Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm. Ha invests in early stage, purpose-driven startups that have the potential to reach venture scale. She also advises portfolio CEOs and product leaders on design-thinking, organisation design, and product strategy.

April Underwood is the Chief Product Officer at Slack. Before joining Slack, she held positions at Twitter, Google, and WeatherBill. She is a co-founder of #Angels, an investment group.

Ashok is the Director of Product Management at Headspace. He has over 12 years of experience in Product Management encompassing – Voice/Smart Speaker Products (Google Assistant and Alexa), Wearables, Machine Learning, and more.  

Brianne is an early stage investor who loves software and technology that improves the way people live and work. She also helps companies with self-serve revenue, monetization and go-to-market strategy.

Dan Olsen is the author of The Lean Product Playbook. An entrepreneur, consultant, author, speaker, he works with CEOs and product leaders to help them build great products and strong product teams, often as interim VP of Product.

Deborah Liu has 15 years of experience leading teams of product managers and engineers, delivering high quality and innovative features for consumers at successful companies such as Facebook, PayPal, and eBay.

Ellen K. Pao is a tech investor and advocate, the former CEO of reddit, and a cofounder of the award-winning diversity and inclusion nonprofit Project Include. She has earned an electrical engineering degree from Princeton and law and business degrees from Harvard.

Passionate about startups, product design, and personal growth. Ryan is the Founder of Product Hunt (YC S14), created Startup E

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