Latinx Product Leaders

With the eyes of the tech industry still sharply focused on the matter of diversity, we’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting LatinX professionals who have impacted the Product world in the best way.

LatinX people have historically been invisible but important contributors to the tech industry. Without LatinX people, the world would be without eBooks, CAPTCHA codes, and even color television , to name just a few.

The individuals that we’re celebrating this month have overcome the issues of underrepresentation and bias, to forge incredible careers and to help build the products used by millions of people every day. Many of them also act as mentors and knowledge-sharers, who give back to the community and help to encourage the next generation of LatinX product people to rock the world!

To learn more about the wider issue of diversity in product, check out this guide.

Jimena Almendares

Product Executive at Facebook

Product Executive at Facebook

Jimena Almendares

As a Product Executive at Facebook, Jimena has been instrumental in guiding teams at one of the world’s most famous tech companies. Before Facebook, she boasts an impressive resume, including Chief Product Officer at OKCupid and Product Director at Meetup. In 2021, she joined wellness pioneer Life Time Inc. as a board member. She’s also known for her work supporting LGBTQ+ communities through her work with Out For Undergrad. Fun fact, she navigates the ice rink as well as she does the tech world, as she was a three-time national ice skating champion in Mexico!

Lance Willett

CPO at Tumblr

CPO at Tumblr

Lance Willett

Lance has spent the last 12 years building up an impressive career at Automattic, and currently works as Tumblr’s Chief Product and Technology Officer. Before joining Tumblr, he led engineering and product teams working on WordPress.com. Among his colleagues, Lance is known for having a leadership style that blends kindness towards his team, empathy for his customers, and a strong analytical eye for business. An exceptional leader with a talent for making things happen!

Kylie Ana Fuentes

VP of Product at Salesforce

VP of Product at Salesforce

Kylie Ana Fuentes

Kylie is a Product Leader with both a wealth and variety of experiences, with a career spanning consumer internet, SaaS, e-commerce and marketplaces. Currently the Vice President of Product at Salesforce, she’s helped to build products at start-ups, scale-ups, and large scale enterprises, with a keen eye for hyper growth opportunities. She’s also a well known thought leader in the wider Product community, sharing her experiences helping others to learn the craft.

Manuel Bronstein

CPO at Roblox

CPO at Roblox

Manuel Bronstein

Manuel has had an incredible impact in the Product world, helping businesses in many verticals including applied aI, hardware, software, healthcare and wellness, fintech, gaming, entertainment and media. He’s helped to build a few products that you may have heard of...like YouTube and Google Assistant. Outside of his day job he invests in and serves as Board Member for multiple startups. The sky's the limit for Manuel!

Lilian Rincon

Sr. Director of Product at Google

Sr. Director of Product at Google

Lilian Rincon

A Product Executive with over 20 years experience in the industry, Lilian has been responsible for category leading products in Artificial Intelligence (Google Assistant) , communications (Skype) , Microsoft's Conversations as a Platform, search (Bing) , advertising (adCenter) and mobile (Bing Mobile, Skype Mobile, Google Assistant). As well as being a shining representative for LatinX in Product, Lilian is also well known for her work supporting women in tech.

Mariano Suarez

CEO at Mural

CEO at Mural

Mariano Suarez

As Co-founder and CEO of Mural, Mariano focuses on innovation at scale to help modern teams collaborate visually. In addition to supporting remote teams, he powers up facilitators and is an inspiration to change-makers across the world. Prior to Mural, he created games at Three Melons including Bola which succeeded with more than 20 million players. Mariano is known as a visionary with great business insight who transforms his dreams into reality. A true Advergaming Revolutionary!

Virginia Pavin

Head of Product at Amazon

Head of Product at Amazon

Virginia Pavin

Virginia is a proud Amazonian working as Head of Product Management for the Marketplace with the goal of helping the business grow and making history in Brazil. In addition to her 15+ years of experience with IT and Innovation, she has also worked in consulting firms and software providers and experienced the challenges of the Brazilian Market adaptions in the Global Market. Virginia’s greatest strength is her “can do” energy to deliver any goal. Her knowledge of three language including Portugese, Spanish and English makes her an invaluable asset to any MNC. A true LatinX leader, Virginia goes above and beyond to deliver results!

Luis von Ahn

CEO at Duolingo

CEO at Duolingo

Luis von Ahn

With the goal to “make learning fun”, Luis co-founded the world’s most popular language-learning platform, Duolingo, to make high-quality education that is accesible to everyone. He plans to dedicate his life to build a future in which people want to spent their time learning by breaking barriers to education. Luis is known as one of the pioneers of crowdsourcing with an entrepreneurial vision with a commitment to improving our world through technological innovation.

Bridget Pujals

Product Lead at Facebook

Product Lead at Facebook

Bridget Pujals

Bridget has taken her passion for promoting connection, well-being, sustainability & equal opportunity and dedicated it to leading global cross-functional teams in the technology sector. As a Product Manager, her super powers are being highly analytical, entrepruenial/gritty and UX obsessed. She is highly experienced in consumer products, messaging, monetization, SaaS, mobile, e-commerce, logistics and multi-sided marketplaces. Taking a principled approach to solve intractable problems and guiding teams to success is the way to go for Bridget!

Bismarck Lepe

CEO at Wizeline

CEO at Wizeline

Bismarck Lepe

Bismarck is the founder and CEO of Wizeline, the fastest growing product delivery company with world-wide offices in APAC, Europe and the Americas. He was also the founding CEO of Ooyala where he was involved in product strategy, growing the team and successfully raising $20M before being acquired by Telstra in 2014 for over $400M. Bismarck is known for having amazing product vision, understanding what consumers need and how to get the best out of his people!

Liz Veiga

VP of Product at NBC

VP of Product at NBC

Liz Veiga

Liz is Head of Product at NBC News, and has spent over 10 years building digital experiences. By all accounts she is a capable and decisive Product Leader who is able to lead teams through complex challenges. Previous to NBC, Liz worked at Nickelodeon, where she transitioned into Product and shot up the career ladder, taking on 8 different roles in her 13 years there. Liz cares about children, the arts, and culture, driving her to work in industries she is passionate about and a develop deep understanding of user needs.

Michael Cerdà

EVP of Product at Univision

EVP of Product at Univision

Michael Cerdà

Michael thrives on creating and driving impact. Described as an entrepreneur, a renaissance man, and a positive force, Michael is currently making an impact in the US Hispanic community as Executive VP of Product at Univision. He oversees product, design and engineering for a new streaming initiative which is forthcoming in 2022. Before Univision, Michael worked in several prominent product positions, notably Vevo, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, and Disney+.

Heather Pujals

Sr. Product Manager at Instacart

Sr. Product Manager at Instacart

Heather Pujals

Heather has one of the greatest PM traits, which is a drive to learn. Though she started out in marketing, she quickly took on more responsibility until she transitioned into a Product Manager role. She’s currently working on Services & Pricing in Instacart’s Marketplace team. Previously, she worked for 5 years at Postmates, where she contributed greatly to growth and customer experience. In her free time, Heather likes to rock climb and spend time with her dog.

Santiago Alonso

Head of Product at WeWork

Head of Product at WeWork

Santiago Alonso

Santiago has had 6 different Product positions across a variety of industries, including software, fintech, and news. Starting as a Product Manager intern at IBM, he steadily worked his way up to Head of Product at WeWork. As a Product Leader, Santiago is thoughtful, creative, and communicative. As proof: during his position at the New York Times, he received a Publisher’s Award, which is given to recognize “the best examples of the innovation and initiative that drive business performance.”

Diego Granados

Sr. Product Manager at Microsoft

Sr. Product Manager at Microsoft

Diego Granados

Diego describes himself as “A super supporter within the Product community, Diego has a Youtube channel where he talks about Product, several talks with Product School, and is an active working group member for the Product Manifesto. His passion to help others helps him in his role as Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, where he focuses on the exciting world of AI & ML. Before this he worked at Cisco, where he led Cloud SaaS teams.