Top Product Leaders in 2020
Michael CerdàVP of Product at Disney+
VP of Product at Disney+
Michael holds years of experience in Product. Prior to his current role, he was a Chief Product Officer at Goldman Sachs, Chief Experience Officer at Live Nation, Head of Media Products at Facebook, SVP Product and Technology at Vevo, and much more.
Michael builds and scales Product experiences and teams through major inflection points. Some products he worked on include the Apple Card, Facebook News, Stories, and Live features, Disney’s streaming app, and more.
Annie Jean-BaptisteHead of Product Inclusion at Google
Head of Product Inclusion at Google
Annie is passionate about making the web and Google’s products work for underserved communities, while ensuring that Google is a place where everyone shines for their differences.
Outside of Google, Annie is a former American Heart Association spokesperson, a One Young World ambassador and the Intrapreneur in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School. She has been covered across many magazines such as Vogue, Essence Magazine, Business Insider, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, and much more!
Daniel ChuCPO at Waymo
CPO at Waymo
Daniel started out as a Product Manager for the Google Hangouts API which enables developers to build collaborative apps on the Hangouts video platform, Youtube integration into Hangouts, etc. He gained experience in Software Engineering working at Catapulse, a development tools startup funded by Benchmark Capital.
Daniel has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University, an MPA in Energy and Natural Resources from Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Scott BelskyCPO at Adobe
CPO at Adobe
Through his work as a founder and investor, Scott has become an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and teams. He is the author of two national bestselling books - Making Ideas Happen and The Messy Middle, and founded 99U, a publication and annual conference devoted to productivity in the creative world.
Gyanda SachdevaVP of Product at LinkedIn
VP of Product at LinkedIn
During her professional career at LinkedIn, Gyanda’s titles have included Director of Product Management and Group Product Manager. She has led product strategy, design, and execution for LinkedIn Sponsored Updates. She has also worked as a Product Manager for LinkedIn´s self-service advertising platform.
Before joining LinkedIn, Gyanda worked in the Financial Industry for top players like Merrill Lynch. She holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Science and a Master of Science, Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Rapha CohenCPO at Waze
CPO at Waze
Parisian born and bred, Rapha graduated in Electrical Engineering from Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), specializing in Digital Signal Processing and Information Theory. After starting his journey as an Algorithms Engineer for wireless communications systems, he co-founded a company in the algo-trading space that was subsequently acquired by a global finance player.
Rapha later ran Product for DesignArt Networks, a leading technology provider in the then-nascent 4G infrastructure market. The company was acquired by Qualcomm to lead its cellular infrastructure strategy, where Rapha owned the base stations product line. He then joined Google as Product Lead to launch Waze Carpool, before moving into his current role leading all Waze Product and UX efforts in 2018.
Eman BarhoumehVP of Product & GM at Lyft
VP of Product & GM at Lyft
Prior to working at Lyft, Eman led a diverse team with more than 100 members in the US, EMEA, and Asia. There she negotiated one of the largest contracts in the travel insurance industry worth billions of dollars.
Eman has also worked for Microsoft as a Senior Product Manager and holds a degree in Computer Science and Graphic design from the University of Michigan.
Minal MehtaHead of Product at YouTube
Head of Product at YouTube
Minal is particularly motivated in mission-driven environments, especially those focused on creating an inclusive world. She is a big believer in the power of storytelling, and enjoys speaking about the Next Billion Users, Women in Tech, Careers in Tech and Product Management Best Practices.
Andrey KhusidCEO at Miro
CEO at Miro
Prior to Miro, Andrey was the Founder of Vitamin Group, dedicated to digital technologies, graphic and product design, branding, video production, and multimedia projects.
Andrey’s educational background includes both a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management and a Master’s from the Higher School of Economics in Perm, Russia.
Tatyana MamutCPO at Nextdoor
CPO at Nextdoor
With many years of experience working in the Product industry, Tayana has worked as Director of Product Management/ General Manager at Amazon Web Services where she co-led the creation of AWS Honeycode and led multiple Product Management teams. Additionally, Tatyana worked as Senior Director of Product Design/ UX and later Vice President of Product Experience, both at Salesforce. Tatyana received her Bachelor's degree in Economics from Amherst College and her Ph.D. in Economics and Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Matin MovassateCEO at Heap
CEO at Heap
Matin began his career in Tech as a Software Engineer Intern at Mozilla and after 4 months became an Associate Product Manager Intern at Google. At Google, Matin launched new products and features, tested their performance, iterated, and developed innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems by collaborating as needed across regions, product areas, and functions. Matin’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics from Stanford University.
Yuhki YamashitaVP of Product at Figma
VP of Product at Figma
Before Uber, Yuhki was a Product Manager at Google, responsible for YouTube on iOS and tablets. In addition, he was a Program Manager at Microsoft. Yuhki graduated with a B.A in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Hiten ShahCEO at FYI
CEO at FYI
Prior to his current ventures, Hiten was an Advisor at Quick Sprout, a SaaS company that builds software to help content creators increase their traffic and conversions. Early in his career, he Co Founded and was CEO of KISSmetrics, a SaaS web, and mobile analytics software company. Additionally, Hiten has been a Board Member at iSocket and an investor/advisor in 120+ companies.
Donna RomerVP of Product at Spotify
VP of Product at Spotify
Before these roles, Donna was the Chief Operating Officer, at JWPlayer.com a video tool company powering more than 2 million sites and streaming billions of videos each month. Responsible for managing Product, Engineering, and Marketing.
Earlier in her career, Donna founded and Co-founded several startups such as Handroll.tv, an HTML5 video platform, Yarn, an AI-based photo discovery platform, and Yieldbot, an advertising yield optimization platform. Additionally, Donna has expertise in AI, computer vision, machine learning, digital cameras, NLP, search, and ad tech.
Alex ShihProduct Leader at Slack
Product Leader at Slack
Alex’s entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him to co-found his own startup, Global Cycle Solutions, a social enterprise working to develop and disseminate affordable, quality technology for rural Tanzanian villagers. Having worked across a variety of domains, Alex’s work has taken him across the world to Tanzania, India, and Israel, ultimately to settle in the United States.
Mayank YadavProduct Leader at Facebook
Product Leader at Facebook
As one of the early Product Managers at Uber, Mayank led Uber’s riders web platform (riders.uber.com) and created it from scratch to provide a web platform for Uber riders. He began his Product Management career working at eBay, where he scaled eBay's trust and fraud products in the UK and Germany. Mayank has a Master of Science and Engineering from Columbia University in New York.
Mamuna OyofoVP of Product at Kickstarter
VP of Product at Kickstarter
Prior to her current role, Mamuna was Vice President of Product at SeamlessDocs and Vice President of Product Marketing and Design at Sony Music Entertainment. She has 9 years of experience in Product and has demonstrated the ability to work at the strategic level, generating bold and innovative ideas for growth, creating partnerships to generate results, and targeting opportunities in growth markets.
Joff RedfernVP of Product at Atlassian
VP of Product at Atlassian
Joff is also the Co-Founder of Flattenme, an award-winning personalized line of children's products which were selected as a “top gift to give” on Oprah, Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, and more. Joff is always positive and has a can-do attitude and an unwillingness to accept anything except the absolute best for his customers.
Sharmeen BrowarekVP of Product at Twitch
VP of Product at Twitch
She has experience leading technical teams and working in a global engineering & product organization and excels in cultivating inclusive work culture, empowering teams to do their best work, and building products their users love.
Jamie DavidsonVP of Product at Looker
VP of Product at Looker
His quest in tech started as an intern at Google. Since then, Jamie has led the cross-functional team responsible for algorithmic discovery on YouTube, founded a venture-backed start-up bringing dynamic pricing to restaurants, ran the product team for HotelTonight focused on consumer app experience, hotel inventory management, and internal operations, and now has been involved in Looker’s acquisition by Google.
Jamie has a Bachelor of Science and Engineering, Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.
Jamal EasonProduct Leader at Google
Product Leader at Google
Later, Jamal moved to Intel Corporation as a Product Marketing Manager managing a strategic partnership around the Android platform in the Google Program Office where he managed over 30 products/platforms. Jamal’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from West Point, a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Jimena AlmendaresProduct Executive at Facebook
Product Executive at Facebook
As OkCupid's Chief Product Officer, Jimena served as one of two C-level executives leading the company through its IPO as part of the Match Group (MTCH- $1.1B 2016 revenue), directly managing the product, design, front-end development, app development, marketing, and customer support teams.
Gibson BiddleFormer VP/CPO at Netflix/Chegg
Former VP/CPO at Netflix/Chegg
Gibson’s previous experience in the Product industry with Entertainment and Educational companies such as EA, Netflix, Chegg and The Learning Company allows him to share his expertise and help others achieve product success.
In 2005, Gibson Biddle joined Netflix as VP of Product, where he helped the company grow from 2M to 13M subscribers by focusing on optimizing customer and shareholder value. In 2010, he became Chief Product Officer of Chegg, a textbook rental company that went public in 2014 before he became an Advisor.
Vivek BediFmr CPO at Northwestern Mutual
Fmr CPO at Northwestern Mutual
Bedi joined Northwestern Mutual in 2015 from Sterling Solutions, a provider of background-screening services, where he served as senior vice president of digital product and platform, focused on the company’s digital, mobile, web, and B2B applications. Prior to his role at Sterling, Bedi spent 13 years as senior vice president of digital consumer communications products at Goldman Sachs. Earlier in his career, Bedi founded a mobile startup that was acquired in 2006 by a leading international exchange company.
Dan OlsenProduct Consultant & Author
Product Consultant & Author
His clients include Facebook, Box, Microsoft, Medallia, and One Medical Group. Prior to consulting, Dan worked at Intuit, where he led the Quicken product team. He also led product management at social networking pioneer Friendster and was the co-founder and CEO of TechCrunch award winner YourVersion, a personalized news startup. Dan wrote the bestseller The Lean Product Playbook, published by Wiley, and organizes the Lean Product & Lean UX Silicon Valley Meetup.