Top Product Leaders in 2021

2021 was a rollercoaster year in tech! And it’s thanks to Top Product Leaders that the industry got through it and thrived. Here, we’re celebrating our picks for the Top Product Leaders of 2021, the heroes of the Product world.

Stephanie Neill

VP of Product at Twitch

VP of Product at Twitch

Stephanie Neill

Stephanie is a Product Executive with over 15 years of experience across some of the internet’s biggest brands, including Lions Gate Entertainment, The New York Times, InterActiveCorp (IAC), and Amazon's wildly popular Twitch. Stephanie is a big believer in sharing Product Management best practices and building community, and has founded multiple Product communities across the United States, including Women in Product’s DC Chapter and UXNY.

Nick Caldwell

General Manager at Twitter

General Manager at Twitter

Nick Caldwell

Nick has more than 20 years of experience working in the tech industry, with deep knowledge in machine learning, business intelligence, and natural user interfaces. Starting his career at NASA, he went on to lead Microsoft’s Power BI before moving on to become VP of Engineering at Reddit. Now at Twitter, he leads a team of over 700 engineers.

Betina Evancha

VP of Product at Peloton

VP of Product at Peloton

Betina Evancha

Before joining the Peloton team, Betina spent three and a half years at Noom. She began working with the health and wellness technology company as a Mobile Developer before switching into a Product Manager Role. She has also spent time as an Associate at Mars & Co., collaborating and consulting Fortune 500 clients. As VP of Product Management, she loves to share her experience and knowledge of the craft with others.

Ajay Arora

SVP of Product at Disney

SVP of Product at Disney

Ajay Arora

Ajay is a Senior Vice President of Product Management at Disney Streaming Services. On top of that he is Instructor at Stanford University where he teaches a course on building and scaling subscription businesses. Before joining Disney, Ajar spent four years as Director of Product Innovation and Growth at Netflix. At Netflix he was a key contributor to many successful launches including a lower-priced tier for emerging markets and a bundle product that enabled product partnerships with cable operators.

Hans Ku

Frm CPO at Tiktok

Frm CPO at Tiktok

Hans Ku

Hans is working to improve the world of commerce, community, and content with the help of technology. He was the Chief Product Officer at Flipagram for two years, leading product management, design, analytics, community management, content strategy, and talent development before they were acquired by ByteDance (now TikTok). After the acquisition, he continued his role as CPO for the growing app.

Sabrina (Chueh) Ellis

VP of Product at Google

VP of Product at Google

Sabrina (Chueh) Ellis

Sabrina is an inspiring and action-driven product leader currently working at Google as VP of Product Management. Her previous experience includes over eight years in various senior product roles at Yahoo and two years as VP of Product Management at Kosmix. Sabrina earned both her Bachelor’s and Masters from Stanford University. She always makes sure her team is set up for success by clearly communicating the vision for each product’s future.

Shiva Rajaraman

VP of Product at Opensea

VP of Product at Opensea

Shiva Rajaraman

Shiva is a strong Product Leader with experience working in some of the top tech corporations in the world. He is currently working as the VP of Product and Commerce at Facebook. Before this, he spent a few months working on Product for Apps at Apple and just over two years as VP of Consumer Product at Spotify. On top of that, he worked on Product at Google for eight years, focusing mainly on YouTube products and features. He started out as a Senior Product Manager for Watch and Discovery, before being promoted to Group PM.

Michelle Parsons

CPO at Hinge

CPO at Hinge

Michelle Parsons

Michelle Parsons is a leader in the product industry with strong proficiency in search, discovery, and personalization at some of the top tech organizations. She is currently the Chief Product Officer at Hinge, leading product, design, and research across growth, core experience, recommendations, and engagement messaging. With the team currently doubling in size, she and her team are working to build bold, strategic visions that will create meaningful impact.

Surojit Chatterjee

CPO at Coinbase

CPO at Coinbase

Surojit Chatterjee

Surojit is the Chief Product Officer at Coinbase, a cryptocurrency wallet, and platform that aims to make digital currency attainable for everyone.
His position requires him to oversee Product Management, Design, User Research, and Strategic Programs. He is also an angel funder, offering financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs. Previously, he worked as Vice President of Product for Google Shopping. Prior to that, he was Senior VP and Head of Product at Flipkart where he was in charge of PM, UX, Product OPS, and Analytics.

Lance Willett

CPO at Tumblr

CPO at Tumblr

Lance Willett

Lance is a Chief Product and innovator with over 24 years of experience.
He uses his experience as a hands-on developer and mixes it with executive leadership to inspire his organizations to execute and build unique products. Today as Chief Product and Technology Officer, he is Tumblr’s head of product, engineering, and data science organizations, responsible for the overall product strategy, technical direction, and business growth for one of the web’s most recognized social blogging platforms. He is an Executive Council Member at Collaborative Gain, a community of leaders who help build better, more customer, centric companies.

Ebi Atawodi

Director of Product, Netflix

Director of Product, Netflix

Ebi Atawodi

Ebi Atawodi is currently Director of Product at Netflix for Payments EMEA. She is also a Product Advisor at Origin, and before that, she worked at Uber, leading the Amsterdam Product team. While at Uber, she got to work with over 120 talented product managers, designers, engineers, and data scientists, making every company experience even more seamless. Ebi is also widely known for being the creator of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, which was named Africa’s most prestigious literary prize.

Joff Redfern

CPO at Atlassian

CPO at Atlassian

Joff Redfern

Joff Redfern is a natural leader with strong product and market insights and knowledge. He is currently the Chief Product Officer at Atlassian. He was promoted to his current position after four years as VP of Product. He also worked as VP of Product at Linkedin, Yahoo, and Fidelty Investments. He shares his vast experience as a Product Advisor, helping startups and large companies reach their greatest potential.

Mamuna Oladipo

VP of Product at Shopify

VP of Product at Shopify

Mamuna Oladipo

Mamuna Oladipo is a tech-leading Product executive with a track record of building products that have scaled to millions of users. She is currently the VP of Product at Shopify. Before this, she was SVP of Product, Design, and Engineering at Kickstarter, where she managed the product management, product design, brand design and engineering teams. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Product at SeamlessDocs and Vice President of Product Marketing and Design at Sony Music Entertainment.

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.

Clara Liang

VP & General Manager at Airbnb

VP & General Manager at Airbnb

Clara Liang

Clara is a seasoned Product Leader with years of experience in senior leadership roles. She is currently working with the international teams at Airbnb as the VP and General Manager. Her team supports both guests and hosts in almost 200 countries while also working on Airbnb for work, luxe, monthly stays, their homes partnerships, and Olympics products. Before becoming a key member of the Airbnb team, she was Chief Product Officer for Jive Software where she led her team to increase product engagement, grow the SaaS product lines, simplify the product experiences, all to drive the user and market focus of products used by thousands of companies

Dan Chu

CPO at Waymo

CPO at Waymo

Dan Chu

Daniel is a Chief Product Officer at Waymo, overseeing all of Product Management, technical program management, user experience design, user experience research, and product data analytics. Prior to his current role, he was a Group Product Manager at Google, managing PM team overseeing the Google Maps Developer Platform (Maps API), Android/iOS apps (My Maps, Coordinate), and Maps ads monetization. Daniel started out as a Product Manager for Google Hangouts API that enables developers to build collaborative apps on the Hangouts video platform, Youtube integration into Hangouts, etc.

Anique Drumright

VP of Product at Loom

VP of Product at Loom

Anique Drumright

Anique is an incredible organizational talent and product leader. She has the ability to align product, design, and engineering organizations and always ship high-quality products. Currently, Anique is the VP of Product at Loom. Prior to this, she was the VP of Product at TripActions, and before that, she was the Head of Product where she delivered a powerful, easy-to-use mobile-first interface, in which the company helped 2,000+ customers reduce average booking time from 60 minutes down to six while achieving an unprecedented 90% traveler adoption, 93% traveler satisfaction and up to 34% savings on lodging alone.

Shishir Mehrotra

CEO at Coda

CEO at Coda

Shishir Mehrotra

Shishir is a driven entrepreneur who is currently leading as CEO of Coda, the company he co-founded. Before he started the company, he spent over six years at Google. He started out focused on GoogleTV as Director of Product Management, before moving onto YouTube Monetization. His last role with the company was as Vice President of Product, Engineering, and UX for the YouTube team.

Jiaona Zhang

VP of Product at Webflow

VP of Product at Webflow

Jiaona Zhang

Jiaona Zhang is an experienced product leader with a strong background in consumer products and platform, having built products that have generated hundreds of millions in revenue.
With experience ranging from small-scale to large-scale teams, Jiaona has previously worked at IBM, Dropbox, Airbnb, and WeWork, as well as lecturing on Product Management at Stanford University. Currently working as VP of Product at Webflow, Jiaona has navigated teams through hyper-growth, layoffs, and shifts in company direction. A powerhouse of product talent.

Scott Belsky

CPO at Adobe

CPO at Adobe

Scott Belsky

During his long and impressive career in the world of tech, Scott Belsky has worn many hats. Not only is he currently the Chief Product Officer at Adobe but he is also an Entrepreneur, Author, and Investor. In his role at Adobe, he oversees Product, Strategy, and Engineering for Creative Cloud and design for Adobe. He started at Adobe after they acquired his company Behance, which he co-founded and served as CEO.