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Allie O'Connell

Group Product Manager, Dropbox

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Allie O'Connell is a seasoned product leader with an impressive track record of over a decade, driving the growth of technology products and teams. She possesses a unique talent for building high-trust cross-functional teams that consistently deliver exceptional outcomes, going beyond mere output. Allie is dedicated to fostering ownership, alignment, curiosity, a bias for action, trust, and psychological safety among her colleagues and teams.

Throughout her career, Allie has demonstrated proficiency in various areas that are crucial to product success. Her strengths lie in product strategy and leadership, defining meaningful metrics, lean experimentation, cultivating a culture of ownership, effective hiring and management, market and user research, facilitation and design thinking, process improvement, as well as scaling products and organizations.

Currently serving as a Group Product Manager at Dropbox, Allie is at the forefront of driving innovation. She has been instrumental in spearheading new product initiatives in machine learning. In her previous role, she co-led the Mobile organization, comprising 80 talented individuals, and achieved an impressive 31% growth in gross new recurring revenue year over year. Allie set the annual strategy and target metrics for the Mobile Experience organization, actively hiring and managing individual contributor product managers. She conducted extensive market and user research to evolve Dropbox's mobile offerings and identify new investment areas.

Before this, Allie was the Director of Product Management at Carbon Five. She has previously worked as Director of Growth Marketing at Bellhops and as co-founder and CEO of an augmented reality startup, where she was awarded two patents with her co-founder. 

Allie's colleagues and collaborators admire her for her organizational skills, boundless energy, inquisitiveness, and action-oriented approach. She fearlessly tackles challenges across various domains and seamlessly adapts to new situations. Allie has a remarkable ability to take charge and drive projects to completion. Her exceptional qualities make her a valuable asset to any team and collaborating with Allie is an enriching experience that leaves a lasting positive impact.

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