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Ekaterina Monnot


Ekaterina Garbaruk Monnot

Group Product Manager at Spotify

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Ekaterina Garbaruk Monnot is an accomplished product leader renowned for her ability to drive business value through the strategic amalgamation of customer insights, business processes, and scalable technical solutions. Currently serving as Group Product Manager at Spotify, Ekaterina spearheads the Developer Experience Product Area within the Client Platform Tribe, focusing on critical Platform products.

With a rich professional background, Ekaterina has held pivotal roles in various organizations. At Pleo, she served as Director of Product, playing a key role in establishing and leading the Product competence leadership group. Her responsibilities included overseeing Product management competence development and frameworks, as well as providing product thinking coaching and people management for the Engineering Productivity domain. Additionally, she was instrumental in founding the new domain, assessing opportunity spaces, setting strategies, aligning stakeholders, and leading cross-functional teams to deliver MVPs.

Prior to her role at Pleo, Ekaterina contributed significantly to Spotify as a Senior Product Manager, where she led complex initiatives and collaborated closely with teams to ensure the delivery of valuable outcomes. Notably, she managed the Partner Platform backend team responsible for core logic behind Partner Platform integrations. Ekaterina's tenure at Klarna as a Product Manager further enriched her expertise, where she worked on systems securing Klarna’s real-time decisions, including identification, fraud detection, credit risk checks, and compliance.

Ekaterina's dedication to mentorship is evident through her involvement in Spotify's Product mentorship program, where she provided invaluable guidance and support to aspiring Product Managers, helping them navigate their career paths and enhance their product craft and confidence. Her coaching prowess extends to interview preparation, where she empowers individuals to better structure their answers, present their experiences effectively, and excel in their career pursuits. Ekaterina's mentorship is characterized by efficiency, practicality, inspiration, and boundless energy, making her an indispensable asset to those fortunate enough to work alongside her.

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