Jesse Bentert is a Product Leader with a passion for Product Management and for teaching. As one of the first ten employees at Venmo, he helped build the product from the ground up. Jesse started as an Engineer and transitioned to become Venmo’s first Product Manager before becoming Head of Product as the team grew. The impact that Jesse and his team had led to rapid user growth, two acquisitions (one by Braintree and another by PayPal), and Venmo becoming a ubiquitous payment app.
Jesse is currently working as a Director of Product Management at Instacart. He previously worked as a Group Product Manager at Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT), the world’s largest marketplace for teacher-created materials with over 5 million users and over 80% of U.S teachers using the platform. At TpT, Jesse currently leads the marketplace product. Jesse earned a B.S in Computer Science from Columbia University. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports like ultimate frisbee and SpikeBall.