Markolf Zimmer is a seasoned Product Leader with extensive experience developing strategies, launching products, and enabling successful product teams. He is currently on the product team at Atlassian, where he focuses on the future of critical experiences in Jira Software's Backlog and Board view, which is used by approximately 5.5 million monthly active customers. With over two years of experience at Atlassian, Markolf has effectively leveraged technology to solve customer-facing problems and delivered valuable features and performance improvements to increase customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining Atlassian, Markolf worked as a Product Manager at Airtasker, a scale-up marketplace that connects people who need to outsource tasks and find local services with those who are looking to earn money. During his two years at Airtasker, Markolf streamlined content moderation for the support team, launched a feature preventing low-price offers by taskers, and influenced the strategic direction of the company.
Markolf holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Industrial and Product Design from Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, where he majored in Industrial Design and minored in communications design. With skills in Software as a Service (SaaS), stakeholder management, problem-solving, strategic thinking, market research, analytics, and cross-functional team leadership, Markolf is a valuable asset to any product team.