Director of Product Management at Match. Formerly at Vrbo & IHS Markit.
Owais is an innovative and data-driven Product Management leader with a 10+ year track record of managing Software as a Service and web-based experiences in the fields of finance and travel. His approach is iterative and attempts to quickly ship minimally viable products out the door. He is analytical, articulate, and enterprising. Owais is experienced at public speaking, developing people, and creating a strong culture of collaboration. Currently, he works as Director of Product Management at Match. Prior to his current role, Owais was a Senior Product Manager at Vrbo for over 3 years. He started his career in Product Management at Innovations for Poverty Action, where he managed core functions such as finance, strategy, marketing and human resources of a start-up social enterprise that provides access to safe water to 400,000 people in 6 countries and at the time of his departure the enterprise had $1.5 MM in annual revenue and a staff of 50. After 2 years, he went on to become a Senior Business Systems Analyst at Securus Technologies, working as a hybrid Project Manager and Business System Analyst responsible for addressing organizational strategy problems by analyzing and developing business requirements, functional specifications, and design solutions. Owais graduated Cum Laude with High Honors from Harvard University with a BA in Political Science and Government, as well as the winner of the Harvard Foundation Peer Recognition Award, Harvard College Distinguished Senior Award, Harvard's Excellence in Leadership Award, and Dean’s Race Relations Awards.