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Rich Sanchez


Rich Sanchez

fmr The Walt Disney Company Senior PM

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Rich is a data-fluent and user-centered product leader with an expertise in conceptualizing, building and supporting value-added experiences. Today, as a Manager of Product at InStride, he leads the company's efforts to reinvent the education of today’s workforce. Prior to his current position, Rich spent over 3 years at the Walt Disney Company, progressively attaining different Product managerial roles. He successfully led cross-functional teams of Product Managers, Designers, and Engineers towards the vision of scaling exceptional, consistent and convenient service to all Disney Parks & Resorts Guests. During his unique career that spanned over a decade, Rich has worn many hats and supported various enterprises, including Crédit Agricole and Johnson & Johnson. He is described by his colleagues as always being thorough, introspective and focused, from collaborative ideation to vision execution. For each organization he leads, Rich has achieved transformative success, contributing to his expertise in analytics and product strategy. His specific superpowers include leadership, ingenuity and empathy. Rich graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering. His extensive experience makes Rich not only an interesting speaker but also a highly personable communicator.

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