Shailesh Bhat is a Principal Product Manager at LinkedIn, known for his ability to create value through innovative products that address real-world challenges. With over 20 years of industry experience, he possesses deep expertise in product management, product strategy, and marketing. In his current role, Shailesh brings his exceptional business acumen and strategic mindset to drive product initiatives that shape the platform's success. With a keen focus on mobile and consumer internet domains, he has consistently delivered outstanding results throughout his career. Previously, he held the position of Principal Product Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he made significant contributions to the company's product portfolio.
Shailesh's impressive journey in product management also includes a distinguished tenure at Walmart Global eCommerce, where he served as Director of Product Management. Leading a team of product managers, he played a pivotal role in the management of AdTech and marketing technology products, responsible for driving traffic and revenue growth. In addition, he previously worked as a Senior Product Manager at Yahoo!, where he honed his expertise in the local search and business listings domain, contributing to the success of Yahoo! Local and Yahoo! Search.
Colleagues and mentees commend Shailesh for his exceptional leadership and product management skills. He is known for his ruthless sense of prioritization, ensuring clarity and alignment on key business objectives. His ability to provide valuable insights during product discovery and reviews, coupled with his support and appreciation for his team, makes him a respected figure in the industry. Additionally, Shailesh is highly regarded for his mentorship and his focus on developing both hard and soft skills, empowering individuals to become effective communicators, advocates, and leaders in their own right.
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