The first computer program I ever got to work was from a tutorial in the back of an issue of MAD magazine in 1986. I haven’t looked back since.
I’ve been a product manager focused on enterprise apps and analytics for the better part of the last 20 years.
My career has followed a regular pattern of beginning something new at small start-ups that go on to get acquired by great companies. I graduated from Queen’s University in Canada directly into the .com boom. In 2003, my curiosity about how great ideas become products led me to 10 years in the “Start Up Nation” (Israel).
A strong adherent to the NIHITO (nothing important happens in the office) principle of product management, I moved back to the US in 2014 to spend more time with customers and less time over the Atlantic. I believe that what sets great product managers apart is the ability to “listen like you’re wrong” and my product management motto is “Fall in love with the problem, not your solution.”
I’m also passionate about how to change things for women in technology, animal rights and disrupting education. I read more than my friends and they really like it when I bring that up.