The State of Product Management
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
General Assembly and VentureFizz are proud to present the State of Product Management, a panel discussion bringing together some of the best product managers in the city to discuss emerging trends, new ideas, and the state of product management in Boston.
Drinks and networking will follow!
Ravi Mehta, TripAdvisor
Ravi is currently Senior Director of Consumer Product at TripAdvisor, where he leads vision, development, and execution of consumer facing features and content on the nearly 30 global points of sale for TripAdvisor's web business. Previously, Ravi was VP of Product at Viximo where he drove product strategy from inception to the company's acquisition by Tapjoy. Earlier in his career, Ravi held product positions at Microsoft where he led the MSN Gaming Zone's retail game business, defined strategy for Xbox Live as an early member of the Xbox team, led several MMO initiatives, and served as Producer for Mass Effect. Ravi has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a BS in Computer Engineering from Boston University.
Sam Clemens, InsightSquared
Sam is the founder and head of product at InsightSquared; previously, he was VP Product at HubSpot, VP Product at BzzAgent, and on the initial team at Elance.com. His background also includes venture capital with Greylock Partners, the Algorithms group at Amazon.com, and management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Sam has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Applied Math from Yale. In his off time he dives shipwrecks in the New England area.
Shereen Shermak, BuysideFX
Shereen is a Co-Founder & VP of Product Management at BuysideFX in Boston, a financial services startup focused on the FX industry. Previously, Shereen led product management at a variety of companies including Currensee & Firm58. She is also an angel investor in TechStars and a variety of companies. Shereen holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University.
Mike Putnam, Rue La La
Mike is the Vice President and GM of Mobile at Rue La La in Boston; previously, he headed up product at Jana in Boston and was the Director of Mobile Product at TripAdvisor. Mike has a MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, a Masters degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BS from Stanford.
Rob Go, NextView Ventures
Rob Go is a Co-Founder and Partner at NextView Ventures, a seed stage investment firm focused on internet enabled innovation. He was previously a VC at Spark Capital and held product management roles at eBay and BzzAgent. Rob has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from Duke University.
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