Top Product Leaders in 2019

Product School has selected the most influential product leaders responsible for building and helping others build digital products loved by millions

Ken Norton

Best Product Newsletter

Best Product Newsletter

Ken Norton

Product Partner at Google Ventures
Ken is a partner at GV, the venture capital arm of Google. He has worked with hundreds of GV’s portfolio companies like Uber, Nest, Slack, Stripe, Gusto, Foundation Medicine, and Flatiron Health. Prior to moving over to GV, Ken was a Group PM at Google.

Jackie Bavaro

Best Product Advisor

Best Product Advisor

Jackie Bavaro

Product Advisor at Asana and Best Selling Author of Cracking the PM Interview
Jackie is an Advisor at Asana and co-author of Cracking the PM Interview — a must-read for Product Managers at the start of their careers. For more than 8 years, Bavaro was Head of Product Management at Asana, helping make it easy for any team to plan, manage, track, and complete their projects.

Gibson Biddle

Best Product Speaker

Best Product Speaker

Gibson Biddle

Former VP of Product at Netflix and CPO at Chegg
Gibson has extensive Product experience, such as being the VP of Product at Netflix, Chief Product Officer at Chegg, SVP of Product at The Learning Company, and a Producer at Electronic Arts. He speaks, advises, and hosts product leadership talks & workshops worldwide.

Tatyana Mamut

Best Product Culture

Best Product Culture

Tatyana Mamut

CPO at Nextdoor
Tatyana has created and scaled successful new endeavors at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO, delivering both strategy and tactical team execution. She’s now CPO at Nextdoor and is a Board Member of Advancing Women in Product (AWIP).

Sean Ellis

Best Product Growth Coach

Best Product Growth Coach

Sean Ellis

Founder of Growth Hackers and Best Selling Author of Hacking Growth
Sean Ellis is the Author of Hacking Growth. He coined the term “growth hacking” after using it in the early days to ignite breakout growth for Dropbox, Eventbrite, and more. Today Sean helps companies around the globe accelerate customer and revenue growth through training and workshops.

Josh Elman

Best Product VC

Best Product VC

Josh Elman

VP of Product at Robinhood and Product Partner at Greylock
Josh is VP of Product at the Robinhood, a notable player in the world of Fintech. He has also worked with Twitter, Facebook Connect, Zazzle, LinkedIn, and RealPlayer. He is a Partner at Greylock and a Board Member at Medium, Discord, and Mammoth.

Deborah Liu

Best Product Executive

Best Product Executive

Deborah Liu

VP of Product at Facebook
Deborah Liu has more than 15 years of experience leading teams of product managers and engineers, delivering high quality and innovative features for consumers at successful companies such as Facebook, PayPal and eBay.

Nir Eyal

Best Product Book

Best Product Book

Nir Eyal

Best Selling Author of Hooked and Indistractable
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, tech, and business. While widely known for his sensational book “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products”. he’s also an active investor in habit-forming technologies, and has recently launched his new book “Indistractable”.

Anna Marie Clifton

Best Product Podcast

Best Product Podcast

Anna Marie Clifton

Host of Clearly Product and Sr. Product Manager at Coinbase
Anna Marie is a Product Lead at Asana. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. As a Product Manager, Anna Marie has worked at Coinbase, Hakka Labs, and Yammer Inc. Anna Marie is an avid writer and a Podcast host of “Clearly Product”.

Todd Yellin

Best Product Executive

Best Product Executive

Todd Yellin

VP of Product at Netflix
Todd Yellin started working at Netflix almost 14 years ago. His current role as VP of Product revolves around overseeing the end-to-end customer experience including growth, pricing, payments, programmatic acquisition marketing, content discovery algorithms, and UIs across a wide variety of devices.

Casey Winters

Best Product Executive

Best Product Executive

Casey Winters

CPO at Eventbrite
Casey is the Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite. He has been an advisor for some of the most renowned companies like Airbnb, Reddit, Pocket, Canva and more. In 2014, Winters joined Pinterest where he led the growth product team.

Merci Victoria Grace

Best Product VC

Best Product VC

Merci Victoria Grace

Product Partner at Lightspeed Ventures. Former Director of Product at Slack
Merci Grace is a product leader who specializes in growth, engagement, and design. Merci is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and a former Director of Product at Slack. She’s currently investing and advising outside companies.

Dan Olsen

Best Product Consultant

Best Product Consultant

Dan Olsen

Best Selling Author of The Lean Product Playbook
Dan Olsen is the author of The Lean Product Playbook. An entrepreneur, consultant, author, and speaker, he works with CEOs and product leaders to help them build great products and strong product teams, often as the interim VP of Product.

Ellen Chisa

Best Product CEO

Best Product CEO

Ellen Chisa

CEO at Dark
Ellen Chisa is the CEO at Dark, a business that makes it possible to build a complete scalable app in an afternoon. Her previous work includes major stints at Office Mobile, Kickstarter, and Lola.

Jesse Owens

Best Product Instructor

Best Product Instructor

Jesse Owens

Director of Product Management Mastercard
Jesse E. Owens is a technology product leader with experience spanning across multiple industries including FinTech, Education, and Military Defense. Currently, he's a Director of Product at MasterCard where he is building innovative Consumer and API payment products globally.

Joel Palathinkal

Best Product Instructor

Best Product Instructor

Joel Palathinkal

Venture Capital Investor
Joel serves as a Venture Partner at Hemi Ventures. He focuses on building networks with innovative startups focused on AI applications. Prior to joining Hemi, he was the Head of Product Development at FactSet, Sr. Program Director at NBC, and Product Manager at Hearst and CBS. Joel holds a Ph.D. in software modeling and simulation from the University of Central Florida.

Maureen Keating

Best Product Instructor

Best Product Instructor

Maureen Keating

Product Marketing Manager PhotoShop
Maureen is a Product Marketing Manager at Adobe. She previously led the original teams that brought Apple Photos and iCloud to market. She has also held product roles at Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Williams-Sonoma.

Charles Fletcher

Best Product Instructor

Best Product Instructor

Charles Fletcher

Director of Product Management PayPal
Charles was most recently a Director of Product Management at PayPal with over 19 years of experience. He has also led numerous consumer initiatives at PayPal designed to improve the adoption of the company’s growing number of payment services. Prior to becoming a Director, Charles led PayPal’s Personal Payments (P2P) product suite.

Rich Headley

Best Product Instructor

Best Product Instructor

Rich Headley

Sr. Product manager Cornerstone OnDemand
Rich is a product leader at Cornerstone OnDemand, managing an AI-powered corporate learning platform serving millions of users. As a top-rated Lead Product Management Instructor at Product School, Rich’s students often describe him as a passionate mentor who combines PM theory with best-practice applications in a B2B/B2C setting.

Ha Nguyen

Best Product Non-profit

Best Product Non-profit

Ha Nguyen

Founder of Women in Product and Product Partner at Spero Ventures
Ha is a founding Partner of Spero Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. Ha invests in purpose-driven startups that have the potential to reach venture scale. She also advises portfolio CEOs and product leaders on design-thinking, organization design, and product strategy.

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The Proddys celebrate the best products of 2019

The Proddys recognize innovators and innovations. Given to Product Managers, visionaries, designers, creators and coders across the tech space, these awards are the industry’s way of saying thank you.