Product Management

Product Leaders

A collection of thought leaders for product managers to learn from.

Product Management Thought Leaders:

This is a collection of entrepreneurs and product leaders that I admire. If you are looking to grow in your product management career, these are the people to learn from. They are listed in no particular order.

Marty Cagan

Partner at Silicon Valley Product Group, former product leader at eBay, Netscape and HP.  Author of INSPIRED

Twitter | Blog | Books

Brandon Chu

VP of Product at Shopify

Twitter | Blog

Paul Adams

SVP of Product at Intercom. Paul oversees Intercom’s product, design and research teams. Previously at Facebook, Google, and Dyson

Twitter | Blog

Des Traynor

Co-Founder of Intercom

Twitter | Blog | Intercom Blog

Seth Godin

Author, blogger, and entrepreneur. Founder of Akimbo, home of the altMBA

Twitter | Blog | Books

Ben Thompson

Author and Founder of Stratechery. Business, technology, and media analyst

Twitter | Blog

Jason Cohen

Founder and CTO at WP Engine

Twitter | Blog

Andrew Chen

General partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Previously: led Rider Growth at Uber, advised/invested in dozens of startups, and has been writing for over a decade

Twitter | Blog | Books

Brian Balfour

Founder/CEO of Reforge, previously VP Growth at HubSpot

Twitter | Blog

Ken Norton

Spent more than fourteen years at Google, where he led product initiatives for Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Mobile Maps, and GV (formerly Google Ventures)

Twitter | Blog | Books

Kevin Kwok

Formerly worked at Greylock Partners investing in marketplaces, autonomous vehicles, bottoms up productivity tools, and more

Twitter | Blog

Noah Kagan

Founder of Sumo Group. Previously at Facebook and Mint

Twitter | Blog

Paul Graham

Founder of Y Combinator

Twitter | Blog

Sam Altman

CEO of OpenAI and the former president of Y Combinator

Twitter | Blog

Julie Zhuo

Vice president of product design at Facebook and now Co-Founder at Inspirit

Twitter | Blog | Books

Teresa Torres

Product discovery coach. Previously VP of Products at AfterCollege and CEO of Affinity Circles.

Twitter | Blog

Rian van der Merwe

Head of Product at Wildbit. Previously Senior Manager of Product Strategy at eBay

Twitter | Blog

Nathan Barry

CEO and Founder of ConvertKit

Twitter | Blog | Books

Lenny Rachitsky

Author and entrepreneur. Previously Product Lead at AirBnb and Co-Founder/CEO at Localmind

Twitter | Blog

Courtland Allen

Founder of IndieHackers - acquired by Stripe

Twitter | Blog

Jared Spool

Founder of User Interface Engineering. Writer and speaker on the subjects of usability, software, design, and research.

Twitter | Blog

Ryan Singer

Head of Strategy at Basecamp

Twitter | Blog | Books

Morgan Brown

VP of Growth at Shopify. Previously Product at Facebook

Twitter | Blog | Books

Sachin Rekhi

Founder & CEO at Notejoy

Twitter | Blog

Josh Elman

Product at Twitter, Facebook Connect, LinkedIn, Robinhood. Investor in Medium, Tiktok/, Discord

Twitter | Blog

Hiten Shah

Founder of Crazyegg, KISSmetrics, Quick Sprout and FYI.

Twitter | Blog | Books

Naval Ravikant

Co-founder and CEO of AngelList

Twitter | Blog | Books

Andy Johns

Previously worked in growth and product at Facebook, Twitter, Quora and Wealthfront

Twitter | Blog

Jason Fried

Co-Founder and CEO of Basecamp

Twitter | Blog | Books

Ryan Hoover

Founder of Product Hunt

Twitter | Blog | Books

Scott Belsky

Founder of Behance and now CPO of Adobe

Twitter | Blog | Books

April Underwood

Founder and CEO @nearby. Co-founder @hashtagangels. BOD @ZillowGroup. Prev: @slackhq @twitter

Twitter | Blog

Shreyas Doshi

Product leader at Stripe. Previously worked in product at Twitter, Google and Yahoo.

Twitter | Blog

Oji Udezue

CPO at Parsable. Previously VP of Product at Calendly and Head of Product at Atlassian

Twitter | Blog

Ben Galbraith

Senior Director of Product at Google. Previously VP of Product at Segment

Twitter | Blog

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