Learn From Industry Experts​

Product Gym classes are taught both live and recorded by industry experts. Our instructors come from scrappy startups to some of the biggest names in tech. 

Jeremy Glassenberg​

Product Leader at DocuSign

Jeremy is a product leader with over 11 years of experience building APIs and monetizing developers' platforms at places like Box and Tradeshift. He has managed and expanded communities of tens of thousands of developers, executed high-profile integrations promoted by Salesforce and Google, and established key components to monetization with platforms. While focused on product management and APIs, he also manages developer relation programs and application marketplaces. His specialties include but are not limited to Product Management, Product Strategy, Developer Relations, API Integrations, and Partner Relations.​

Erik Dawson

Senior Director of Product Management at LeafLink

Erik is an experienced product leader with an end-to-end GM mindset. He is an expert in product management, product development, feature development, end-to-end customer experience, design thinking, business strategy, omnichannel marketing, and agile. Erik is currently a Senior Director of Product Management at LeafLink. He held previous Director of Product positions at Fiserv, Dia&Co and American Express.

Kathy Liu

Senior UX Researcher at Etsy

Kathy is a UX researcher with 7+ years of applied research experience in financial services, biotech, science publishing, and HRM/talent management. An alum of Wellesley College and Carnegie Mellon University, she currently conducts user experience and interface research at Etsy. Kathy was formerly a UX Researcher at CBRE, LearnVest, ADP and MasterCard.

Jimmy Ng

Technical Program Manager at Amazon

Jimmy is a 10-year veteran of the technology industry with broad experience spanning hardware design, embedded systems, network infrastructure, data, front-end UI/UX and mobile app development. He’s contributed to organizations big and small in a variety of roles in engineering, technical services, client management, and product development. Jimmy holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering. At his core, Jimmy is a New Yorker, Seinfeld fanatic, and lifelong student of expanding his technical skill-set, knowledge, and the roles in which he contributes to a business.

Tony Rudeen

Director of Product Management at dutchie

Anthony is a Digital Product Manager with interests in e-commerce, subscription services, and consumer technology. He is at his best leading cross-functional groups in the creation of useful products that solve customer problems and drive business value. Prior to his current role, Anthony started his career in business development and digital marketing with American Express. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing, Management, and International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Roman Kolosovskiy

Senior Product Manager at Atlassian

Roman is a Product Manager with 5+ years of experience. He started out with an Operations background at Amazon and Lot18, but made a successful transition to product management, landing his first Product Manager role at Luster. Roman is currently a Senior Product Manager at Atlassian. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in World Politics at Hamilton College and attended the NYU School of Professional Studies for International Trade Finance and Logistics.

Garrett Lang

Founder and President at PlateRate

Garrett began his career as a developer in the 90s. He has a computer science degree from Cornell University and still spends some of his spare time keeping his technical skills sharp. He has spent about 11 years in financial services companies advancing his career as a Product Manager, including General Electric, Citigroup, and Oppenheimer Funds. He has spent 6 years in ad tech/marketing tech, where he worked for a number of startups, including one acquired by Nielsen where Garrett helped create The Nielsen Marketing Cloud.

Adam Kirsch

Senior Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions at West Monroe Partners

Adam Kirsch is a consultant working with private equity, growth investment firms, and strategic investors to assess product teams and product management processes in the context of how these factors impact mergers and acquisitions. He is an alumnus of the Startup Leadership Program and Cornell University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations and an MBA concentrating in Entrepreneurship & Private Equity. While completing his MBA, Adam invested on behalf of Cornell’s BR Venture Fund and participated in Cornell’s accelerator program.

Brian Plumacher

Director of Product Management at Priceline

Brian is currently a Director of Product Management at Priceline. With an extensive background in technology and finance, Brian has held previous product management positions at Northwestern Mutual,, E*TRADE and FactSet. Brian attended Villanova University and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Allison Whaley

Director of Product Marketing at Paxos

Allison is a Product Marketer whose work has spanned startups, fortune 100 firms, and the nonprofit sector. She loves launching customer-friendly solutions to complex problems, interacting with users, and promoting product features that rock. Allison is currently the Director of Product Marketing at Paxos. She has previously worked in product marketing for Policygenius Inc., Northwestern Mutual, Citibank, and GrowNYC. Allison received her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Sean Pardo

Senior Product Manager at Exos

Sean is a Product Manager focused on building and measuring features through an iterative process. Building quickly/lightly can help garner user feedback and usage metrics to validate assumptions and fine-tune a feature for maximum performance/retention. By understanding users (personas), you can prioritize the Product Roadmap and focus on your most valuable users. He enjoys working within teams. The team is the project's best resource and embracing each member's perspective will allow the team to solve the user's needs faster.

Randal Romell

Principal Product Manager at True Accord

Randal is currently a Principal Product Manager at TrueAccord. His past roles in product management were at CSC Generation and BNY Mellon. Before transitioning into product management, Randal was an Asset Manager and investment associate at Kelemen Caamano Investments. He also oversaw the growth of his family's real estate business where he grew revenue at a 22% CAGR over a span of 5 years. Randal obtained his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Master's degree in Computer Science at the University of Southern California.

Michael Burko

Assistant Director of Test Engineering at Northwestern Mutual

Michael has been a software engineer for 12 years where he worked on various different technologies. During that time, he has been a full-time employee as well as a consultant for a number of companies such as Walmart, Fox News, Lyft, Reserve, etc. Currently, he is holding the role of Assistant Director of Test Engineering at Northwestern Mutual where he is responsible for the quality of 200+ back-end/front-end applications. Michael also designs, architects, and builds applications and APIs that serve dev, QA, and test engineering teams.

Sarah Spencer

Product Manager

Sarah Spencer is a customer centric Product Manager, working with online retailers and consumers to personalize their shopping experience leveraging ML and AI. Prior to her current work, Sarah led the Buyer Experience Product team at LeafLink, a B2B SaaS company servicing the cannabis industry. She also ran the Digital Product team at Mack Weldon, a D2C ecommerce company and helped build a B2B marketplace for fashion, Joor. She is an alum of the University Of Vermont, holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Devon Balicki

Software Engineer / Engineering Manager

Devon is coming from 4 years of experience as a software engineer at Goldman Sachs and Vimeo and 3 years as an engineering manager, also at Vimeo. She had the unique experience of taking on both product management and engineering management responsibilities for the team for a year. For the 2 years following she partnered with product managers to plan and execute the roadmap for a team of 3 engineers. As an engineer at Goldman Sachs, she made significant contributions to the automating of the submission of Goldman Sachs’ SEC report. At Vimeo she rebuilt the infrastructure that supported video uploading on the desktop web application, led the team as they redesigned the uploading interface in 2020, and oversaw the launch of the Auto Closed Captioning of VOD (Video-on-demand), among other features and performance improvements. Over her years of experience wearing hats as engineer, product manager, and engineering manager, she became a firm believer that a successful product engineering team is built on trust and autonomy with project processes that support the group in regularly ideating and iterating together. Devon graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Today she is on a hiatus from the tech industry to pursue her passion for music and can be found playing DJ gigs with improvisational violin around Bushwick.

Yonji Kim

Head of Design at Elaborate

Yonji is currently the Head of Design at Elaborate. With a background in technology and production, she has worked as a designer on global brands including Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, and Shiseido, as well as startups like Learnvest and Greenhouse. Her expertise is in crafting delightful experiences that help a user effortlessly accomplish their goal in both B2B and B2C contexts, mentoring and growing teams, and instilling design as a competitive advantage for businesses.

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