Tommi Forsström

Growth Stage Product Leader.

I help companies discover product as their main growth driver.

Currently, I'm a CPO-in-Residence at Produx Labs and Insight Venture Partners as a part of their CPO Accelerator program.

I started out as a developer 20 years ago. Since then, my professional journey has had many twists and turns. You can read more about all that good stuff in my CV and LinkedIn.

Read more about my thoughts on product management and leadership on Medium

A Few Select Articles

Career Highlights

Shutterstock

Vice President, Product Management, Music, Video & API

As product lead of Shutterstock's Music and Video business unit, I was responsible for a revenue stream of over $100MM annually and growing faster than any aspect of the company. This role also entailed building a completely new wing to Shutterstock's Product and Engineering team in the newly opened Montreal office, including it's processes, culture and practices.

On the API side, my responsibility was to transform a promising string of successful one-off deals into a proper product strategy to enable the company to build yet another $100M+ pillar to evolve its business to stay one step ahead of the stock asset market.

Greatist

Senior Technical Product Manager

Greatist is an empowering and non-judgemental health and happiness media that helps people around the world make healthier choices one day at a time, without feeling bad about themselves.

As Senior Technical Product Manager, I was responsible for both the CTO (managing the tech team) and Product Manager (managing the platform development roadmap) roles.

During my time with the company, we grew from 4M to 10M monthly unique visitors and went from virtually 0 revenue to a profitable, modern media business.

Kollabora

CTO

Kollabora is a new type of maker community that brings together inspiration, learning and supplies for a one-stop shop to help make crafting easier for people.

With the tech team at Kollabora, we built an awesome product that bridges Content, Community and Commerce.

My role as CTO consisted of managing the timelines of product implementation, product strategy, planning feature roadmaps, recruitment and development.

I was the first employee in the company and played an integral part in building a product that cultivated a vibrant community and raised significant VC funding from the likes of Khosla Ventures, Allen&Co and Collaborative Fund.

Nuorgam

CTO

Characterized as "The Finnish Pitchfork". Nuorgam was the side project of myself and some of the most notable music journalists in Finland.

Born out of frustration for the state of Finnish music journalism online, Nuorgam tried to set an example for doing high quality journalism harnessing the power of the internet as a medium.

We succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. We became the most popular independent Finnish music media in a matter of months and ended up winning "Best Online Media" in the 2012 Music & Media Industry Awards.

In December 2013 after having accomplished everything we ever wanted and more with the project, we decided to lay the site to rest.

As a validation to our work, the Helsinki Public Library has agreed to preserve the site for future generations.