Growth Stage Product Leader.
I help companies discover product as their main growth driver.
Currently, I'm a VP of Product at Teachable.
Read more about my thoughts on product management and leadership in my blog
A Few Select Articles
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 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 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.
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.