Please join us for the May 2018 meeting of the St. Louis Product Management Group.
This meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6pm at the offices of Gainsight (14500 South Outer Forty, Suite 300, Town and Country, MO 63017).
Our special guest presenter will be Eric Boduch, chief evangelist and co-founder of Pendo, who will be discussing The State of Product Leadership.
Meetings are open to everyone — there is no charge to attend. See directions and details below.
About the meeting:
The elusive product manager. Who are they? What do they do? What makes them most effective? Large, seminal studies have been done across various corporate leadership roles, but product management leadership remains a role with much less examination.
Join us for a discussion on the key findings from a recent survey of 300 product leaders conducted by Pendo and Product Collective. You’ll learn about PM career paths and progression, their spheres of responsibility, decision making authorities, alignment with other functions, reporting lines, and outlook for the future of the role. Some of the findings are bound to surprise you, others will probably confirm what you suspected but didn’t know for sure.
Join Eric Boduch, chief evangelist and co-founder of Pendo, for a rich discussion on the key characteristics of the highest performing product leaders. If you’re a product manager, a product executive or aspire to hold a product leadership role, you’re bound to walk away better prepared to master your role.
About the presenter:
Eric Boduch has been involved with both startup and publicly traded software companies in senior management positions since 1995. He has extensive technology marketing, product management, strategy development and business development experience. He has been a co-founder of 3 different startups that have raised over $75 million in aggregate and has been an executive at two different public companies.
He currently is a founder and the Chief Evangelist of Pendo, a venture backed software company. Pendo delivers a complete platform for product teams that helps companies create products that customers love. With Pendo, product teams can understand product usage, collect feedback, measure NPS, onboard users, and announce new features in app – all without requiring engineering resources. Founded in 2013 and backed by Meritech Capital, Spark Capital, and Battery Ventures, Pendo has raised $56 million, and grown revenue by 400% in the past year. Used by hundreds of innovative software product leaders, Pendo tracks 20 billion user actions, and improves the product experience for 22 million users every month.
Previously, he was CEO of SMaSh, a mobile SMS technology company, and was VP of Marketing for Vitria Inc., a publicly traded software vendor based in silicon valley. Before Vitria, Mr. Boduch held senior positions at Embarcadero Technologies, ProductSoft, and Cerebellum Software.
About the event
Please note that the date/time/location for this meeting is different than most of our recent meetings. It will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6pm at the offices of Gainsight (14500 South Outer Forty, Suite 300, Town and Country, MO 63017). Thanks to Gainsight for hosting!