St. Louis Product Management Board

Jeff Lash

President; Chair, ProductCamp St. Louis

Jeff currently serves as VP, Global Product Management for Forrester, where he leads product management of Forrester’s portfolio of subscription-based research offerings. He previously served as Sr. Research Director for the Product Management research service, where he worked with product management leaders to help them create world-class product management organizations and elevate the abilities and expertise of their teams. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the development of web-based products and SaaS, and has worked to grow the recognition of product management in the St. Louis area for nearly as long. He founded the St. Louis Product Management Group in 2008 and has served as Chair of ProductCamp St. Louis since 2013.

Brendan Sullivan

Vice President; Chair, Programming

Brendan is the Chief Product Officer for Dacoco GmbH and is the product lead for Alien Worlds, a DeFi NFT metaverse that is the world’s largest blockchain game. In his role as CPO, Brendan is responsible for product strategy, design, product operations and tokenomics. Before joining Dacoco, Brendan built products in the automotive, incentive and publishing industries. Brendan has served on the board of the St. Louis Product Management Group since 2016.

Sarah Lands Ramrup

Treasurer; Chair, Operations

Sarah is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pool, a dating app startup. In addition to co-founding Pool, Sarah leads product analytics and marketing technology at Nestle Purina, where she drives the design and delivery of best-in-class technology and analytics solutions. Prior to joining Purina, Sarah designed next-generation analytics platforms and AI products, led product strategy, contributed to original research with Harvard Business School, and consulted Fortune 50 clients on creating unparalleled experiences with technology while focusing on metrics that matter. 

Martha Valenta

Secretary and Chair, Corporate Relations and Community Engagement

Martha is the Director of Product for Freight Science, a St. Louis-based, logistics startup focused on maximizing efficiency for trucking carriers. Previously, Martha was a Sr. Product Manager focused on B2B products for physicians at AliveCor, the first FDA-approved ECG accessory for Apple Watch. Earlier in her career, Martha was a leader in the St. Louis UX community. She led UX projects for MasterCard, CitiMortgage, the Federal Reserve Bank, Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, and 1904Labs. She also mentored for LaunchCode CoderGirl and co-founded STLX,a 2500 member UX group focused on continuing education. 

Brent Jennings

Member at Large; Chair, Marketing, Communications and Promotion

Brent currently serves as VP, Marketing for Warson Brands, leading a skilled team of marketers and overseeing value creation and brand building for eight global safety footwear portfolios with such brands as Reebok, Rockport, and Florsheim.  Previously, Brent has enjoyed successful stints in Brand Management and Product Management in the safety, apparel, and foodservice manufacturing sectors, working on product and service innovations for customers such as Academy Sports, Zappos, Dunkin Donuts, and Zaxby’s.