Past Meetup

ProductTank December: Building Effective Product Teams

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ChowNow HQ

12181 Bluff Creek Dr. Suite 200 · Playa Vista, CA

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Free parking on S. Campus Center Drive or Waterfront Drive; paid garage parking also available. See uploaded photo for details.

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**This event has had so much interest that we kindly ask you to update your RSVP if you CANNOT go so others can attend.**

Don't miss the last event of the year! Join us for a lively panel discussion from senior product management leaders on how to build effective product teams. Whether you’re just starting out in product management--or you’re an experienced PM looking for tips on finding and managing the best people for your team, you’ll find this valuable.

6:30 - Networking with snacks and beverages
7:15 - Panel discussion / Q&A
8:30-9:00 - More time to meet your fellow PM colleagues!


Ajay Pondicherry
Entrepreneur, Product Executive & Team Builder
(Former Vice President, Product at Live Nation/Ticketmaster)
Most recently, as VP of Product at Live Nation, he built Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program from concept to reality. It’s grossed over $500MM, and has been used by 4MM+ fans across 75+ major tours including: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Springsteen on Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Hamilton.

Ashley Lewis
VP of Product Management at Dollar Shave Club
Ashley is the Vice President of Product Management at Dollar Shave Club, an online men’s grooming and lifestyle business. She's been creating engaging digital experiences for over 10 years. Prior to joining Dollar Shave Club, Ashley oversaw the consumer experience at DogVacay and was head of mobile at eHarmony. She has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Thad Hwang
Chief Product Officer, The Black Tux
Thad Hwang joined The Black Tux in June 2018 as Chief Product Officer. Previously he was the Head of Product for Lyft’s Passenger Experience, where he grew the team 4x to 85 people in less than a year. Thad has extensive experience leading & growing product teams for companies from a variety of different stages, as large as eBay to the startup Slice, which was acquired by Rakuten.

Logan Lindsell
VP of Product Growth at Tala
Logan is the VP of Product Growth at Tala, a company focused on bringing financial inclusion to 3 billion people underserved globally. Previously he led groups of product teams at Uber focused on driver growth and engagement. Before Uber, he founded multiple startups and worked on viral growth for an Android messaging app founded by growth expert Andrew Chen, now a GP at Andreesen Horowitz.

Suzanne Abate (Moderator)
Product Coach and Owner, The Development Factory
Drawing from experience as an expert educator, thought leader, and product management consultant, Suzanne Abate’s hypothesis-driven approach identifies the right questions to ask and the best paths to discovering the answers.

She’s coached enterprise organizations including AT&T, Target, Marriott, and Blue Shield, and has helped dozens of startups launch and scale their ideas in market.

Suzanne’s built a career on expanding approaches, accessibility, and conversations in product management, and loves working with those who want to achieve great things.

Drinks and light appetizers will be provided. Thanks to ChowNow for hosting us!