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Who's The Product Manager Anyway?

  • Tech Elevator Columbus 1275 Kinnear Road Columbus, OH, 43212 United States (map)

Product managers are in high demand. They are often referred to as "mini-CEOs" due to the ambiguous nature of the role and the skills and traits an ideal product manager possesses.

So what does a product manager do?

Product management is one of the most fluid roles in any organization. Depending on the organizational structure, a product manager's role will vary from company to company.

Join us to learn more about how product managers commonly operate in modern software organizations and what skills and traits you can develop to position yourself for a role as a product manager.

Meet Jay Clouse

Jay once ran a popular media organization into the ground.

Early in his college career, Jay undertook the challenge of leading Ohio State's long-running satirical newspaper, The Sentinel. His team failed to print or distribute a single issue, and The Sentinel has completely ceased to exist.

Armed with the lessons and scars of this experience, Jay has gone on to successfully lead several organizations serving entrepreneurs and community leaders, including Startup Weekend and the Create Columbus Commission.

Following his calling to entrepreneurship, Jay helped start his first technology startup, Tixers, which was sold in 2015.

After a stint in product management with CrossChx, Jay now helps entrepreneurs and creatives to level up and accelerate their work.

Earlier Event: February 13
Agile Lunchbox
Later Event: March 6
Coffee and Connections