Product Management Interview: 8 Questions With… Vanessa Ferranto

"Nancy Drew's courage, problem-solving and strength resonated with me as a child, and still does today..." - Vanessa Ferranto
“Nancy Drew’s courage, problem-solving and strength resonated with me as a child, and still does today…” – Vanessa Ferranto

Continuing our series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

In the spotlight today is Vanessa Ferranto, Senior Product Manager at Leaf where she is responsible for mobile point-of sale and web application products. Prior to that, she worked at Boston.com and WGBH defining CMS products and features as part of the full development of the CMS.

What was it like for her to introduce product management into several very different companies? And which literary figure most resonates with her? Read on…

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Product Management Interview: 8 Questions With… PM In Heel’s Cait Porte

"The biggest mistakes I've made have come from not asking 'why' at least four times." - Cait Porte
“Daenerys Targaryen [from ‘Game of Thrones’] faces challenges similar to the ones I go through as a young woman in technology.” – Cait Porte

As summer rapidly draws to a close, we’re continuing our series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

In the spotlight this time is Cait Porte, Director of Product Management for Blueport Commerce and the author of Product Manager In Heels. How does Cait build relationships with clients? And which ‘Game of Thrones’ character most resonates with her? Read on…

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Product Management Interview: 8 Questions With… Product Camp Boston’s Sarela Bliman-Cohen

"Sometimes, even when you have the data to back your decision, you cannot change the outcome." - Sarela Bliman-Cohen
“Sometimes, even when you have the data to back your decision, you cannot change the outcome.” – Sarela Bliman-Cohen

Today, we’re continuing our series of candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

In the spotlight this time is Sarela Bliman-Cohen, officer and organizer of Product Camp Boston, and a former president of the Boston Product Management Association. What advice does she have for aspiring Product Managers? And what did her biggest mistake teach her? Read on…

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Product Management Interview: 8 Questions With… Adam Bullied

"No one expects you to be Superman. You don't need to carry the weight of the company on your shoulders..." - Adam Bullied
“No one expects you to be Superman. You don’t need to carry the weight of the company on your shoulders…” – Adam Bullied

Today, we’re starting Series Two of our candid, one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

In the spotlight today is Adam Bullied, a product management professional who recently transitioned to the role of CEO for content marketing performance platform provider SqueezeCMM.

What advice does Adam have for aspiring Product Managers? And what’s it like to truly be a CEO rather than a metaphorical CEO? Read on…

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Product Management Interview: 8 Questions With… Kellie Jones

Today, we have another great conversation in our continuing series of one-on-one interviews with product management professionals.

This time, we’re talking with Kellie Jones, Product Manager at Ultimate Software. A self-described extroverted introvert, Kellie enjoys talking strategically with customers, building business cases, and working with developers to transform ideas into reality.


Unlike Namor the Sub-Mariner, Kellie realized how to influence others
without hitting them with torpedoes

What’s the most valuable lesson Kellie learned as a PM? And if she wasn’t a PM, what would she be doing with her life? Read on…

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