Conversations with Matt Lemay, Best Selling Author of Product Management in Practice

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Matt Lemay

Cofounder & Partner

Sudden Compass

Matt LeMay is the author of Agile for Everybody (O’Reilly Media, 2018) and Product Management in Practice (O’Reilly Media, 2017). He has helped build and scale product management practices at companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Matt was selected as a Top 50 Product Management influencer by the PM Year in Review for both 2016 and 2015.

Matt is co-founder and partner at Sudden Compass, a consultancy that has helped organizations like Spotify, Clorox, and Procter & Gamble put customer centricity into practice. In his work as a technology communicator, Matt has developed and led digital transformation and data strategy workshops for companies like GE, American Express, Pfizer, McCann, and Johnson & Johnson.

Previously, Matt worked as Senior Product Manager at music startup Songza (acquired by Google), and Head of Consumer Product at Bitly. Matt is also a musician, recording engineer, and the author of a book about singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. He lives in Portland, OR with his wife Joan and their turtle Sheldon.

Podcast Notes

In this podcast, we talked about Matt’s PM journey, his thoughts on product management, and advice for the people getting into product domain.

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